Since time immemorial the humble Paw Paw, sometimes called Papaya (carica papaya), has been at the centre of options for healing solutions, but more importantly a staple diet for many of the planets’ tropical indigenous peoples. Papain is the living enzyme within the flesh of both a green and ripe Paw Paw, however the green paw paw is known to have higher amounts of papain and lower amounts of naturally occurring sugars, whereas a ripe paw paw has the reverse.
There are some amazing stories about the wonders of the paw paw and how it can assist in the healing of gut issues. In my own case I had chronic acid reflux and using green papaya powder healed me and helped me get back to optimum levels of health.
From a scientific perspective, paw paw contains acetogenins which modulate the production of ATP or adenosine triphosphate in mitochondria of cancer cells. The enzyme in the paw paw is also referred to as a ‘protein eater’ because that’s exactly what it does, as well as seek out ‘high energy’ users within the cellular environment – cancer cells for instance use high levels of energy to stay alive. It is also good to take papaya compliments with food.
In my opinion, and based on the number of visitors to my iLifefoods stall at the markets, every second person has a gut digestive issue and it would take some time before any of the above should occur. However, a return to gut alkalinity can happen quite quickly based on my personal experience but slower in more under-productive guts. In essence, what might work well for one may be different for another.
I personally take regular helpings of paw paw – usually my green papaya powder with water added or I’ll chew pieces of dried papaya. For much of my life I had trouble with a hiatal hernia and suffered from the most chronic reflux. However, I don’t suffer anymore because my gut – my warp core of the Starship ScottRAW – is processing proteins more efficiently than before and has developed a certain ’operational efficiency’ per se. When I don’t need to take it, especially as I have virtually cut ALL heavy proteins from my diet (red meat, pork and heavy cheeses in particular, milk and flour based products) then my gut feels good with no bloating, belching or flatulence. Now that I lead a fully RAW Lifestyle I really do experience such peace in my system.
Now I would like to share some links with you talking more about the benefits of papaya powder, extract and the juice of the paw paw leaf (pic shown). I recently made a brew of this by steeping as many green paw paw leaves as I could into boiling water. The upshot after a couple of hours simmering was the most horrifically smelling and tasting fruit juice my taste buds have ever set their eyes on, BUT as my old Gran would say ‘bad taste makes better’. I continued to sip 20ml plus every few hours for a few days until I felt noticably better, more relaxed and, for whatever reason, clearer in my head. I suspect this was due mainly to a good parasite cleanse and a good fungal kill-off as well. Green papaya leaf and stem tea has been associated with anticancer qualities.
The iLifeFoods I produce are foods based in part on the ‘Quantum Nutrition’ approach to a healthy nutritional intake based on, not just the taste and appearance of the food, but also it’s ‘wholeness’ derived from the energy within that food and how it might affect our ‘biosystem’. In other words – one develops a relationship with the food long before it enters the mouth. All illness is generated from the gut and in particular what enters your bloodstream through the gut lining.
Have a look and make up your own mind about how you’d like to approach your own healing, but remember, please canvas all options and listen to those who have healed themselves. You have the choice to make your own difference!!
Papaya The Medicine Tree ( the definitive on the benefits of the paw paw – Harold Tietze’s book called ‘Papaya The Medicine Tree)
http://www.huldaclarkzappers.com/php2/papayaleaf.php (scroll down)
If you’d like to purchase dried green papaya powder then head across to my iLifefoods shop CLICK HERE.
Life is about making choices – none of them are better or worse – they are just choices. I find choices tend to present themselves when knowledge about a given matter is present. Everyone is different and, what may work for one may not work for another. Call it ‘gut feeling’, then go with it whether it’s allopathic medicine with a pharmaceutical treatment or another option. Always the choice is yours.
About Scott Mathias.
I am a Noosa, Australia based RAW Food and Integrative Health Coach. As I approach 60, my journey to excellent health began when I sought and found natural means to heal myself of a debilitating digestive disorder. I founded iLifeFoods Pty Ltd, a 100% pure Australian Superfood Company and then proceeded to further change my lifestyle to support my ongoing excellent health by learning to prepare and serve the most amazing RAW food. Do join me in knowing more.
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