“A Word To The Wise.” Fight Fraud. Dr. Oz Is Mad As Hell!

Dr Oz - Fight Fraud - Oz Watch09-10-2012 Dr. Oz kicked off his new season of The Dr. Oz Show with the announcement that he is mad as hell! His says his legal rights are being violated and his trusting viewers are being duped! He says every day he puts his name on the line to give us information about substances that will improve our health.  But hundreds and thousands of companies have used his name and image and words like “as seen on Dr. Oz” on anything he mentions on his show to create and sell products and even scam us. Continue reading ““A Word To The Wise.” Fight Fraud. Dr. Oz Is Mad As Hell!”

“Basic Daily Supplement Regimen” Tips

  • Dr. Oz says you should have a specific health target when developing your supplement regimen.  You may want to take supplements to boost weight loss, to improve your skin and anti-aging, for bone health, heart health.  But whatever your target is, choose your supplements and regimen specific to that target.
  • Dr. Oz recommends taking no more than 5 different supplements daily.  If you do find you need more, consult your pharmacist about interactions between the supplements.
  • When taking a multivitamin, use a low-dose vitamin that would contain normal amounts that you would have eaten in food (100% Daily).  Take half in the morning and half at night.  That way you will spread the vitamin benefits through out the day and not urinate out the vitamins of one pill early in the day.
  • Calcium magnesium. Do not take with a multivitamin. Dr. Oz says they will bind to each other and become ineffective and will lose their vitamin benefits.  But do take with your Vitamin D.

Calcium

Dr Oz has done numerous segments of the importance of calcium in our diets. It is necessary for developing and maintaining strong bones and preventing osteoporosis, frailty and broken bones.  Because your bones are constantly repairing and replenishing tissue, you constantly need to supply your body with adequate levels of calcium. If you don’t get enough calcium, your body takes it from your bones.   At age 30 you are already at risk of brittle bones and by age 50 it gets much worse. The average woman needs 1,000 mg to 1,300 mg of calcium daily.  For those that may not get enough in the foods they eat, Dr. Oz has recommended a “Calcium Cocktail.” Continue reading “Calcium”

Calcium Cocktail – Calcium Magnesium

Dr. Oz says that fewer than 15% of women over 40 get the calcium they need, so has recommended calcium supplements numerous times on his show.  But he stresses to never take a calcium supplement alone. You need to combine it with magnesium and vitamin D.  The calcium supplement will cause constipation, but the magnesium will help your bowels to stay soft. The vitamin D is needed because it helps your body to absorb the calcium.  He has recommended taking the three in a cocktail with the following proportions:

The Dr. Oz “Calcium Cocktail”

  • 600 mg Calcium
  • 400 mg Magnesium
  • 1000 IU Vitamin D3

You can actually buy supplements that will combine calcium and magnesium or some that combine all three.

Chia Seeds

Chia seeds are well known in North America as being the hair and other growing parts of “Chia Pets.” But they are actually a very nutritious food source used by the ancient Aztecs and still today in South America. These Superseeds are high in fiber (42% in one 1 oz serving), omega 3, calcium, protein, and tryptophan (the sleepy amino acid as in turkey!). Since Chia seeds can absorb up to 12 times its own weight, Dr. Oz has recommended them to boost weight loss because they can expand to help suppress appetite. Dr. Oz also recommends them to promote sleep because of their tryptophan content. There are many ways to eat them, sprinkle on cereals, salads, and yogurt without much noticeable flavor. Here’s a website devoted to 40 Ways to use Chia Seeds.

Chitosan

Dr. Oz has recommended chitosan as a weight loss supplement. It is made from the exoskeleton of crustaceans (such as crabs and shrimp) and blocks dietary fat from being absorbed into the intestinal wall.

To help fight fat, Dr. Oz says try taking 1000 mg chitosan along with whey protein in a smoothie. In a blender combine 1000 mg chitosan, one scoop of whey protein, 1/2 banana, 1 cup water, some frozen berries, 1/2 pack milled flaxseed and 1 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa.

Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10)

Dr. Oz says Coenzyme Q10 is important for energy.  The way we make energy in our body is through mitochondria. Mitochondria are energy packets in our cells that produce the cellular energy in our bodies.  They are the power plants in our cells.  Coenzyme Q10 is a raw material in those mitochondria power plants that we use all the time.  It is also an antioxidant. The highest concentrations of CoQ10 are where we need the most energy – your heart, liver and kidney.  Dr. Oz has also recommended coenzyme Q10 to lower cholesterol, blood pressure and promote healthy blood vessels.  Take 200 mg daily. Use as part of “Dr. Oz’s Over 50 Preventative Care Regimen.”

