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Friday, October 26, 2012

Watching Dr Oz 10/26/12: Recharge 5 Ways In 5 Days, Build HGH Naturally, Immunity Self-Tests, Super Power Protein, Super Charge Your Memory, Time Saving Kitchen Tips

The Dr. Oz Show
Airdate: October 26, 2012
Dr. Oz: Recharge Your Body 5 Ways in 5 Days

  • Five ways to recharge in five days
  • Amino acids to build HGH levels naturally
  • Three self-tests to determine which vitamin you need to build immunity
  • Pea protein is tested by viewers
  • Tips and foods to build memory
  • Busy moms share their tips to save time in the kitchen

Dr. Oz calls this a super power hour to slow down aging, lose weight, and get your energy back in only five days. The cold and flu season is just around the corner. Dr. Oz has three self-tests to determine what you need to build your immunity.

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Dr. Oz: Recharge Your Body 5 Ways in 5 Days

This episode is dedicated to recharging your energy. Tired? Can't focus? Trouble losing weight? Dr. Oz said he's got the solutions for energy, time savers, and tips to lose weight.

Dr. Oz asked online fans, which day of the week do you feel most tired? Fans responded:
  • Monday 36.1%
  • Friday 18.3%
  • Other day 45.6%

So, pretty much the entire week. Dr. Oz says his recharge program is best started on the day you feel most tired. Each day of the five day program, add one new thing to support energy so that by the end of the week, he says, you'll be recharged and full of energy.

Angelina, a mom of three, says she struggles with keeping up with her kids, housework, and starting her own business. She's tired every day of the week however Monday is her lowest energy day as she recovers from the weekend of running the kids around, laundry, and cleaning.

Dr. Oz Recharge Day 1: Astragalus
Day one begins with what Dr. Oz calls the perfect supplement that can target a main driver of aging. Dr. Oz explained that there is a special chemical in astragalus that slows down the aging process. With an animation, Dr. Oz showed that aging causes a breakdown of DNA at the cell level which plays havoc with our DNA replication. Astragalus slows down that burning of the DNA. Dr. Oz recommended taking 200mg of astragalus twice a day, once in the morning and once at night.

Dr. Oz Recharge Day 2: Brewer's Yeast
Which meals boost your energy? Brewer's yeast can provide steady energy throughout the day. It contains chromium which plays a role in balancing blood sugar. Sprinkle one to two tablespoons of brewer's yeast on all your foods throughout the day. Add brewer's yeast to salad, top popcorn, add to baked good, sprinkle on toast and eggs.

Dr. Oz Recharge Day 3: Papaya Juice
Replace your coffee with papaya juice to support energy throughout the day. Papaya contains an enzyme called papain which supports digestion and the breakdown and assimilation of nutrients, protein in particular, in your meal. After eating, if you're feeling sluggish it could be related to an inability to get those vital nutrients from food.

Dr. Oz Recharge Day 4: Brazil Nuts
For a healthy snack, Dr. Oz says to reach for Brazil nuts. Filled with magnesium, fiber, protein, and healthy fats, Brazil nuts can be a energizing and satisfying snack. Eat a few Brazil nuts everyday to boost energy.

Dr. Oz Recharge Day 5: HGH
Dr. Oz says this step can double your energy. Can you get the energy you had 20 years ago? HGH – human growth hormone – is produced by the pituitary gland. HGH is necessary to grow from a child to an adult but it also plays a role in muscle health, skin health, even the metabolism. Scientists have found that a special blend of amino acids support natural levels of HGH.

In a study, participants found that their HGH level increased 6 times over their pre-study level and they reported faster metabolism and an increase in endurance. With an animation, Dr. Oz explained how HGH powers the muscles and gives our skin that bounce. Aging causes a decrease in the natural production of HGH causing fat to accumulate faster and allows the skin to sag.

Dr. Oz: Build HGH Naturally

Since the day he started The Dr. Oz Show, Dr. Oz said he's been trying to find a natural way to produce HGH. He has found three ways to increase HGH naturally with the help of Leslie Bonci, sports nutritionist and Directory of the UPMC Center for Sports Medicine.

