10.16.14 biggest loser

The Biggest Loser Recap: Matt Miller springs back, pushes limits with Mike Murburg (10/16/14)

Oct 16, 2014

The 6th week of The Biggest Loser: Glory Days will be remembered as the time where Matt Miller (photo in this recap) and Mike Murburg found friendship as the biggest push factor in their recovery from personal setbacks. Last week, Matt was automatically eliminated from the ranch after registering a three-pound loss that fell below the red line. In Comeback Canyon, Matt recovered his bearings in the company of Mike and Bob Harper. Whether Matt’s change of attitude and perspective were due to the absence of the pressure in the ranch or simply an acceptance of the “nothing-to-lose” mindset, there…

10.16.14 dr. oz

The Dr. Oz Show Recap: Women aged 50 years & over are more qualified to take low-dose aspirin (10/16/14)

Oct 16, 2014

Today on The Dr. Oz Show, the dividing line as to who should be taking low-dose aspirin was refined in light of a new study conducted by Harvard University. According to Dr. Oz, low-dose aspirin is the most widely used drug in the US where about 60 million Americans take it on a daily basis. However, the study indicates that less than half of the users benefit from such. An important indicative factor is age: low-dose aspirin has more value and potency for women who are 50 years old or older. Outside this age rule, those who should be taking…

10.15.14 dr. oz

The Dr. Oz Show Recap: Enterovirus D68 linked to muscle weakness & paralysis (10/15/14)

Oct 15, 2014

Last month, The Dr. Oz Show addressed the growing concern on Enterovirus D68 following the sharp increase in recorded cases, largely among children. Today, the discussion was revisited with experts in light of new developments where the virus has been linked to new alarming symptoms other than what is similar to the common flu: it causes muscle weakness and paralysis. Here’s a detailed recap of the conversation and how households should address the virus. Flu on steroids. Dr. Oz described the Enterovirus D68 as “flu on steroids” considering that its outbreak is akin to the spread of wildfire. The symptoms…

10.13.14 the voice

The Voice Recap: Pop, rock & reggae flourish in Menlik Zergabachew & Troy Ritchie battle (10/14/14)

Oct 14, 2014

Night 2 of The Voice’s battle rounds was a fantastic extension of two of last night’s patent feats: the creative process involving the coaches and guest mentors as well as the flawless execution of lessons learned by the artists. Tonight, the small tweaks employed by Gwen Stefani and hubby Gavin Rossdale created a brilliant fusion of pop, rock and reggae that made Menlik Zergabachew and Troy Ritchie the coolest dudes in the battles. Last night, Alicia Keys’ brilliance was key to the best duet (Luke Wade vs. Griffin); tonight, the honor went to Gwen and Gavin with the unusual pairing…

10.14.14 dr. oz

The Dr. Oz Show Recap: Fight chronic UTI with prune juice, apple cider vinegar (10/14/14)

Oct 14, 2014

Urinary tract infection (UTI) in women brings too much discomfort. But for those with chronic UTI, life gets disrupted. The Dr. Oz Show showed that this condition affects at least 7 million women on an annual basis, as confirmed by integrative medicine specialist Tasneem Bhatia (photo in this recap). Dr. Bhatia noted that UTI which keeps coming back, despite medication, is not uncommon. However, the cycle can be prevented by restoring the urinary bladder to its normal acidic environment by changing one’s habits which includes the intake of prune juice and apple cider vinegar. Find out more about chronic UTI and…

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10.24.14 dr. oz

The Dr. Oz Show Recap: The Skinny Gut Diet promotes bacterial balance, permanent weight loss (10/24/14)

The Dr. Oz Show provided an insight on why weight loss just seems so impossible especially to those who constantly exercise and reduce food intake. As it turns out, weight that keeps creeping back even after the unwanted pounds have been shed off is due to bad bacteria, specifically fat bacteria, which overwhelms the population of good bacteria found in the intestines. Here’s our recap on this topic. Permanent weight loss happens in the kitchen. If fat bacteria in the intestines are the culprit behind the piling of pounds in our bodies, it follows that the process of taking these…

10.23.14 dr. oz

The Dr. Oz Show Recap: Study confirms properly stored food is safe & good even after expiration date (10/23/14)

The Dr. Oz Show featured a new study which confirms with finality that properly stored food are still safe to eat and do not cause food-borne illnesses even past the expiration dates indicated in labels. According to ABC journalist Jeff Rosen who covered the joint NRDC-Harvard study, the dates stamped in labels are largely manufacturers’ codes which consumers can easily decode. Also in the recap are Dr. Andrew Weil’s natural remedies to common medical conditions, inclusive of indigestion, oily skin, insomnia and gout. Decoding dates on labels. Expiration dates are currently forcing Americans to throw away about 160 billion pounds…

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…