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Monday, June 4, 2012

Watching Dr Oz 6/4/12: Dr Oz Approved 7-Day Crash Diet, Secrets to Cut Cravings, Incredible Solutions to Common Problems, Fast Fixes for Worst Hair Problems, Dog Summer Survival Guide,

The Dr. Oz Show
Airdate: June 4, 2012
The Dr. Oz Approved 7-Day Crash Diet

  • The only crash diet approved by Dr. Oz: The 7-Day Crash Diet
  • Secrets to cut cravings from women who lost hundreds on pounds on Dr. Fuhrman's plan
  • Solutions to the most annoying and common problems
  • Fast fixes are provided for your worst hair problems
  • Summer survival guide for your dog
  • Bonus Tips: More natural solutions to annoying problems

Want to go from fat to fit fast? Need to get skinny by next week? Dr. Oz says you can watch your fat disappear on the only crash diet he has put his stamp of approval. If you think lose weight takes too long, Dr. Oz says all you need is seven days to start the process. He says he's found a doctor who has cracked the code on fast weight loss and you can eat all you want – of the right foods – and still lose weight.


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The Dr. Oz Approved 7-Day Crash Diet

Dr. Joel Fuhrman, author of Eat to Live: The Amazing Nutrient-Rich Program for Fast and Sustained Weight Loss, says he can show you how to lose a dress size in one week. He has helped 20,000 patients throughout his career.

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Dr. Fuhrman

Dr. Oz and Dr. Fuhrman went to medical school together. Dr. Oz refers patients to Dr. Fuhrman when they need help losing weight and says he's amazed by the results.

The key to success on his plan says Dr. Fuhrman is that most diets focus on cutting calories but his plan is about filling up on high nutrient foods that are low in calories. Flood your body with nutrients to lose weight, he says, and the more you eat of the good stuff the faster you'll burn fat.

When foods without nutrients are eaten the brain understands that the food didn't provide nutrients so the brain sends messages to the body to eat more food in and effort to get nutirents.

Dr Oz showed a bowl of chips that total 1,000 calories alongside a big tube of vegetables which also totaled 1,000 calories. Which had more food? The tube of veggies, of course. Eating a large quantity of healthy vegetables is going to make people feel full while getting all the nutrients the body needs.

Dr. Fuhrman says people on his plan will lose their toxic hunger for foods that don't provide nutrients and will help people make a life-time change to eating healthy foods all the time. People are eating real food full of micro-nutrients and getting all their nutrients from food.

Dr. Oz 7-Day Crash Diet Step #1: Follow the 90/10 Rule Every Day

Step one in the Dr. Fuhrman's 7-Day Crash Diet is to fill up on the foods that fill you up. 90% of food intake in step one is fruits, veggies, beans, and seeds. The other 10% of food will be from meat, dairy, and eggs. Using the 90/10 rule for the first week of your new eating plan will jump-start your weight loss.

Dr. Fuhrman showed what a typical day of food looks like on his 7-Day Crash Diet.

Dr. Oz 7-Day Crash Diet: Light and Lean Breakfast
Breakfast should be light and lean and not filled with heavy protein foods. Dr. Fuhrman says to enjoy a bowl of oatmeal with fresh fruit and seeds. He says starting the day with foods that won't overwork your body will support that important detoxification. No sugar or sweeteners should be added tot he oatmeal as the natural sugars from the fruit should be enough and is not toxic for the body.

Dr. Oz 7-Day Crash Diet: Belly-Blasting Bean Lunch
Bean are a dieters best friend, says Dr. Fuhrman. Beans melt fat in four ways, he explains:
  • Fill you up
  • Lower insulin levels
  • Full of resistant starch
  • Beans turn into a fatty acid that accelerates fat loss

The following are recipes features on recommended for lunch on Dr. Fuhrman's 7-Day Crash Diet. Click the name to be redirected to the recipe.

Dr. Oz 7-Day Crash Diet: Lean Green Skinny Supper
Enjoy a delicious pizza and an eggplant roll up that will accelerate fat loss. Dr. Oz says if you eat this you will lose weight.

