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Diet guru’s scolded for his bogus weight loss tricks

18 Jun

We all oved Dr. Oz in the beginning – he was bringing new and interesting health information about our heart and general health but then he turned on us by making us feel fat when we are not even at by focussing of weight loss and coming up with bizarre weight loss tactics that he shared consistently. Definitely too much. It became like a cheap trick. I hope this talking to will get him back on track with more interesting information. We are not cookie cutter being we are individual and not everyone was made to be thin. Dr. Oz lost me a long time as a viewer because I was tired of hearing about another diet plan.

Dr. Mehmet Oz, a celebrity doctor who frequently extols weight-loss products on his syndicated television show, got a harsh scolding from several senators on Tuesday at a hearing about bogus diet product ads.

Oz was held up as the power driving many of the fraudulent ads, even as he argued he was himself the victim of the scammers. The hearing is a follow-up to the Federal Trade Commission’s crackdown last January against fake diet products.
“I don’t get why you need to say this stuff because you know it’s not true,” Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill, a Democrat who chairs a Senate subcommittee on consumer protection, said at the hearing. “So why, when you have this amazing megaphone…why would you cheapen your show by saying things like that?” Senator Scolds Dr. Oz Over Weight-Loss Products.
Oz plays a role in perpetuating scams, McCaskill said.

“When you feature a product on your show it creates what has become known as the ‘Dr. Oz Effect’ — dramatically boosting sales and driving scam artists to pop up overnight using false and deceptive ads to sell questionable products,’ she said.

“While I understand that your message is occasionally focused on basics like healthy eating and exercise, I am concerned that you are melding medical advice, news, and entertainment in a way that harms consumers.”


Dr. Oz Puleese

13 Aug

What are you doing to people? I have heard some women say that they have stopped listening to Dr. Oz because everyday he comes out with something new and improved and driving them crazy.  I think Dr. Oz will begin to lose credibility as a doctor if he does not stop endorsing some strange products. He also appears to be focussing on women’s body. 

Women must accept the fact that we are not all alike and that slimness does not equate to good health.  We are all different and we come in different sizes. The more information we received on how we ought to be, how much we ought to eat and how much we ought to this and that the more we will become crazy.

Tune out to diet advice they do not work. The simple thing is eat less and use up more. If we make a decision to stop eating junk food and eat sensible like your grandparents everything would be fine. We are chasing after this elusive dream of a certain size and in the mean time cheat ourselves out of valuable life. Let us be grateful for life and energy. Live your life and get off this judgemental treadmill. Love your body no matter what size it is.  There are too many people many money off of women’s insecurities around their body. Free yourself from this tyranny of body size.  You are who you are.

How about a little detox with Dr. Oz

9 Jan

As a child growing up in the tropics, we always had a “clean out” after every big holiday – Easter, Christmas and Summer. Our parents felt we ate a lot of stuff and needed to clean out so we’re ready for school. Just to let you know I did not grow up in a culture where we checked out what’s wrong or what will be before too long. We just made sure we kept ourselves as healthy as possible by taking the right medicines proactively. When we check out what’s going wrong inside our bodies we tend to lead anxious-ridden lives. Let’s be proactive this year and you know, you’re on the right track. Take that step, go for it. Twenty eight days to feeling better, lighter and healthier.


Intriguing information from Dr. Oz

7 Oct

Good foods gone bad – read


Dr Oz and the best time to eat fruits – Sharing an interesting email

25 Mar
DR. OZ on eating  fruit 

This is truly  interesting.
I thought it was going to be  funny.
But there are some  very interesting healthy facts  here.

Read on.  