Cruciferous Vegetables

Cruciferous vegetables are from the cabbage family and include not only a variety of colored cabbages, but a wide variety of other vegetables. Cauliflower, brussels sprouts, broccoli, kale, collard greens, bok choy and arugula are among the many.  They contain very potent antioxidants known for their cancer fighting properties. Dr. Oz says eat 4-5 servings of cruciferous vegetables daily for strong cancer protection and to clean toxins out of your body.  Dr. Oz includes these vegetables in his plan to recharge your liver and help it to repair itself in just days!

DHA Omega 3

DHA is a specific type of Omega 3 fatty acid. Dr. Oz says most of our brain is made up of DHA fat. That’s why getting enough of DHA is good for Brain Health.  Dr. Oz has also recommended DHA for Heart Health.  He says this type of Omega 3 is believed to reduce bad cholesterol and reduce arrhythmia (irregular heartbeats).  He advises 600 mg per day. Continue reading “DHA Omega 3”

Fish Oil

Dr. Oz has long recommended taking fish oil supplements regularly as a way to get essential omega 3 fatty acids, DHA and EPA,  in our diets. Studies show that these nutrients are necessary for brain health and development, prevention of heart disease, skin and joint health among a few. One of the natural food sources of these important nutrients are cold water, oily fish such as wild salmon, anchovy, and sardines.  Since many of us do not consume sufficient quantities of these foods, Dr. Oz has recommended we take a fish oil supplement containing at least 600 mg of the type DHA.  He feels this type of omega 3 will give us the most health benefits.

However a recent study by Greek researchers that hit the media  said that fish oil supplements may not be that effective in sudden deaths, total deaths and strokes.  Dr. Oz does not agree. 

Gamma-Linolenic Acid (GLA)

Gamma-Linolenic Acid (GLA) Sends calming signals to fat cells so they are more willing to let go of the fat that is in them.

To help burn belly fat faster in seven days, Dr. Oz said try 1000 mg GLA and one cup of beans AT EVERY MEAL for seven days.  Try chick peas for breakfast, black beans for lunch, Chili with red Kidneys for dinner… For seven days.

Green Coffee Bean Extract

A new study shows that women and men who took green coffee bean extract lost 17 pounds in 22 weeks with no dietary or exercise changes! They took pills for only 12 weeks and had no side effects!  It is extracted from the coffee bean in its green form but contains very little caffeine. Continue reading “Green Coffee Bean Extract”

Konjac Root Fiber

Konjac root is grown in Japan, India, Korea and China and used in a flour, powder or jelly form. Dr. Oz says it is one of the most powerful fiber supplements and weight loss aids because it dramatically expands in the belly when placed in water.  Take about 6 pm or about 15 minutes before you have dinner when you start to have hunger pangs.  Take about one teaspoon in a glass of water and it will also combine with the water in your stomach, swelling up in your belly making you feel fuller and eat about 70 calories less. Dr. Oz says that translates to about 7 pounds lost in a year.

Magnesium

Dr. Oz says Magnesium is needed for more than 300 chemical reactions in our body.  World research experts say 3 out of 4 people do not get enough magnesium and are magnesium deficient. A low energy level is probably one of the strongest indications that you are not getting enough magnesium.  Other signs are irritability, anxiety and lethargy. The best way to maintain your magnesium reservoir is to get it from the foods that you eat at every meal. Dr. Oz gives us his “Magnesium Must Have Grocery List” of magnesium rich foods that we should have every day. Continue reading “Magnesium”

Melatonin

Dr. Oz  and sleep specialist Michael Breus, PhD explain that the melatonin supplement is not a sleeping pill, but a sleep regulator. It does not initiate sleep.  It regulates our body clock.  Melatonin is a hormone that is produced naturally in our brains.  It tells our bodies that it’s night and it’s time for bed.  They warn that using it the wrong way can be dangerous.

Continue reading “Melatonin”

Multi-Vitamin

Dr. Oz recommends taking a multivitamin daily because only about 1% of us get all of our necessary nutrients in the foods we eat.  Making sure we get all of our daily nutrients would help ward off chronic disease. Dr. Oz says we do not need to spend a lot of money on our multivitamin. A generic will do. He recommends one with a low dose, with doses of only 100% of our Daily Recommended DV (Daily Value). That is what we should normally get in the foods that we eat. Dr Oz  too much of certain vitamins in supplements like Vitamin A and E can be toxic and harmful. Look for no more than 3500 IU of Vitamin A (2500 IU for postmenopausal women) and no more than 30 IU of Vitamin E.  Continue reading “Multi-Vitamin”

Omega 3 Fatty Acids

Dr. Oz has always touted the benefits of these essential fatty acids from brain health, heart health, skin and joint health among a few. He has invited many guest medical professionals on his show such as Dr. Mark Hyman to help him bring home his point.  These nutrients can be found in oily cold water fish such as wild salmon, sardines, and mackerel.  Fish oil supplements have always been recommended by Dr. Oz  for those who do not eat enough of these foods. But recently a new study by Greek researchers hit the media saying that fish oil supplements containing omega-3 may not be as effective as we thought in preventing deaths to stroke and sudden death. Dr. Oz defended his position.  He recommends we take a fish oil supplement daily with a DHA amount of 600mg or more. More About Omega 3’s.