Click here for the Easy Vegetable Pizza recipe. Click here for the recipe for Eggplant Roll-Ups.

[On, there is also a recipe for Asian Vegetable Stir-Fry that is suitable for a Skinny Supper and a great source of non-dairy calcium. Sesame seeds, used in the recipe, contain 10 times the amount of calcium per calorie as milk. Click here for the Asian Vegetable Stir-Fry recipe.

Dr. Oz 7-Day Crash Diet Step #2: Use Secret Weapons
The secret weapon on Dr. Fuhrman's 7-Day Crash Diet are BOM's. B is for berries, O is for onions, and M is for mushrooms. Dr. Fuhrman says BOM's have properties that blast fat from the body. Known as Anti-angiogenic foods, BOM's have the ability to cut off blood supply to fat cells essentially starving them. Berries keep glucose and insulin balanced. Dr. Fuhrman says to eat them everyday.

Dr. Oz 7-Day Crash Diet Step #3: Detox With Skinny Shakes
To burn fat quickly, you also have to drink the right drink. Dr. Fuhrman has developed a Skinny Shake that features strawberries to lower insulin and glucose levels. He says the drink is filled with anti-inflammatory properties that help the body to release toxins. Drinking the Skinny Shake will help people not be hungry during the program.

Skinny Shake
1 cup of ice
4 ounces of pomegranate juice
4 ounces of water
1 cup frozen strawberries
Squeeze of lemon
Add all ingredients to a blender and enjoy. Add water to reach your desired consistency.

Dr. Oz 7-Day Crash Diet: Bonus Tip
Dr. Oz says Dr. Fuhrman is diabolically wise with this program. During the 7-Day program you eat the right foods, drink the right drink, and include BOM's daily but exercise is not needed. [Gasp!] It's surprising to not exercise during the first week of this program but Dr. Fuhrman explains that people do this program because they are ill and don't have enough energy to exercise. Over the first week people begin to feel healthier and once they feel better they can then begin an exercise program.

Dr. Oz says Dr. Fuhrman's 7-Day Crash Diet is the most effective diet he has ever seen. People who have lost weight over a long period of time learn to incorporate the principles of the program into a lifestyle that helps them to sustain their weight loss.

Dr. Oz: Secrets to Overcome Food Cravings for Weight Loss Success

The hardest part of diet is curbing cravings, says Dr. Oz. He shares the stories of three women who followed Dr. Fuhrman's diet plan and lost hundreds of pounds combined. The women share their secrets to beating food cravings for good and the recipes they used to do it.

Dr. Oz: Secret to Curb Salt Craving
Susan lost 210 pounds on Dr. Fuhrman's plan saying she turned to the program to live after years of trying to find her own way. She eats a lot of chickpeas and is always looking for new ways to eat them. Her Italian Chickpea Popcorn kept her away from the unhealthy salty foods and provided her with a fat-burning healthy option.

1 (15 oz) can chick peas, drained
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp olive oil

Preheat oven to 350° F. Mix chickpeas with all ingredients. Spread on a baking sheet and bake for 45 minutes or a bit longer until they’re extra crispy.

Dr. Oz: Secret to Curb Carb Cravings
Jasmine lost 91 pounds on Dr. Fuhrman's plan and discovered a way to enjoy pasta without the extra calories. White pasta, she says, makes you want more but her Cheesy Pasta Supreme is from quinoa pasta that is satisfying without the calories then add filling greens and you have a wonderful meal that fits the Dr. Fuhrman program.

2 cloves garlic
2 tbsp diced shallots
1 (8 oz) box quinoa pasta
15 cups chopped kale
1/2 cup sun dried tomatoes
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
2 tbs tahini
1 cup nutritional yeast

Sauté garlic and a little shallot together with the freshly-rised kale. (If you’re using frozen kale, sauté in low or no-sodium veggie broth). As the greens and quinoa or quinoa pasta are cooking, throw them into the pan with the garlic and shallot. Rehydrate sun-dried tomatoes in hot water.

