Jan 132015

Dr. Oz Talks About Several Ways To Get Rid of Varicose Veins

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Varicose Veins Treatment Options

Today Dr. Oz talks about varicose veins and ways in which you can get rid of them. Dr. Oz invited various women on to the stage to talk about how varicose veins has made them feel self conscious and insecure about. Women spoke about how they tried in vain to cover up her varicose veins with leg makeup, self tanners, or just basically kept their legs covered up at all times in the company of others.

What Is Sclerotherapy and How Does It Work?

Dr. Oz performed a demonstration on stage to explain how sclerotherapy works. He explained that varicose veins are formed when your blood vessel valves break down. He said that genetics do play a role, but illness and pregnancy are also common culprits. “Spider Veins” look like little snakes underneath the surface of the skin. Sclerotherapy diminish or even make varicose veins disappear by injecting a solution into them that irritates the lining of spider veins. They then shrink and get reabsorbed by the body.

Butcher’s Broom Tea Maintain Veins Integrity

Dr. Oz suggested a natural way to help to treat and prevent varicose veins. He said that Butchers Broom Tea helps the body to create the “good” steroids that can help to protect the valves in your veins. This will help to shrink the varicose veins that you already have and prevent them forming in the first place.

Excel-V Laser – One of The Latest Treatments For Varicose Veins

Dr. Oz invited Dr. Howard Sobel on to the show to discuss the latest Excel-V Laser which is being used to treat varicose veins effectively. The Excel-V Laser works by absorbing the hemoglobin for the varicose veins and destroys the blood vessel by heating it up. Over the course of 1 or 2 weeks the varicose veins disappear.

Dr. Sobel performed the Excel-V Laser on stage on a woman who was very eager for her varicose veins to disappear. Dr. Oz asked the woman if the procedure hurt at all and she said that it didn’t. In fact, she said that it felt like more of a massage treatment. Dr. Sobel said that there is no recovery time that is needed to have this procedure performed.

So how much does the Excel-V treatment cost? While it does depend on how many and the severity of your varicose veins, the treatment costs approximately $500.00. He did said that the Excel-V doesn’t work as well if you have very large varicose veins..

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Jan 082015

Cold Rollers For Your Back Pain – 10 Minute Remedies

Are you one of the 47 million people who suffer from back pain in America? If so, Dr. Oz featured a segment about 10 minute back pain remedies that can help to relieve your pain quickly and rather easily. Before reaching out to the medicine cabinet for prescription medications, try some of these 10 minute back pain remedies and see if any work for you. You may find that it’s a healthier way to manage your pain while allowing you to get back to enjoying life’s activities.

Cold Rollers – What Are They And Why Do They Work?

Dr. Oz spoke with physical therapist, Peggy Brill about some of her favorite methods for relieving back pain. She said that stretching every day and doing back strengthening exercises is very important. That’s her main tip for long term solutions, but there are also other methods that will help to ease your pain more quickly. She said that cold rollers for your back and an excellent way to lessen the pain that you are feeling. She said that cold rollers work by reducing inflammation and swelling. The cold also reduces some of the blood flow to the problem area and thus reducing muscle spasms which can be very painful.

Kinesio Taping 10 Minute Fix For Back Pain

Kinesio taping is an effective treatment that is used by athletes regularly. Kinesio taping works by opening up a space between your skin and muscles. The nerves then send signals to your brain to stabilize your back muscles. Try it and see if it helps you. You may find that you don’t have to rely on pain medications to provide relief.

Electrical Nerve Stimulation Therapy

The last method during the “10 minute back pain remedies” segment that was featured on Dr. Oz talked about electrical nerve stimulation. This treatment involves electrodes that are placed on the back where you are experiencing pain. Electric impulses block “Pain” signals to your brain. Peggy said that electrical nerve stimulation helps your nerves to relax and your discomfort will be eased.

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Jan 082015

Dr. Oz Shares Smoothie Recipes For Total 10 Plan – Chocolate Almond, Berry, Pumpkin Pie

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Berry, Chocolate Covered Almond, and Pumpkin Pie Spice Smoothie Recipe.

All week Dr. Oz has been doing episodes about his “Total 10 Rapid Weight Loss” plan. During today’s show he did a segment talking about delicious breakfast smoothies such as the chocolate covered almond, pumpkin pie, and Berry smoothies.

