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Thursday, February 9, 2012

Watching Dr Oz 2/9/12: Montel Williams' Fountain of Youth, Natural Pain Relief, Anti-Aging Skin Care, Natural Cold Remedies, Super Cold Care Soup, Oz Cold Remedies

The Dr. Oz Show
Airdate: February 9, 2012
Has Montel Williams Discovered the Fountain of Youth?

  • Montel Williams has a plan for the entire day to boost energy
  • Pain relief breakthroughs from Montel Williams
  • Anti-aging products on the cheap
  • Battle a cold naturally
  • The fountain of youth is in your kitchen
  • Dr. Oz's home-remedies to bust a cold

Has Montel Williams found the fountain of youth? More energy, less pain, better health. Montel says what he is doing gives him all that and more.

It's a controversial question: does the fountain of youth exist? Not just to look younger but to feel younger too. For the past 10 years, Mr. Williams has lived with a chronic and debilitating disease. Yet, he has the energy and stamina of someone much younger who doesn't have the disease he carries with him. What is cause these positive changes for Mr. Williams?


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Dr. Oz Has Montel Williams Discovered the Fountain of Youth?

Ten years ago, Montel Williams was diagnosis with Multiple sclerosis (MS). Mr. Williams says that most people living with MS tend to live out their days in a wheelchair. A doctor told Mr. Williams that four years after his diagnosis his disease would progress to the extent that the would be confined to a wheelchair.

In his previous appearances on The Dr. Oz Show, Mr. Williams says he needed to sit on a tall stool because of the pain he experienced. Now he doesn't need that. In the last few months he says he has reduced his pain by reducing inflammation. Today, he works out every day, eats right, takes his MS medications and he says it all provides him with a better quality of life.

[Click the links to read about Montel's two previous visits this season to The Dr. Oz Show:

At age 55, Mr. Williams looks great and feels great and he is defying the prognosis doctors gave him at the beginning of his MS journey. Doctors told him he would lose 20% of life expectancy. He was angry with the doctors who told him what he was going to be what his life was going to be like. So he decided to defy the odds and provide his body the best opportunity to thrive.

Dr. Oz: Montel Williams Fountain of Youth Plan

Mr. Williams' plan is for everyone, any age, both male and female, and he says to get the kids involved.

Dr. Oz: Montel Williams Youth Plant - In the Morning:

In a two-gallon pot, mix the following ingredients to make several 16 ounce servings. Drink one 16 ounce serving daily and store the rest in the refrigerator or freezer.

2 pints pineapple
2 pints cut up watermelon
2 quarts coconut
1 bag baby spinach
1 bag frozen blueberries
2 green apples or 2 bananas

On a previous episode this season Dr. Oz recommended watermelon to increase the libido. Since Mr. Williams her that, watermelon juice has been a part of his daily diet. He recommends to get the kids involved making the smoothie.

Vitamin D-Chlorophyll Cocktail
Two hours later, Mr. Williams says to take a Vitamin D-Chlorophyll Cocktail. He says chlorophyl is one of the best super foods on the planet. Dr. Oz says he didn't realize the power of chlorophyll and explained that chlorophyl supports the intestinal flora which in turn supports the immune response.

Mr. Williams recommends taking 1,000iu of Vitamin D daily along with 100 – 300mg of chlorophyl daily.

Dr. Oz: Montel Williams Youth Plant - In the afternoon:

B12 Mega Dose Injection
Mr. Williams injects himself with a 1ml syringe of Vitamin B12. Sound expensive? He says that the most expensive inject-able B12 he has found on line is $42 for a one month supply add the cost of syringes at about $12 and the daily total averages $1.80.

Dr. Oz asked Mr. Williams to inject him with the B12. He shared that he and his wife have a running argument on which is better. Lisa Oz says that injecting B12 gets into the blood stream faster while Dr. Oz prefers the supplement form because it provides other B vitamins along with the B12. Dr. Oz says you can get them same amount of B12 in a supplement as what you can get from an injection.

Dr. Oz says he prefers the lozenge form that includes B6, B12 and folic acid.

Three Root Tea
Three root tea contains the adaptogenic herbs ashwagandha, rhodiola, and schisandra. Mr. Williams says these herbs target three forms of stress: stress, emotional stress, and environmental stress. Dr. Oz says these herbs are time-tested and the taste is tolerable.

