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Is Your Dog Suffering Needlessly With Irritable Bowel Disease?

Written by: Emanuela Visone, Executive Contributor

Executive Contributors at Brainz Magazine are handpicked and invited to contribute because of their knowledge and valuable insight within their area of expertise.


Is your dog suffering with Irritable Bowel Disease? If so, then Enzymes Therapy is one part of the solution. This is a subject that is near and dear to my heart and is what catapulted me into the world of natural healing with whole and super foods. In 2015, my sweet Sr. Bernard Sonnie was suffering from irritable bowel syndrome for years with no solution in site. He would have diarrhea for days, sometimes bloody this led to months daily.

It became unbearable for me to watch him vomit right after I fed him. I felt defeated, was sad and had many sleepless nights thinking and praying a solution would come my way. I switched from one expensive and supposedly “healthy and well balanced” commercial dog food to the other until I met my mentor who opened my eyes to a new perspective and what led to his complete healing and transformation. Funny thing was that months prior to reaching out to her, I had turned my back when I came across her website because like many, I was a non-believer.

It was when I was faced with no other alternative and thankfully, I listened to my gut instinct, it was the best decision I ever made. Delving into this world where a simple puree made from zucchini and celery could remove the mucus from my dog’s poop and make his bowel movements more formed within days is what started to give me hope that I was on the right path. A tea which I call the “Magic Tea Recipe” that would immediately stop the loud gurgling gas noises coming from his stomach. It also relieved his bloating and muscle spasms within minutes of giving it to him.

I have learned so much from her in all these years about naturally healing the body using wholefoods. It has helped me guide other pet owners that were in the same boat I was in. I want to pass on my knowledge and share solutions with you so you too can become your dog’s best healer. One part of the solution was enzyme therapy.

What is inflammatory bowel disease?

There are two types of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD/IBS): ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease. Both diseases involve inflammation of the intestines (bowel). The symptoms of the two disorders are so similar that it is often difficult to distinguish one from the other. IBD/IBS is a chronic condition. Some dogs suffer from it continuously, while others have flare-ups and remissions. For Sonnie, it was continuously.

Since ulcerative colitis is characterized by inflammation and ulceration of the large intestine, causing episodes of bloody diarrhea with mucus, abdominal cramping, and fever. It usually begins in the rectum and spreads through the large intestine.

The key to effective treatment for ulcerative colitis is to suppress the inflammation process, permit healing of the colon, and relieve rectal bleeding, abdominal pain, and diarrhea.

Enzyme therapy is the best natural approach for such conditions. The advantage of enzyme therapy is that it decreases pain, swelling, and inflammation without the side effects of drugs.

It is well known that systemic enzyme therapy is used to reduce inflammation, stimulate the immune system, improve circulation, help speed tissue repair, bring nutrients to the damaged area, remove waste products, and improve health. Enzymes should be used with meals and on empty stomach as a systemic enzyme therapy.

Choosing an effective enzyme formula

A good enzyme formula must contain a variety of enzymes that deconstruct the different amino acid combinations found in various types of proteins.

Bromelain enzymes

You want to make sure the enzymes formula that you purchase contains bromelain enzymes. Bromelain is a protease enzyme found in pineapples. Research shows bromelain can split 30,000 chemical bonds per second and release that same number of amino acids from a protein.

Papain enzymes

The enzymes formula you choose should include papain enzymes from papayas. Papain will digest most protein substrates more extensively than even pancreatic proteases.

Systemic enzymes

Unlike with digestive enzymes, systemic enzymes must be absorbed into the bloodstream to be effective. Therefore, the systemic enzymes formula you buy must be protected in some way with an acid-resistant coating so that the systemic enzymes can pass through the acidic stomach intact when you take them on empty stomach. The best systemic enzymes will be found in vegetarian capsules, not in tablets that are enterically coated, with added tableting ingredients. A great enzyme formula found in capsules should contain microbial enzymes produced to be acid-resistant and which, therefore, can resist the low pH of the stomach and pass onto the small intestine to do their work.

Cofactors & coenzymes

Systemic enzymes need helpers to function optimally. These helpers are called cofactors and coenzymes and include vitamins and minerals. Therefore, when choosing a systemic enzymes formula, chose a formula that has an organic food rich in vitamins and minerals such as organic micro algae. The micro algae maximize enzymes activity.


I hope you found this article very informative so you can make a better decision for you and your fur baby. If you’d like to learn more, I’d be happy to schedule a complimentary zoom meeting. To schedule your Get to Know Me Session, you can visit my website at or you can email me at or call 917-597-3512.

Wishing you and your family extraordinary health!

Information paraphrased from: Cichoke, Anthony J. (1999). The Complete Book of Enzyme Therapy. Avery Publishing Group: New York. Pgs. 39-45.

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Emanuela Visone, Executive Contributor Brainz Magazine

Emanuela is a leading expert in restoring health and a Master Transformational, Health, and life coach. After 20yrs recruiting in the finance industry, she discovered her true calling for naturopathy and helping people and their pets throughout the US. The value she provides her clients has put them in a position to gain better health and live a more fulfilling life. Having restored her own health, Emanuela is excited to share her victory and help others do the same, from thyroid conditions, shrinking nodules, blood pressure, hormones, and much more. This inspired her to write her first book, “Healing Through Nature’s Medicine,” A Story of Hope. Having restored her St. Barnard’s health as well, Emanuela coaches many pet owners on how to become their own best healer. She loves spending time with her family and friends, the outdoors, and her deepest passion is helping others transform their health.



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