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Saturday, December 31, 2011

Quiz 12/31/11: Diuretics

A guest on The Dr. Oz Show last week recommended a B Vitamin as a diuretic. Which B vitamin was recommended?

A. B2
B. B6
C. B12
D. Niacin

Friday, December 30, 2011

Watching Dr. Oz 12/30/11 Repeat: Top 100 Foods for the Grocery Cart,Top Foods to fight Cholesterol, Wise Junk Food, Do Taste Buds Make You Fat?, Mushroom Lasagne

As we prepare for 2012 many people are looking to make improvements in their life and in the kitchen. Today's episode of The Dr. Oz Show is a repeat of a wildly popular show with Dr. Oz's top 100 items he wants in everyone's grocery cart. Perhaps this can provide the tools for your new year's goals and help make your menu planning and shopping experience more organized and successful!

The Dr. Oz Show
Original Airdate: September 23, 2011
The 100 Foods Dr. Oz Wants in Your Grocery Cart 
  • Time and money saving grocery items
  • Top foods to modulate cholesterol
  • Wise junk food options
  • Are your taste buds making you fat?
  • No-boil mushroom lasagne!
 We are a time strapped country! The real life family of today is so busy getting everyone where they need during the day causing meals to be put low on the list and, often low on the nutrition scale. How do you shop smart and eat smart while on the go and that pleases all the requests of the family? Solve the biggest dilemmas buying and preparing healthy foods!

Click here to read the original post from September 23, 2011.

Photo credit: Nutdanai Apikhomboonwaroot

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Review of the Cholocate-Banana Wontons featured on The Dr. Oz Show!

On the November 7, 2011 episode of The Dr. Oz Show, Lose 40 Pounds By Spring, Lis Josefsberg, leader with Weight Watchers, joined Dr. Oz to inspire viewers to take the first step toward better health through weight loss and shared three recipes for desserts that won't leave your goals in the dust.

Here's my review of the Chocolate-Banana Wonton's featured on the show!

Watching Dr Oz 12/29/11 Repeat: Is HGH the Fountain of Youth or Russian Roulette?, Increase HGH Naturally, Mucus: Up Close, Break the Bad Food Habit

January is the time of year when people start to look at lose-weight-quick products. Dr. Oz discusses one of those today - HGH.
The Dr. Oz Show
Original Airdate: October 13, 2011
The Controversial Shot: Could HGH Be the Fountain of Youth?

  • The controversy surrounding HGH
  • How to raise your HGH naturally
  • What color is your mucus and what color should it be?
  • Funny health violations solved

Is HGH a miracle cure for aging? Is this the silver bullet? Human Growth Hormone, HGH, is touted with helping people, women in particular, look and feel younger and to lose weight.

Women are getting HGH from their doctors, from personal trainers, traveling to foreign countries, and spending hundreds of dollars on the internet. But it HGH safe? Is it being used properly?

Click here to read the full post from October 13, 2011.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Watching Dr Oz 12/28/11 Repeat: Tony Horton's 10-Minute Miracle Workout, Kidney Health, One-Minute Health Tests, Healthier Version of Fast Foods

Today's episode is a repeat from October featuring a custom-designed 10-minute workout from Tony Horton - just in case you had too much egg nog this past week!
The Dr. Oz Show
Original Airdate: October 31, 2011
Tony Horton's 10-Minute Miracle Workout

  • Change your health in 10-minutes a day with Tony Horton
  • Is that bloating normal or a sign of disease?
  • Check your health with one-minute health tests
  • Make a healthier version of fast foods at home

Dr Oz and his wife were skeptical but bought the P90X videos by Tony Horton and the program worked for them so Tony was invited to be a guest on the show and share his new 10-Minute Miracle Workout specifically for viewers of The Dr. Oz Show.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Watching Dr Oz: 12/27/11 Repeat: Recharge in 5 Days, Beat Exhaustion, Super Seed for Super Health, Salads for Heart Health

Today's Dr. Oz Show is a repeat from October 12, 2011 on recharging - just what we all needed after the holidays! Enjoy!
The Dr. Oz Show
Original Airdate: October 12, 2011
The Dr. Oz Super Power Hour: Recharge Your Body 5 Ways in 5 Days

  • 5 biggest complaints and 5 ways to help: senses, skin, libido, mobility and memory
  • Keep exhaustion at bay
  • Super food for super health
  • Salad foods for heart health

Do you feel like you're losing it? Your zest for life? Libido? Memory? Mind?

