Dr Oz’s Low Enzyme Test
Dr. Oz and Dr. Robynne Chutkan already went over the importace of the digestive enzymes in your gut and the major role they play in your immune system, as well as the effect a low enzyme count can have on your body. But how do you know if you have low number of enzymes? Keep reading to take Dr. Oz’s low enzyme test.
Dr Oz: Floating Stool Common Sign Of Low Enzymes
There are a lot of important symptoms to look for that are a sign of low enzyme production. The first set of symptoms to look for are related to digestive issues:
- Bloating, the most common sign for people with a low enzyme count.
- Floating stool, which means there is a lot of fat in your stool.
Dr Oz: Hair Loss Common Sign Of Low Enzyme Production
The next set of symptoms to be on the lookout for are related to your physical appearance:
- Dull skin
- Hair loss or hair thinning, which is the second most common symptom of low enzyme.
- Weak nails
Dr Oz: Fatigue Common Sign of Low Enzymes In the Body
The last set of symptoms on Dr. Oz’s low enzyme test, are those concerning your mind and your mood. Dr. Chutkan explained when you feel good in your gut, you feel better in the rest of your body. The following are the common symptoms of low enzymes:
- Mood swings
Dr Oz’s Low Enzyme Test Results
Dr. Chutkan explained if you checked off three or more of the 12 symptoms listed above, there is probably no need to worry, admitting she experiences three of the symptoms herself.
But, if you have six or more of the symptoms, your immune system is probably being affected by a low amount of enzymes. Dr. Chutkan said not only does this cause a problem for your immune system, but it also means you are probably getting sick more often with colds and those colds are going to last longer than they should.
Dr Oz: Eat Raw and Fermented to Build Up Enzymes
Don’t worry though. Dr. Oz said there are ways to increase your enzyme production. By adding raw and fermented foods you will be adding more enzymes to your body, enzymes right from the food, meaning your enzymes don’t have to work as hard. Some foods that are rich in enzymes are:
- Fermented carrots
Dr Oz: Over-the-Counter Digestive Enzyme Supplements
The next way to increase the enzymes in your body is by taking over-the-counter digestive enzyme supplements. Although it is controversial in the medical community due to the supplements not being regulated by the FDA, they can be a good source of enzymes if taken correctly.
Dr. Oz said you have to be careful with this type of supplement because as Dr. Chutkan warned, they can actually be harmful if you are not actually enzyme deficient. If you decide to take a digestive enzyme supplement, it is important to consider the following when making your purchase:
- Look for: Protease, Amylase and Lipase
- Avoid: Propylene, Glycol, Wheat, Soy and Corn
Dr. Oz’s Green Drink Recipe
Dr. Oz has a new green drink recipe he said he has been very excited to share with his viewers. He has been working on the recipe for a long time and has finally come up with the perfect drink to increase enzyme production and boost your immunity. Dr. Oz said one of the key ingredients in his new green drink is pineapple, because pineapple if full of bromelain, an enzyme that is key in breaking down protein.
Dr. Oz’s Green Drink Ingredients:
- 2 Cups Spinach
- ½ Cucumber
- ¼ head Celery
- ½ bunch Parsley
- 3 Carrots
- 2 Apples
- ¼ Orange
- ¼ Lemon
- ¼ Lime
- 1 Bunch of Mint
- ¼ Pineapple (fresh or canned)
Dr. Oz’s Green Drink Directions:
- Add everything to a blender and combine! Pour and enjoy!
Dr Oz: Health Advice That Changed Lives
Dr. Oz asked his audience to draw some pictures depicting a health tip they learned on his show which has changed heir lives in some way. There were a lot of great drawings showing how one woman cut sugar out of her diet to increase her energy, another woman discussed how she ate protein 30 minutes after waking up and another depicted how 10 minutes of yoga a day helped her to lower her stress.