Dr. Oz opens today with him promising to give us new solutions to viewers biggest health concerns and he has searched the globe for new ways to look better, feel younger, get thinner, and lose weight. Now all the products on today’s show have been scientifically tested, affordable, readily available, and are easy to maintain. Here we go with the five Miracle Solutions to your health problems from around the globe!
First, Oz says Coconut Oil is a great weight loss tool. It is loaded with antioxidants. Oz says this is easy to use instead of butter. It is hard a room temperature but becomes liquid when warmed. This oil fights fat because it helps keep you full for hours. A recent study said that people who use coconut oil daily eat about 60 calories less a day and that is 6 pounds a year. The second way it helps you lose weight is that it revs up your metabolism.
Coconut oil goes right to the liver and metabolizes fast so you burn more calories. Oz says you should take two tablespoons of coconut oil a day and it will increase our metabolism. The third way Coconut Oil helps us lose weight is that less than half of the fat in the oil stays in your body and most of it is burned off. Oz says take two tablespoons a day, look for virgin coconut oil, avoid products that have partially hydrogenated products in them.
Pina Loguidice is on the show and she adds coconut oil to the pan when she is cooking her pancakes. She says it always gives the pancakes a little extra zip. You can actually make popcorn made in coconut oil and it will give it a better flavor. You can even melt coconut oil and pour it on top of the popcorn just like butter. Oz says to remember that coconut oil is a fat so use it in moderation. Like any fat, overuse of coconut oil will make you gain weight.
Now Oz talks about Chia Seeds and how they stop your food cravings. He says these seeds absorb 9 times their weight and it makes you feel full. Two volunteers are snackers and Oz puts them on Chia Seeds to see if it will help them. One says that the seeds made her so full she even ate less at dinner. Oz says to take 2 full tablespoons of Chia seeds after breakfast with water. You can do it again in early afternoon. Both ladies say they feel full all day when using Chia Seeds. Raw Chia seeds are about 6 dollars in any health food store.
The next product is Tart Cherry Juice. Oz says research suggest that this juice has melatonin that will help you sleep at night. Dr. Mike Dow says Tart Cherry Juice has Melatonin, Carbohydrates, and helps you get into a routine that lets your brain know you are going to sleep. He says if you don’t sleep all night and constantly wake up you may be a good fit for this. Montmorency Tart Cherry Juice needs to be taken 90 minutes before bed. Just one glass. You can also take 1 ounce of the Tart Cherry Juice concentrate and mix with 7 ounces of water. You can also eat 1/4 cup of dried Tart Cherries about 90 minutes before bed.
One volunteer says she has been using this for over a month and she sleeps better and feels great. Dr. Dow says the melatonin level is very low so you don’t get too much. Oz says switch this out for your late night snack. Oz gets serious and asks how much melatonin you get and Dr. Dow says it is typically 0.8mg which is way less than the pills. Oz says Tart Cherry Juice is also great with Vodka!
Now Oz shows us a new Miracle Product in a tube and he is talking about BB Cream. BB Cream has five different products in it and there are several types on the market. It brightens skin, evens out your tone, hydrates and moisturizes, has sunblock, and contains anti-aging ingredients. We see two volunteers. Evie had blotchy skin in her face and acne. After she applied the cream, it is amazing as the face looks more even a one toned. Now we see Christie and she has Rosacia and dry skin. She says she even tried coconut oil on her face but she looks a lot better after she uses the BB Cream.
Oz shows us the biggest miracle of all and we are going to see a woman giving birth. Oz says that this is the greatest miracle of all. He says he watched all 4 of his kids being born and it is an experience that you will never forget. he talks to the mom and the dad and they talk about their feelings and fears. It is a scary experience when you have a life coming out of you. I was scared beyond reason. Not for me but worrying that everything will be OK with my new baby. I also loved that we didn’t know the sex before delivery. It adds to the excitement when you are waiting for that little life to come out and finally know if it is a boy or a girl.
As the show ends, Oz brings out Stacey and Lance, along with their new baby boy. His name is Christian and he is fast asleep. Check back here on CMR for another recap of Dr. Oz tomorrow.
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