10.13.14 dr. oz

The Dr. Oz Show Recap: Hair relaxers & straighteners cause permanent damage, cancer (10/13/14)

Oct 13, 2014

Who among us women wouldn’t love to have silky straight hair? For those who are big fans of keratin-infused hair straightening products and hair relaxers, The Dr. Oz Show issues a new warning based on scientific facts: these products are directly liable for temporary breathing problems, rashes, radical changes in hair texture, extreme damage to hair and in the long-run, cancer. Here’s our recap on the risks related to these hair products. Health hazards associated with hair straighteners. Over the summer, Dr. Oz noted that the National Academy of Sciences officially declared that the formaldehyde content in keratin hair straighteners…

10.9.14 biggest loser

The Biggest Loser Recap: Did the White Team sustain its dominance in Week 5? (10/9/14)

Oct 9, 2014

The Biggest Loser: Glory Days’ most nerve-wracking happened in the 5th week, the episode of which was covered in tonight’s episode. Finally, the red line made its debut which meant only one thing: anyone whose percentage weight loss appears below it (from the losing team) is automatically eliminated from the show.  The teams also faced their biggest challenge yet where the winner was given the chance to sideline a potential threat from the losing teams during the weigh-in. This week, the Red and Blue teams desperately needed to arrest their downfall and trip the White Team’s dominance. Did they succeed?…

10.9.14 dr. oz

The Dr. Oz Show Recap: Accessible processed food in kitchen makes you 55 pounds heavier (10/9/14)

Oct 9, 2014

Why is losing weight so difficult to achieve despite the availability of healthy and fresh food options? The answer has nothing to do with appetite and this was proven in today’s episode of The Dr. Oz Show. According to Cornell University’s Brian Wansink (photo in this recap),  the tendency to indulge in mindless eating which causes weight gain is due to the availability of processed food in the market. To drive his point, a person who has a kitchen peppered with potato chips, soda and cornflakes that are available anytime for eating is at least 55 pounds heavier than someone…

10.8.14 dr. oz

The Dr. Oz Show Recap: New study links artificial sweeteners to heightened diabetes risk (10/8/14)

Oct 8, 2014

For years, The Dr. Oz Show has been vigilant on the negative impacts of artificial sweeteners. Today, a new health hazard is attached to this product and it’s supported by scientific data: artificial sweeteners raise the risk of diabetes. Here lies the irony: artificial sweeteners are intended not just to help lose weight but to aid in controlling and reducing diabetes risks but it turns out that it’s failing on both goals. Also in this recap are female-related topics addressed by female doctors. Artificial sweeteners and heightened diabetes risks. In a study published on September this year, scientific data shows…

10.7.14 the voice

The Voice Recap: Post-audition weigh-in on artist & team potential (10/7/14)

Oct 7, 2014

Two weeks after The Voice’s newest season premiered, there’s no denying that this may just be the most exciting the show has to offer and likely the most legit singing competition in my radar. Now that the blind auditions are over, the artists gear up for the battle rounds. This early, one of the big questions that keeps popping up is whether new coaches Gwen Stefani and Pharrell Williams have the perfect strategy to beat veterans Adam Levine and Blake Shelton in the same fashion that two-time coach Usher achieved last season (yey, Josh Kaufman). Coming off from watching The…

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10.22.14 dr. oz

The Dr. Oz Show Recap: Smart shopping entails white paper, grocery list & old receipts (10/22/14)

We all know that supermarkets have strategies that make us shop more and to a certain extent, purchase unhealthy food, so The Dr. Oz Show encourages consumers to be more proactive when buying while staying on the budget and still upholding healthy and smart shopping. Today, several practical tips were provided by supermarket guru Phil Lempert (photo in this recap) and surprisingly, the simplest are the most effective: by bringing along a grocery list, a piece of white paper and old receipts, shoppers can overcome slick supermarkets tricks. Limited memory. A lot of shoppers go to stores either on an…

10.21.14 dr. oz

The Dr. Oz Show Recap: 7-day detox with plant-based foods yields results similar to juice diet (10/21/14)

Yes, you read the title of this recap of The Dr. Oz Show right! The popular juice detoxification diet plan yields the same results as real and whole plant-based foods.  According to Dr. Woodson Merrell (photo in this recap), also the author of The Detox Prescription, a plant-based detoxification plan is more sustainable and can be part of one’s lifestyle beyond the seven-day prescription. His plan addresses toxin-related conditions such as asthma, allergies, brain fog and even diabtes and obesity. Here’s our recap on this program. Benefits of detoxing with real & whole food. According to Dr. Merrell, juicing alone…

10.20.14 dr. oz

The Dr. Oz Show Recap: Expert says focus should be in West Africa, not in closing American borders to contain Ebola (10/20/14)

The Dr. Oz Show expanded its discussion on the risks of the Ebola virus spreading in the US. In light of the death of the first Ebola patient in America three weeks ago, anxiety and fear is on the rise as to its effects to Americans. Questions on preparedness and mitigating risks are now a concern. Closing American borders is a hot topic but infectious disease expert Dr. Alexander van Tulleken believes that doing so only minimizes risk a bit and may even give a fall sense of security to Americans. Here’s our recap on the conversation on this topic….

10.17.14 dr. oz

The Dr. Oz Show Recap: Eben Alexander says science alone can’t explain heaven & reincarnation (10/17/14)

Today, The Dr. Oz Show featured a former skeptic of the near-death experience and a believer of today’s one of the most controversial insights on heaven and reincarnation. Dr. Eben Alexander (photo in this recap) affirmed, among which, the existence of heaven, our ability to access heaven through meditation and the reality of reincarnation. Dr. Alexander’s claims are based on his research and personal experiences and he believes that the proofs go beyond material science. Also in this recap are Dr. Oz’s answers to concerns on the Ebola virus. Proving spiritual beings. Dr. Alexander had a 25-year career as a…