The Dr. Oz Show Recap: Siblings w/ Cystic Fibrosis Inspire Whoopi Goldberg To Quit Smoking (5/15/14)

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Cigarette smokers very well know the risks of maintaining their habit yet quitting can prove to be a monumental challenge. There are stories, however, of people who go cold turkey after realizing just how lucky they are to be endowed with functioning lungs. On The Dr. Oz Show, Whoopi Goldberg candidly talked about two young siblings who inspired her to finally kick her 50-year smoking habit for good. Whoopi had Dr. Oz reminding her of the negative health impacts of smoking but never found the incentive to quit. What did convince her to give her lungs a break was a…

The Dr. Oz Show Recap: Red Pepper Flakes Diffuse Carb Cravings (5/14/14)

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Food cravings become big health issues when these start overtaking our lives, especially when the end result is unnecessary and unhealthy weight gain. One shared experience, especially among women, is  a growing craving for carbohydrates at the height of an emotional ride (e.g. anger, frustration, sadness). On The Dr. Oz Show, carbohydrate-rich foods were shown to be ineffective in raising one’s dopamine levels. The better solution is sprinkling red pepper flakes on dishes to increase dopamine and bump off carb cravings for good. Among its functions, dopamine is a body chemical that can stabilize one’s emotions (the feel good hormone)….

The Dr. Oz Show Recap: Overseas-Sourced Rice, Ginkgo Biloba Have High Lead Content (5/13/14)

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Here’s a fair warning to everyone consuming organic food: a lot of manufacturers are producing seemingly healthy food without disclosing their toxic metal content. On The Dr. Oz Show, Mike Adams (photo in this recap) confirmed that a number of organic food brands sold in American stores have tested positive and even way above the legal limit of metal content. Based on the tests he conducted in his private lab, samples of rice protein powder and ginkgo biloba supplements whose raw materials are sourced from Asia (specifically China) had the highest level of lead content. Worse, these levels went as…

The Dr. Oz Show Recap: 4 Natural Food Sources That Yield Younger-Looking Skin (5/6/14)

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Anti-aging creams are currently the handiest solutions for women. However, there is also an abundance of natural food sources that boost the skin that repair the skin’s aging-related problems. The Dr. Oz Show discussed the merits of 4 powerful foods that make the skin look younger, of which are guavas, tomatoes, wheat germ and trout. Guavas address the development of wrinkles; its Vitamin C content allows the body to rebuild weakened collagen found under the skin. Dr. Oz recommends the consumption of 2 cups of guava a week to get that much needed boost.  Tomatoes are rich in lycopene which…

The Dr. Oz Show Recap: 5-HTP Supplements Squash Appetite & Emotional Eating (5/2/14)

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Emotional eating is one of the leading reasons why losing weight can be extremely difficult. Among so many options, The Dr. Oz Show features 5-HTP supplements, the natural solutions that directly work with emotions and appetite control. 5-HTP is sourced from the seeds of an African tree (Griffonia simplicifolia) and increases one’s serotonin level.  Serotonin, or what is commonly known as the happy neurotransmitter, is responsible the alerting the brain to send signals that promote happiness, bliss and relaxation. Serotonin is also directly associated with appetite; lower levels have been known to be the source of eating disorders. Dr. Oz…