Proline Syndrome

July 2, 2015
The House of Healing

Do you suffer with reflux, excess wind, gut pain, diarrhoea, constipation, tiredness, chronic fatigue, fuzzy head, food intolerances, mood swings, insomnia, allergies and much more?  Then you may have a problem digesting proline.  We can help you…………….

Proline is a nonessential amino acid and the precursor to hydroxyproline which is a major amino acid found in the connective tissue of the body – collagen.  Proline is different from other amino acids as when it is combined with protein its structure imparts a rigid formation which makes it difficult to digest.

Some proteins in foods we commonly ear have multiple amino acid sequences that prevent our digestive systems from breaking them down so that they can be metabolised efficiently.  Our failure to break down these proteins in our gastrointestinal tract means the nutritional value of the food is reduced and a wide range of symptoms are produced.

When these digestion resistant proteins have amino acids in the ‘multiple amino acid sequences’, they are also able to stimulate the immune system of the body and are seen as a potential threat.  These proteins can then cause food intolerances and sensitivities and if left untreated lead to disease.

In Australia over 30% of the population have the genes to experience food intolerance and sensitivities.  Some intolerances may become rapidly life-threatening such as a peanut allergy.  Others develop over a period of time and increase with continual exposure.

Extensive scientific studies worldwide have established a direct link to food intolerances and a wide range of health issues including obesity, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, chronic digestive disorders, dermatitis, psoriasis, autism, ADHA, depression, schizophrenia, chronic fatigue syndrome irritable bowel syndrome and much more.  The symptoms depend on the particular food intolerances and can vary greatly from one person to another.

By using the correct digestive supplement to break down the digestion resistant immune genic proteins, it will then prevent the immune system reacting adversely to the foods; allow the food to be more efficiently metabolised early in the small intestine, so it does not proceed to the large intestine undigested, where bacterial fermentation my cause an increase in acidity, a change in bacteria culture, the release of toxins and a change in fatty acid absorption. 

Foods high in Proline

Vegetables: Asparagus, avocados, bamboo shoots, beans, beetroot, broccoli,  cabbage, capsicum, carrot, chives, legumes, seaweed,  spinach, tomato, watercress   
Dairy Products: All, Caseinate, Lactablbumin, whey, cheese and soy
Meat:  Beef, lamb, pork                                Poultry: Turkey, chicken, duck and emu 
Fish: Tinned tuna, Ling, Pike, Pacific and Atlantic Cod, Haddock, Perch, Mackerel, Monkfish, Shrimp, Crab                     
Grains: Whole, brown rice bran, sunflower and sesame seeds        
Nuts: Almonds, Cashews, Peanuts, Pistachio 

Many of the above foods are difficult to avoid especially if you are on a high protein diet.  Please use a rotation diet so you have eggs one day, fish the next, meat the next etc.  If you have had a Food Test please continue to avoid the foods that you have a personal intolerance or sensitivity to.

The House of Healing offers a simple non-invasive test to ascertain your proline status and then you can take immediate steps to treat your condition.  30 minute appointment $50.  Bookings essential.

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