Probiotics vs prebiotics

Dr. Oz explains that probiotics are the good bacteria that live in our gut. They can also be found in food sources such as yogurt.  They are necessary for a healthy digestive system and keeping us free of bloating, constipation, diarrhea and stomach pain.  But to keep these good bacteria alive, they need to be constantly fed with prebiotics.  These are found in plant-based foods such as bananas, cooked whole grains, garlic and onions and even honey.  To maintain healthy intestinal flora (bacteria living in your intestines) try to eat two to four servings per day.

Raspberries

Dr. Oz says eat one cup of raspberries every day to help relieve constipation.  Eat with live culture yogurt.  The raspberries have about 8 grams of fiber per cup and the yogurt will wake up your intestinal system.

Selenium

Selenium is an essential trace element that works with Vitamin E, to produce a potent antioxidant, glutathione, which helps promote a healthy immune system that helps us fight off illness.
It also helps the regulation of thyroid hormones. Dr. Oz says eating selenium rich foods such as mushrooms and Brazil nuts with iodized salt can help recharge a sluggish thyroid,  promoting increased energy and weight loss.  Dr. Oz advises eating 5 servings of nuts throughout the week, because the selenium in nuts can help you prevent cataracts.  Cod contains selenium which Dr. Oz says can help safeguard our skin from sun damage and cancer.

Soy Milk

Is Soy Milk good for kids?  Does it grow breast on boys? Dr. Oz says that growing breasts on boys is not the issue with soy milk. What we should know about soy milk and young kids is that soy milk contains phytoestrogens, plant estrogens,  which may turn on the parts of your body that respond to estrogen.  So we should not be giving huge doses of those things to kids.

Turmeric

Turmeric is one of Dr. Oz’s favorite Superfoods. He says it is full of antioxidants, it helps fight cancer, it is anti-inflammatory and can even help lessen a hangover if you take turmeric before drinking alcohol!  It is linked to lower cases of Alzheimer’s.  During various shows, Dr. Oz and his guest experts have suggested a variety of ways to make turmeric part of your health regimen.

Since it works well in combination with black pepper, you can make a seasoning mixture by combining 1/2 tsp turmeric, 1/2 tsp black pepper, and 1/2 tsp garlic salt in a shaker. Sprinkle on your cruciferous vegetables and roast in the oven. Continue reading “Turmeric”

Vitamin D

Dr. Oz considers Vitamin D a supplement “Superstar.” Vitamin D is critical for bone health.  Without vitamin D, our bodies cannot properly absorb calcium, and our bones become weak as osteoporosis. In addition, Dr. Oz tells us that vitamin D helps ward off diseases high blood pressure and cancer, boosts the immune system and reduces inflammation in the body.  But he tells that new research now reveals that vitamin D may play the most crucial role of all in weight loss by helping us control our appetite and revving up our metabolism! Dr. Oz says that 70% of us have low vitamin D levels which may be a link high obesity rates.  Continue reading “Vitamin D”

Wheat Germ

Dr. Oz considers wheat germ a Superfood. It is the nutrient dense kernel of the wheat plant that is unfortunately removed to make white flour!  It is loaded with B vitamins and fiber and has a very mild taste. That’s why Dr. Oz recommends it for those trying to lose weight. The B vitamins plays a role in boosting metabolism of fat.  It also keeps our mood in check by producing mood chemicals in our brain. The fiber content in wheat germ helps keep blood sugar in balance as well as promoting healthy bowel movements. Because of the mild taste, it is easy to incorporate into our diet. Dr. Oz suggests adding 2 tablespoons of wheat germ to yogurt, cereals, your favorite smoothie, salad dressings, meatloaf, meat and fish breading and more.

 

Whey Protein

Dr. Oz considers whey protein a weight loss supplement. Whey protein is a by product of milk cheese production. It is a fat-free source of protein thought to contain a superior amino acid profile which will help your body build lean muscle mass. Muscle mass burns fat, particularly the large muscles in your buttocks.

Dr. Oz suggests taking it in a smoothie along with chitosan to help combat butt fat.  In a blender combine one scoop of whey protein, 1000 mg chitosan, 1/2 banana, 1 cup water, some frozen berries, 1/2 pack milled flaxseed and 1 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa.