Keep Your Immune System Strong With Enzymes
January 25, 2013 – Dr. Oz brought on a guest physician (Dr. Robynne Chutkan) on to the show to talk about the important role that digestive enzymes have to do with your digestion system and your immunity. Take the test and find out if you could be at risk to having a low enzyme count.
Dr. Oz Low Enzyme Test
Do you get sick often but can’t understand why? It could be low enzyme output that is the culprit. Dr. Oz got together with Dr. Robynne Chutkan to come up with this low enzyme test that you can take at home.
Signs That You May Have Low Enzymes :
- Floating stools (Dr. Chutkan said that if you have floating stools it is because you have a fatty stool.. Enzymes help to break down fats)
Hair Loss can also be a sign that your enzyme production is low. Here are some symptoms that you should look for.
- Dull skin
- Hair loss
- Weak nails
People with low enzyme counts have high occurrences of headaches. Here are more signs that could signify that you have a low enzyme count.
- Mood swings
How Many Symptoms Do You Have?
Dr. Chutkan said that if you have 6 or more of the symptoms listed above you may have low enzymes. If you have low enzymes you may be at risk for having a low immunity which means you are more susceptible to illness and the duration of sickness last longer.Foods With Natural Digestive EnzymesDid you have 6 or more symptoms from Dr. Oz’s low enzyme test? If so, you can increase your enzyme production by adding raw and fermented foods that can boost your enzymes and support the good bacteria in your digestive system. Try adding some of these foods to your diet :
- Fermented carrots
Digestive Enzyme Supplements
If you don’t feel that you can eat the foods noted above with consistency you can consider a more controversial method of adding enzymes to your digestive system. Dr. Chutkan reminded the viewers that supplementation isn’t regulated by the FDA. You also shouldn’t take enzyme supplements if you aren’t enzyme deficient. If you are enzyme deficient you should look for supplements that contain the following :
- Protease, Amylase, Lipase
You should also avoid supplements that contain Propylene, glycol, wheat, corn, and soy.
Dr. Oz Green Drink Recipe
Dr. Oz has a brand new green drink to share with his viewers. Dr. Oz said that this green drink will help to boost your enzyme production and ultimately raise your immunity.
Green Drink Ingredients :
- 2 Cups of spinach
- 1/2 cucumber
- 1/2 bunch of parsley
- 1/4 head of celery
- 2 apples
- 3 carrots
- 1/4 orange
- 1/4 lemon
- 1/4 Lime
1/4 pineapple (you can use either fresh or canned)
Easy Directions : Blend and enjoyShow aired : January 25, 2013