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“Not only has my coughing decreased but my breathing is better.”

24 Jun

During a routine visit with my physician five years ago, I was told that my breathing sounded abnormal. He described the sound of my breathing as something comparable to the sound of rustling paper. With this symptom, my physician recommended that I receive a CT scan to provide further knowledge as to what was causing this abnormality. In spite of the information that I was trying to digest, depression did not actually set in until I was sent to see a pulmonologist for an open lung biopsy. After the procedure, I was diagnosed with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis. I was then informed that according to statistics, I only had 5 years to live—and there was nothing they could do.

I was given a death sentence.

In attempt to prolong my life, I was placed on a clinical trial and was given potent amino acids that only upset my stomach, making me much more uncomfortable. However, approximately two years ago, my chiropractor recommended that I look into a company called AST Enzymes. He told me that he knew of people who were using these products and claimed that they were producing excellent results and improving their quality of life. I figured that I had nothing to lose and decided to try Serracor-NK and Peptizyme.

After purchasing the product, I had numerous questions and would call often to speak to the nutritionist on staff. I wanted to know when I would notice results. She encouraged me to stay consistent with the product. I had my doubts; I did not know if I was just wasting money but sure enough, I began to see results two months after initially taking the product! I knew they were helping. My stamina had increased, my coughing decreased, and my quality of life had improved.

I have been using these enzymes for the two years. Not only has my coughing decreased but my breathing is better. I used to suffer from fibromyalgia flare up and flare ups due to cystitis of my bladder but I have yet to experience a flare up in the past two years that I have been using the product.

I don’t know what I would do without these enzymes. My current routine visits with my physicians are different. They’re surprised how well I’m doing! They tell me: “Keep staying active, it is really helping you”, but I laugh knowing that these results are because of these enzymes. I know if was not using these products, I would not be doing so well. The progression of the disease has slowed and I believe that I will exceed my five year death sentence. AST has not only provided me with products that gave me an improved quality of life but something a little more – Hope.

Barbara Brownstown, MI

“…at the time I needed it most, Serracor and Peptizyme gave me a sense of hope…”

27 Sep

For well over 10 years, I had a smoker’s cough no one could get rid of.

It was debilitating. I had an incontrollable cough when I got in the car, lay down to sleep, woke up in the morning, woke up in the middle of the night.  It interfered in every aspect of my life.   Thank God I work out of my house, so I could put my clients on mute or hold so they wouldn’t hear me coughing!

My life was hell at that point. It went on for well over 10 years, probably closer to 13 years. The doctors gave me every medication under the sun to treat that cough. Went to every specialist you can imagine. Everybody had a different diagnosis for the problem, and little of it had any affect.  It was not treated properly until 2010.

In February 2010, my doctor tentatively diagnosed me with hyper-sensitivity pneumonitis (HP), which causes scar tissue and fibrosis, or idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.

When they diagnosed me, the doctors put me on prednisone and azithromyacin for three months. I had a two-year flare-up that had not been treated. The medicine did help, once I was diagnosed.  I had had other flare-ups in the past that weren’t treated correctly.  They had seen it on the scans between 2006 and 2008, but didn’t do anything about it. If they had, it may have stayed gone, and my lungs may not be in a position they are in now.

My right lung is 80 percent scar tissue and left lung 20 to 30 percent scar tissue. My doctor said, don’t get sick. If I get a sickness involving the lungs, the outcome probably will not be a good one.  I am on oxygen at night and when I exercise.

Sometime after the 2010 diagnosis, my husband saw an article in the newspaper about a new lung medication seeking FDA approval. I looked on the internet, and for some reason, what came up was one of AST Enzymes’ distributors. (Not the article I was searching for) I ended up calling AST and Luis was a big help with me. I also talked to some people who were taking Serracor-NK and Peptizyme-SP and felt the enzymes are definitely helping.   Several people who had been taking Serracor and Peptizyme swore they would never stop taking them.

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“Within the first 2 months of taking the enzymes… I can breathe easier”

27 Sep

In 1992, I was coughing a lot. Our family doctor sent me to a specialist, who ran tests and took X-rays.

He said I have some sort of lining in my lung, and asked me to come in every six months, which eventually became every three months, until 1994, when I was diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis.

The doctor didn’t give me any medication except a muco-mist, which did not help me. In 2008, the doctor put me on oxygen.

I started using more and more oxygen, all the time, every day. The doctors even asked me to sleep with the oxygen.  In 2010, they gave me a ventilator, which I use twice a day.

About three months ago, in April 2011, we found Serracor-NK and Peptizyme-SP online. Within the first two months of taking the enzymes, I could see the following changes: Continue reading

“Her breathing is normal, she doesn’t require oxygen… Serracor and Peptizyme appear to be working”

27 Sep

My wife was diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis. We first became aware of it in 2008. I brought her to an allergist because she had a strong history of nasal allergy – sneezing and coughing, exacerbated in certain seasons, and now a persistent cough for a long time.

The allergist listened to her chest, said he didn’t hear any abnormalities, and prescribed nasal corticosteroids.

