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Solutions for Muscle Cramps and Neck Pain

I was watching an episode of Dr. Oz. and he listed some possible solutions for neck pain and muscle cramps. He said that some times these symptoms may be caused by dehydration and deficiencies in magnesium and potassium.


In researching potassium, I found that it is an electrolyte, meaning it regulates the fluids in your body.  When increasing your potassium intake, it helps your heart by lowering blood pressure.

If you have any type of arthritis you’ll find that potassium will assist the pain by removing acids from your joints.

The list doesn’t stop there.  Potassium may help many other conditions such as hypoglycemia, diabetes, kidney disease and kidney stones.

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Red Tornado Recipe (alcoholic and non-alcoholic versions)

In yesterday’s episode of The Doctor Oz Show, April 26, 2010, a bar tender shared this great juice recipe.  Made from many fresh fruit and vegetable juices, it sounds so yummy!  Add vodka or not.  Enjoy!


  • 2 large leaves of basil crushed
  • 3 oz. tangerine juice

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Dr. Oz on the Perfect Diet for your Genes

I watched the Dr. Oz show today, Monday, April 5, 2010.  He had a doctor, David Katz, on his show who discussed how our genes play a roll in how we lose weight.  Dr. Katz stated that all diets worked about the same, per a study, but that calories were the bottom line.

There is now a gene test which determines which diet is best for you based upon your genes.  Dr. Ken Korman, the founder of  the company that performs the test, explained how the test works.  The test involves brushing the inside of your mouth; you let it dry; and place it in a little paper envelope which you mail into the laboratory.  The cost of the test is $149.

But wait, for those who may not be able to afford the test Dr. Oz provided some great information. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dr. Oz on Chemicals in our Water Supply

I just watched a segment on the March 22, 2010 episode of The Dr. Oz Show on BPA and our water supply.  It has been found that some chemical compounds found in everyday household items can cause serious damage to our health, possibly irreversible.  These chemicals, “endocrine disruptors” mimic hormones that our bodies make.  Low levels that were once thought tolerable are now found harmful to our health.  These chemicals can increase our risk for cancer.  Fish, frogs and other life forms discovered around the U.S had both male and female organs. 

Map of Intersex Fish

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What to Avoid When You’re Sick and the Digestive Tract

In a recent episode of the Dr. Oz Show they discussed the intestinal track and foods to eat or avoid while ill.

In an illustration on the intestinal tract Dr. Oz explained that in the lining of the intestinal track there are little hairs (villi).  Sometimes a different type of bacteria lie on top of the villi and release toxins, water, fluid, that is excreted and make your bowels really watery.  Other times there are other bacteria that release chemicals that cause the intestinal tract through the immune system to die off.  Then all of the food goes through the intestinal tract and the nutrients do not get absorbed and cause water to stay in the bowels and cause constipation.  If you are under stress, the stress may cause the intestinal tract to squeeze too quickly and causes you to go to the bathroom all of a sudden.  With constipation the bowel is holding onto too much water. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dr. Oz on Supplements for Fibroids – also for Cramps and Anxiety

On the Dr. Oz show, February 25, 2010, Dr. Oz discussed the often unnecessary procedure of hysterectomy.  One of the major unnecessary reasons women have a hysterectomy is fibroids.  There are a number of options versus removing your uterus.  Laser removal of fibroids was one of them.

Among Dr. Oz’ suggested alternative remedies for fibroid were a few natural supplements: Read the rest of this entry »

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Dr. Oz on How to Prevent Constipation

On today’s (February 9, 2010), episode of the Dr. Oz Show, Dr. Oz shared three foods that are beneficial for preventing constipation.  They are not all just high in fiber.  He did not mention anything about prunes.  Most of us already know that high fiber foods are the way to go, but I was surprised at one of the foods he mentioned.

Per World’s Healthiest Foods,

Raspberries are packed with fiber.  Just one cup provides 33% of the recommended DV (daily value) for dietary fiber.  They contain even more Vitamin C and Manganese.

Lentils like other beans, are rich in dietary fiber, both the soluble and insoluble type.  Just one cup provides 62.6% of the recommended DV for dietary fiber.

Papaya contains papain, an enzyme that helps digest proteins.  One papaya contains about 21.9% of the recommended DV for dietary fiber.  There is a higher concentration of this enzyme in the unripened papaya, therefore, drinking the juice is better for your digestive health.  It also contains 313.1%.

Dr. Oz added that the average woman needs to get 21 grams of fiber per day.

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