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Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Watching Dr Oz 1/3/12: Montel Williams' Fat Busting Supplement, Three Fat Loss Supplements, Frequent Urination, Hair Care, Skin Care

The Dr. Oz Show
Airdate: January 3, 2012
Montel Williams' Cutting-Edge Supplement to Lose Inches Off Your Waist

  • Cutting-edge fat loss supplement recommended by Montel Williams?
  • Dr. Oz recommends three supplements to blast belly fat
  • Home tests to determine normal bladder emptying
  • Cutting-edge hair care
  • Best time of day for skin care

Dr. Oz wants to share information on a “new” supplement that may help people lose weight without diet or exercise. Is this a miracle supplement or is it all hype? Montel Williams visits The Dr. Oz Show for a second time this season to share how he lost inches by using this supplement.


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Dr. Oz: Montel Williams' Cutting-Edge Supplement to Lose Inches Off Your Waist

Montel Williams joins Dr. Oz on stage for the second time this season. [On November 11, 2011, Mr. Williamsappeared on The Dr. Oz Show to discuss both sides of the euthanasiaissue.] Montel Williams started the show by thanking Dr. Oz for his coverage of arsenic in apple juice. It's an important issue and he's proud of Dr. Oz for bringing attention to it and getting the juice companies and government to start talking about it.

Safflower Oil

Mr. Williams explained that there is some research says safflower oil can burn fat and curb appetite without exercise.

Montel Williams believes in the SafSlim brand of safflower oil product so much that he became the spokesperson. On his website, Mr. Williams has a program called Living Well with Montel where he shares information that he has learned that can help contribute to living a healthier life.

On SafSlim, Mr. Williams says in 11 weeks he lost two inches off his waist and didn't change anything. He admits that he was already working out daily and eating healthy. As a 55-year-old with MS, he says that he has to work out everyday to be able to function.

The real proof came when Mr. Williams had to travel for a month, didn't take SafSlim and gained back an inch to his waist. Going back on the product resulted in that inch melting fast. He was so impressed with his personal results and loved the product so much that he contacted the company and asked to be a part of promoting the product.

To prove that he lost the inch and has a flat stomach again, Dr. Oz dared Mr. Williams to pull up his shirt. Dr. Oz joined in the belly baring.

SafSlim comes in a liquid with a creamy flavor that Mr. Williams says tastes like a sherbert popsicle. The recommended label dosage is two teaspoons per day a half hour before you eat. Mr. Williams likes to go a little further with it and takes a squirt every time he walks by the fridge. He cautions that it is not the silver bullet and not a miracle, you have to do the work and you have to eat the right foods.

Dr. Oz says that you can get safflower oil in other forms that will still contain the same omega-6 fatty acid in the SafSlim product. In pill form, he recommends taking a product that provides 6g of linoleic acid. Safflower oil can also be taken in straight oil form, 2 teaspoons yielding 7 - 10 g polyunsaturated fat per serving. Sunflower seeds contain the same amount of linoleic acid in three teaspoons daily as the oil form.

Dr. Oz was surprised to hear that people can lose weight without changing their diet or exercise routine. If he hears about a product that helps to burn fat, especially belly fat, he wants to know more.

With an animation, Dr. Oz explained that some weight loss products block fat from absorbing into the body through the intestines but that is not what safflower oil does. With the safflower oil, accumulated fat in the belly releases into the blood stream.

But Dr. Oz wants to know where the fat goes from there.

Dr. Martha Belury, PhD, RD, Carol S. Kennedy Professor of Human Nutrition at of Ohio State University, joined Dr. Oz and Mr. Williams in the discussion of how safflower oil supports the burning of fat based on finding from a study of the oil that Dr. Belury participated in.

It was noted that Ohio State University received an unrestricted grant from the company that makes SafSlim after the study was completed.

In the study conducted at Ohio State, women who were obese and diagnosed with Type II Diabetes were asked to take safflower oil for 16 weeks without changing diet or exercise routines. Participants lost belly fat and gained ½ to 1 kilogram of muscle but did not lose any weight.

Dr. Belury explained that the omega-6 in the safflower oil mobilizes fat out of cells, the oil tricks the fat cells, or convinces the cells, to give up the fat.

Dr. Oz also had sent other researchers the Ohio State research along with safflower oil products, not SafSlim, and asked their opinion. The opinions were divided.

Dr. David Katz said, after reading the research that safflower oil cannot blast belly fat. Dr. Caroline Apovian said yes it can. Dr. Michael Roizen said don't even bother with safflower oil. Dr. Russell Greenfield, Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, says maybe it will work and he joined Dr. Oz today to discuss the issue.

Why wasn't there consensus on safflower oil from the research? Each doctor provided a different interpretation of the data and the differing opinions may have to do with the fact that omega-6 fatty acid is believed to drive or promote inflammation in the body however it is essential along with omega-3. We get enough omega-6 through food in our country. If omega-6 is so easy to get then why would the population still be overweight?

Dr. Oz say that the goal is to get a healthy balance of omega-3 and omega-6 fats. He wanted to make it clear that he is not here to promoting Williams' however, after reading the over 30-pages of information compiled by his staff information over 30 pages he believes that yes, sunflower oil probably does work. Dr. Oz recommends trying safflower oil for 3 months and says he will try it by eating sunflower seeds to see how it will effect him.

If you can replace bad fats with these healthier fats then it's a smart thing to try, says Dr. Oz. This could be a whole new way to think about dieting.

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Dr. Oz Recommends Three Cutting-Edge Weight Loss Supplements

Carla, from the audience, shared her struggle with losing weight while caring for home and family. She would like to lose the stubborn belly fat that likes to stick around.

Dr. Oz has three supplements that he recommends for weight loss, and specifically belly fat.