EATING  FRUIT  This  is informative!  
We  all think eating fruit means just buying fruit,  cutting it up and popping it into our mouths.  It’s not that easy. It’s important to know how  and when to eat fruit.  
What’s  the correct way to eat fruit?  
Eating  fruit like that plays a major role in detoxifying your system, supplying you with a great deal of energy for weight loss and other life activities. 
Let’s  say you eat two slices of bread, then a slice of  fruit. The slice of fruit is ready to go straight through the stomach into the intestines, but it’s prevented from doing so.  
In  the meantime, the whole meal rots and ferments,  and turns to acid. The minute the fruit comes  into contact with the food in the stomach, and  digestive juices, the entire mass of food begins  to spoil.  
Eat  your fruit on an empty stomach, or  before your meal! You’ve heard people complain: Every time I eat watermelon I burp, when I eat durian my stomach bloats, when I eat a banana I feel like running to the toilet, etc.
This will  not happen if you eat the fruit on an empty  stomach. Fruit mixes with the putrefying other food and produces gas. Hence, you bloat!  
There’s  no such thing as some fruits, like orange and  lemon are acidic, because all fruit becomes  alkaline in our body, according to Dr. Herbert Shelton who did research on this matter. If you have mastered the correct way
of eating fruit, you have the Secret of Beauty, Longevity,  Health, Energy, Happiness and normal weight. 
When  you need to drink fruit juice drink only fresh fruit juice, NOT the concentrated  juice from the cans. Don’t drink juice that has  been heated. Don’t eat cooked fruit; you don’t  get the nutrients at all. You get only the  taste. Cooking destroys all of the vitamins.  
Eating  a whole fruit is better than drinking the juice. If you should drink the juice, drink it mouthful  by mouthful slowly, because you must let it mix  with your saliva before swallowing it. You can  go on a 3-day
fruit-fast to cleanse your body.  Eat fruit and drink fruit juice for just 3 days, and you will be surprised when your friends say  how radiant you look! 
KIWI: Tiny but mighty, and a good source of potassium, magnesium, vitamin E and fiber. Its vitamin C content is twice that of an orange!  
AN  APPLE  a  day keeps the doctor away? Although an apple has  a low vitamin C content, it has antioxidants and  flavonoids which enhances the activity of  vitamin C, thereby helping to lower the risk of  colon cancer, heart attack and stroke.  
STRAWBERRY:  Protective Fruit. Strawberries have the highest  total
antioxidant power among major fruits and protect the body from cancer-causing,
blood  vessel-clogging free radicals.  
EATING  2 – 4   ORANGES a  day may help keep colds away, lower cholesterol, prevent and dissolve kidney stones, and reduce  the risk of colon cancer. 
WATERMELON: Coolest thirst quencher. Composed of 92% water,  it is also packed with a giant dose of  glutathione, which helps boost our immune system. Also a key source of lycopene, the  cancer-fighting oxidant. Also found in watermelon: Vitamin C and Potassium.   
GUAVA  &  PAPAYA: Top  awards for vitamin C. They are the clear winners for their high vitamin C content. Guava is also  rich in fiber, which helps prevent constipation.  Papaya is rich in carotene, good for your eyes.  
Drinking Cold water after a meal =  Cancer!  
Can  you believe this? For those who like to drink cold water, this applies to you. It’s nice to have a cold drink after a meal, however, the cold water will solidify the oily stuff that  you’ve just consumed, which slows digestion.  Once this ‘sludge’ reacts with the acid, it will  break down and be absorbed by the intestine  faster than the solid food. It will line the intestine. Very soon, this will turn into fats  and lead to cancer. It is best to drink hot soup  or warm water after a meal. 
A  serious note about heart  attacks.  
Women  should know that not every heart attack symptom  is going to be the left arm hurting. Be aware of  intense pain in the jaw. You may never have the first chest pain during the course of a heart  attack. Nausea and
intense sweating are also  common symptoms. Sixty percent of people who  have a heart attack while they’re asleep do not wake up. Pain in the jaw can wake you from a  sound sleep. Be careful, and be aware. The more we know, the better our chance to survive.  
A  cardiologist said if everyone who gets this mail  sends it to 10 people, you can be sure that  we’ll save at least one  life. It  can  even be your life!