The coughing persisted. In Feb. 2009, I brought her to an internist who again suggested her coughing was due to allergy. I requested a chest X-ray, and later a CT scan of her lungs. The CT scan raised the suggestion of possible pulmonary fibrosis.

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“…after taking these enzymes for four months, my breathing got so much better.”

11 Jul

I was diagnosed in 2008 with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF).

In 2009, I had 3 lung infections, so I started to look on the internet for help and found Serracor-NK and Peptizyme-SP enteric coated enzymes, distributed by AST Enzymes in California. I’ve been taking the doses 3 times a day, without missing one.

By February, after taking these enzymes for four months, my breathing got so much better. I completed a walking test of 6 minutes without any oxygen.

After moving to Florida, I found a new pulmonary doctor. At my first visit, I gave my doctor 2 CT scans, from 2008 and 2010. He evaluated the 2 CT scans and asked me ‘What are you doing?’ I asked ‘Why? Do I have the same, more or less scarring in my lungs?’ He told me I have less scarring in my lungs and I was his first patient with less scarring. I told him about my enzymes from AST, and he told me not to change anything.

I’m walking now 3 times a week for 3 miles (with oxygen) without any problems. Also, my cough and mucus are gone.

I’d like to say thank you to AST Enzymes. It is good to feel better again, and I’m infection free for 18 months.




“I have been taking Serracor-NK and Peptizyme-SP for more than 6 months…I absolutely have more energy, I’m not coughing anymore”

13 May

About three years ago, I wasn’t feeling well and had developed a little cat cough. I thought there might be something wrong with my heart, but my doctor sent me to a pulmonologist.

I went through all the pulmonary tests and discovered I had a slightly low oxygen output, somewhere around 78 percent. The doctor said it wasn’t anything to worry about, treated my sleep apnea and sent me off.

Three years later, in September 2010, I went back to check in on the sleep apnea. The doctor did another full set of pulmonary tests. My oxygen levels had dropped to 64, so the doctor ordered an MRI and chest x-ray.

He diagnosed me with pulmonary fibrosis and recommended an immediate lung biopsy.

I said, ‘I don’t think so.’

He said, ‘But it’s the only way to know the cause.’

I said, ‘You are saying I have 3 years to live. If the biopsy is not going to change that outcome, then what is the point?’

He asked, ‘Aren’t you curious what caused this?’

I said, ‘No, I am more interested in what will help me through this.’

He said, ‘Nothing will help. You will end up on oxygen. I can put you on corticosteroids, but there will be bad side effects.’

The doctor was treating me like I was Patient #38 with pulmonary fibrosis, not like an individual with my own needs. He was just telling me what he does for everyone else with pulmonary fibrosis.

I am a very natural person. I am not a drug person.

The doctor was not happy when I turned down the lung biopsy. He said, ‘You are going to die sooner.’ I said, ‘I will take my chances,’ and changed pulmonary doctors.

The second pulmonary doctor showed me my MRI and explained there are channels around each one of my lungs that are pretty much closed. I didn’t have any honeycombing in the lungs itself yet, but there were abnormalities.

At that point, I had pretty much lost my voice. I could no longer sing. My little cat cough had progressed into something more serious. I cut back on my business because I couldn’t make it through a full day anymore. I didn’t know if I would ever be able to pick it back up. In addition, I had been arthritic my whole life.

I figured this could go one of two ways: either I get better or I get worse. But I would do it my way.

I went home and Googled ‘alternative therapy for pulmonary fibrosis.’ I started reading about AST Enzymes’ products, specifically Serracor-NK and Peptizyme-SP. I checked a number of sites but was impressed with the knowledge base of AST Enzymes. I spent several hours poring over material involving systemic enzymes; I was familiar with digestive enzymes but not systemic enzymes. In addition to the information online, I was encouraged by calling the 800 number and talking with Luis. Continue reading

“Since he began taking systemic enzymes, he doesn’t feel that same shortness of breath”

14 Apr

My husband, Ellis, has had a persistent cough for what seems like forever. When we went on a cruise and trip to Istanbul in 2009, Ellis became sick and was coughing nonstop, much worse than he ever had before.

We are both retired; Ellis was a civil engineer for the city and I was a special education teacher. Our health had never affected our lifestyle until this vacation.

When we got back from our trip, we went to our primary doctor to see what was wrong. After a series of tests, the doctor diagnosed Ellis with bronchitis; however, some of the test results were abnormal and he recommended we see a heart specialist. The heart doctor did not find any issues with Ellis’ heart, but instead referred him to a pulmonary doctor in Phoenix.

The pulmonary doctor listened to Ellis’ chest, and without any CAT scan results, the doctor said to Ellis, ‘You have pulmonary fibrosis. You need oxygen. I’m ordering it for you.’ I didn’t want Ellis to begin taking oxygen because it is habit-forming. We sent all of the oxygen that arrived at our house back, and went to another pulmonary doctor for a second opinion.

The second pulmonary doctor did a breathing test – the one with a chamber where you put a tube in your mouth, suck in a deep breath and then blow out as hard as you can. After reading the results, this doctor recommended oxygen also. We said, “No, I don’t think so.” That’s when I remembered the place in Denver: National Jewish Health. They are the best hospital in the country for pulmonary diseases. Continue reading


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