Are you ready to recharge? [Who isn't?] Discover five ways to help recharge your body in only five days.

Monday, December 26, 2011

Watching Dr. Oz 12/26/11 Repeat: Blast Belly Fat, Uterine Fibroids, International Beauty Secrets

Today's The Dr. Oz Show is a repeat with this season's premiere episode from September 12, 2011.

The Dr. Oz Show
Original Airdate: September 12, 2011 (Season 3 Premiere)
5 Steps to Blast Your 4-Plus Belly Fat
  • 5 ways to burn the belly fat
  • Breakthrough belly blasters
  • What your doctor won't tell you about uterine fibroids
  • International beauty secrets
  • Dance your way to health

Every member of the today's audience wore a blue sports bras and black spandex shorts or pants! [Each and every woman in that audience is hands-down braver than me. At the beginning of the show I said to myself that it would take serious cash, I'm talking bajillions of green backs, to get me to wear that outfit on national television. More power to ya women!]

Click here to read the full post from September, 12, 2011.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas from WatchingDrOz

May this year be filled with joy and time to time honor yourself!
May your holidays be filled with love!
Thank you for reading
I am grateful for this opportunity to share
information on improving health.

Photo credit: suphakit73

Blog Quiz 12/24/11 Protein

One treatment for adrenal fatigue, according to Dr. Oz, is eating a certain amount of protein each day. How much protein did he recommend last week to support the adrenal glands?

A. 50 grams of protein
B. 60 grams of protein
C. 70 grams of protein
D. 80 grams of protein

Friday, December 23, 2011

Watching Dr. Oz 12/23/11 Repeat: Extreme Obesity, Addicted to Lip Balm, Lighten Your Purse, Purse Essentials

Today's episode is a repeat episode from September.

The Dr. Oz Show
Original Air date: September 22, 2011

The Woman Who Doesn't Want Dr. Oz's Help

  • When weight becomes attraction
  • Addicted to lip balm?
  • Lighten your purse to save your back
  • What you really need in your purse
Over 720lb and gaining with an ultimate goal of weighing over 1,800lb her quest is to break the world record of being fattest woman in the world.

Dr. Oz is on a mission to get Suzanne to understand that what she is doing, deliberately gaining weight, is putting her life at risk. He's on a mission to get her to change and lose the weight so that she doesn't lose her life.

Click here to read the original post from September 22, 2011.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Watching Dr Oz 12/22/11: Dangers of Mixing Medications, Do Your Bones Make You Fat?, Under Water Miracles, Healthy Hotcakes

The Dr. Oz Show
Air date: December 22, 2011
Deadly Drug Interactions: Are Your Meds Putting You at Risk?

  • Three mistakes people make at the pharmacy
  • Can a hormone sent from the bones be contributing to weight gain?
  • Seaweed: the ultimate longevity food
  • Healthier pancakes from a top chef

Can mixing your medications kill you? 1.3 million people are at risk of death by mixing medications, both over-the-counter and prescribed. What is meant to treat an illness is killing more people each year in the U.S. than traffic accidents. The more medications you take, the greater your risk of harm.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Watching Dr Oz 12/21/11: Exhaustion, Clear the Home Clutter for Weight Loss, Alton Brown and Weight Loss, Low Calorie Chocolate Pie

The Dr. Oz Show
Air date: December 21, 2011
The Secret Reasons You're Exhausted

  • Dr. Oz reveals the four secret reasons why you're exhausted
  • Three rooms in your house that may be making you gain weight
  • Alton Brown's list of superfoods for weight loss
  • A protein packed chocolate pie from Alton Brown

Are you sick and tired of being sick and tired? Dr. Oz puts 24 women in a 24-hour exhaustion study to determine the cause of their lack of sleep and find out what is zapping their energy.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Watching Dr Oz 12/20/11: Drinking Water Safety, The Hormone Causing Your Weight Gain, Prevent Holiday (and Anytime) Overeating, Perfect Holiday Drink

The Dr. Oz Show
Air date: December 20, 2011
How Safe is Your Drinking Water?

