Sep 172014

Dr. Oz Talks About Enterovirus D68 and Why It Is Dangerous To Children but Not Affecting Many Adults

Today Dr. Oz talked about the latest health threat to children called Enterovirus D68.  The Center of Disease Control (CDC) has warned that Enterovirus is a disease that starts out like a common cold but symptoms can worsen with breathing problems that can become life threatening, especially for children.

How Far Has The Enterovirus D68 Spread?

27 states have suspected cases and the CDC has warned that the spread of the disease is likely to worsen.  If your child develops cold like symptoms be sure to watch for asthma type breathing problems and to seek medical care.

Enterovirus D68 peaks in the late fall and can be especially dangerous to children who have asthma or allergies.  The Enterovirus D68 can exasperate these symptoms which can turn deadly.  The virus becomes dangerous because the virus particles cause inflammation in the back of the throat.  The virus can then travel to the lungs causing further inflammation when can cause severe breathing problems which can become life threatening.  Because children’s airwaves are smaller they are much greater affected than adults.

Peak Flow Meter To Check Your Child’s Airflow

Dr. Greene and Dr. Oz discussed how a Peak Flow Meter can help to tell if your child has a problem with airflow.   The Peak Flow Meter can be purchased online for less than $20.00.

Prevention Tips

Washing hands is very important to limiting the spread of the disease.  Try to refrain from touching your eyes or nose.  Children should be kept home from school to prevent them from spreading it to others.

Acidic Foods Like Apple Cider Vinegar and even apples or blueberries can help to combat the enterovirus D68 strain because of their acidity.  The virus also can’t live in the body with temps above 98.6.  Warm beverages and soup can also be an effective treatment for Enterovirus D68

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Sep 092014

Hypothyroidism – How To Detect Low Thyroid Function – Eyebrow and Tendon Test

Are you one of those people who just can’t seem to lose weight no matter how well you eat or how often you exercise?  The problem could be that you have a sluggish thyroid, or Hypothyroidism.  Today Dr. Oz did a discussion on low thyroid function and symptomms that you should look for.

Symptoms of a Low Thyroid

Here are the symptoms that were given from today’s show :

  • Weight gain
  • Fatigue
  • Constipation
  • Sensitive to cold
  • Dry skin
  • Depression
  • Thinning hair

What Does The Thyroid Actually Do?

The thyroid is locaged near your adams apple..  It stores and produces hormones that have a huge impact on every organ in our bodies.  The thyroid hormone is responsible for regulating our metabolism which in turn can affect your body weight and energy.  This is why fatigue and weight gain is one of the symptoms that doctors may look for when determining if your thyroid function may be low.

Thyroid Tendon Test – When your doctor hits the tendon below your knee to test your reflexes, one of the reasons is that they may be checking your thyroid function.  If your leg reflexes too wildly it could indicate that your thyroid is releasing too much thyroid hormone.  If the reflex is abnormally slow it could indicate that your thyroid may be sluggish.

 Eyebrow Test For Your Thyroid

Look in the mirror and see how for your eyebrows reach across the eye.  The arch of the eyebrow should stretch to the far edge of your eye.  If your thyroid function is low your eyebrow way not reach the far edge.

Phalen Maneuver Test

To do the Phalen Maneuver test you should place your hands to where they are back to back with eachother with the fingers pointing downward.  If your can’t or have trouble doing this and/or your hands begin tingling it could indicate that you have carpal Tunnel, which can be associated with low thyroid function.

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Sep 092014

Dr. Oz, Test For Fatty Liver Disease, Symptoms and Risks, Vitamin E Rich Foods You Should Eat

A disturbing rise in fatty liver disease all across the nation prompted Dr. Oz to dedicate a segment to talk about the type of test you should take to find out if you have a fatty liver.  Dr. Oz also talks about risk factors and why Vitamin E rich foods may help this condition.  Dr. Oz went as far to say that fatty liver disease is one of the largest public health threats that we face.   In years past, fatty liver was a rare diagnosis.  In modern society, 30 million people now have this condition.  Shockingly, 50 million MORE people have a fatty liver without even knowing it.

Why Is There A Rise in Fatty Liver Disease?

Non alcoholic fatty liver disease is a byproduct of the typical American diet in many cases.  Diets that are high in sugar, carbs and fat help contribute to this disease.

