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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Watching Dr Oz 10/24/12: Normal or Nuts? Weird Questions, Dreams Give Clues to Health

The Dr. Oz Show
Airdate: October 24, 2012
Dr. Oz: Are You Normal Or Nuts? Weird Questions Answered

  • Dr. Oz answers weird health questions
  • Can dreams give clues to health?

Today's episode of The Dr. Oz Show did not air in my area due to breaking news coverage of an arrest in the Jessica Ridgeway murder case in Colorado. There were short video segments posted on and wrote up those in this post and included links to the guests from the show as well as articles on related to the topics presented today. If/when this episode aires again I'll write up a full post. 

Dr. Oz address your crazy health questions and answers the big question, are you normal or nuts? Five fixes for sleep problems.


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Dr. Oz: Are You Normal Or Nuts? Weird Questions Answered

Have you asked yourself: am I normal or nuts?, is my health concern real or in my head? And what the heck do my dreams mean?

Lauri Loewenberg, is a dream expert, author of Dream On It and several other books, and a part of Dr. Oz's ShareCare network. Ms. Loewenberg said dreams can give us a clue to our health. As we know, our body is connected to our brain and if we pay attention to and understand dreams we can learn about the body. She said women can often know that they are pregnant before they “pee on a stick”. Dreams can also warn of depression and anxiety.

Dream: Falling
Are you normal or nuts when you have a falling dream? Patty said she's had the falling dream for more than 10 years. She is always standing in a grassy area and she always hits the ground.

Dr. Oz: What Your Dreams Say About Your Health

Dr. Oz had a PJ party today. The audience and Dr. oz were in their PJ's to discuss what dreams mean and what dreams can mean about our health. Stress, fear, happiness are all messages our body sends us when we are sleeping.

We dream more than 50,000 hours in our lifetime, about two hours a night. It's during the active REM sleep when are dreams happen. Scientists believe that dreams are the way our body interprets what happen to us during the day. Others believe it's our body's way to warn of impending health concerns or activities that may be harming us.

Ms. Loewenber says when you dream you're thinking on an intuitive level, it's the time you can be most honest with your self.

Dr. Michael Breus, PhD, is the author of The Sleep Doctor's Diet Plan: Lose Weight through Better Sleep and a member of Dr. Oz's ShareCare network. Dr. Breus said REM sleep is the brain's way of solving problems and organize our thoughts.

Dr. Oz explained that during REM sleep, the brain tells the body not to move but allows the eyes to move. Brain thinking deeply and stops ability to move so that the body doesn't react to the dreams. When people sleep walk, it's a sign that REM sleep is not working the way it should.

Dr. Oz said he's fascinated with dreams and believes that we can tap into our brain's ability to solve issues during sleep we can be more productive and insightful during wakeful hours.

Click the links below to read posts from Dr. Breus' previous appearances on The Dr. Oz Show:

Dr. Jennifer Hartstein, PsyD, is a Clinical Psychologist and author of Princess Recovery: A How-to Guide to Raising Strong, Empowered Girls Who Can Create Their Own Happily Ever Afters, specializing in anxiety disorders.

Click the links below to read posts from Dr. Hartstein's previous appearances on The Dr. Oz Show:

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