Just before serving, throw 1 cup of nutritional yeast, 2 tbsp of tahini, and a small amount of red pepper flakes into the pan with the sun-dried tomatoes. In place of salt, try a squeeze of lemon or a dash or pepper.

Dr. Oz: Secret to Curb Sweet Cravings
Emily lost 102 pounds on the Dr. Fuhrman plan after 20 years of living with obesity and being severely addicted to food. She says she dieted herself to obesity with starvation and depriving diets. Dr. Fuhrman's program was the first time she was able to actually eat as much food as she liked. With a craving for sweets, she created a bean brownie with dates to satisfy her craving for sugar while providing balancing and filling fiber from the beans. She makes her own ice cream alternative with frozen bananas and blueberries, and walnuts whipped in a blender.

Dr. Oz Incredible Solutions to Common Problems

Dr. Oz has quick fixes for common body problems that drive people crazy.

Dr. Oz Quick Fix for Calluses on Feet: Does it Work or Is It Crazy
Hardened parts of skin on the feet from rubbing on shoes and walking. Dr. Oz recommends using licorice paste on your feet to get rid of calluses. It sounds like a crazy fix but Dr. Oz says it works. Licorice paste contains phytoestrogens soften the skins and you can sand off the calluses or let them disappear on their own.

Dr. Oz Quick Fix for Brittle Nails: Does it Work or Is It Crazy
Gelatin is an old-school fix that is supposed to support stronger nail growth. Dr. Oz says gelatin is just plain crazy he explains that it comes from cow hooves which have protein. He says it's the right idea but the wrong kind of protein for the nails. Dr. Oz recommends an olive oil soak to help strengthen the nails. Soak the nails for 15 minutes at least once week or daily so the nails won't crack so readily.

Dr. Oz Quick Fix for Dandruff: Does it Work or Is It Crazy
Dandruff is caused by a yeast fungus that eats fatty oils secreted by hair follicles which triggers the body to produce skin cells on the scalp too fast. A rosemary tea rinse has long been recommended to support scalp and hair growth but does it work or is it crazy? Dr. Oz says that's crazy and instead recommends applying coconut oil to scalp. Lauric acid in coconut oil is a natural anti-fugal. During a shower, apply coconut oil to the scalp at the beginning, let sit on the scalp then rise off. 


Dr. Oz Styling Fixes for Worse Hair Problems

Louis Licari, celebrity colorist and stylist to the stars joins Dr. Oz to share the best secrets to solve the worst hair disasters.

Dr. Oz Fix for Hair Disaster #1: Frizzy, Fly-Away Hair
Mr. Licari recommends using argan oil on the hair and to then blow dry hair. This is a quick fix to nourish and moisturize the hair. If there is high humidity or its' a windy day, just a little bit more argan oil and blow dry again. The bonus is argan oil can also be used on the skin. 


Dr. Oz Fix for Hair Disaster #2: Grey Hair
Grey hairs sneak up you even if you color the hair regularly. Mr. Licari recommends using a hair color marker to paint out greys which can help reduce the total amount of coloring chemicals applied to the hair causing more damage. Instead, use the marker to touch up areas of grey.

Dr. Oz Fix for Hair Disaster #3: Thinning Hair
Thinning hair can leaves hair flat. Mr. Licari says the simple fix is to use product [hair spray] to provide volume. Either flip the hair over and apply hair spray all over or take a little more time and apply hair spray to small sections of hair, hold for a second to dry product, then style hair.

Dr. Oz Fix for Hair Disaster #4: Over Treated Hair
Too many color treatments ages the hair. Put hair back into good condition with oil treatments then apply hair glaze to make hair shinny and vibrant. Mr. Licari says glaze is great for lighter color hair. Hair coloring should look natural and improving the health of the hair can help achieve that and will make you and your hair look younger, he says.

Dr. Oz Guide to Summer for Your Pet

When getting ready for summer,veterinarian Jeff Werber says don't forget your furry friend. Dogs need some extra care during summer too.