Potential risks?

Dr. Oz said that fatty liver disease should not be ignored.  It can lead to cause your liver to become inflamed which can lead to permanent scarring.  Eventually this can lead to liver failure and death.

People Who Are The Highest Risk

Dr. Robynne Chutkan (gastroenterologist) appeared on today’s (September 9, 2014) episode and said that she isn’t surprised that fatty liver disease is on the rise.  She also made not that you do not have to be obese or even overweight to have a fatty liver.  People who are at highest risk are “apple shaped” people (carry weight around the midsection). Even teens are at risk.. Dr. Oz said that the cases for fatty liver amongst teens has doubled in the past 20 years.

The other risk factors that were mentioned are those who have high cholesterol, blood pressure, or diabetes.

Symptoms of A Fatty Liver

Fatty liver can be so dangerous because often it has no symptoms at all.  However, Dr. Chutkan said that some symptoms people experience are :

  • Fatigue
  • Loss of appetite
  • Loss of weight
  • Nausea
  • Pain in the upper right quadrant area

Fatty Liver Test

A physical exam may give an indication.  You can also have your liver function test that checks your liver enzyme levels.  If your doctor suspects a fatty liver you may have an MRI or ultrasound performed.  A liver biopsy may even be performed to check for scarring and possible liver damage.

Vitamin E Rich Roods May Help Prevent Fatty Liver Disease

Dr. Chutkan and Dr. Oz spoke about the latest research that indicates that foods that are rich in Vitamin E may help to prevent a fatty liver.  The foods that were mentioned were :

  • Avocados
  • Green leafy vegetables
  • Nuts

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Sep 082014

Dr. Oz Talks About The 10 Day Wheat Plan and The Foods You Should Avoid

Today Dr. Oz invited Dr. Mark Hyman on to the show to talk about the 10 day Family Detox plan to improve your health.  Dr. Oz invited the Stallman Family on to the show to talk about why they have collectively undergone a “health transformation” giving up unhealthy foods like soda pop, wheat, sugar, processed foods and dairy products.    Listed below is the plan to detox your body in just 10 days!

10 Day Family Detox

10 day detox plan

10 Day Family Detox Plan – Foods and Beverages To Avoid

Avoid Wheat – During the 10 day detox avoid foods that contain wheat like bread, cookies, etc..  You should avoid wheat during the detox because it can cause body inflammation.. When you reduce inflammation in your body you will feel much better.  Be forewarned that the first few days of the detox can give you withdrawal type of symptoms and you will crave these foods.  Fortunately, these cravings soon go away (a few days typically).

Avoid Sugar and Soda

The father of the Stallman family told Dr. Oz that he would typically consume six or seven 16 oz sodas each day!  Having “sugar overload” like this can cause your insulin to spike and cause even more cravings (as well as put you at risk for diseases like diabetes).  It can also cause your body to store fat, especially in the belly area.

Dr. Hyman said that you will not only look and feel better, you will likely receive the added benefit of losing weight too!

Avoid Processed Foods

Processed foods are full of trans fats, sugars and cause body inflammation.  People often feel bad after consuming them.  Dr. Oz said that if you take these foods out of your diet your taste buds will change and you will soon enjoy healthier foods.  He said that it’s important for children to get in good habits while they are young so they will be more likely to live a healthy lifestyle as an adult.

Avoid Foods With Dairy

Dr. Mark Hyman said that you should also eliminate dairy from your diet during the 10 day detox plan.  Dairy can cause digestive issues along with weight gain.

If you remove all of these foods for just 10 days, your health will likely improve and many symptoms of health related ailments may even diminish or disappear!

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Sep 082014

Dr. Oz Talks About The Ebola Epidemic and if ZMapp Drug Treatment Is Effective

Dr. Oz kicked off his sixth season on air on September, 8th.    You may have heard news about the latest Ebola outbreak and concerns that it can infiltrate the U.S.  Dr. Oz talks about whether there is an effective treatment for Ebola and if there are any concerns that it can become an epidemic in America.  He also talks about the symptoms you should be aware of and what you should do to keep you and your family as safe as possible.

Is The Ebola Outbreak an Epidemic?

The CDC (Centers of Disease Control) is concerned because this Ebola was the first to include populated areas in West Africa.  The current death toll has reached 1,900 people and has even included 4 American patients.  The World Health Organization has said that there could be 20,000 cases of Ebola infecting people within the next 6 months.

