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…

The Dr. Oz Show Recap: Cranberry Green Tea Alleviates Gastritis (6/2/14)

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Gastritis is a condition in the stomach that ensues when acid burns through the stomach due to the absence of a gel that coats the gut. Coffee and red wine are two of the most common culprits that cause gastritis, burning through the gel and the stomach itself. On The Dr. Oz Show, the effects of these two beverages were illustrated, proving that continuous intake can eventually damage the stomach over time. To alleviate the effects, a switch to cranberry green tea and liquor tonics were recommended. Contrary to what you may have read elsewhere, stress and spicy food do…

The Dr. Oz Show Recap: Hulled Barley Suppresses Hunger Up To 16 Hours (5/30/14)

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Hulled barley takes the spotlight as another all-natural appetite suppressant which can make you full for up to 16 hours. The Dr. Oz Show proved this point by testing hulled barley on three women who substituted it for their usual grains. All women affirmed feeling full for longer hours; one even lost 3 pounds in 3 days! Hulled barley is a cereal grain with nut-like flavor and a chewy consistency. Its high fiber content allows it to expand in the stomach, resulting to slower digestion. As such, it subdues the release of ghrelin (the hunger hormone) and quashes any pangs…

The Dr. Oz Show Recap: Going Vegetarian For Rapid Weight Loss Is A Myth (5/29/14)

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Losing the excess weight in your body at a fast rate can be extremely frustrating when you realize that your preferred diet program isn’t working the way it’s supposed to be. The Dr. Oz Show gave clarity on three specific extreme weight-loss plans that can mess up your metabolism, all because the goal and process have been lost in translation. Foremost of these diet myths is going vegan which backfires when used as a tool in rapidly losing weight. A vegetarian lifestyle has a lot of health benefits but doesn’t yield the same when used as a diet plan. The…

The Dr. Oz Show Recap: Differentiating Heartburn From Heart Attack Saves ER Trip (5/28/14)

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A lot of people often blur the lines between heartburn and a heart attack, a lot of which end up in unnecessary trips to the emergency room (ER). On The Dr. Oz Show, the cause of heartburn was expounded on; the symptoms between these two medical cases were also distinguished in aid of viewer education. Everybody experiences heartburn at one point in our lives: the lucky ones seldom suffer but those exposed to trigger factors agonize through the effects. No matter how common it is, heartburn still remains one of the misunderstood cases and often mistaken for a heart attack…