Dr. Oz Weight Loss Supplement #1: Calcium Pyruvate - it's not about the calcium, it's the pyruvate which naturally occurs in the body. The calcium provides support in absorbing the pyruvate which tells the fat cell to burn more fat. Dr. Oz recommends taking 1000mg of calcium pyruvate before meals.

Dr. Oz Weight Loss Supplement #2: Chitosan – from the skin of shrimp, a part that is usually thrown away, Chitosan blocks fat absorption. Dr. Oz recommends taking 1000mg of Chitosan 30 min before a meal along with a glass of water.

Dr. Oz Weight Loss Supplement #3: GLA - Gamma-linolenic acid, or GLA, helps the body burn the fat similar to safflower oil. GLA also supports healthy inflammation in the body. Dr. Oz showed an image of normal fat cell that was small along side an inflamed that was big and bloated and wants to suck up more nutrients. Supporting healthy inflammation in the body can support a normal shape of these cells. [GLA comes from borage oil, primrose oil, as well as black currant oil.]

Which is the best of the three supplements to take? Dr. Oz recommends starting with GLA to support a reduction in inflammation, he says to try it for 30 days.

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Dr. Oz: Are You Urinating Normally?

Patricia, audience member, has previously suffered from UTIs, as many as 3-4 times per year .

Normally, the bladder fully empties during urination however for many people the bladder does not empty empty when urinating. Why does this happen? Hormones and aging can both cause it.

Dr. Oz explained that there is a cutting-edge technique utilizing ultra-sound to determine the amount of urine left in the bladder after urinating. Called PVR, post void scan, the non-invasive procedure can measure how much urine is left in the bladder after urinating. Determining if the bladder does not fully empty can lead to treatment to deal with the issue.

Patricia had 250ml, or about 8.5 ounces, of urine left in her bladder. The maximum that a doctor would want to see on a PVR is 150ml. Dr. Oz explained that this is not just a problem for women but men can experience it when the prostate is enlarged.

At home, there are two tests you can conduct yourself to determine if the bladder has fully emptied.

Bladder Test #1 - Belly Pressing
At the end of urinating, press just above the pelvic bone and if you feel the need to urinate then the bladder isn't fully emptying.

Urinary Test #2 – Double Voiding
Ten minutes after urinating, try urinating again. If you can urinate again, there could be too much urine remaining.

To support the urinary tract in making it easier to expel urine Dr. Oz recommends drinking a breakfast smoothie with two tablespoons of ground flaxseed. [I would add frozen cranberries to provide additional support of the urinary tract. Cranberries contain d-mannose which creates an environment that bacteria does not like.]

Dr. Oz Cutting-Edge Hair Care

The go-to hair guru with 30 years in the hair care industry, Tabitha Coffey, star of the Bravo show Tabitha Salon Takeover, says there is no such thing as a bad hair day. She helps people get the perfect hair cut.

Hair ages as we get older, it just isn't the same as when we were younger. Add to the inevitable aging a combination of styling tools and chemicals and the hair also becomes damaged.

Dr. Oz Care for Thinning Hair
Ms. Coffey experienced thinning hair after her mom passed away. It took a while to connect the dots to realize that's her thinning hair was caused by stress related to taking care of her mom and not taking care of herself and forgetting to take care of her hair.

She recommends taking Viviscal Extra Strength. Along with diet and exercise, she says that Viviscal can promote hair growth and thickness in thinning, hormonal hair. Viviscal sells for $50 for 60 tablets. Ms. Coffey recommends taking one tablet a day to help the follicle to grow faster. She says that you're balding then Viviscal is not going to work. But if stress and hormones are effecting hair health then this may be the answer. Try it for at least 6 weeks to determine if it's working. [The website recommends taking two tablets per day.]

Dr. Oz Care for Dull, Grey Hair
Grey hair can often look dull with a yellow hue. Aveda Blue Malva Shampoo provides a violet coloring which is opposite of yellow on the color spectrum wheel. The violet color helps to neutralize the yellow and bring back the silvery shine.

Dr. Oz Care for Brittle Hair
Brittle hair is not just about moisture but it's about hormones, hot styling tools and chemicals that can change the texture of the hair. The texture of hair looks like shingles on a house. When damaged, the shingles dry and stick out, no longer smooth and soft. Ms. Coffey recommends the Joico K-Pack line of hair care products to fortifies the hair from the inside out with a cumulative effect to help restore moisture and protect it from future damage can use up to 3 times a week.

Dr. Oz: What is the Best Time of Day for Skin Care?

Get the most out of your skin care products by using them at the right time of day.

What is the best time to use a cream for wrinkles?
Dr. Oz says that 9:30pm is the best time to apply creams for wrinkle support. He encourages the use of creams containing retinal [a form of Vitamin A] at least 30 minutes before going to bed. At night, your moisturizer application does not have to compete with make up and you take advantage of the body's natural healing cycle which occurs at night. Dr. Oz recommends using a cream that contains at least a 0.4% concentration of retinal cream.

What is the best time to use a moisturizer, especially for dry skin and dry hands in particular?
Dr. Oz explains that Noon is the best time to apply moisturizer to the hands. During the winter while spending more time indoors, apply hand cream several times a day.

What is the best time to treat dark under-eye circles?
The best time to apply cream to reduce the appearance of dark circles under the eyes is 7:00am. Dark circles under the eyes forms by blood accumulating around the eyes over night. Dr. Oz recommends using a cold-compress or a caffeine-based eye cream to reduce swelling under the eyes and help improve appearance of dark circles.

Dr. Oz Bonus Tip!

Use a different facial cleanser at night and in the morning. This practice, says Dr. Oz, can help reduce the stripping of natural oils from the face.

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