Monthly Archives: October 2018

Digestive Enzymes for Gluten

I asked this of

"I have been using Enzymes for awhile. But, now I’m more interested in making sure I’m breaking down gluten. I looked at the different enzymes in the Digest Gold vs. the Gluten formula. I see in Gluten formula, it contains DDP-IV and that the Protease blend has a "G2" after it, and these seem to be missing in the general Digest wide spectrum products. First, can you tell me what the DDP-IV and the Protease G2 are? And, why aren’t they in the broad spectrum Digest blends? Do you have one product to fit those of us who want to ensure digestion of gluten, but also want the other enzymes for a broad spectrum as well (also have other food intolerances in addition to gluten. )?"


DPP-IV and Protease G2 are specific, targeted enzyme blends that assist with the breakdown of gluten. DPP-IV in particular breaks down gluten, while protease breaks down the protein components of gluten substances (It also helps with the proteins in dairy/casein).

These enzymes are for people with food intolerance and sensitivity to gluten. They aren’t included in our general digestive blends, however they are included in "Digest Spectrum", which is a formula for MULTIPLE food intolerances as well as general digestion.

Here’s a link to Digest Spectrum, if you’d like to try it out, we’ve created a one time use code for free shipping: FBFREESHIP

Digest Spectrum™
Food intolerances are caused by enzyme deficiencies and can lead to digestive discomfort in both children and adults. Supplementing the diet with specialized enzymes for gluten, lactose, phenol and casein digestion may assist in lessening discomforts common to intolerance.*

Do you like Thrive Market?

I do! at first I used my sister’s account, but then I decided that it was worth it to buy a membership for myself so that I could have my own Wish List and Shopping Cart. I use the phone app to look at prices when I’m shopping at my local grocery stores. By adding things to my cart, or my Auto-Ship, I’m able to save time. I’ve been checking prices a lot so I can vouch for some of my favorite products.

Here is a reciprocity coupon to try Thrive:

And, I’m posting favorite products within the Telegram app. Telegram is like a message board for small groups. If you install and login to Telegram, let me know! We can get connected.


Rachel’s iPot Enchiladas

This is the filling for enchiladas, and we just use it like Chicken Tinga, which is to say in any kind of soft taco shell or on a bowl of rice.


Mix up the sauce in iPot (Instant Pot Pressure Cooker)

2 Tbsp. avocado oil, or any oil or fat you want

2 Tbsp. dried shallots

Or you can brown some fresh onions or shallots in the oil then add everything else…

15 oz. can of tomato sauce

1 tsp. dried oregano

2 tsp. ground cumin

2 tsp. granulated garlic

1/2 tsp. onion powder

1 tsp. chili powder (a blend) or Emeril’s Southwest Essence

1 tsp. Salt

1/4 tsp. Chipotle pepper powder

1 dash of cinnamon – about 1/8 tsp., not more

4 oz. can of diced Hatch/roasted green chilies, mild

There is plenty of flavor for me and I cannot have tomato paste. But, if you do find you need any more flavor, or if you want to use fresh tomatoes, add a couple tablespoons of tomato paste.

Toss in 8 raw chicken tenderloins. These can be frozen or not–the Instant Pot starts the timer when the whole batch comes up to temp.  Set the pressure cooker to 15 minutes of high pressure (“Poultry”). Once the thing cools down (you can release the pressure when you want), take out the chicken and shred it using two forks and put it back into the sauce. Keep warm for the rest of the day until everyone gets their dinner!

Taco shell ideas:

  • Organic corn tortillas
  • wheat flour tortillas
  • any wrapper you want
  • a bowl of rice
  • Zenbelly plantain tortillas
  • Cassava flour tortillas

All of your basic taco toppings, including:

  • Fresh cilantro
  • raw onions
  • cheese
  • sour cream
  • avocado

Rachel’s favorite:  chopped jicama, avocado, cilantro and fresh squeeze of lime in an Organic corn tortilla.