Tuesday, January 5, 2010

The Great and Powerful Oz Has Spoken!!

Does anyone else like Dr. Oz as much as I do? I don't watch Oprah a lot anymore, but always tried to tune in when I knew he was going to be on. Now he has his own show! Unfortunately I am not always home when he is on (I have to get one of those DVR things). I went to his website, and was a bit overwhelmed...information overload! He has so many "challenges" and "programs" what to do first, do I want to look younger in 30 days? diet with a buddy? find out my "real" age? lol
For those of you who aren't familiar with Dr. Oz, I'll fill you in. He is a medical doctor, and like I said, started on the Oprah show. He is probably most known for his direct approach on what he is talking about. He either has graphic images or has actual organs from cadavers that are diseased and compares them to healthy ones (again, real ones). Its sounds weird and disgusting but really helps you see what he is trying to teach.
I did go to the website about a month ago to look at his anti-aging checklist. There are several steps to the program, and again I felt overwhelmed, so I have decided to implement one or two steps at a time. Of course I won't get as quick of results, but not sure how much I believe in all that anyway.
The first thing I am going to start with is antioxidants. Oxidation is aging from exposure to oxygen (what happens to an apple when you slice it). If you put lemon juice on the apple it keeps this from happening. Antioxidants do the same thing for our bodies. Foods rich in antioxidants are great for cancer prevention. Foods with deep colors are rich in antioxidants. Blueberries, tomatoes, sweet potatoes. I love concord grape juice and am going to drink at least one serving every day. You should have at least 5 servings a day of antioxidant foods or beverages, such as green tea. If you are reading this, you have access to a computer, look up a list of the foods, there are a lot of them, surely you can find a few you like and make sure you are eating them.
www.doctoroz.com Here is a link to Dr. Oz's website. If you get a chance watch his show and see what you think.
We've all heard the saying "It's all in perspective" One of my New Year's goals is to look at the good in situations that seem bad or trying. You know, the Pollyanna way..lol So, I leave you with at thought I had today. If its seems that everyone wants something from you, it must mean you have a lot to offer! Be blessed!


sherri said...

Hey- Pollyanna is underrated! SHe's so much better than Debbie Downer!

I love Dr. Oz- great tips!

Dana said...

Antioxidants are also a natural sunscreen. I did an experiment one time. We were taking a trip to the beach (pre-Chloe). I had read that antioxidants were a natural sunscreen so Emma and I stuffed ourselves with berries and vegetables before we went and then I kept stocked vegetable and fruit trays while we were there. The highest sunscreen that Emma and I wore was 8 SPF. Adam wore 30. He got fried, we were great!

Tracy Campbell said...

Dana, that is amazing, I don't think I have ever heard that before. It makes me believe even more that God gave us everything in nature that we need to be healthy.