The Dr. Oz Show Recap: Artificial Sweeteners Trigger Diabetes (3/10/14)

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The Dr. Oz Show echoes the dangers of artificial sweeteners, the worst of which is the development of diabetes. Ach! This piece of news based on scientific research findings is a big blow to people who continue consuming the product, despite previous warnings of its dangers. Artificial sweeteners became a billion-dollar industry when they promised to deliver all that sweetness sans the calories that regular sugar offers. After their potential health risks became public (causing industry sales to dive), the industry remains profitable since manufacturers are now using different names (e.g. Neotame, Rebiana, Acesulfame Potassium and Isomalt). Dr. Elizabeth Boham…

The Dr. Oz Show Recap: Effervescent Pills Have High Sodium Content (3/7/14)

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It’s common knowledge that too much or too little of salt in the body can’t be good for the body. Although we may be watchful of the salt content in the food that we eat, The Dr. Oz Show proves that the effervescent tablets sold in drugstores may have just more than enough sodium content than our body can take (roughly 1 teaspoon a day). Nowadays, the market is awash with effervescent drugs that address even the most common health problems (e.g. colds) so a lot of it end up in households. Effervescent tablets quickly dissolve in water, making the…

The Dr. Oz Show Recap: Inhaled Alcohol Fumes Are Toxic, Addictive (3/6/14)

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Just when you think inhaling alcohol fumes is the lesser evil in the world of inebriation, The Dr. Oz Show sees only the latent dangers it poses to the body from a medical perspective. Dr. Oz brands this latest trend as the dangerous way to getting drunk. Not only does it prevent the body to naturally reject the toxins in the alcohol, it also makes users feel that they’re in control of their drinking habits which likely leads to addiction especially among women. Smoking alcohol vapor promises instant high (or buzz) without the hangover and weight loss. These are the…

Dr. Oz: Non-Organic Potatoes Cause Developmental Problems, ADHD (3/5/14)

Dr. Oz: Non-Organic Potatoes Cause Developmental Problems, ADHD (3/5/14)

Today, The Dr. Oz Show tells us that the pesticides in the urine of kids who eat non-organic potatoes (left, photo), are above the EPA level. And: Testosterone causes PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome). Oral contraceptives are the most common treatment. And: Caffeine in pain medications can keep you awake. Take pain medications without caffeine. Chemicals Dr. Oz talks with experts on everyday foods they won’t touch, because they’re loaded with chemicals and toxins which make you sick: Conventionally-grown potatoes. Potato is the number 1 vegetable that kids eat. Pediatrician Alan Greene, MD thinks that conventionally-grown potatoes are responsible for the…

Dr. Oz: Stay Away from Social Media, for Happiness (3/4/14)

Dr. Oz: Stay Away from Social Media, for Happiness (3/4/14)

Today, The Dr. Oz Show tells us that to be happy, we should detox from social media one day a week. Also avoid saying negative things, be grateful, say you’re sorry and make time for yourself 2x a week. And: Hydrate with water-rich foods like melons and strawberries, to avoid kidney stones. And: Get a flu shot to reduce 60% of your killer flu risk. Happy Dr. Oz tells us 5 things that happy people know: Don’t compare yourself to others on social media. A woman (photo) second-guessed herself after she saw her college friends’ vacations and events on social media….