Adaptogens get the cells to think that they are younger then they really are and help them to behave as if they are younger. Dr. Oz says that studies have shown that fruit flies given rhodila live longer.

Mr. Williams has walked with a limp yet, he says, since taking three root tea for the past 4 – 5 months his limp has reduced.

Dr. Oz: Montel Williams Youth Plant - In the evening:

Mr. Williams says garlic is his most beloved secret. People say if you eat too much garlic you'll smell like garlic. That's just not true, says Mr. Williams. He says that after three days of eating this much garlic the smell isn't noticed. He says to eat 10 cloves of garlic everyday. Crush the garlic and put it over most foods. He says he uses the 10 cloves of garlic as a soup base.

Mr. Williams says that in the last six months he has seen great results and he bets if you check in with him in another six months he will be in even better shape.

What herbal remedy is an alternative to aspirin for pain relief?
a. Feverfew
b. Willow bark
c. Cat's claw
Dr. Oz says willow bark contains salicin, the same active component in aspirin. He recommended 120mg daily.

Dr. Oz: Montel Williams' Pain Breakthroughs

Mr. Williams shares his three steps to reducing pain.

Hops Extract
Hops are used as a preservative in beer and it is also an anti-inflammatory. Mr. Williams says he takes 30 drops at night to remove the pulsing and throbbing pain he experiences. It tastes bitter, he says, but it works for him. Dr. Oz recommends taking 400mg of hops daily to support pain reduction.

Foam Massage Roller
Mr. Williams uses a foam massage roller daily. They are easy to get and run in price from $25 to $40 in fitness stores. Roll the foam roller along muscles. Dr. Oz got on the floor to roll the massager along the back of his legs. Using your own body weight, the roller helps provide massaging pressure to muscles. Dr. Oz says the foam roller provides deep tissue massage to the lymphatic system that plays a role in immune support.

[On the 11/11/11 episode of The Dr. Oz Show, Dr. Oz recommended Illustrated Foam Roller™. Made by Trainer Brands, they have a whole assortment of printed exercise mats for a variety of exercise formats.]

Compression Sleeve Infused with Copper
Mr. Williams is a spokesperson for Tommie Copper copper infused compression wear. Dr. Oz says that compression wear helps to keep muscles in place, awake, and alive. Compression stimulates muscles and can help to reduce pain. Technology for compression wear has been around for a long time but this product takes that technology further by infusing it with copper that is emitted onto the skin.

Mr. Williams shared that he has previously had rotater cup shoulder surgery which caused him to lose 15% of his shoulder's mobility. Less than a year ago, he says, he couldn't life his arm over his shoulder. Since wearing the copper infused compression wear, he says his mobility has greatly increased to where he now only has a 5% reduction in mobility.

Mr. Williams says the compression wear can provide support for knee pain, elbow concerns, and carpel tunnel syndrome. And, the underwear, he says, can help to increase blood flow. Mr. Williams recommended that every woman in the audience buy these for their husband today.

Tommie Copper Copper Infused Compression Clothing prices start at $25.

Dr. Oz says this technology is not science fiction but he doesn't know much about it and will investigate. He did say that he knows copper supports the nervous system and that's why it's included in multivitamins.

Dr. Oz Drug Store Anti-Aging Wrinkle Products

What anti-aging vitamin should you look for in your antiaging cream?
a. Vitamin A
b. Vitamin C
c. Vitamin D
Dr. Oz says Vitamin A rejuvenates skin cells and helps to boost collagen.

Skin care products need to be quick to apply and use, inexpensive, and they have to work. Dr. Oz

Morning Interventions:

Cost: $25
This product is designed to remove fine dead skin cells on the surface of the face, help new skin grow, and improve the texture of the skin. A rough pad infused with ingredients provides both manual exfoliation and chemical exfoliation.
Use twice a week. For those with sensitive skin, use once a week and work up to twice a week.

Crows Feet
Cost: $19
Caffeine wakes up the body and mind when you drink it and it can also wake up the skin under the eyes in the morning. Antioxidants in the coffee bean also support the skin in reducing the appearance of wrinkles.

Sun Block
Cost: $12.99
Wipe these on the hands and face 20 minutes before going outside.

Evening interventions:

Skin Damage
Cost: $19.99
Undo the damage that our daily activities and environment pile on. Use everywhere on the skin and in particular on the wrinkles. Providing moisture as well as antioxidants, blueberries are the key.