  • Lisa Jackson shares how to determine to safety of your drinking water
  • Dr. Oz talks about fluoride in water
  • Could a hormone be responsible for your weight gain?
  • Radio host Elvis Duran talks about blood pressure and preventing holiday overeating

Lisa Jackson, head of the EPA, joins Dr. Oz today to discuss the safety of our water, threats to water, and how you can check your water.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Watching Dr Oz 12/19/11: Hottest Holiday Gift Give-A-Way, Avoid Holiday Bloating and Gas, Santa Taste-Tests Healthy Cocktails, Healthy Holiday Cookie Contest

The Dr. Oz Show
Air date: December 19, 2011
12 Days of Christmas Hottest Holiday Gifts

  • A holiday extravaganza: Dr. Oz gives away 12 gifts to support your health
  • Slow down at the table with three tips to avoid gas and bloating at the holiday meal
  • Drink yourself skinny with healthy holiday cocktails

Dr. Oz has put together a super-spectacular-gift-give-a-way on today's The Dr. Oz Show. Audience members received each of the 11 gifts listed below. Aren't there 12 days of Christmas? Yes, yes there is. The 12th gift is a chance to visit The Dr. Oz Show and have lunch with Dr. Oz. Read on for more details.

Dr. Oz also gave away thousands of gifts on his website today. The last hour to try to win a gift passed just after the show aired in my time zone. It took me six minutes to log on and by the time I got through, all the prizes had been given away and I even started to log on before the designated top of the hour. So, alas, all the give-a-ways have already been given away! But enjoy the information and perhaps you'll get an idea for a last minute gift or something to buy yourself that you'll really like after you exchange the items you received those gifts that you really don't like!

[I don't often break out in song but I got in the spirit here today! Happy Holidays!]

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Caffeine Quiz 12/18/11

Caffeine amounts in beverages were discussed on The Dr. Oz Show during the week December 5 – 9, 2011. Which drink contains the highest amount of caffeine, according to Dr. Oz?

A. Coffee
B. Tea
C. Energy drink
D. Espresso

Watching Dr Oz 12/16/11: Suzanne Somers, Battle Sinusitis, Fast Fixes for Infections, Cooking for Immunity

The Dr. Oz Show
Air date: December 16, 2011
Suzanne Somers: The Revolutionary Surgery to Rebuild Her Breasts

  • Suzanne Somers road to surviving breast cancer and ground breaking breast reconstruction
  • Sinus infection warning signs and new and old remedies
  • Home remedies for common infections
  • Home cooking for immune support

Suzanne Somers tells her story of triumph over breast cancer and her international journey to find a unconventional treatment to rebuild her breast with her own stem cells and body fat.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Watching Dr Oz 12/15/11: The Power of Prevention – Flu, Heart Attack, Food Poisoning; Supplements for Holiday Stress, 30-Second Tips to Unclog Arteries, Mediterranean Superfoods

The Dr. Oz Show
Air date: December 15, 2011
Prevention Power Hour

  • Tips to help manage top holiday health hazards
  • Manage holiday stress with these supplements
  • Support arteries with 30-second tips
  • Mediterranean superfoods for the diseases people fear most

The holiday season is filled with family, food, parties, and presents and all that hustle and bustle to get it all done causes stress, stress, stress. High stress, financial stress, cold temperatures, and gather with people who present challenges combine to contribute to increased health risks. Today, Dr. Oz takes viewers through the biggest stressors, common ills and most feared diseases that often rear their ugly heads just when we need them the least – the holiday season.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Watching Dr Oz 12/14/11 Repeat: Pee and Poop, Baggy Eyes, Beauty Secrets, Memory Boosts

The Dr. Oz Show
Air date: September 15, 2011
Are Your Pee and Poop Normal?
  • Is the key to disease in the toilet?
  • What could be causing those bags under your eyes?
  • Beauty secrets to help your face look younger
  • Foods to boost your memory

Dr. Oz's all time favorite things are the topics for today's show: pee and poop. Learn how to take advantage of a life-saving daily exam. By examining your pee and poop you could potentially find indicators of health concerns like kidney disease, diabetes, Crone’s disease.

