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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Sep 222014
 

Dr. Oz Weekly Preview For September 22, 23, 24, 25, 26 2014

Season 6 of Dr. Oz is well underway and this week Dr. Oz will be talking about a wide array of topics like GMO pesticides, a wheat free diet to transform your health, rejuvenate your energy and defeat exhaustion in just 7 days, and the dangers of walk in cosmetic surgery (as well as many other topics.  Here is a preview segment of each episode of the upcoming week.

Monday September 22, 2014 – The new GMO Pesticide that doctors are warning consumers about.

  • Dr. Oz has tackled the topic of GMO foods many times, but on Sept. 22nd he will be talking about a brand new “toxic” pesticide that may be approved by the EPA that will be used on GMO food crops.  Be sure to tune in to find out what you can do to keep you and your family safe from potentially dangerous pesticides being used on GMO foods.  Sign The Enlist Duo Petition to stop this toxic new pesticide from being used on our crops.
  • Gastric bypass link to alcoholism?  Dr. Oz will speak to Dr. Reef Karim and Dr. Marina Kurian about why people who get gastric bypass surgery may be more prone to alcoholism than an average person.
  • Hemorrhoid prevention and remedies
  • Chris Cook will share his story about how he is a farmer despite not having any arms or legs.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 – “Ultimate Wheat Free” Health Transformation Guide

  • Tuesday’s Dr. Oz show will feature Dr. William Davis (author of The Wheat Belly Diet) to share his step by step plan to improve your health by following a wheat free diet plan.
  • Angelina Jolie in the not too distant past underwent a cancer prevention surgery.  Dr. Oz talks about how since Angelina Jolie set an example, many other women have taken the same precautions.
  • Mood swing remedies and tips on how you can improve your mood.
  • Gut flush plan to reduce bloating and constipation.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 – Can Fibroid Surgery Spread Cancer?

  • Dr. Oz talks about hysterectomies and if they can spread cancer.
  • The latest breakthrough in medicine that could help those who suffer from high blood pressure.
  • Chris Powell is back to inspire people to get back into the exercise routine even if you have “fallen off the wagon”
  • How to find relief from sciatica nerve pain

Thursday, September 25, 2014 – 7 Day Plan To Defeat Exhaustion

  • On Thursday, Dr. Oz will invite nutritionist, Yuri Elkaim (author of “The All-Day Energy Diet”) on to the show to share his 7 day plan to conquer exhaustion.
  • Dr. Florence Comite talks with Dr. Oza bout thyroid cancer and if it is being over treated.
  • Kathie Swift talks about bloating problems and why bad bacteria in your gut may be the culprit.  Kathie Swift and Dr. Oz share tips on how to reduce bad bacteria and promote good bacteria to help defeat bloating problems.
  • The many every day uses of lemons.

Friday, September 26, 2014 – The Dangers That Walk-In Cosmetic Procedures May Pose

  • A growing trend for thousands of women (and men too) are to going to “medi-spas” and other places where the plastic surgery is done by people who aren’t licensed or trained properly.  Dr. Oz and Elisabeth Leamy discuss the dangers of “medi-spas” and walk-in cosmetic plastic surgery procedures.
  • Health concerns about microwave use.  Dr. Oz talks about myths of putting plastic in microwaves.  Tune in to the Friday Sept. 26 episode to find out the “do’s” and “don’t” for microwave use.

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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

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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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