Blueberry, Strawberry, Raspberry Smoothie

Ingredients :

  • 1 cup of unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 2 tbsp whey protein powder.  You can also opt to use 2 tablespoons of egg white protein powder as a substitute.
  • 1 tbsp flaxseed oil
  • Peeled and cut half frozen banana.  Peel the whole banana before freezing the other half.
  • 1/2 cup of frozen berries.

Preparation directions :

Add all of the berries, protein powder and banana into a blender and blend. Enjoy your smoothie!

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie Recipe

Pumpkin pie isn’t just for the Holidays (when many people are gaining weight).. You can enjoy the taste of pumpkin pie in a smoothie while on the Total 1o Rapid Weight Loss Plan!  Dr. Oz said that when picking out the ingredients for the pumpkin pie smoothie be extra careful to choose the “Pure Pumpkin Puree” rather than Pumpkin Pie filling.. Big difference!!

Ingredients :

  • 1/2 cup of pure pumpkin puree (choose a puree that doesn’t  have added sugar or salt)
  • 1 tbsp of pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup of coconut milk (unsweetened)
  • 1/2 frozen banana
  • 1 tbsp flax seed oil
  • 1/2 cup of ice
  • 2 tbsp of protein powder

Preparation directions :

* Mix all of the ingredients noted above.. Blend and enjoy your pumpkin pie smoothie without the guilt!

Total 10 Chocolate Covered Almond Smoothie

Chocolate covered ANYTHING doesn’t sound like it could be in any sort of a diet plan, but it is..  The secret is in the ingredients that you choose.  Here are the ingredients that Dr. Oz gave on today’s show :

  • 1 cup of vanilla almond milk (choose the unsweetened almond milk)
  • 1/2 frozen banana
  • 1 tbsp flax seed oil
  • 1 tbsp almond butter
  • 1/2 cup of ice
  • 1 tbsp of cocoa powder (choose unsweetened)
  • 2 tbsp protein powder
  • 2 Dates

Preparation directions :

Mix and blend all of the ingredients above.  Enjoy your chocolate covered almond smoothie while losing weight at the same time!

Dr. Oz Total 10: Chocolate-Covered Almond Smoothie Recipe Directions
1.Blend all the ingredients together.

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Jan 072015

Dr. Oz Shares How To Make Liquid Margarine Recipe With No Trans Fats

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Homemade Margarine Recipe on Dr. Oz

You may have remembered the controversy in years past about which you should eat….butter or margarine..  Margarine got a bad rap after we learned about the harmful effects of trans fats, hydrogenated fats, partially hydrogenated oils, etc… Dr. Oz said that since those days most margarine doesn’t contain hydrogenated fats.  You should be certain to read the ingredients labels.  However, companies do not have to list trans fats on their labels if there is less than 1/2 gram of fat, even though there is a small amount of “bad fat’s” in the food.

Why You Should Eat “GOOD Fats”

The “Good” healthy fats lower your risk of heart disease.  The good fats are Mono-Unsaturated and Poly-Unsaturated fats.  Some examples of healthy foods that contain Mono-Unsaturated Fats are avocado’s, olive oil, canola oil, olives, hazelnuts and almonds.  A good source of Poly-Unsaturated fats would include foods like flaxseed oil, soybean oil, sunflower seeds, salmon and tofu..  These types of foods are high in Omega 3s and Omega 6s.  Dr. Oz said that our body doesn’t produce Omega 3s and Omega 6s naturally so we need to be sure to get them from the foods that we eat.

What Are Trans Fats?

The harmful Trans Fats are made when companies turn liquid fat into hard fats for the sake of an increased shelf life.

Here Is The Trans Fat FREE Margarine recipe that Dr. Oz shared on his show :

Homemade Margarine Recipe Ingredients :

  • 3 Tbsp Coconut Oil
  • 3 Tbsp Soybean Oil
  • 2 Tbsp Milk
  • 2 Tbsp Milk
  • 2 Tbsp Egg Yolk
  • 1/2 Tsp Lemon juice
  • Pinch of salt

How to prepare the homemade margarine recipe :

Here are the directions that were given on Dr. Oz :

  1. Fill a large metal bowl with some ice water.
  2. Place a glass bowl inside of the metal bowl that you filled with ice water.  This will cool the ingredients you are about to mix.
  3. One by one mix in the soybean oil, milk, coconut oil, egg yolk, lemon juice, and salt.  Whisk the ingredients until they turn yellow and thicken.
  4. Enjoy

Like and share if you enjoy making heart healthy homemade recipe’s like the margarine recipe that was shared on today’s show!

