Dr Oz: Low Enzyme Test & Dr Oz’s New Green Drink Recipe With Pineapple

By on January 25, 2013

Dr Oz: Pineapple Aids Digestion

Dr. Oz and Dr. Robynne Chutkan discussed the importance of digestive enzymes and their role in keeping our immune system strong. They also talked about the causes of low enzyme production and now they have a way you can test yourself to see if you might be at risk. Take their Enzyme Test to find out now!

Dr Oz’s Low Enzyme Test

Now that Dr. Oz has shared that low enzyme production could be making you sick, you are probably wondering how to figure out if you have low enzymes, right? Wonder no more because Dr. Oz and Gastroenterologist Dr. Robynne Chutkan created the Low Enzyme Test for you to take and see if you are risk for have low production of enzymes in your body.

Dr Oz: Bloating Most Common Sign Of Low Enzymes

Dr. Oz said there are important symptoms to look for that are signs of low enzyme production. The first set of symptoms is related to digestive issues and they are:

  • Bloating (Dr. Chutkan said this is the most common problem for people with enzyme issues.)
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Floating Stool (if your poop floats it is a sign there is a lot of fat in there)

Dr Oz: Hair Loss Sign Of Low Enzyme Production

The next set of symptoms to be on the lookout for is related to your physical appearance and they include:

  • Dull Skin
  • Hair Loss/Thinning (After bloating, Dr. Chutkan said this is a very common complaint of those who suffer from enzyme deficiency.)
  • Rashes
  • Weak Nails

Dr Oz: Headaches & Low Enzymes

The last set of symptoms on Dr. Oz’s Low Enzyme Test is those that concern your mind and your mood. Dr. Chutkan explained that when you feel good in your gut, you feel better in the rest of your body as well. These are the symptoms to look for in this category:

  • Fatigue
  • Headaches
  • Insomnia
  • Mood Swings

Dr Oz: Enzyme Test Results

Dr. Chutkan explained that if you checked off three or more of the 12 symptoms listed above, there is really no need to worry. As a matter of fact, she said that she experiences three of the symptoms herself.
If you had 6 or more of the symptoms from Dr. Oz’s Enzyme Test, this is when your immune system really starts to be affected. Dr. Chutkan says that 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 they most likely last for a long time.

Dr Oz: Raw & Fermented Foods Built-In Enzymes

Dr. Oz said there are ways you can increase your enzyme production and they are as simple as adding certain foods to your diet. Raw and fermented foods actually come with their own set of digestive enzymes, which means your own enzymes do not have to work as hard. Some good sources of raw and fermented foods that are rich in enzymes are:

Dr Oz: Low Enzyme Test & Dr Oz's New Green Drink Recipe With Pineapple

Dr. Oz revealed his brand new Green Drink recipe that is designed to boost your immunity and keep you healthy!

  • Sauerkraut
  • Fermented Carrots
  • Papaya
  • Sprouts

Dr Oz: OTC Digestive Enzymes

The next way to increase the enzymes in your body is a bit more controversial because it involves over-the-counter digestive enzyme supplements. Dr. Chutkan explained that digestive enzyme supplements are controversial because they are considered a food supplement, which means they are not regulated by the FDA for safety or effectiveness. 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 Brand New Green Drink Recipe

Dr. Oz said he was so excited to share his new Green Drink recipe with you. He has been working on it for a long time and has come up with the perfect drink to help increase your enzyme production and boost your immune system! Can you guess which one of the ingredients is the star of this drink? It’s pineapple! The reason is because pineapple is full of something called bromelain, which is key to breaking down protein.

Here is what you need for 3-4 Servings:

  • 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)

Add everything to a blender and combine! Pour and enjoy!

Dr Oz: Health Tips That Changed Viewers’ Lives

Dr. Oz thought it would be fun to ask his audience members to draw a picture depicting how a health tip they learned on his show has changed their life. One woman shared how she cut out sugar to increase her energy and lose weight. The next audience member shared how she has implemented Dr. Oz’s advice of eating protein within 30 minutes of waking up. The final guest shared how 10 minutes of yoga a day helps to lower her stress.

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Comments to Dr Oz: Low Enzyme Test & Dr Oz’s New Green Drink Recipe With Pineapple

  1. Great info but I can’t find the enzyme test.
    Please help me out.

  2. sharon bender says:

    1/25/13 thank you & dr chutkan! to much to say. menopause in my 40’s i’m 58 now. stopping all the Rx meds. that were killing me. now i know i was right. maybe i will be able to leave my house again. drs were wrong .all pills no diet. i had to find out for myself , husband of 33yrs and two children how to get healthy again! i know it takes time, but i want to be here for my grandbabies! iwas hospitalized 3 times just from dehydration. i lost a lot of time. GREEN DRINK !

  3. I can’t find the low enzime test.

  4. I just looked at the email again and I think the test is simply finding out how many symptoms you have. 3-6 is low enzymes?
    I don’t think there is something that is titled LOW ENZYME TEST.
    If anyone one else finds something different please pass it on.

  5. Sonya in NC says:

    Re: the new green drink recipe- does anyone know how long it will keep in refrigerator? I will be the only one drinking it and it looks like a large yield. Thanks-

  6. cindy cunningham says:

    hi Dr Oz thankyou for the great show on Friday 1-25-2013 just a few ?,s on the green drink do we just use the insides of the lemons limes and orange ? do we peel the apple and cucumber ? also how many days can this keep in the fridge ? thankyou for your time cindy cypress ca

  7. On the show Dr Oz said that he makes it on Sunday and it keeps all week. I just made it in my vitamix and used the insides of the lemons limes and orange. I did not have the parsley and mint and it made a very thick drink. Will try again with the missing ingredients. And regarding the apple and cucumbers; my thoughts are that if they are organic products, put in the peel (as I did). If they are not, peel. Especially the apples – always peel unless organic.
    Regarding the enzyme test, they said most people had three of the symptoms and not a big deal. 6 or more – see your doc for low enzymes. Below are all of the symptoms to choose from:
    Digestive symptoms – check all that apply: bloating, diarrhea, constipation, or floating stool. Physical symptoms: dull skin, hair thinning/loss, rashes, weak nails. Mind & Mood Symptoms: fatigue, headaches, insomnia, mood swings.

  8. Finished making drink…….The flavor is good but it really is too thick to call it a drink. It would be more palitable less thick for my taste so I will consider adding more liquid maybe unsweet- ened pineapple juice(?).

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