Click here to read the full post from September 15, 2011.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Watching Dr Oz 12/13/11: Jane Fonda Talks Aging, Adrenal Fatigue, Best Anti-Aging Breakthroughs of 2011, Best Superfoods of 2011

The Dr. Oz Show
Air date: December 13, 2011
Jane Fonda's Longevity Revolution

  • Jane Fonda shares her biggest life lessons and how she stays young at any age
  • Are you looking for Jane Fonda-like energy? Look to your adrenal gland for help
  • Four anti-aging breakthroughs for 2011
  • 2011 Superfoods

Actor, political activist and wellness champion, Jane Fonda talks about her life and how she stays young.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Watching Dr Oz 12/12/11: Rachael Ray Saves Holiday Dinner!, Step Three in Dr. Oz's Transformation Nation, Salt Therapy, Brown Seaweed

The Dr. Oz Show
Air date: December 12, 2011
Rachael Ray Solves Viewers' Biggest Holiday Disasters

-  Rachael Ray saves the day!
- Step three in Dr. Oz's Transformation Nation is to gather your family health history
- Secrets from the ocean: salt therapy and brown seaweed
There's a problem that Dr. Oz can't help you with. And that's holiday cooking. Instead, Dr. Oz invited Rachael Ray to the show to fix your cooking disasters. She's going to make a healthy and unforgettable holiday meal the whole family will love.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Cortisol Quiz 12/10/11

For the week November 28 – December 2, 2011, Dr. Oz talked about a specific nutrient to reduce cortisol levels in the body. Which nutrient did he recommend?

A. Vitamin A
B. Vitamin B
C. Vitamin C
D. Vitamin D

Friday, December 9, 2011

Watching Dr. Oz 12/9/11: Steve Harvey, Lies Women Tell Each Other, Reduce Diverticulitis Risks, Frozen Foods for Weight Loss, Food Expiration Guide

 The Dr. Oz Show
Air date: December 9, 2011

  • Steve Harvey shares what goes on in the male mind
  • Dr. Oz talks about the risks of diverticulitis
  • Which frozen foods can help with weight loss?
  • Keep the Ultimate Food Expiration Guide handy and clean out your kitchen

The man in your life may not want you to see this episode. Dr. Oz thinks his male friends may even think him a traitor for talking about the subject of the male brain. Other doctors may not even want to talk about this side of the male-female relationship so Dr. Oz is going out of his profession to talk about the male mind with comedian Steve Harvey.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Watching Dr. Oz 12/8/11 Repeat: 5 Fast Moving Cancers and the 5 Biggest Solutions

Today's episode of The Dr. Oz Show is a repeat that originally aired on September 20, 2011.

5 Fast Moving Cancers and 5 Biggest Solutions

  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Brain cancer
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Liver cancer
  • Skin cancer
Dr. Oz says this is the most important show about cancer he will ever do. Cancers move throughout the body at varying rates. Slow moving cancers can typically be found before they migrate through the body. Fast moving cancers, however, move so quickly through the body that, often, by the time warning signs are noticed and discussed with a doctor it has already move throughout the body decreasing survival rates.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Watching Dr Oz 12/7/11: Oprah Winfrey, 28-Day Fresh Start Plan, Heart Healthy Foods, Lose 10% of Your Body Weight, Drink Tea for Health

The Dr. Oz Show
Air date: December 7, 2011
Oprah Winfrey on personal reinvention and her OWN show “Oprah's Next Chapter”

  • Oprah visits The Dr. Oz Show!
  • Dr. Oz's is on the cover of O, The Oprah Magazine, with Oprah of course!
  • Heart healthy foods
  • Lose 10% of your body weight
  • Tea to Prevent Disease

For the first time ever, Oprah is a guest on The Dr. Oz Show. What is Oprah doing now? How did she feel about ending The Oprah Show? And what is in store for Oprah now?

