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  • Paperback: 184 pages
  • Publisher: Millichap Books (May 1 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0982290039
  • ISBN-13: 978-0982290033
  • Product Dimensions: 22.8 x 16.3 x 1.2 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 295 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #75,402 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A bestseller in Shinya's native Japan, where it was published in 2005, this title introduces his theory of a "source enzyme" to American readers. Shinya came to New York in 1963 as a medical resident and later pioneered the use of a colonoscope to remove polyps from the colon without abdominal incisions. Now a professor of surgery at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and head of the Endoscopic Center of Beth Israel Hospital in New York, he runs private clinics in New York and Japan. Here, he identifies a precursor enzyme that the body converts to specific types of enzymes as they are needed to support, maintain or repair the body and its functions. Shinya broadly discusses how enzymes work and are exhausted by poor lifestyle habits, medications, environmental pollution, electromagnetic waves and daily stress, and provides simple directives for holistically accessing the power of enzymes, including supplements. Myriad observations from his years of practice include that humans should not eat meat from animals with a higher body temperature than their own; the strength of Americans' digestive systems contributes to illness and obesity; drinking pasteurized milk from cows is lethal to the body; and anticancer drugs do not cure cancer. The real message of Shinya's book is that lifestyle is essential to health. To help readers develop one in tune with nature, he describes his own ascetic daily routine. While some readers may find Shinya's ideas unusual, others may welcome his unorthodox approach.
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A resident of New York City, Dr. Hiromi Shinya leads the gastroenterologist world with new medical findings and techniques. He is a professor of surgery at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Head of the Endoscopic Center of Beth Israel Hospital in New York as well as an adviser for Maeda Hospital and Hanzomon Gastrointestinal Clinic in Japan. He is also Vice Chairman of the Japanese Medical Association in the USA.

Long on the forefront of new medical knowledge Dr. Shinya is credited with pioneering colonoscopic surgery without the need for incision. This technique is named the Shinya technique for his contribution. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.


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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Emmy Wu on July 20 2009
Format: Hardcover
I would have never thought that a book written by a gastroenterologist would be so easy and entertaining to read. It's packed with solid medical information and good old common sense. I've lived with IBS for years and have managed to control some aspects of it with careful monitoring of foods / ingredients, and scheduling when I eat during the day. Reading Dr. Shinya's book gave me some great insight on how to further better the steps I'm taking. For instance, he breaks down the proportions of an ideal diet in any culture or environment ... essentially, we should consume less meat, and more grains. Simple diet, simple common sense, great results. Thank you Dr. Shinya.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Hankstak on Oct. 27 2009
Format: Hardcover
Anyone can still change his health around in following his lifestyle and diet info
keeping in mind that "YOUR BODY IS DESIGNED TO HEAL ITSELF."
Dr.Shinya`s discovery of the body`s own MIRACLE enzyme could once again revolutionaze HEALTH-CARE in the world.
Every household should have this book at theyre disposition( THE ENZYME FACTOR )
Hiromi Shinya,MD ISBN 10:1-57178-209-5
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This is the best book on health and nutrition - ever written ! and by one of the foremost medical authorities from a lifetime of experienc.
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115 of 121 people found the following review helpful
Excellent points, great substance, AWESOME credibility Oct. 23 2007
By D. Grimm - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
My wife read the 1st edition in Japanese a couple of months ago and has been very taken with the arguments that Dr. Shinya made. I received my English version this week and I have been unable to put the book down. Dr. Shinya has a unique perspective from which to base his arguments and while I admit that he supports a theory that has not been accepted in the US medical community, it has clearly not been disproved either. Furthermore, he makes rational and concise points to support his theory and back it up with an overwhelming display of research and evidence. He is certainly one of the few MD's in the US that focuses on treating the cause of medical problem rather than treating the symptoms. I urge anyone who has "lifestyle" diseases. Crohns, Heart Disease, Hypertension, Cancer , Diabetes, or any other imbalance for that matter to read this book, then read it again. This book applies to everyone sick or healthy and it does an excellent job of explaining how to stay healthy for a long long time. Treat the disease, not the symptoms. There is no "miracle" cure here, but rather a deep understanding of health and sickness. An understadning that allows people to thrive.
100 of 109 people found the following review helpful
Interesting March 23 2008
By Thomas G. Bohager - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
As an author of two books on this topic ("Everything You Need to Know about Enzymes" and "Enzymes: What the Experts Know") I bought this book not knowing much about the author but a lot about the topic.

