Dr Oz: Digestive Enzymes Keep You Healthy
Do you feel like no matter what you do you cannot seem to stay healthy? Do you eat well, exercise, and get plenty of rest, but still seem to get sick all the time? The reason could be something you would have never thought of, but Dr. Oz is revealing the important factors that could be the key to boosting your immune system!
Dr Oz: Enzymes Boost Your Immune System
Dr. Oz is talking about your gut today, but this time he is talking specifically about the health of your gut and the role it plays in your health. There could be something missing that is causing you to get sick all the time and Dr. Oz has the answer that might surprise you. Our entire body is filled with enzymes and the ones found in our gut could be the most important in keeping us healthy. Factors like lifestyle, stress and aging can lower your enzyme production which could be making you sick. Dr. Robynne Chutkan explained that enzymes are crucial to your immune system because they are responsible for breaking down food into nutrients that your body needs in order to stay healthy. Did you know that 70% of your immune system is located in your digestive tract?
Dr Oz: Lactose Intolerance & Enzyme Deficiency
When you are enzyme deficient the food you eat is not being digested properly because the enzymes are not there to break down the food. This causes bacteria to build up and inflammation to occur. A good example of this is in those who are lactose intolerant. Dr. Oz explained that we are born with plenty of enzymes, but as we age we produce less and less.
Dr Oz: Fatty Foods Lower Enzyme Production
Dr. Robynne Chutkan explained that one of the causes of lower enzyme production is from eating fatty, sugary, processed foods. They are considered bad foods for the body for many reasons, but especially in the case of our enzyme production because they are difficult for the body to break down and digest. These foods also contain additives and preservatives that actually destroy the enzymes in our body, making them a real problem.