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Watching Dr Oz 12/6/11: Miracle Energy Drink or Scam? Winterize Your Skin, Bizarre Foods with Health Benefits, Flat-Belly Foods

The Dr. Oz Show
Airdate: December 6, 2011
Dr. Oz Miracle Energy Drinks: Do They Really Work?

  • The truth about" miracle" energy drinks
  • Oz-approved energy drink alternatives
  • Support your skin during the winter
  • Bizarre foods to support health
  • Flat-belly foods

One of the fastest growing drink segments in America: energy drinks. They have been marketed to teens for all-night energy, to boost brain power and reverse fatigue. Now, the marketers are turning their sights on moms-on-the-go in need of a quick energy boost. Do energy drinks provide what they claim? Or is this a $9 billion industry trying to make more money? Find out what Dr. Oz thinks about energy drinks.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Watching Dr Oz 12/5/11: Emeril Lagasse Talks Health, Gadgets and Food; Feet Warning Signs, Natural Anti-Depressants, Seasonal Affective Disorder

The Dr. Oz Show
Air date: December 5, 2011
Emeril Lagasse's Must-Have Items to Revolutionize Your Health

- Chef Emeril shares his secrets and his Healthy Shrimp Pasta
- What your feet can tell you about your health
- Can natural anti-depressants work?
- Feeling SAD? Dr. Oz give recommendations to support Seasonal Affective Disorder

Dr. Oz's personal hero, Chef Emeril Lagasse is a guest on The Dr. Oz Show. See another side of Emeril from financial troubles to depression to rock-star chef, BAM! Today, Emeril is revolutionizing his health and sharing his experience.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Beer Quiz 12/4/11

During the week of November 21 – 25 Dr. Oz recommended a specific type of beer to reduce beer gut. Which beer did Dr. Oz recommend?

A. Light beer
B. Dark beer
C. European beer
D. Reduced calorie beer

Friday, December 2, 2011

Watching Dr Oz 12/2/11: No-Fear Zone, How Pets Support Our Health, 10 Beauty Answers, Pastor Rick Warren's Weight Loss Plan, Jazzy Chicken

The Dr. Oz Show
Air Date: December 2, 2011
The No-Fear Zone

  • No question is too embarrassing for Dr. Oz
  • Betty White learns how pets support our health
  • Dr. Oz answers 10 beauty questions
  • Pastor Rick Warren shares his Daniel Plan for weight loss
  • The signature dish of a New Orleans school: Jazzy Chicken

It's Dr. Oz favorite kind of show: ask any question. He says there is no question too ridiculous, too absurd, or too embarrassing. It's the no-fear health question zone.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Watching Dr Oz 12/1/11: Update on Arsenic in Apple Juice, 11 Year Old Food Hoarder, Fast Bone and Skin Care

The Dr. Oz Show
Air date: December 1, 2011
Breaking News: Arsenic in Apple Juice Update

  • Consumer Reports releases findings on arsenic levels in apple juice
  • FDA releases new arsenic investigation data
  • Nestle threatens Dr. Oz with a lawsuit
  • An 11-year-old food hoarder weighs 200 pounds
  • $500 Health Drop: supplements for quick fixes?

Here it is! The follow up show to Dr. Oz's controversial episode on arsenic in apple juice that aired on September 14, 2011. [Read my follow up post from September 15, 2011 with the FDA's response to the issue.]

Consumer Reports magazine began conducting its own study of apple and grape juice looking at both arsenic and lead levels. Their results were recently released. The FDA has also recently stated that it is going to take another look at arsenic levels in apple and determine if a standard should be set.

Find out what Consumer Reports, the Juice Products Association, FDA and Nestle have to say about these recent findings.