Everything You Need to Know About Enzymes: A Simple Guide to Using Enzymes to Treat Everything from Digestive Problems and Allergies to Migraines and Arthritis

Enzymes: What the Experts Know

I found the information to be accurate and quite interesting. I was especially intrigued by the author's comments on what he calls "source enzymes". This theory was new to me but I found it fascinating. I also thought his balanced approach on diet, water intake and microflora were accurate and will give the reader something to think about.
79 of 86 people found the following review helpful
The Enzyme Factor Feb. 15 2008
By T. Walker - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Dr. Shinya's book "The Enzyme Factor" has made an astounding impact on my husband whose been taking pharmaceutical Nexium & Prilosec for 15 years to treat IBS. Although the drugs kept the reflux in check, he suffered many side effects including constant headaches, fatigue, and excessive weight gain. No matter what diet we tried, his weight remained the same or climbed. A month ago, we went to see a reliable herbalist whose suggestion was to stop taking the Rx treatment immediately and try a whole vinegar and water tonic for reflux. In addition, she suggested a regiment of herbs to cleanse the digestive tract and restore a balance. This information was a reiteration of Dr. Shinya's eating philosophy. Although we have been living it for a short 3 weeks, I can report 100% success at being completely Rx free. In addition, my husband weight began to drop within days. To date, he has shed 18 lbs. I can tell you after years of diets, this is truly a miracle. This weight is the sludge that his body has collected due to the drug induced imbalance of his digestive system. The headaches are gone, and his stamina has returned. I would recommend this book to anyone that wants to be healthy or wants to stay healthy for a lifetime. Since America's food resources are compromised unless you buy organic or home-grow, supplements are also essential. Go to a health food store to get something your body can breakdown and absorb. As Dr. Shinya says, most doctors respond to sickness. They don't prevent it. Your body can be healthy if you provide it with the right tools. Knowledge, good food and clean water are essential. Your body will do the rest.
45 of 51 people found the following review helpful
A great book to learn how to live longer. Feb. 9 2008
By Antoine - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Although the Arthur, Dr. Shinya's other books are also well known in Japan, I had never paid attention to him before because I was young and didn't worried about my health. Now I'm in my 40's and even-though I have never really been sick myself yet, people around myself getting sick as you get older and made me think about my family and my-own health more seriously, so I read this book when my friend who is into "Go green" and organic products etc. recommended it. What Dr. Shinya tells you to eat might be too hard to follow for most American people, but he is a well respected MD in New York City, and he is not telling you to eat or take suspicious food or pills like you've seen. His diet is a sort of like Macrobiotic (No dairies, No animal proteins etc.). This book convinced me to give up most of the food I love and not only I've lost my weight, also I'm happier and getting more energy to do around the house and more patient with my 5 year old daughter. My biggest problem right now is to cook vegetarian meals that all of my family can enjoy. I want everybody I know to have a healthy, happy long lives, so I sent this book to all of my family and close friends as a valentine gift and they all enjoyed this book! Enjoy! (It's easy to read too)
19 of 21 people found the following review helpful
Excellent book about diet April 23 2010
By Todd - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I got this book expecting to gain a deep understanding of enzymes so I could judge whether I'm getting enough and whether I should be taking supplements or changing my eating behavior. What I found is that Dr. Shinya is most definitely an authority on colons and did a perfect job in convincing me that the health of my colon will determine my over health, and that the diet he recommends will insure good colon health. There is a lot of fine information here and it gave me a new perspective on what I should and should not be eating. But while Dr. Shinya often mentions how important enzymes are, I came away from it feeling like I learned little about them. He does say that fresh fruit and veggies are a great source, and that enzymes are key to life, but I wanted more, deeper information. I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in nutrition or trying to overcome a condition that could be digestion related, but if you want to learn about enzymes, keep looking.

If you need to be motivated to learn about your colon and how to make it happy, watch a video of some colons taken by Dr. Shinya:
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