Dr. Oz All Natural Cold Remedies

What is the most important ingredient for warding off a cold?
a. Vitamin C
b. Echinecea
c. Getting enough sleep
Dr. Oz says that sleep is the most important ingredient for warding off a cold. He says to get a minimum of seven hours a sleep a night to strengthen the immune system.

Best way to treat a cold is naturally with these remedies recommended by Dr. Oz.

Dr. Oz Remedy for Sore Throat - Colloidal Silver
Dr. Oz says that lozenges and sprays often don't deal with the reason for sore throat and that's bacteria. He recommends taking 1 tablespoon 2 – 3 times a day, gargle before you swallow.

[Caution with colloidal silver, please! Colloidal silver is commonly over used and has that overuse comes with serious side effects. A little can be helpful for a given concern but be wary of using it colloidal silver for everything. Better yet, work with a healthcare provider that has experience with the use of colloidal silver.]

Dr. Oz Remedy for Congestion - Pineapple
Pineapple contain bromelain, a natural anti-inflammatory agent. Dr. Oz recommends using pineapple to help thin mucus and reduce inflammation. He recommends eating 1 cup fresh pineapple daily or in supplement form, 500mg of bromelain daily.

Dr. Oz Remedy for Coughing – Pain reducing cocktail

1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1 tablespoon honey
¼ teaspoon ground ginger
¼ teaspoon cayenne papper

Dr. Oz says to mix this up, gargle with it then swallow. He also said with a little bit of vodka in the cocktail and you're good to go!

Dr. Oz Remedy for Sinus Headache – Capsaicin spray
Dr. Oz recommends using a capsaicin spray when a sinus headache creeps up. Two spray in each nostril provides enough hypersensitivity to the nerves so they don't feel pain anymore. He says it will get your attention and that is absolutely works. Put it in your medicine cabinet, he says.

Dr. Oz Remedy for Emotional Support
When we don't feel well, we need emotional support. Dr. Oz says to click on “House Calls” on his website and he will send a message to a friend who can help you trough the process.

Which of these foods is a powerful immune booster to your system?
a. Water chestnuts
b. Oysters
c. Corn
Dr. Oz says that oysters are high in zinc, an immune supporting mineral.

Dr. Oz Fountain of Youth In Your Kitchen

Chef Ming Tsai, TV host and cookbook author, blends bold flavors with ingredients that have scientific healing behind them. Chef Tsai shares his super soup recipe that contains a key ingredient he says blast germs and turn body into fortress: mushrooms!

Shiitake Hot and Sour Soup

All the ingredients in this soup are immune enhancing. Food is your best medicine, after all.

The hot in this soup comes from jalapeno peppers – seeds and all – which are also great for circulation, along with ginger, an antioxidant that is great for nausea and has antimicrobial properties. The sour comes from lemon juice.

Break off the stems of the shiitake mushrooms and save them for making stock. The stems are too chewy for this soup and provide wonderful nutrients in a stock.

Chef Tsai recommends using tamari that is labeled to be “naturally brewed”. If it doesn't say “naturally brewed”, the product could contain colorings instead of brewed ingredients.

Which of these foods contain highest amount of good bacteria to keep your immunity strong?
a. Greek yogurt
b. Celery
c. Sour cream
Dr. Oz says that Greek yogurt provides not only good bacteria to fuel the immune system but also calcium.

Dr. Oz Bonus Tip! Cold Remedies

Dr. Oz has used these cold remedies for years.

To shorten the length of a cold, he recommends taking 100mg of bilberry three times a day. Bilberry is available in tea, pill, or liquid form.

To fight a cold while you sleep, Dr. Oz recommends a garlic foot rub. Crush garlic and mix with olive oil. Before going to bed, rub the garlic and olive oil mix then put socks on the feet. He says the garlic will seep into the blood stream to kill off viruses and bacteria and to support the immune system.

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  1. What was it that Dr Oz rubbed on his feet at the end of this episode? Thanks for any help that you can give me. .....Mark

  2. olive oil and garlic

  3. It is the last paragraph of this article...the bonus tip....Lila

  4. There's a capsaicin spray for headaches called Sinol that I've found online that has helped tremendously with my headaches. No more migraines!!

  5. Look at all you smart WatchingDrOz readers! Thanks for helping Mark find the information!

  6. I appreciate the ms analysis. I am 33 dx since 2003. Got to try the regimen. Feels like im running out of time.......