Dr. Oz HGH Builder #1: Muscle Resistance
Ms. Bonci said that muscle resistance exercises are one of the keys to increase natural levels of HGH. Lifting weights, body weight exercises, and exercise bands are all great ways to increase muscle strength and encourage the body to increase its production of HGH.

Dr. Oz HGH Builder #2: Deep Sleep
Sleep is vital to so many natural processes. Sleep is the time when the body restores itself. During the first hour of deep sleep, explained Ms. Bonci, the body restores and increases HGH levels. To encourage better sleep, Ms. Bonci said that two hours before going to sleep: no exercise and no eating. Be sure to create a comfortable and cool environment in your bedroom to encourage sleep. [On previous episodes, Dr. Oz has said that a room temperature of 66F is ideal for falling asleep and staying asleep.]

Dr. Oz HGH Builder #3: Amino Acids
Amino acids are the building blocks of protein and they also play a role in HGH production. We get amino acids from both animal sources of protein as well as plant sources of protein. Eating a healthy and well-balanced diet can provide most of the amino acids needed to create HGH but if your HGH levels are dwindling then supplementation may be on...

Dr. Oz: Amino Acids for HGH Production

The latest health news says a special blend of four amino acids can naturally support the creation of more HGH. Dr. Oz said your GOAL is to find the right amino acids and you can get them all in one product. Use the acronym GOAL to know you're getting the right amino acids.

Dr. Oz: Amino Acid GOAL
G is for Glycine to help build muscle, store energy, and support good sleep.
O is for ornithine to support energy production.
A is for arginine to help build energy by regulating blood pressure, taking stress off the heart, and may play a role in fat metabolism.
L is for lysine which helps turn fat foods into energy instead of storing it.

Dr. Oz: Self-Test for Immune Support

A strong immune system is linked to better energy levels. Dr. Oz says there are four self-tests that can be done anywhere at any time to determine which vitamins you may need.

Dr. Oz Immunity Self-Test #1: Breast Bone Tenderness
Take the thumb and press it on breast bone, be gentle now. If this area feels tender to the pressure from the thumb, Dr. Oz said there could be a Vitamin D deficiency. Vitamin D is related to bone health and plays a big role in immune health.

Dr. Oz Immunity Self-Test #2: Balance
Stand up, put the feet together, close the eyes and stick out the right foot holding it out for 3 seconds. If you can't hold your balance for three seconds, Dr. Oz said there could be a B12 deficiency. Vitamin B12 plays a role in nervous system function as well as immune function.

Dr. Oz Immunity Self-Test #3: Mouth Sores
Look closely in the mirror for cracks at the corner of lips. Then look inside the mouth for any sores under tongue, on the cheeks, on the inside of the lips. Collette, from the audience, said she had a sore and Dr. Oz took a closer look. She had a little bump, or blister, in the mouth Dr. Oz said was a canker sore. Canker sores could be a sign of Vitamin B6 deficiency. Low levels of B6 are linked to low immune system function. Other signs of a possible Vitamin B6 deficiency is dry, rough, cracked skin; brittle hair; as well as peeling and splitting of the nails. 

Dr. Oz: Super Power Protein for Weight Loss

Dr. Oz had three viewers try pea protein powder in an effort to curb cravings for carbs and sweets. All three viewers tried pea protein and found that their cravings were reduced and hey ate fewer calories.

Pea protein is full of fiber and protein which balances blood sugar levels and helps you to feel full.
Karen cut out 660 calories by not jumping into the ice cream carton. Michelle cut down 1,500 calories by not craving muffins. Tanya ate 575 calories by not craving sugar.

Each scoop of pea protein powder has about 65 calories. Dr. Oz said he likes to mix two tablespoons of pea protein powder with one cup of fruit, fresh or frozen, one cup of low-fat milk with a handful of ice cubes.

Karen asked why she gained weight when she tried whey protein and yet lost weight when she tried the pea protein. Dr. Oz explained that many people are allergic to whey and when have whey protein it creates inflammation in the body and causes the body to hold onto everything not allowing for weight loss. 

Dr. Oz: Super Charge Memory

Nelson Dellis, two time USA Memory Champion, joins Dr. Oz to share the tools that have helped him to sharpen his mind. Three years ago, Mr. Dellis' grandmother passed away from Alzheimer's disease. Since then, he has worked to strengthen his memory with the result of winning the USA Memory Championship two years in a row.