Five cancer fighting foods

13 Sep

5 Foods That Starve Cancer The Dr. Oz Show

- Cooked Tomatoes

- Bok Choy

- Flounder

- Strawberries


Tips from Oprah’s Dr. Oz to staying healthy and perhaps living longer

17 Jul

Step 1: Find a doctor and schedule a checkup -  at least once a year

Step 2: Know the five ingredients to avoid -  High fructose corn syrup, sugar, enriched, transfat and saturated fat (fats from animals)  – include omeg 3 Fats, flaxseed

Step 3: The healthy foods to add to your diet – blueberries, squash, prunes, broccoli, tomatoes, soyabeans, kidney beans, walnuts, scallops, olive oil, oatmeal, raspberry

Step 4: Take a multivitamin every single day – with at least 2,500  unit vit. A (postmenopausal) or 5000 units vit A (pre-menopausal)

Step 5: Know your numbers – blood pressure, cholesterol, weight, waiste, height bmi

Step 6: Find a health advocate

Step 7: Organize your medical records

Step 8: Get the medical tests you need

Step 9: Start exercising – start with walking and then move up from there.

Step 10: Get seven to eight hours of sleep a night

This information is not new but it helps to refresh our memory.Adherring to a  healthy lifestyle is not difficult if we stick to the plan as much as possible. We are humans and we will trip up but don’t give up, there is always tomorrow to start again.

To a healthier you – Check out Dr. Oz’s advice

16 Jan
Know the 5 Ingredients to Avoid
To make your diet more healthy, Dr. Oz says to remember his “rule of fives.” Look at the labels of the foods you eat. If you see one of these five ingredients listed as one of the first five things used to make it, don’t eat it.

High fructose corn syrup
“We most commonly get this in soft drinks,” Dr. Oz says. “It’s an inexpensive sugar, which means we’re getting a lot of it in our diet.”

Dr. Oz says when you eat sweets, your brain receives schizophrenic messages. “It says: ‘I got calories, but I didn’t get any nutrients,’” he says. Your body will keep craving food until it gets those nutrients.

Also watch out for products made with “enriched” flour, like white bread. “Why would they take bread and have to enrich it? Because they take all the important vitamins out of it, and they sprinkle just a little bit back in there,” Dr. Oz says.

Trans fat
Also known as hydrogenated fat, these are fats that were once in liquid form but have hydrogen added to make them solid at room temperature. “It extends the shelf life of the product,” Dr. Oz says. “But it shortens the human life.”

Saturated fats
These fats come from four-legged animals like pigs and cows.

Step 3: The healthy foods to add to your diet

The Healthy Foods to Add to Your Diet
Dr. Oz suggests starting with foods that don’t need a label, like fresh fruits and vegetables. “If they’re coming out of the ground looking the way they look when you eat them, they’re good for you in general,” he says.

You should also fill your grocery cart with items that are high in antioxidants, such as tomatoes, broccoli, kidney beans, blueberries, artichokes and prunes. “Whatever has that deep color like a blueberry, you know it’s rich in antioxidants,” he says. Try to eat five to seven servings of these foods every day.

Omega-3 Fats
Increase your intake of omega-3 fats to 3 grams a day. “Remember, 80 percent of our brain is fat,” Dr. Oz says. “We need to have the right kinds of fats in our body to make sure our brain is the most resilient to stress and can learn the fastest.” Some good sources include ground flaxseeds, walnuts, salmon, scallops, soybeans and squash.

Dr. Oz says the average American gets about 12 grams of fiber a day, but he recommends double that amount. Oatmeal, 100 percent whole grain bread, lentils, pine nuts, peas and raspberries are all great sources of this nutrient.

Olive Oil
The last item to add to your shopping list is virgin or extra-virgin olive oil. Ideally, Dr. Oz says you should consume about a tablespoon every day. One nutritious—and delicious—way to eat olive oil is with tomatoes, made into a pasta sauce. “If you get that into your diet a couple times a week, you’re getting these nutrients naturally.”

Step 4: Take a multivitamin every single day

Take a Multivitamin Every Single DayWith so many variations to choose from, how do you what vitamin is right for you?

Get Dr. Oz’s complete vitamin guide for every age.

