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

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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 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

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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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Aug 062014

Dr. Oz August 6, 2014 : The “Start Here” Eat Clean Diet, The Perfect Smoothies and Heart Risks of Diet Soda

Today’s 8-6-2014 episode on Dr. Oz talked about the health risks that may be associated with drinking diet soda.  He also speaks with Tosca Reno (author of book, The Start Here Diet) to talk about 4 simple rules that you should follow on the “Eat Clean” diet… Losing weight and being healthy has never been easier.  Dr. Oz also shares the perfect morning, afternoon and evening sodas that are nutritious but also delicious.. Here are the show segments along with links to each summary that highlights the main topics discussed in each.

The Book, “Start Here” Eat Clean Diet Guidelines

The centerpiece of the Eat Clean diet is to eat nutrient dense foods..  They talk about how you should avoid empty calories and processed foods.. They discuss which vegetables that you should be buying organic and which that are okay to buy right off the shelves from the grocery store in the traditional way.  They discuss the importance of water and how to make your water healthier as well as the benefits of eating at home…  Here is a more detailed summary of the segment from today’s Aug. 6th program.

Dr. Oz also shares “Energy Boosting” morning, afternoon and evening smoothies..  A delicious and nutritious way to keep you running on all cylinders all day long.

 Start Here, Eat Clean Diet Rules Book and Smoothie Recipes

Diet Soda Heart Disease Risks

Many people think of diet soda as a healthier option then regular soda which is full of sugar… However, new studies seem to indicate that diet soda is a lot more harmful than many people think.  Dr. Oz talks about a new study that has shown that people who drink more than 2 diet sodas per day increase their risk of heart disease by as much as 50%.  Why is diet soda increase your risk of heart attacks?  Dr. Oz demonstrates and explains why diet soda may be a hazard to your health.

Diet Soda, Heart Disease Health Risks

10 Minute Naps Can Cure Exhaustion

Do you feel rundown and nothing would feel more wonderful than taking a long afternoon nap.. However, you don’t have the time to lay down and go to sleep.  It turns out that a mere 10 minute cat nap may be all you need to wipe away fatigue and exhaustion to your life.. Dr. Oz explains why short 10 minute cat naps are more beneficial than longer naps.

10 Minute Cat Naps Boost Energy and Can Cure Exhaustion

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Jul 302014

Dr. Oz Fat Burning Teas – Iced Mate, Matcha, Turmeric, White Tea

Summertime is in full swing and people are out enjoying the warm weather activities.  In the opening episode Dr. Oz shared summertime diet recipes that use healthy alternative ingredients in summertime classic foods…  During this segment Dr. Oz shared some iced teas that will boost your metabolism..  He explained how Iced mate, turmeric, white, and matcha teas can get your fat burning engines revved up to help you burn extra calories without any added effort than enjoying a delicious beverage.

Iced White Tea Helps Prevent Fat Cells From Forming

Do you like sweet teas?  If so, White Tea may be a good option for you.  Dr. Oz said that White Tea is rich in antioxidants that help the body to release fat rather than storing it in your body.  Dr. Oz also mentioned that it helps to prevent fat cells from being formed in the body.  He suggested adding some lemon slices for added flavor as well as the benefits of Vitamin C.

Iced Matcha Tea Recipe

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Iced Mate, Matcha, Turmeric and White Tea Recipes to boost metabolism.

Matcha Tea was the next beverage that Dr. Oz shared during this segment of the show.  Here is all you have to do to make matcha tea :

  • Add 2 tsps of Matcha Powder to a up a cup of water.. Mix it well to get out the lumps.
  • Add frozen kiwi cubes and enjoy.

Iced Mate Sun Tea

Mate Tea is widely consumed in South America.. It contains fat burning compounds in the tea to help boost your metabolism and your energy as well.  There is caffeine in Mate tea..  Here are the recipe directions :

  • Mix 1/2 cup of Mate Tea mix with one gallon of water..  Place the sun tea jar in the the sun an hour and then strain.
  • Adding mint to the tea will not only give it flavor, but it is also an appetite suppressant to help keep you from snacking in between meals.