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Jan 052015

Foods To Eat on The Dr. Oz Total 10 Rapid Weight Loss Plan

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Total 10 Rapid Weight Loss Smoothie Recipe

Today (January 5, 2015) Dr. Oz spoke about his Total 10 Rapid Weight Loss Plan, the foods you should eat, and what you can expect in terms of weight loss.  During this segment Dr. Oz invited a woman on to the show, named Kim, who lost an astonishing 18.6 pounds during the first two weeks of the Total 10 Rapid Weight Loss Diet Plan.  In fact, she lost 9 pounds during the first 4 days!

Foods To Eat On The Total 10 Weight Loss Plan

Dr. Oz said that one of the most important parts of the Total 10 Weight Loss Plan is to make sure that you eat 12 ounces of protein, spread throughout the day.  Dr. Oz shared a morning smoothie recipe to start your day off.. Other good sources of protein that are allowed in the diet are :

  • Fish
  • Eggs
  • Poultry

You are allowed to eat unlimited non-starch vegetables and quinoa.  Dr. Oz said that you should limit the quinoa to only 1/2 cup per day.  This will be the only carbohydrate that you will consume during the course of the day.  Dr. Oz likes quinoa because it has a great balance of protein and carbs.

Snacks You Can Eat On The Total 10 Diet Plan For Rapid Weight Loss

  • Romaine lettuce chips
  • Nuts (Dr. Oz recommended almonds, pistachios and walnuts)
  • Nut butters (limit to 1 ounce)
  • 1 cup of 2% plain yogurt

Limit Caffeine Intake

Try to limit your caffeine intake to one cup of plain coffee each day.  If you normally sweeten your coffee, substitute unsweetened vanilla almond milk or coconut milk in place of sugar.  Dr. Oz said that your taste buds will change throughout the course of the diet and you will notice that your coffee will actually taste sweet after two weeks if you stick with the vanilla almond milk or coconut milk sweetener alternative.

Total 10 Smoothie Recipe

Ingredients :

  • 1 cup of almond milk
  • 2 tbsp of protein powder
  • 1 tbsp of flaxseed oil
  • 1/2 cup berries
  • 1/2 cup frozen banana
  • 1/2 cup ice

Never Be Hungry – Eat All Day Long!

Dr. Oz said that you shouldn’t be hungry on this diet.  If you do get hungry in between meals, have some Total 10 Broth… Here is the recipe that Dr. Oz gave on the show.

Total 10 Broth Recipe

Ingredients :

  • 3 quarts of water
  • 1 cup of winter squash
  • 1 Onion
  • 1 Cup of root veggies
  • 2 celery sticks
  • 1 cup of greens
  • 1/2 cup of cabbage
  • 4 slices of ginger
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • Sea salt to taste

Preparation directions :

  • Boil the 3 quarts of water in a pot
  • Mix in the onion, root veggies, winter squash, celery, greens, ginger, garlic and sea salt.
  • Boil for 45 minutes

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Jan 022015

Dr. Oz Talks About How To Reverse Lactose Intolerance and Probiotics

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Tips To Alleviate Lactose Intolerance Symptoms on Dr. Oz

1/02/2015 : Many people become lactose intolerant as they get older.  On his January 1, 2015 episode Dr. Oz explained why so many people become lactose intolerant and develop gas, bloating and diarrhea after consuming dairy products.  To help him with this segment Dr. Oz invited a woman on to the stage from audience to help demonstrate what is going on in the body when someone in lactose intolerant.

The good news is that people who suffer from lactose intolerance can overcome this ailment if you understand what is going on in your body and what you need to do to remedy this condition.  Lactose intolerance makes you feel bloated, suffer from gas and often diarrhea.  This happens because as you age your body produces less of the enzyme called lactase.  This causes the body to have problem absorbing breaking down lactose that is found in dairy products like milk and cheese.  Your body isn’t able to use the calcium as it should and the ill effects are gas and bloating.

