The Dr. Oz Show Review: Noteworthy Daily Health Hazards People Must Recognize (8/7/14)

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Late last year, The Dr. Oz Show addressed several health hazards that people face everyday without noticing the risks they cause. Dr. Andrew Weil (photo in this recap) provided answers to these issues and the level of risks entailed. Two of the most interesting facts that came out of this episode are related to saturated fat and fluoride. Saturated Fat Does Not Clog Arteries. We’ve known all along that saturated fat is bad as it increases the risk of heart-related diseases and diabetes. For the longest time, the medical world has come to accept such positive correlation which resulted in…

The Dr. Oz Show Review: The Irony in Diet Soda (8/6/14)

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Back in April, The Dr. Oz Show raised public awareness on how diet sodas raise the risks of heart attack. This was based on the results of a study conducted by the University of Iowa which showed that women who consume at least 2 diet sodas a day have a 30% higher chance of getting a heart attack and 50% risk of dying from such. It is ironic that a beverage marketed to have fewer calories has ingredients that impact on the body in far worse ways. Below is quick reference on the risks one is exposed to when consuming…

The Dr. Oz Show Review: Can IUDs Cause Infertility? (7/31/14)

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Early this year, The Dr. Oz Show featured several OBGYN issues which turned out to be myths as confirmed by specialists. One specific topic that was raised dealt with Intrauterine Devices (IUDs) and whether they could really cause infertility. The answer? A resounding no. Please read as we review the aspects that makes this assumption a big myth. Basic Function. IUDs are birth control devices that are inserted in the uterus. These prevent a woman’s eggs from being fertilized by causing damage or even killing sperms. As IUDs are positioned in the uterus, they also have an impact to the…

The Dr. Oz Show Recap: Breaking The MRSA Chain (7/28/14)

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A new health endemic is progressing and families need to pay close attention on how to stop the expansion of the superbug causing it. Its name? MRSA. The Dr. Oz Show highlighted how the MRSA is now taking up residence in homes and threatening lives. Flesh-eating Bacterium. MRSA is the acronym for Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus, a bacterium that causes flesh-eating infection that can be fatal. In the past six years, 50% of deaths have been linked to MRSA and 1 out of every 50 people are affected by it. MRSA  easily spreads out and its resistance to antibiotics earned its…

The Dr. Oz Show Review: Uterine Fibroids & Treatment Options (7/24/14)

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Back in February, The Dr. Oz Show highlighted the effects and treatment options of uterine fibroids. This is a growing concern among women as statistics show that it manifests in 3 out of 4 women. The risks are higher among African-American women who inherently have lower Vitamin D levels. Below are fast facts on uterine fibroids and how to address such. Basic Facts. Uterine fibroids are non-cancerous (i.e. benign) tumors that grow along the walls of the uterus. There are also instances where fibroids grow inside the uterus’ cavity or get attached to the uterus similar to a mushroom stalk….