Dr. Oz Summer Pet Guide Tip #1: Get a Check-Up
With a change in the season it's a good time to take the dog in for an annual exam. Dogs typically are getting more exercise during the summer and it's important to make sure they are healthy and ready for the activity.
  • Check toenails and trim if necessary
  • Brush out the coat daily
  • Don't shave your dog as their coat acts as an insulator for the heat and can help keep your dog cool in hot temperatures
Dr. Oz Summer Pet Guide Tip #2: SPF 30
Dogs can get sunburned too especially on the nose and areas where their fur is more thin such as the ears and the belly. Dr. Werber says to apply sunscreen with SPF 30 to prevent a sunburn. [Wouldn't you want to check if the dog would lick off the sunscreen and if so then make a greater effort to limit sun exposure is the dog is prone to a sun burn instead of taking the risk of ingesting the sunscreen? Just a thought.]

Dr. Oz Summer Pet Guide Tip #3: Car Safety
Dr. Werber says to keep your dog safe in the car by keeping them somewhat confined, especially little dogs who may like to crawl under your feet. He showed a harness that fits comfortable over the dogs chest and attaches to the seat belt while allow a small amount of movement. A crate can also be used to limit a dogs movement while in the car.

Dogs love to hang their head out the window and we are more likely to let them when the weather is warmer. Be careful to keep your dog safe. Dr. Werber says to only roll the window down half way and lock the window so the dog can't roll the window up or down accidentally. If it's extra dusty or smoggy Dr. Werber says it's best to close the windows and run the AC. That dirty air can irritate dogs eyes and skin.

Dr. Oz Summer Pet Guide Tip #4: Be Safe In The Heat
Never leave a dog in a car alone, not even for five minutes in the summer, says Dr. Werber. In the shade during the summer a car can reach 120 degrees in as little as 12 minutes even with the windows down. Heat stroke is a serious issue for any dog. Dogs who are over weight, very young or old, or infirmed are more likely to suffer heat stroke.

Signs of heat stroke in dogs:
  • Heavy panting
  • Faster heartbeat
  • Blood in stool
  • Drooling
  • Hot to the touch

Dr. Werber says it's important to know your dogs normal temperature so you can monitor them while in the heat. Test the dog's temperature under their arm on around the groin area while the dog is at rest so you're aware.

Exercising your dog during the early morning or later in the evening when the temperatures are cooler can help lessen risks of heat stroke.

Leave water out for your dog at all times to encourage proper hydration.

Dr. Oz Summer Pet Guide Tip #5: Proper Nutrition
Proper nutrition is important at all times and may be especially important during the summer months. Dr. Werber recommends Pedagree Brand dog food saying it has greater digestibility, support for the immune system, and the skin. Pedagree contains Vitamin E for the immune system and the canned food contains essential fatty acids, zinc, Vitamin B6, and biotin.

There is a perception that canned dog food is as good as dry food and may lead to dental issues. Dr. Werber says canned food has a different nutrient profile then kibble and combining the two can give your dog the best in nutrition. Canned food can also provide variety to your dog's diet and they typically enjoy the taste.

Dr. Oz Bonus Tips! All Natural Fixes For Annoying Body Problems

Dr. Oz Natural Fix for Bad Breath
Dr. Oz recommends drinking green tea to combat bad breath. He says green tea contains antioxidants that help kill bacteria in the mouth. 


Dr. Oz Natural Fix for Split Ends
As a fix for split ends, Dr. Oz recommends applying beer onto the hair and scalp and let it sit. Proteins and vitamins in the beer help to repair damaged hair.

Dr. Oz Natural Fix for Sunburn
To sooth a sunburn, Dr. Oz recommends using potatoes. One fix is to cut the potatoes and hold the white flesh to the burned area. Another fix is to puree potatoes with water to make a soupy mixture and apply to the sunburned area then rinse off. Dr. Oz says the starch in potatoes soothes the skin and phytochemicals in potatoes support skin repair.

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  1. is dr.fuhrman's book eat to live in book stores?

    1. Your best bet would be to call your local bookstore. As noted below, Dr. Fuhrman's book is available on Amazon. I searched on Barnes and Noble's website and it looks like they can at least ship to a store.

  2. I dont know if it is in book stores but i just bought one today on