Babies and children rarely have lactose intolerance problems because you are born with an abundance of lactase which helps you break down the milk.  When many people get older their bodies no longer produce enough lactase and digestion of dairy foods and beverages becomes a real problem.  So, what can you do about it?

How to Reverse Lactose Intolerance

Dr. Oz said that probiotics (like found in Greek yogurt) are full of probiotics.  These help the body to digest lactose.  Dr. Oz suggested that people who have these problems with dairy to take probiotic supplements.  When your shopping for Greek yogurt, be sure to read the label to make sure that it contains live cultures.

Another tip that Dr. Oz said is to eat hard cheese instead of soft cheeses.  He said that soft cheese contains significantly more lactose, which is the enzyme that causes the imbalance problems in the gut.  Choose hard cheeses like swiss or cheddar.  You will notice that you will experience far less problems if you stay away from the soft cheeses.

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Dec 012014

 “Souping Recipes” – Breakfast, Berry, Sweet Potato and Apple 3 Day Detox Soup Recipes on Dr. Oz

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Sweet Potato and Apple 3 Day Detox Soup Recipe

You have heard of liquid detox diets, but how about a detox that actually allows you a little “substance” so you will not only reap the benefits but you will feel full and satisfied during the process..  “Souping” is gaining in popularity because you still receive the benefits of doing a detox (including weight loss and giving your digestion system a break) because the soup recipes Dr. Oz shared are high in fiber and are power packed with vital nutrients, vitamins and minerals.

3 Day Souping Detox Plan Allows You To Eat 6 Times A Day!!

Why is the 3 day soup detox so popular with those who are wanting to improve their health?  Here are a few reasons why :

  • You can eat soup six times per day!
  • No portion limitations.  Eat as much as you want.
  • Dr. Oz had a portion of his audience try the souping detox.. The results were that they lost an average of 4 lbs per person during the 3 day detox.

Breakfast Berry Soup Recipe

  • 2 1/2 cups strawberries
  • 2 1/2 cups of blueberries
  • 1/2 cup of kefir
  • A little Chili powder (optional).  You can also substitute 100% cocoa powder in place of the chili powder if you like.

Vegetable Soup Detox Recipe

Dr. Oz suggested enjoying a soup for lunch that is veggie based.  Here is the recipe that he shared :

Directions : Mix 8 cups of vegetable stock, 9 oz artichoke hearts, 3 oz shitake mushrooms (sliced), 2 cups of broccoli and 28 oz can of chopped tomatoes in large pot.  This mixture will make up to 14 cups of soup for your 3 day detox!  It’s much easier to stick to the plan when you don’t have to run to the kitchen and prepare your food each and every time.

This veggie soup combo is beneficial because mushrooms reduce body inflammation, broccoli is high in fiber, tomatoes are beneficial for cleansing of the liver, and artichokes boost liver bile flow.. All of these benefits help the body to detox.

Dr. Oz said you can add in some optional ingredients to the soup base like spinach, cabbage, beans, chicken, avocados, and kale.

Sweet Potato and Apple Soup Detox Recipe

A treat that you can enjoy that will satisfy your sweet tooth in a healthy way is the sweet potato and apple soup recipe.  Mix 2 diced apples, 1 lb of sweet potatoes, 1 cup of apple cider vinegar and some cinnamon..  Bring these ingredients to a boil and then lower the heat and simmer for approximately 30 minutes.  Check on the sweet potatoes.  They should become soft.  This will tip you off that the soup is ready.  Remove from heat and let cool.. Blend the apple and sweet potato soup recipe in a blender for a puree finish.  Warm to desired temperature and enjoy at your convenience.

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Oct 202014


 Dr. Oz Oct. 20 – 24, 2014 Topics : Ebola, No Juice Detox, No Pill Solutions

Dr. Oz will be talking about a wide ranging array of topics during the Oct. 20 – 24 week of episodes.  He will talk about the Ebola hysteria and sort out all of the facts, prevention measures and what you should know to keep your family safe as possible.  Other topics include a “No Juice Detox” plan as well as how to regain and maintain your health with the need for pills.  Here is a summary of day to day topics.

October 20, 2014 – Ebola Fears and Facts – What You Should Know!

