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…

The Dr. Oz Show Recap: Alarm Raised On USDA’s Plan To Process Chicken Meat In China (6/4/14)

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The Dr. Oz Show raised the alarm surrounding the US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) plan to transfer the processing of chicken raised in the US (as well as Canada) to China and importing the end product back to the US. Public health experts see this as a move that will definitely expose Americans to numerous risks arising from China’s notorious and documented below-par health and safety standards. The processed products will include grocery items such as chicken nuggets and canned soup. These will eventually figure out in restaurants and in American homes. According to Paulette Goddard professor Marion Nestle (photo…

The Chew Recap: Dr. Oz Is In The House For Farm-Fresh Turkish Delight (6/4/14)

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The Chew served a slew of fresh ingredients straight from farmers’ markets which eventually evolved into several oh-so-good meals. Dr. Mehmet Oz  joined his daughter Daphne (their photo appears in this recap) for a little Turkish delight made more exciting with a dip that had raw honey straight from the Oz family’s neighborhood farm market. Daphne’s Kofte Bites with Yogurt-Honey Dip was a modified version of a classic Turkish meal usually served with basmati rice. This appetizer version retained the regular ingredients but cooked in small sizes (to quote Daphne, this ought to be the “size of lady thighs”). Kofte…

The Dr. Oz Show Recap: Shitake Mushrooms Protect The Spleen (6/3/14)

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If you watch contact sports such as mixed martial arts (MMA), one body part  often mentioned as a good target area is the spleen. Rightly so, as the spleen is one of the more delicate organs and could be more damaging when hit. For regular people like us, the spleen has a major role of filtering the blood that runs through our bodies, functioning as the first line of defense against infection. On The Dr. Oz Show, shitake mushrooms (photo in this recap) were identified as essential in ensuring that our spleens are properly protected from any infection. As a…