Feb 262015

Dr. Oz Talks About eSight Glasses and How They Can Help The Legally Blind See Again

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eSight Glasses Helping The Blind See!

Today Dr. Oz spoke to a man named Warren who lost his sight 10 years ago, in just a matter of a few days.  Warren spoke to Dr. Oz about how going blind in such a short period of time has affected him.

Warren is married and has children, but he hasn’t been able to see what his children look like.. His wife has always described his children to him, but he still longs to see their faces.

eSight Glasses Helping Warren, and Other Legally Blind People See Again

You couldn’t help but feel for Warren who suffered from Leber Hereditary Optic Neuropathy..  This disease robs you of your sight and takes your vision very quickly.  Fortunately, there is some amazing cutting edge technology that can allow him to see his wife and his children for the first time.

What is eSight?

Warren still has some periphery vision but he can’t see what is in front of him. eSight actually records of what he is looking at (but can’t see) and then allows him to zoom in on the image.  eSight records the images and then allows the brain to see the images that Warren can’t see in from of him because of Leber Hereditary Optic Neuropathy.

How Much Does eSight Cost?

Unfortunately, the cutting edge new technology that eSight offers is still quite expensive.  It costs approximately $15,000.  Warren and his wife Samantha have had a few fundraisers that have helped him raise $3,000.

Dr. Oz then talked to a woman in the audience who was wearing eSight.  She said that she could totally relate to Warren’s story as hers was very similar to his.  She also didn’t know what her children looked like until she put on eSight glasses for the first time.  It was a very emotional and moving experience for her to recall the moment that eSight allowed her to see.

eSight Donates A pair of Glasses For Warren on Dr. Oz

Dr. Oz surprised Warren on the show which created quite an emotional moment for Warren, his wife and all of the viewers.  Warren put on eSight and was able to see.  He was emotionally moved and wasn’t able to compose himself to say much other than, “I think it’s pretty awesome.” Soon afterwards, Warren’s kids came on to the show and he was able to see them for the first time.  Thanks to eSight, Warren was able to see his children.. The moment was priceless and had much of the audience moved to tears.

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Feb 112015

Charcoal Detox Craze – Latest Fad or Based On Healthy Facts?

On February 11, 2015 Dr. Oz will be talking about a rapidly growing trend that people are trying to help detox their body of toxins and to be healthier.  The Charcoal Detox craze is sweeping the country but is it safe? Is it dangerous to mix with medications? Can people be allergic to charcoal?  How do you do the detox?  These are just some of the question’s that Dr. Oz will be talking about on the Feb 11th program.  Here are some basic summaries of what activated charcoal is and the potential benefits that it may have to offer?

What Is Activated Charcoal?

Activated charcoal is basically charcoal that has been heated to increase it’s absorptive power.  Activated charcoal is used as an emergency antidote in many emergency rooms for certain types of poisoning.  It can absorb most toxins and chemicals before it can do harm in the body.

Does charcoal have any dangerous interactions?

Charcoal isn’t thought to be toxic but you should refrain from taking charcoal within two hours of taking medications because the medications can bind to the charcoal and you will not be absorbed by your body and this can be dangerous.

Also, be aware that activated charcoal isn’t the same thing as the ashes from your fireplace at home.  Do not try this!

What is a charcoal detox and why do people do it?

You will find a lot of information on the internet about people doing charcoal detoxes for a wide array of ailments. People take it to detox the body from toxins.  They also use it as a remedy for spider bites, bee stings and even to whiten their teeth naturally!

What does Dr. Oz think?

Dr. Oz will be devoting a segment to the charcoal detox  on 2-11 so be sure to tune in to find out.  In case you can’t tune in, we will update and let everyone know what he thinks after the show has been officially aired!

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Jan 272015

Dr. Oz Talks About Why We Need To Take Fish Oil, Vitamin D and CoQ10

Today Dr. Oz invited Zach Frye (pharmacist) on to the show to talk the important role that heart supplements can play towards your health.  Zach explained that supplements like Fish Oil, CoQ10 and Vitamin D an help to maintain your cholesterol, blood pressure and triglyceride levels.  Of course there is the disclaimer that supplements aren’t regulated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.  However, research suggests that they can be very beneficial towards your health.

Why is CoQ10 A Heart Healthy Supplement?

Zach Frye said that CoQ10 is a supplement that is found in some foods, but is also an antioxidant that is naturally made within the body.  He explained to Dr. Oz and the audience that CoQ10 helps with energy production.  He suggested Spring Valley CoQ10 supplements during the segment.

Dr. Oz further explained the important roles that CoQ10 plays in your health.  He said that CoQ10 helps to reduce your blood pressure.  He said that CoQ10 helps to relax and open up your blood vessels to let blood flow through more easily.

While, CoQ10 is found in some food you would have to eat huge amounts of it to get the heart healthy benefit.  In fact, it would be counterproductive. He said that you would need to consume 8lbs of beef, or 10 lbs of peanuts, or 300 oranges.  A supplements would be the obvious choice in this case.  Zach Frye said that the dosage level you should look for is 100 milligams and take the CoQ10 supplements one or two times each day.

Why Fish Oil Is Good For Your Heart

Fish oil is an excellent source of heart healthy Omega 3 fatty acids.  These essential fatty acids found in fish oil can help to reduce and maintain triglyceride levels at a healthy level.  They recommended Spring Valley Fish Oil because it is purified to remove any mercury that the fish may contain.  You should consume 1000 mg of fish oil each day for a happy and healthy heart.

Vitamin D For Your Heart

People often don’t associate Vitamin D with heart health, but studies indicate that low levels of Vitamin D can have a negative impace on heart health.  You should take 1,000 IUs of Vitamin D each day.  Dr. Oz handed out bottles of Spring Valley Vitamin D, CoQ10 and Fish Oil to the audience members at the end of the segment on today’s show.

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January 27, 2015

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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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Disclaimer: The information contained in this website is provided for informational purposes only, and is not intended to convey medical advice or to substitute for advice from your own physician.