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

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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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.

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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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