Iced Turmeric Caffeine Free Option

Not wanting to consume any caffeine?  Iced Turmeric Tea may be a good option for you.  Turmeric helps to discourage fat cells from forming and it is also an excellent anti-inflammatory.

How to make turmeric tea :

  • Mix 1/4 teaspoon of turmeric with 1/4 teaspoon of ginger in a cup of boiling water.
  • Allow to steep and cool
  • Add lemon for flavor and vitamin c benefits.

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Jul 292014

Dr. Oz Greek Recipes For Weight Loss

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Creamy Greek Yogurt Spaghetti and Lemony Chicken Recipes on Dr. Oz

Today (July 29, 2014) Dr. Oz invited Debbie Matenopoulos on to the show (former co-host of The View and author of the cookbook “It’s All Greek To Me“) to talk about how she grew up eating a traditional Mediterranean diet but she eventually adopted the American lifestyle and diet and began gaining weight along with associated health issues.  She has since, returned to her roots and is eating a healthier diet.. Today she shared some of her favorite recipes from her cookbook that she eats regularly.. She shared a Greek Yogurt Spaghettie and Lemony Chicken diet that is not only healthy but will likely help you lose weight as well..  Also be sure to check out the opening segment from today’s show when Dr. Oz shared some of his  favorite “Summertime Cheat Recipes” that allow you to enjoy traditional summertime meal classics but in a much healthier fashion.

Green Lemony Grilled Chicken Recipe by Debbie Matenopoulos

Ingredients you will need :

  • 4 boneless chicken breasts
  • 1/4 cup of lemon juice
  • 5 scallions (sliced)
  • 2 teaspoons of dried oregano
  • 4 cups of mixed greens
  • 1/4 cup of olive oil
  • Salt and pepper

Preparation directions :

  1. Mix all of the ingredients noted above in a zip lock bag.
  2. Mix the ingredients together in the bag and allow to marinate in the fridge.
  3. Heat up skillet or pan on medium high with olive oil.
  4. Cook the chicken breasts on the skillet for approximately 5 minutes on each side.  Be sure that the chicken is fully cooked.
  5. Remove the chicken breasts from the pan and the serve them on mixed greens.

Greek Yogurt Spaghetti Recipe by Debbie Matenopoulus

Ingredients that you will need :

  • 1 pound of Spaghetti (whole wheat)
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 2 onions
  • 4 quarts of water
  • 2 cups of Greek Yogurt
  • 1/4 cup of Italian parsley
  • 1 cup of grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup of olive oil
  • Salt and pepper

How to prepare Greek Yogurt Spaghetti

  • Over low heat in a skillet cook the onion for approximately 9 minutes
  • Add garlic and cook and additional minute.  Remove from heat and allow to cool.
  • Boil the whole wheat spaghetti noodles in salted water..  Cook for one minute less that what the directions on the package say.
  • Mix up the Parmesan cheese, Greek yogurt, salt and pepper.  Be sure to blend away the clumps.
  • Drain the spaghetti but reserve some pasta water so the yogurt sauce and pasta will mix well.
  • Serve with parsley as a garnish (optional) and enjoy.

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Jul 292014

Dr. Oz Summer Time “Cheat On Your Diet” Recipes

Along with the summer time fun, also comes foods that may not be on your diet plan.. Fortunately, you don’t have to stop eating burgers, barbecue, funnel cakes, and other delicious summer time classics!  In fact, you can still eat these recipes and lose weight!  Today (July 29, 2014) Dr. Oz opened the show by sharing a recipe that you should be eat before eating fried foods..  It will help to prevent absorption of fat and reduce the glycemic load..  The ingredient/recipe he was referring to was Dirty Gazpacho’s..  He also share summer time cheat recipes for potato salad, coconut ice cream and beer marinated top sirloin…  Listed below are the recipes that were shared so you can enjoy your favorite summertime classic recipes while not gaining weight!