Dr. Sanjay Gupta said that what concerns him is that we could possibly begin to see cases occurring in the United States.  Dr. Besser said that symptoms may not appear for weeks after first being infected.

Symptoms of Ebola

Here are the symptoms that were given on today’s Dr. Oz (9-08-2014) episode :

  • Fever
  • Diarrhea
  • Headache
  • Vomiting
  • Stomach pain
  • Muscle pain
  • Unexplained bruising or bleeding

Is The Drug ZMapp an Effective Treatment for Ebola?

Dr. Sanjay Gupta said that in the beginning stages it’s difficult to diagnose Ebola because the symptoms are the same as many other diseases.  Hydration is always a big concern with Ebola because of the vomiting and diarrhea.  Keeping yourself hydrated is very important.

ZMapp – is being studied in animals as a possible treatment for Ebola.  It has actually been tried on a number of human patients but with mixed reviews thus far.

What is the survival rate of Ebola? – 50% survival rate.

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Sep 022014

Dr. Oz is Back! – All New Episodes Beginning September 8, 2014 – Bringing Healthy Back

On Sept. 8, 2014 Dr. Oz will be “Bringing Healthy Back” to audiences all over the country.    If you are tired of watching reruns and want to be let in on the latest cutting edge research for health and wellness related topics Dr. Oz will have plenty in store for you.  The opening episode will be about “Taking Healthy Back”..  He will be bringing you the best tips for healthy eating and healthy living.

The last few months have been re-runs.. While, they most definitely have “replay” value and the information that he gives is timeless.  However, many of us wants in on the latest scoops when it comes to medical breakthroughs, weight loss tips, healthy dieting advice, healthy recipes, and more.

Have You “Taken Your Healthy Back” Yet? Let Season #6 Be Your Guide!

Dr. Oz always likes to give each season a “fresh face” and deliver new and exciting health topics to inform as well as entertain his audience.  His demonstrations that he performs on stage are fun to watch (often times hilarious), but very informative at the same time.  He really knows how to educate the masses in a way that everyone can understand.. If you gain a greater understanding of how your body works you will be more in tune with how you live your lifestyle… When you improve your lifestyle choices, you will likely see your health improve for the better!  So, set those DVR’s for September 8th and get ready for another fun and informative new season.  2014 promises to the be the best yet.  As fall approaches, a new season is upon us.. As the leaves begin to fall, we can also release the bad habits that have been holding us back from where we would like to be.

Let September 8, 2014 mark the day that your life changes for the better.  The episode is called “Taking Healthy Back”… Doesn’t that have a nice ring to it… If you have been lacking the motivation to make a change, this may be the inspiration that you need!  With the help of Dr. Oz we can take out health back so we can look better, live longer, and just feel GREAT!

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Aug 262014

Daphne Oz Shares a German Chocolate Cake Recipe on Dr. Oz

On August 26, 2014 Dr. Oz did a segment about “guilty pleasure” treats like red whine, cheese, frappuccino’s, Ice cream and yes chocolate cake!!  You can enjoy decadent treats if you know how to prepare them using alternative ingredients to make them a little healthier so you can have an occasional serving without blowing your diet or leaving you feeling stricken with guilt.

German Chocolate Cake Recipe by Daphne Oz

german chocolate cake recipe

German Chocolate Cake Recipe by Daphne Oz on Dr. Oz Show

Dr. Oz said that his own personal “guilty pleasure” is German Chocolate Cake.  He said that traditionally each year his family makes it for him.  Pistachio ice cream is his other guilty pleasure that he occasionally will treat himself to.  Here are the ingredients and preparation directions to make this recipe :

Cake Ingredients :

  • 1 box of Duncan Hines Moist Delux Devil’s food cake mix
  • 1 pack of instant pudding chocolate mix
  • 1 cup of water

Coconut Pecan Icing Ingredients :

  • 1 14 oz cans of condensed milk
  • 6 egg yolks
  • 1 cup of unsalted butter
  • 14 oz shredded coconut (sweetened)
  • 8 oz of chopped pecans
  • 2 tsp of vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp of salt

Preparation directions to make the German Chocolate Cake :

