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…

The Dr. Oz Show Review: Gluten Attacks Immune System w/o Hurting The Gut (6/23/14)

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Late last year, The Dr. Oz Show alerted viewers about a relatively new medical phenomenon dubbed as gluten sensitivity. Gluten is a type of protein found in wheat and grains such as rye and barley. This protein is necessary in making breads rise and have a fluffy consistency. It is also used to thicken soups and even used as a meat substitute. Gluten is very common in the food that we eat. The American Diabetes Association has a list of gluten-rich foods that have become mainstream, of which include pasta, pizza and even beer. The bad news is that gluten…

The Dr. Oz Show Review: Why The US Food Industry Refuses GMO Labelling (6/19/14)

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When The Dr. Oz Show took on the issue of Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) Labelling, it was clear that there is a big space to lobby the American public on their right to know the kind of food they are consuming. The very reason stems from the reality that a resounding majority in the US Food Industry are fighting hard against GMO labelling. GMO labelling touches the very heart of the principles of accountability and transparency. GMOs are engineered in laboratories to increase their resistance to external factors (e.g. extreme weather, pests) while lowering production costs. Dr. Oz mentioned that…

The Dr. Oz Show Recap: Safflower Rids Fat, Boosts Energy and Reduces Inflammation (6/6/14)

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The Dr. Oz Show was a giant body of knowledge when it summarized the best of Superfoods that can help restore and maintain the body at its optimum. The powers of the safflower turned out to be the most interesting: it has the ability to zap fatigue and promote high energy throughout the day, can burn fats and its natural anti-oxidant properties help keep the heart healthy and strong. Dr. Oz attested that oil extracted from safflower gives a big energy boost, especially during periods where fatigue just sets in. Adding safflower oil to breakfast meals sets the tone for…