Dr. Shinya's Achievements:
He pioneered the Shinya Technique; the now-standard procedure for the removal of polyps from the colon without invasive surgery.
Dr. Shinya is Chief of the Surgical Endoscopy Unit at New York's Beth Israel Medical Center, and Clinical Professor of Surgery at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine also in New York.
Dr. Shinya published The Enzyme Factor in Japan back in 2005.
Has partaken in 300,000 colonoscopy procedures.
Has developed an Exact Science for Colon Health.
Dr. Shinya, MD, is probably best recognized for his invention of the colonoscopy. He is world renown for his work and first hand accounts of diet and the colon. He has authored such books as "The Enzyme Factor" and "The Microbe Factor" that has sold millions of copies in the United States, Japan and other countries. He is a big believer and promoter of preventative medicine through diet and Ionized Alkaline Water.
Two years after Shinya started examining stomachs & intestines with a scope he started asking his patients about their dietary history. There were huge differences in the intestines he saw--the healthy ones were clean, soft, pink, with transparent mucous, invisible blood vessels, and uniform folds. The unhealthy ones were swollen, spotty, with thin stomach linings, shriveled mucosa, unequal folds, pocket-like cavities that were often ulcerated, pitted, filled with mucous, as well as stagnant stool.
Now, after viewing 300,000 Intestines & Stomachs, Dr. Hiromi Shinya Has Something to Say about Gastrointestinal Health, "A person with poor gastrointestinal function is never healthy. When a person's gastrointestinal system is not clean, that person will be prone to suffer from some kind of disease. In short, whether a person is healthy or not depends on what that person eats and how that person lives day to day. What determines a person's state of health is the daily accumulation of things such as food, water, exercise, sleep, work, and stress."
Mr. Shinya is not a promoter of westernized medicine for the mere fact that he has studied, viewed and made case studies of his patients diet and colon for decades and has come to the conclusion that one of the contributors to disease is the result of a dirty, acidic and toxic colon caused from unhealthy lifestyle choices. One of these lifestyle choices is a lack of consuming real whole foods that are abundant in nutrients and antioxidants such as a diet of raw vegetables and fruits over a poor diet consisting of mostly processed, acidic foods. He noticed a direct correlation between the diet and the colon and he authored a few books that describes his findings and solutions. In his book, The Enzyme Factor, He is quoted as saying...
Achieving Total Health - The Shinya Way!
Now at 75 years old, Dr. Shinya is still the Chief of Surgical Endoscopy at Beth Israel Hospital, and he's still performing colonoscopies, in the U.S. and Japan. So, you might be asking, "How does this affect me?"
Well, because whether one has a genetic predisposition toward heart disease, diabetes, colon cancer, prostate cancer, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, or kidney disease---it's your diet and lifestyle habits that will be the switch that turns on the disease or the switch to turn off the disease.
Over the years, Dr. Shinya developed some theories on health. One of such was his Enzyme Factor Theory and is based upon his best selling book, The Enzyme Factor. He states:
Shinya's Keys to Good Health :
1. Eat a diet that is 85-90% plant-based foods 50% whole grains, brown rice, whole wheat pasta, barley, cereals, whole grain bread & beans including soybeans, kidney beans, garbanzo beans, lentils, pinto beans, pigeon peas, black, white & pink beans 30% green and yellow vegetables and root vegetables, including potatoes, carrots, yams and beets, and sea vegetables 5-10% fruits, seeds & nuts Soymilk, rice milk, almond milk
2. 10-15% animal-based proteins (no more than 3 to 4 ounces per day): Fish of any type, but preferably small fish as the large fish contain mercury Poultry: chicken, turkey, duck--small amounts only Beef, lamb, veal, pork - should be limited or avoided Eggs
3. Foods to add to your diet: Herbal teas Seaweed/kelp tablets Brewer's yeast (good source of B complex vitamins and minerals) Enzyme supplements Multivatimin & mineral supplements Fish oil--particularly DHA
4. Good Water is essential for your health. Drink "good water" (Alkaline Ionized Water) such as mineral water or hard water, which has calcium & magnesium, and keeps the body at an optimal alkaline pH Adults should drink at least 6-10 cups of water every day Drink 1-3 cups of water after waking up in the morning Drink 2-3 cups of water about one hour before each meal.
5. Regular Elimination Start a daily habit to remove intestinal pollutants and to clean out your system regularly Do not take laxatives Eat high fiber foods--don't get your fiber from capsules or supplements
6. Decrease dependence on prescription drugs by modifying your diet & getting exercise when possible Pharmaceuticals can tax the liver and kidneys. Many chronic conditions such as arthritis, gout, diabetes, and osteoporosis can be managed with diet and exercise.
7. Minerals are important to health Magnesium activates hundreds of different enzymes--and is required for good health. A balance of sodium & potassium is a prerequisite for life. Laxatives, diarrhea, excessive exercise can deplete sodium. A diet high in vegetables boosts potassium. Too much calcium after middle age can be harmful Small amounts of trace minerals work synergistically with vitamins, minerals, and enzymes: boron, copper, zinc, iron, selenium, chromium, manganese, molybdenum, & iodine.
8. Moderate Exercise appropriate for your age and physical condition is necessary for good health, but excessive exercise can release free radicals and harm your body Some good forms of exercise are walking (2.5 miles), swimming, tennis, bicycling, golf, muscle strengthening, yoga, martial arts, and aerobics
9. Adequate Rest - Shinya is a daily napper, so he goes to bed at the same time every night and gets six to eight hours of uninterrupted sleep. If you are hungry or thirsty, a small piece of fruit may be eaten one hour before retiring, as it will digest quickly. Take a short nap of about 30 minutes after lunch.
10. Breathing and meditation- Practice meditation. Do deep abdominal breathing 4 or 5 times per hour. The exhale should be twice as long as the inhale. This is very important as deep breaths help to rid the body of toxins and free radicals. Wear loose clothing that does not restrict your breath. Listen to your own body and be good to yourself
11. Joy and love will boost your body's enzyme factor sometimes in miraculous ways Take time every day for an attitude of appreciation Laugh SIng Dance Live passionately and engage your life, your work, and the ones you love with your full heart
The solution: Avoid the kinds of foods that deplete enzymes, such as...
1. Excessive Animal Protein--especially red meat
2. Dairy products such as cow's milk, cheese, yogurt, other milk products
3. Japanes green tea, Chinese tea, English tea (limit to 1-2 cups per day)
5. Sweets and sugar
8. Fats & oils
9. Regular table salt (use sea salt with trace minerals)