If you’re a young, premenopausal woman, Dr. Oz says to look for a multivitamin that contains iron. “If you’re menstruating, you’ll need the iron to make new red blood cells,” he says. “And you don’t want more than 5,000 units of vitamin A.”

If you’re a postmenopausal woman or a man, Dr. Oz suggests a multivitamin without iron and no more than 2,500 units of vitamin A. “You don’t need the iron, because you’re not bleeding every month,” he says.

Before you add this step to your daily routine, consult with your doctor. Dr. Oz says people who are taking medication to lower their cholesterol may need a different dosage.

Step 5: Know your numbers

 Know Your Numbers
Waist Size
Suck in and measure your waist at your belly button. It should ideally be less than half your height—about 40 inches for men, 37 inches for women.

Blood Pressure
The ideal blood pressure is approximately 115 over 75. “If the systolic or first number is 140 or above or if your diastolic or second number is 90 or more, alert your doctor,” he says.

This ratio is the third number you need to know. “You want your LDL, or lousy cholesterol, to be less than 100,” Dr. Oz says. “You want your HDL, or healthy cholesterol, to be greater than 40.”

Resting Heart Rate
Take your pulse when you get out of bed in the morning and strive to get it as close to 60 as possible.

Blood Sugar
A simple finger stick can help you discover your blood sugar levels. “When your blood sugar is high, it’s like if I take [a] glass and crack it on the ground and take the glass shards and scrape the insides of your arteries,” he says. “That’s what those sugar molecules do inside of you.”

Vitamin D
You should also know your vitamin D levels—more Americans are deficient in vitamin D than any other vitamin. Vitamin D can help a person prevent cancer, heart disease, multiple sclerosis, diabetes, autoimmune ailments and thyroid problems. You can get enough through 15 minutes a day of sun exposure during the summer or a daily vitamin D supplement with 1,000 units.

C-Reactive Protein
This is a way to tell if your body is full of inflammation and irritation. “If you’ve got gingivitis, prostatitis, vaginitis—if you’ve got any of these inflammations in your gut—they can elevate the C-reactive protein,” he says. “C-reactive protein tells us how much of a battleground there is inside of you.”

Thyroid Stimulating Hormone, or TSH

As Oprah learned the hard way in 2007. “If you have unexplained weight gain. If your hair has changed. If you don’t have the get up and go. If your libido’s off, the number one thing that we check is thyroid stimulating hormone,” Dr. Oz says. “It tells us whether your thyroid gland is functioning normally.”

Step 6: Find a health advocate

Get the Medical Tests You Need

First things first, Dr. Oz says everyone should get an annual checkup, see their dentist every six months and get an eye exam every two years.

The rest of your health test schedule depends on your age and gender.

Step 9: Start exercising


Start Exercising

There are four main exercise goals you should be aiming to achieve this year.

Start Walking
Your goal is to get up to 10,000 steps a day, but Dr. Oz says it’s okay to start by walking for 30 minutes a day. This will make for 3,000 steps. Get your steps in with a pedometer and simple changes like taking the stairs instead of the elevator. “Societies that have 10,000 steps under their belt every day don’t have much under their belt,” Dr. Oz says. “It’s one of the best ways to stay thin.”

Get Your Heart Rate Up
Besides walking, you need some more strenuous exercise as well. You should work out hard enough to be sweating for at least 60 minutes a week.

Stretch for at least five minutes a day. “If you’re not flexible, you’ll get hurt and you’ll stop exercising,” Dr. Oz says.

Try Dr. Oz’s morning yoga routine.

Strength Training
You need to do some kind of weight lifting or resistance training for at least 30 minutes a week. “If you don’t rebuild those muscles, you get frail,” Dr. Oz says. “And that’s what aging is all about.”

Step 10: Get seven to eight hours of sleep a night


Get 7 to 8 Hours of Sleep a Night

While steps 1 to 9 are important, you could lose all of the benefits if you skip sleep. “If you don’t get sleep, you’ll crave other things like carbohydrates,” Dr. Oz says.



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