Ebola is a terrifying virus that has the entire world concerned.  Any time that you turn on a news channel or log on to the internet you hear something new..  To help calm fears and to make sense of this national health scare Dr. Oz will be talking about all of the facts as we know it and tips of what you can do to keep your family safe.  The list of show topics include :

  • Ebola – Know the facts and prevention tips
  • Melissa Etheridge – How breast cancer has affected her life and how it may have even helped her to be happier than ever.
  • Experience too much sun damage in your youth?  Dr. Oz shares how you can erase sun damage and improve your overall skin health.
  • Charley horse – Is it a pain that people just have from time from time or can they mean what you should know..   Dr. Oz talks about when a Charley Horse should have you concerned.
  • Easy ways to cut calories without taking away flavor from your meals.

October 22, 2014 :  The “No Juice” Detox Plan

  • Detoxing doesn’t mean that you have to go on an all liquid diet.  Dr. Oz talks about how you can detox while still eating nutritious and wholesome foods.
  • Joan Lunden sit down interview about how she has battled breast cancer.
  • Truth tube – Do you take melatonin to help you sleep?  Dr. Oz talks about how too much melatonin isn’t healthy and could cause your insomnia to become even worse.  He shares tips on how to ditch sleeping aids and improving your sleep at night.
  • Cholesterol lowering tips

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 – Tori Spelling Opens Up About Her Life

  • Tori Spelling has come a long way since 90210.  Tori talks with Dr. Oz about how she has dealt with some her problems that she has face in her life and how she manages to have a career, maintain her marriage and take care of her 4 children.
  • Rebecca Alexander talks about her book, “Not Fade Away” and what it’s like to slowly go deaf and blind.
  • Immune boosting tips to help prevent the flu and getting sick altogether.
  • Bloating, gas and diarrhea prevention tips and remedies.
  • How to stop “Yo-Yo” dieting.

Thursday, October 23, 2014 Dr. Andrew Weil – No Pill Solutions

  • Andrew Weil is one of Dr. Oz’s most popular guests.  He returns once again to share tips to get off the pills and improve your health naturally.
  • Jeff Rossen talks about food expiration dates and if it’s safe to keep food longer than what the packaging says. 
  • Brenda Watson (author of “The Skinny Gut” shares her weight loss secrets and how she managed to lose the weight and KEEP it off.
  • How and why stress can make you sick.

Friday, October 24, 2014 – Secret Ingredient Companies Are Sneaking Into Your Food

  • Dr. Oz talks about a chemical that is making it’s way into your food that may not be good for your health.  He shares tips on how to avoid this food chemical in your diet.
  • Dietician, Sharon Richter talks about the “diet foods” that are actually causing you to gain weight.
  • Michell Phan (beauty blogger) shares makeup and beauty anti-aging tips to help you look years younger.
  • 10 uses of tea bags that you may not have heard of.
  • Ma’ake Kemoeatu (former NFL player) joins Dr. Oz to talk about why he gave up football to save his brother’s life. by donating his kidney.

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Sep 302014

 Salmon Salad and Broiled Sardines Recipes on Dr. Oz – Low Mercury Fish Options

Dr. Oz invited Chef Ben Pollinger on to his show to share some advice on how to pick out the best fish, and low mercury options when preparing seafood dishes.

Low Mercury Fish Options

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Salmon Salad and Broiled Sardine Recipes on Dr. Oz

Chef Ben Pollinger explained to Dr. Oz that some of the best options of seafood that are low in mercury include shrimp, sardines, oysters, salmon and fresh water trout. If you are picking out fresh fish at the market you should look for

  •  Find a fish that sparkles and shines.  The more fresh that they are, the more that they will sparkle.
  • Look at the eyes and pick out a fish that has clear eyes that aren’t sunken in.
  • Look at the gills on the fist and make sure that they are bright and red.
  • Poke the fish. It should spring back if the fish is fresh.

