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…

The Dr. Oz Show Recap: Sleeping on One’s Side Develops Cleavage Wrinkles (5/1/14)

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Ladies, did you know that one of the biggest culprits of cleavage wrinkles is developing a bad sleeping position? Vain as it may be, cleavage wrinkles are unsightly as we age. On The Dr. Oz Show, sleeping on the side topped the list of factors behind this condition. Never fear, though; Dr. Oz assured that this can still be corrected by developing new and healthy habits. Cleavage wrinkles are due to the breakdown of collagen which supposedly lends to tighter and firmer skin. Sleeping on the side causes the breasts to rub together and speed up the collapse of collagen. Just as wrinkles appear…

The Dr. Oz Show Recap: May Diet Promises 10 Lbs Off By Summer (4/30/14)

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Nearly a month remains before summer finally kicks in. If you’re looking forward to shedding off weight and fitting in your old swimsuits, The Dr. Oz Show recommends the May Diet. This diet program guarantees a 10-pound weight loss after a month with strict compliance to the guidelines. The first rule is all about the 80-20 plate, where a meal consists of 80% low glycemic vegetables and 20% of protein and fat (see photo in this recap). This ratio enables the body to release unnecessary water, much of which are held on by eating carbohydrate-rich food. Dinner should be of…

The Dr. Oz Show Recap: Why It’s Critical to Address Pelvic Floor Dysfunction (4/29/14)

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Pelvic floor dysfunction is a medical problem that is often missed by practitioners due to the manifestation of pain outside the pelvis area. On The Dr. Oz Show, some of the enumerated symptoms  include back pain, hip pain, pelvic aches, painful sex, urgency and irritable bowel. These occur due to the weakening state of muscles and ligaments that make up the pelvic floor. Nevertheless, simple and achievable exercises can be executed for that much needed therapy. The pelvic floor supports a number of organs including the uterus, bladder, colon, rectum, pelvis and hip joints along with food by-products such as…

The Dr. Oz Show Recap: Thinning Eyebrow Ends Indicate Sluggish Thyroid (4/28/14)

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It has been stated on The Dr. Oz Show that our eyes are the windows to our souls and our eyebrows to that of our emotions. However, naturally thinning eyebrows are a big health concern and must be taken with utmost gravity. The most telling sign of a thyroid gland problem is the manifestation of thinning ends of one’s eyebrows. The thyroid is responsible for the production of hormones that ensure the normal and efficient function of body systems. When it becomes sluggish, a person feels tired often and even gains weight. For non-medical practitioners, the practical test for this…