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 Dr. Oz Talks With Dr. Joel Fuhrman about The Side Effects Of Antibiotics – Do They Make You Fat?

Dr. Oz invited the ever popular, but ever “controversial”, Dr. Joel Fuhrman on to the show to talk about the side effects of overusing antibiotics.  Dr. Joel Fuhrman (author of the book Eat To Live) believes that the abuse of antibiotics are making us sick and even fat.  During this segment Dr. Oz and Dr. Fuhrman discuss the side effects that antibiotics may be having on our bodies in the short term and over the long term.  Dr. Fuhrman said that patients are being treated with antibiotics for viral infections and this does absolutely no good, and can even cause unpleasant side effects and long term harm.  Dr. Fuhrman believes that the best defense to illness is by eating a healthy diet and creating an environment for a healthy immune system.

Antibiotics Can Make You Fat!!

Dr. Joel Fuhrman said that antibiotics can actually make you fat.  He said that antibiotics not only kill the “bad” bacteria when you get sick, but they also kill the “good” bacteria.  Dr. Fuhrman said that having the healthy good bacteria in your gut is very important in keeping you well and also helps to prevent weight gain.

Is Your Gut Healty?  Take The Test To Find Out!

Here is a test that Dr. Oz shared with the audience to help you determine if your gut is healthy or not :

  1. Do you frequently have bad breath?
  2. Are you prone to yeast infections?
  3. Do you frequently get bloated, suffer from constipation, or diarrhea?

If you answered yes to any of the questions listed above you may have too much bad bacteria in your body.. You can help to grow the healthy kind of bacteria by eating a lot of raw vegetables.

Fight Disease With Superfoods Like “Butter Lettuce”, “Dried Tomatoes”, “Broccolini”, and “Unsweetened Dried Pineapple”

Butter Lettuce – Dr. Fuhrman said that that butter lettuce can lower your risk of getting cancer.  He suggests eating a serving of butter lettuce each day to lower your risk.

Broccolini – This kind of broccoli tastes sweeter and also lowers your risk of certain cancers.

Dried tomatoes – Lycopene from dried tomatoes helps to reduce your risk for heart disease.

Unsweetened Dried Pineapple – Try some unsweetened dried pineapple as an alternative to sugar.

Strawberry Pineapple Sorbet

To finish off this segment from today’s (November 5, 2013) show Dr. Oz and Dr. Fuhrman shared a Strawberry Pineapple Sorbet recipe.  Here are the ingredients and directions that they shared :

Ingredients :

  • 1/2 cup of orange juice
  • 4 slices of dried pineapple (unsweetened and unsulphered)
  • 1 ten ounce bag of strawberries (frozen)
  • 1 cup of fresh strawberries (organic)

Preparation directions :

    1. Add orange juice to a bowl and soak the pineapple in the fridge overnight
    2. Dice the dried pineapple
    3. Add the diced pineapple and frozen strawberries to a blender or processor and blend until it is pureed

Pour the strawberry / pineapple mixture into two sorbet glasses and add fresh strawberries to the top

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