Dr. Oz

By: Mehmet Oz, M.D. and Mike Roizen, M.D

Mehmet Oz, M.D. is host of “The Dr. Oz Show,” and Mike Roizen, M.D. is Chief Wellness Officer and Chair of Wellness Institute at Cleveland Clinic. To live your healthiest, tune into “The Dr. Oz Show” or visit www.sharecare.com.
© 2017 Michael Roizen, M.D. and Mehmet Oz, M.D. Distributed byKing Features Syndicate, Inc.

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Marijuana for pain: hype or hope?

January 28, 2019 - 9:41am

Retired NFL defensive lineman Shaun Smith said that for nine years, he fired up “two blunts before every game.” He appeared with other retired players on a Bleacher Report YouTube video about marijuana use in the NFL that’s been viewed 2.773 million times. And those guys estimate that 80 percent of players and staff smoke marijuana recreationally, if not right before taking the field. Their motive?

The Paleo Rhythm: An exercise diet for everyone, ages 3 to 103

January 21, 2019 - 12:46pm

By the time our ancestors saw the end of the Pleistocene era about 11,700 years ago, they’d embraced what some researchers call the Paleo Rhythm of life — one that combined intense bouts of activity lasting a few days, followed by a more restful couple of days in which it would be usual to walk six or more miles to socialize.

Holiday rollback: The easiest way to lose winter weight

January 7, 2019 - 12:20pm

 Whew! You made it through the holidays, surviving Uncle Joe’s bombastic storytelling and that parade of pecan pies and rum-laced eggnog. The downside? You probably gained a bit of weight. An eight-week study
from Texas Tech tracked 150 adults and found that the average holiday weight increase is about 2 pounds for men and 1 pound for women (although some participants gained up to 13 pounds!). And even a little holiday weight gain over 10 to 20 seasons may leave you busting your seams, not to mention damaging your heart health and risking out of control blood sugar levels.

Do you have Stressheimer’s?

December 27, 2018 - 12:10pm

Whether you’re worried about your health care (that’s 78 percent of you), your finances (30 percent say it’s a constant anxiety, while 40 percent go sleepless because of money woes) or your basic needs (40 percent of you believe that you’re being underpaid in your jobs), you’re a candidate for Stressheimer’s — memory problems triggered by relentless anxiety.

Mindful Eating

December 18, 2018 - 9:27am

We often talk about the power of mindful meditation to ease stress, improve sleep and reduce emotional issues like depression, anxiety and anger — and to help preserve cognitive function as you age. But an amazing, untapped power of mindfulness is its ability to transform your eating habits.

You can use mindfulness to increase your sensory enjoyment of food’s smell, taste, texture and umami (that elusive quality that provides pleasure when eating).