  1. Mix the cake and instant pudding mix with the eggs in a bowl.  Add in oil butter and water and whisk until evenly mixed.  Add in the cup of water and blend until smooth.
  2. Pour the batter that you just prepared into 2 cake pans that have been greased.
  3. Bake as in the oven using the cake mix directions.
  4. Allow to cool in cake pan

Icing preparation :

  1. Mix all of the icing ingredients listed above but leave out the coconut and pecans for now.  Mix over a double boiler and be sure to keep mixing to keep from cooking over a double boiler.  Cook until the icing thickens.  This should take approximately 15 to 20 min.
  2. Add the pecan and coconut to the icing mixure.  Allow to cool and occasionally stir.
  3. Spread the coconut / pecan icing mixture on to the cake..  Set in fridge to cool and set and enjoy your German Chocolate Cake!

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Aug 232014

Dr. Oz August 25, 2014 Topic – Fat DNA Types – Are You Predisposed To Weight Gain?

All NEW : On August 25, 2014 Dr. Oz will be talking about if people are genetically inclined to gain weight.  Does your DNA, family history, genetic disposition determine if you are going to be fat?  Because you may have inherited your parents brown eyes, the pigment of your skin, the color of your hair, etc…  are you destined to be heavy because your parent may be or have been?  Dr. Oz will be spending the first half o the all new 8-25-2014 episode discussing this topics and how he feels about the theory of Fat DNA types and if there is anything that you can do.

What Is Your Fat DNA Type?

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Fat DNA Types – Are Genetically Inclined To Gain Weight?

Is there such a thing as predetermined fat storage?  Do some people really store fat, and hang on to fat more than others?  Is there away around this or will it always be harder for some people to lose weight.  Dr. Oz will be doing a segment about “How To Outsmart Your Fat Genes” and “Escape Your Weight Fate”…

If you think that you have tried everything that you possibly can to lose weight but just can’t, think again.  Dr. Oz will be sharing some tried and true weight loss techniques to help you lose weight regardless of your Fat DNA type.

So, if you have all but given up hope, as far as weight loss is concerned, be sure to set your DVR for the August 25, 2014 episode.. You may also want to consider Liking “Fans of Dr. Oz” on Facebook to view daily show recaps and summaries of the topics that were discussed on the program.

Decode Your Fat DNA

When you understand why your body is storing fat, it is easier to find a solution to your problem.. It is easier to plan a healthy lifestyle and diet that will work for you.. If your tired of yo-yo dieting, eating lettuce leaves and feeling deprived, and just not able to reach a weight that is healthy for you Dr. Oz will have some tips that may just help you to reach your goals so you can live a healthier life which will allow you to live life on your terms!


Aug 162014

Dr. Oz Health Topics Covering August 18, 19, 20, 21, 22 Episodes

Will you not be able to tune in to the August 18th through 22nd? No worries, here are the show topics that will be featured in case you would like to record the program.

Monday, August 18, 2014 – Biggest Health Lies – Birth Order

yellow mustard back spasm remedy, mustart back pain remedy

Yellow Mustard can help to alleviate back spasms.

Personality Traits

  • Some health myths are so old that many people just assume them to be true. Dr. Oz will be talking about hiccup cures that really work and commonly held myths about alcohol.
  • Chris Powell, health guru and personal trainer joins Dr. Oz to talk about his 5 minute workout. So, how could a 5 minute workout be enough to really make changes to your body and your health? Tune in August 18 to find out. Chris Powell has helped millions to lose weight and transform their health. Chris Powell and Dr. Oz will be talking about why building muscle is so important in losing weight. Chris will be revealing the 5 minute workout exercises that you should do each do to build muscle and speed up weight loss.
  • The powers of zinc to stop a cold and aquaphor healiing ointment.
  • All natural dry skin remedies. Chapped lips, dry hands, cracked feet all natural skin savers.
  • Dark chocolate lowers your stress levels by reducing stress hormone cortisol in your body.
  • How birth order can predict your health

Tuesday August 19, 2014 – Supermarket Secrets Episode (May 21)

  • Michael Moss talks about hHow supermarkets fool you into buying more or unhealthy foods.. Why milk is in the back of the store and how grocery stores get you to buy impulsively.
  • Dr. Oz debunks myths about carbohydrates and why eating the right ones are good for you.
  • Migraine pill headaches and and all natural remedies for migraines. Feverview ginger migraine remedy and Omega 3 joint pain relief.
  • Mushroom Farro Rissotto Recipe and Farro versus brown rice.
  • Probiotic Rheumatoid Arthritis remedy and Arnica Gel Pain Relief

