The Dr. Oz Show Review: What Americans Need To Know Of The Chicken Industry (7/8/14)

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The Dr. Oz Show stated that about 95% of Americans consume chicken on a daily basis. Little do the consumers know that the chicken industry is controlled by four major companies that dictate the standards on production, quality assurance and Washington regulation. The fact that the industry is so vertically integrated raises issues that directly affect Americans up to the household level. Dr. Oz raised the issues surrounding the kind of chicken Americans are taking is based on research conducted by investigative reporter Christopher Leonard (photo in this recap). Leonard is the author of The Meat Racket which delves deeper…

The Dr. Oz Show Recap: Sunburn Never Fades To A Tan (7/7/14)

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Summer is often used as a free pass to having a great tan but Dr. Oz cautioned his viewers that getting sunburn doesn’t translate into a tan. In fact, the moment the sun hits our skin, a substantial portion of our skin cells are destroyed and never get to tan. To regain these busted cells, our bodies need to grow new cells. Staying under the sun with much of our skin exposed is like welcoming different kinds of sunrays to hit out bodies. Given this piece of fact, Dr. Oz encouraged the gentle and slow build-up of tan that spans…

The Dr. Oz Show Review: Endometrial Cancer & Merits Of Robotic Hysterectomy (6/26/14)

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In November 2014, The Dr. Oz Show briefly discussed the salient points related to endometrial cancer and the benefits of hysterectomy. Reality TV personality Camille Grammer, a cancer survivor, discussed her own experience and the cutting-edge surgery performed on her. Below is an overview of this reproductive cancer and the merits of the latest procedure called robotic hysterectomy. Common Form of Reproductive Cancer Dr. Oz presented endometrial cancer as the most common form of gynaecological cancer in women. In the US alone, about 50,000 new cases of this type are diagnosed on an annual basis. Also known as uterine cancer,…

The Dr. Oz Show Review: Issues On New Guidelines Preventing Heart Disease, Statin Use (6/25/14)

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In November 2013, the American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association released an updated set of guidelines on cardiovascular care for healthcare providers. The guidelines are the latest response to dealing with heart disease which is considered as the primary killer in women. In response, The Dr. Oz Show focused a segment in its episode last year which essentially criticized the merits of a possible over-use of statins. Guidelines On Statin Use Dr. Oz mentioned that statins are the latest set of wonder drugs that lower cholesterol levels by preventing a substance in the body that creates cholesterol. Simply…

The Dr. Oz Show Review: Organic Food & Reduced Health Risks From Pesticides (6/24/14)

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The revival of organic food in modern society is gathering speed in view of issues related to genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and reports of elevated use of pesticides in conventional farming. This short article is based on a previous episode of The Dr. Oz Show which focused on the substantial increase in pesticide consumption in America. The show also made an argument as to why organic produce are far better than their conventional counterparts. The biggest discussion centered on a Charles Benbrook’s claim that organic food reduces a person’s health risk from pesticides by 94%. The Benbrook Case on Pesticides…