Eat This Before Fatty Meals – Dirty Gazpachos

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Summertime Diet Cheat Recipes – Potato Salad, Dirty Gazpachos, Beer Marinated Steak

You can cheat on your diet if you eat a bowl of Dirty Gazpachos before the meal.  Why do Dirty Gazpachos help to prevent weight gain?  The ingredients contain fiber which helps to reduce the absorption of fat.  It will bind to the fat and carry it out of your system.  The red wine vinegar ingredient helps to lower the glycemic load that your body would normally have to endure from a fatty meal.  The “no salt added” tomato sauce helps to reduce bloating because it is a natural diuretic.  Dr. Oz said that you can also use the Dirty Gazpacho drink as a delicious bloody mary mix!  Here are the ingredients and directions that were shared on the show :

Ingredients you will need :

  • 1 cup of tomato sauce (be sure to use a tomato sauce with no salt added)
  • 1/3 cups of water
  • 1 tablespoon of red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon of Psyllium Husk  Powder (a type of fiber source)

Preparation directions :

  1. Mix the ingredients noted above in a bowl.
  2. Serve before eating a meal high in fat.

“Cheat On Your Diet” Potato Salad Recipe

Potato salad is a common meal served at summertime barbecues, parties, and other summertime fun activities.  High carbohydrate starchy foods can ruin many people’s diet aspirations.  However, Dr. Oz said that cooking and then cooling potatoes creates “resistant starch” and this helps to keep you feeling full and satiated for a longer period of time.  The Greek yogurt substitute is also another way to reduce the calories.  Here are the ingredients to the potato salad recipe that was shared today.

Ingredients :

  • 4 pounds of potatoes
  • 3 cups of Plain Greek Yogurt
  • 3 tablespoons of Dijon mustard
  • 3/4 cups of chopped dill.

Preparation directions :

  • Boil the pottoes in a pot.  Drain the water and allow to cool.
  • Mix up the potatoes with the rest of the ingredients noted above.
  • Place the potato salad in the fridge to cool

Coconut Ice Cream Has Half The Calories

Did you know that coconut ice cream typically has less than half the calories as do other ice creams that you will find?  Dr. Oz said be sure to look for a Coconut Milk Ice Cream that doesn’t have any sugar added.  Coconut Milk Ice Cream also has the added benefit of 10 grams of fiber which helps reduce the absorption of fat.  Not only that, it is also dairy free so you won’t experience the bloating problems that many people have after consuming dairy.

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Jul 292014

Dr. Oz July 29, 2014 Show Topic How To Cheat On Your Diet – The Ingredient To Eat Before Meals

Could you imagine if you  could eat all of your favorite foods that you KNOW aren’t allowed on your diet plan?  We are talking about foods like barbecue, potato salad and some of your favorite fried foods..   Does that dream sound too good to be true?  Dr. Oz will be revealing an ingredient that you should be eating before every meal and this will allow you to enjoy many of your favorite foods once again, without blowing your diet, and without all of the guilt! Be sure to tune in to the Dr. Oz July 29, 21014 (Tuesday) episode to see what he says about this, because he has a secret that will allow you to cheat on your diet and still lose weight!  In case that you won’t be able to tune in to see the 7-29-2014 episode you can always Like “Fans of Dr. Oz” on Facebook and we will provide show recaps and summaries about the topics that are discussed on daily episodes.

Update :

Here are the Summertime Diet Recipes that were shared on today’s show (Dirty Gazpachos, Potato Salad, Coconut Ice Cream).

Summertime Iced Tea’s That Burn Fat

Not only will Dr. Oz be revealing the ingredient to eat before meals to allow you to cheat on your diet, he will also be revealing summertime tumeric, mate, matcha and white teas that will boost your metabolism as you enjoy the summertime fun.