Before setting his mind to improving his mind, he said his memory was terrible. In one short year, then, Mr. Dellis was able to improve his mind to such a degree that he became, and maintained, a national championship.

During the commercial break, Mr. Dellis memorized the birth dates of the people in the first two rows of the audience. That's ten dates connected to ten people. And he got all the dates correct.

Mr. Dellis said he practices and exercises his memory everyday and uses visualization to help him remember anything and everything he needs to remember. One technique is called the memory palace. Picture rooms in a house and create a visual cue to what you need to remember.

The right foods can also support a super memory. Mr. Dellis said he eats a variety of fruits and vegetables in a rainbow of colors. His favorite memory food is goji berries.

Goji berries are high in beta carotene, which is also found in carrots, and they are higher in vitamin C than oranges playing a role in fighting the aging of the brain. B vitamins in goji berries also help to keep homocysteine levels down which plays a role in brain health.

Dr. Oz says eat at least 5 tablespoons of goji berries daily. Add goji berries to salads and yogurt or snack on them straight from the bag. [I love goji berries on my oatmeal.]

Dr. Oz: Super Fast Solutions from Super Moms

Dr. Oz talked to three super moms to get their super time saving tips the help you be more efficient in the kitchen.

Dr. Oz Super Fast Kitchen Tip for Peeling Garlic
Save time in the kitchen with this super fast solution for peeling garlic. Place the garlic clove in the microwave for 20 seconds to make soften the peel and make it easier to remove. [I'm anti-microwave and I don't own a microwave (and haven't owned a microwave since 1992). I place the flat side of my knife on the clove of garlic and smash it. This breaks the skin and makes it easy to peel right off. No microwave required.]

Dr. Oz Super Fast Kitchen Tip for Fresh Food
Cut off top of plastic bottle and use it to close up plastic bags of food after opening. Place the bottle top over top of the plastic bag and bring the top of the plastic bag up through the top of the water bottle. Fold the plastic of the bag over the bottle top and then screw on the cap of the bottle top to seal the plastic bag and keep food fresh.

Dr. Oz Super Fast Tip for Removing Band-Aids
Removing a band-aid can be more painful the injury it covers. Use a hair dryer to warm up the band-aid, don't get the area too hot or it may burn the area. The warmed band-aid can be easily removed. The mom who shared this tip said her kids don't scream and run away when it's time to remove a band-aid! [This is brilliant! I'm going to try this the next time we need to remove a band-aid.]

Dr. Oz: Bonus Tips

There were a series of bonus tips shown just before or just after commercial breaks during this episode. I've put them all together in this one section.

Dr. Oz Bonus tip: Supercharged Taste Buds
The ability of the taste buds to taste foods and drinks declines as we age but a decrease in the ability to taste can be related to a zinc deficiency, says Dr. Oz. If you find your buds aren't as friendly as they used to be, Dr. Oz says to take 30mg of zinc lozenges daily. Getting the right amount of zinc each day can also play a role in fine tuning the sense of smell as well. 

Dr. Oz Bonus Tip: Supercharged Heart
To support the functioning of the heart, Dr. Oz recommended taking lycopene which he explained could cut risks of heart disease and stroke as well as play a roll in keeping arteries flexible to encourage blood flow.

Dr. Oz Bonus Tip: Supercharged Hearing
Dr. Oz explained that magnesium protects the little hairs in the ears which can encourage better hearing. He recommended taking 400mg of magnesium daily to support hearing. 

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Dr. Oz Bonus Tip: Supercharged Joints
To support the joints, Dr. Oz recommends eating apples which are high in quercetin. Quercetin supports better joint movement and plays a role in healthy inflammation levels in the body.

Dr. Oz Bonus Tip: Recharged Skin
To bring back bright and healthy looking skin, Dr. Oz recommended a facial scrub from a mix of nutmeg powder and honey.

Dr. Oz Bonus Tip: Supercharged Bones
Dr. Oz recommends eating broccoli to supercharge the bones as it's a great source of easily absorbed calcium that can help maintain bone density.

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