 Wednesday, August 20, 2014 – Kim Coles, Cheryl Burke, Kandi Burruss Talk About Health Topics With Dr. Oz

  • The true reason why people get mood swings.  Passionflower tea, mood swing remedy.. Why it works and where you can get it.
  • Best sex positions for people who suffer with back pain.
  • Kids give their “darndest medical advice”

Thursday, August 21, 2014 – Natural Breakthroughs To Reduce Your Risk of Cancer

  • Dr. William Li joins Dr. Oz to talk about all-natural products that can lower your risk of ever getting ovarian, liver or breast cancer.  They talk about why cauliflower reduces your risk for stomach cancer and how swiss, gouda, and Yarlsburg cheese can reduce risk for lung cancer.
  • Best non dairy calcium rich foods – Spinach, figs, sesame seeds and more.
  • Yellow mustard for back pain?  – Yes, you heard that right.. Dr. Oz talks about why yellow mustard, yes the same yellow mustard that is likely in your fridge is a helpful remedy for back pain.  This segment also talks about why White Willow Bark Tincture helps to the pain for those who are suffering from a slipped disc.  Also Emu Oil for strained muscles.
  • Dr. Gretchen Bosacker talk with Dr. Oz about which diet pills are safe.
  • Discussion and demonstration about the pituitary gland and how it affects your metabolism.
  • How to make your eyes look 10 years younger

Friday, August 22, 2014 – Cedric The Entertainer and Cholesterol Remedies

August 22nd ends the week by talking about how you can reduce your cholesterol by 1/3.  Cedric the Entertainer is the featured guest and he talks about how he has lost weight and how he successfully lowered his cholesterol. Also

  • 4 common triggers that induce headaches – Sleep, chocolate, and more..
  • Curvy girls guide to picking out the best fitting jeans.  Marcy Guevara talks about how to fix your “stomach spillover”, “diaper bottom”, “side rolls”, and more.  Spandex shapewear can be unhealthy if you choose the wrong kinds or the kind that don’t fit you properly.  Dr. Oz talks about how to choose spandex shapewear that can help you appear thinner without putting your health at risk.

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Aug 122014

Chocolate Avocado Brownies Recipe on Dr. Oz

Did you get a chance to see the delicious chocolate avocado brownies recipe that was shared on the Dr. Oz August 12, 2014 episode?  What a mouth watering delight, and the best part is that it won’t ruin your diet?  In fact, it’s a recipe that is actually good for you!  Dr. Oz  said that we should be trying to consume 50 grams of protein into our diet each day.  Instead of getting it in one large meal, it is more beneficial if you spread out your protein intake throughout the day.  Chocolate avocado brownies would be  a great way to up your intake of protein, but it will also help to reduce your appetite so you don’t binge eat during your main courses.  Here are some of protein powered snack ideas that Dr. Oz mentioned on today’s 8-12-2014 episode :

Avocados – 1 cup of heart healthy avocados contains 5 grams of protein.

Pumpkin seeds – Just snacking on 1 oz of pumpkin seeds will give you 9 grams of protein!  Try adding some to your oatmeal in the morning.

Sun dried tomatoes – Adding some sun dried tomatoes to your meal can boost your protein consumption by 8 grams with just a 1 cup serving.

Chocolate Avocado Brownies Recipe

chocolate avocado brownies recipe

Chocolate Avocado Brownies Recipe shared on Dr. Oz show.

Ingredients :

  • 2 ripe avocados
  • 4 eggs
  • 8 ounces of semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1/2 cup almond meal
  • 1/2 cup cacao powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract

Preparation directions :

  • Set the oven temperature to 350 degrees
  • Mix the eggs and sugar in a medium size bowl until blended smoothly
  • In a small pan, melt the semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • Add in the egg/sugar mixture that you blended and mix well
  • Mash your avocados with a fork until smooth and without lumps
  • Add the avocado into the mixture and mix well
  • Pour your mixture into a baking pan and bake for 30 minutes.
  • Enjoy your chocolate avocado brownies!

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