Beauty Tips From Vogue Editor Andrea Robinson

Andrea Robinson will be joining Dr. Oz to talk about beauty tips and what you should know that will change the way you shop for your beauty products.

Summertime Hair Disaster Fixes

Dr. Oz will be sharing the best ways in which to fix summertime hair problems that affect so many.

Turkish – Greek Food Recipes

Debbie Matenopoulos (former co-host of “The View) has a new cook book out called “Its All Greek To Me”.  She will be sharing some of her favorite Greek cookbook recipes that are delicious but healthy as well.

Jul 282014

July 28, 2014 : Chinese Pain Remedies – Cordyalis, Wu Yang Pain Plastr

Of all the health related ailments that Dr. Oz hears the most is pain.. Chronic pain is the most common reason why people take medications..  Fortunately there are some natural Chinese herbal remedies that can help to alleviate your pain in a cheaper and healthier way.

Chinese Herbs For Chronic Pain and Muscle Aches – Cordyalis and Wu Yang Pain Plaster

Chinese Remedies For Neck, Nerve, and Muscle Aches.  Cordyalis and Wu Yang Pain Plaster.

Chinese Remedies For Neck, Nerve, and Muscle Aches. Cordyalis and Wu Yang Pain Plaster.

Cordyalis For Chronic Pain – Just regular, everyday activities become huge burden when you are experiencing chronic pain.  Cordyalis can help remedy many types of pain such as muscle pain, nerve pain and even menstrual cramps.  Take 3-6 grams each day to receive benefit..  You call also drink cordyalis tea as an alternative.  Dr. Roizen explained to Dr. Oz that you should purchase Cordyalis from a herbalist…  Also read the label.. Look for one that is written in English with lot number on it.

Wu Yang Pain Plaster For Muscle Aches and Pains -  Wu Yang Pain Plaster is an excellent remedy for muscle aches.  Applying the Wu Yang Pain Plaster helps to heal muscle aches and is evenhelpful at dissolving blood clots.  When applying this product you should use iff for 12 hours on and then 12 hours off…  Don’t keep applying it constantly around the clock.

Dr. Oz said that if you are experiencing pain you should consider going to to see a certified Chinese medicine practitioner to learn about alternative Chinese pain relieving methods for muscle aches and chronic pain.

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Jul 232014

Dr. Oz July 23, 2014 Recap – Cheap Cellulite Solutions

Did you miss today’s Dr. Oz July 23, 2014 show?  If show, here are the summaries and links to the show recaps :

Cheap Cellulite Solutions – Cellulite seems like it is just impossible to get rid of…  All of the creams that you see in stores and beauty salons are usually pretty expensive… Fortunately there are some cheap solutions that can help you to reduce the appearance of cellulite… Find out how to reduce cellulite by the foods you eat so you can win the battle from the inside.  Dr. Oz talks about how much water you should be drinking to reduce “skin dimples” as well as why “dry brushing” can help to improve lymphatic drainage and circulation.  Dr. Oz also shares foods that you should eat, such as tomato paste and flaxseed to boost your collagen levels.

Cellulite Solutions, Tomato Paste and Flaxseed Boost Collagen

Cellulite Seaweed Mask and Scrub Recipe

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Seaweed Cellulite Scrub and Mask Recipes

Seaweek masks and scrubs are another cheap solution to reduce the appearance of cellulite.  Dr. Oz talks about how seaweed can stimulate your circulation in the deep layers of your skin… This helps your body to release toxins in the deeper layers of your skin..  The seaweed mask and scrub recipe also exfoliates your skin.  Dr. Oz shares all of the ingredients that you need and it only takes a few steps.

Cellulite Seaweed Scrub and Mask Recipe

Why You Over Eat and Plate Portion Control

Have you ever overate and then 20 minutes later your miserable.  You feel like your going to explode, you feel guilty about overindulging… Maybe you blew your diet that you worked so hard on to lose weight?  Dr. Oz talks about the science of why people overeat and he shares tips on portion control so you can be more in control of your food intake and help to prevent overeating in the future.

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