Dr Oz: How Do You Know If You Are Getting Enough Antioxidants?

How do we know we are getting enough antioxidants?Dr. Mehmet Oz in his concern that we understand the importance of eating healthy and cancer prevention, featured a segment in which he had his studio audience on The Dr. Oz Show tested for carotenoids levels in their skin.  As he explained, carotenoids are an important group of antioxidants by which regular dietary consumption may help prevent cancer and other diseases.  They are considered anti-angiogenic which means they starve cancer cells.  As the audience may represent a general cross section of Americans, how did we do?  Is it possible that perhaps diet may be the cause of the health crisis in America today? Continue reading “Dr Oz: How Do You Know If You Are Getting Enough Antioxidants?”

“Omega 3 and Omega 6. Dr Oz: All Omegas Are Not Created Equal and May Be Harmful to Your Health!

Omega 3 SupplementsThe Dr. Oz Show recently aired a segment devoted to teaching us the difference between the many types of omega fats and why not knowing these differences may actually be harmful to our health! Dr. Oz and his guest, Dr. Mark Hyman, Founder and Medical Director of The Ultra-Wellness Center in Massachusetts,  gives us valuable information that will help sort out our confusion on these essential fatty acids! Continue reading ““Omega 3 and Omega 6. Dr Oz: All Omegas Are Not Created Equal and May Be Harmful to Your Health!”

Dr Oz: Fruits And Vegetables To Consider Buying Organic

Consider Buying Peaches OrganicDr. Oz, in his continued effort to give us the best information for our best health, a variety of his shows have addressed his picks of top “dirty” fruits and vegetables. He considers them “dirty” because they are susceptible to being contaminated with large quantities of pesticides. Sometimes organic fruits and vegetables are not always affordable or available.  But just being aware of our best choices may help you tune into your “health radar” and scan your regular grocery digs for affordable choices when organic foods may be in season and on sale! Continue reading “Dr Oz: Fruits And Vegetables To Consider Buying Organic”

Dr. Oz: Natural foods that help control blood sugar

CinnamonDr. Oz of the popular Dr. Oz Show loves to share the benefits and healing powers of natural foods.  Over the course of several shows, he has mentioned several foods that may help control blood sugar which of course is very useful to those who are trying to control their diabetes. Here are some foods that you probably have in your cabinets now that you will start to think of differently! Continue reading “Dr. Oz: Natural foods that help control blood sugar”