Broiled Sardines Recipes

Ingredients :

  • 1 cup walnut halves
  • 1/2 cup olive oil (choose extra-virgin)
  • 16 butterflied and fillet sardines.  These kinds don’t have bones.
  • 1 pinch of salt and pepper
  • 12 halved black mission figs
  • 1 bunch of arugula
  • 1/2 cup of mint leaves
  • juice and zest from 1/2 of a lemon

Preparation directions :

  1. Soak the walnuts in water overnight.  This trick will allow them to be more digestible.
  2. Preheat boiler
  3. Mix the lemon juice, extra virgin olive oil, and lemon zest to make a vinaigrette
  4. Line a baking tray with foil.  Add sardines to the tray but make sure that you pat them dry first.  They will caramelize better if you do.
  5. Lightly season the sardines with salt and pepper.
  6. Drizzle some of the extra virgin olive oil over the top of the sardines.
  7. Broil the sardines until browned.  This should only take 2 to 3 mins.
  8. Cook figs in 8 qt. pot over medium temperatures.  Add 2 tbsp. of olive oil. Do this for a couple of minutes to warm up the figs.
  9. Add in arugula to the pot and cook until the leaves become wilted.
  10. Remove the arugula and add sardines over the top
  11. Your done.. Enjoy

Salmon Salad With Spinach Recipe

Ingredients :

  • 3 tbsp. red wine vinegar
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon of Dijon mustard
  • Salt and pepper
  • 4 or 5 six ounce boneless salmon fillets
  • 12  oz rinsed stemmed spinach leaves
  • 1/2 cup of fresh dill (loosely packed)
  • 12 ounces of white mushrooms

How to prepare salmon salad with spinach :

  1. Mix together the olive oil, mustard, vinegar, salt and pepper in a small bowl to make a tasty vinaigrette.
  2. Set the oven to 350 degrees and preheat
  3. line a baking sheet with foil.
  4. Season salmon fillets on both sides with salt and pepper, with drizzled olive oil.
  5. Place in oven and bake for approximately 13-15 mins.  The salmon should become translucent in the center.
  6. Remove from oven and allow to cool.
  7. Cut mushroom stems and clean.  Cut into 1/4 inch slices.  Add them to a large mixing bowl and combine with spinach, dill and vinaigrette.
  8. Add the cooked salmon fillets to the top of the salad and enjoy!

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Sep 222014

Dr. Oz Talks About The New Pesticides Being

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Say No To The New Toxic Pesticide “Enlist Duo” and sign the petition!

Dr. Oz September 22, 2014 : The EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) is considering a new pesticide that has Dr. Oz and other doctors very concerned.  GMO’s (Genetically Modified Organisms) has been a hot topic over recent years and the debate is about to heat up even more.

GMO crops were created to be able to withstand pesticides, but to what extent is this having on our nation’s health?  As, the weeds that the pesticides are intended to kill build up a resistance, new pesticides are being formulated that may prove to be even more dangerous to your health.

Glyphosate and 2, 4-D

New soybean and corn seeds have been reengineered to survive the strongest pesticides out there.  Glyphosate and the latest 2, 4-D are two of the latest chemicals.  In fact, 2, 4-D was used (and banned) during the Vietnam War.  Should these chemicals be used on our food supply?  Common sense seems to point to NO.

Dr. Oz Talks About Enlist Duo

Dr. Oz is worried that the new pesticide (Enlist Duo) could have a detrimental impact on our brain health.  It’s not just Dr. Oz who is concerned about Enlist Duo.  Many scientists and doctors are speaking out against the dangers that this exposure will put us at risk for.  Some potential health risks are :

  • Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Alzheimer’s Disease

Dr. Oz said that our food supply is already highly saturated with GMO’s.   He pointed out that approximately 75 percent of our food contains GMO’s!.  These GMO’s are exposed to 1.1 billion lbs of pesticides!  If these new pesticides are added on top of what already is being used that will be an additional 70 to 170 million more pounds of pesticides to the food supply.

Pesticide Drift Risks

Drift is when pesticides drift off the crops and affect populated areas, such as school playgrounds.  Pesticide drift can occur from wind and rain.

Dr. Oz fears that we are putting our country in the middle of a scientific experiment where we aren’t sure what the long term health affects may be on our health!

Heather White (Environmental Working Group Executive Director) said that the new toxic herbicide will coat corn and soybeans that are grown all across the entire country.

What Can You Do? – Sign The Petition

Dr. Oz said that concerned citizens can take action against the use of these new pesticides by signing a petition to Take Action.   All we need is 100,000 signatures to warrant a response.  If you are concerned about this issue you can view and/or sign the Dr. Oz White House Petition Here.

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