Dr Oz: Prunes Reduce Dark Eye Circles
Dr. Oz began his show today with Dr. William Davis, author of the book Wheat Belly, who believes that wheat is the biggest cause of health problems for Americans. He firmly believes that we can all benefit from eliminating wheat from our diets and he shared action steps to help you get healthier and even lose weight. His wheat-free recipes are simple and sound delicious and he says you can lose up to 15 pounds in just 30 days by simply removing wheat from your diet. Dr. Oz then welcomed Dr. Audrey Halpern to the show, so they could discuss the various types of headaches and how to treat each one. It might surprise you to know there are actually specific ways to treat different types of headaches. Dr. Oz and Dr. Halpern outlined the symptoms of each type of headache along with ways to treat each of them if they occur. By having a few essential remedies on hand you will be able to alleviate any headache that comes your way with this valuable information.
Dr Oz: Lactic Acid Brightens Skin
Dr. Oz says that the first place we notice signs of aging is in our skin. It can begin to look dull and worn out, but he says he has the answers to bring back that youthful glow we all desire. Molly Nover-Baker, Beauty Editor for Women’s Health Magazine, says that while that dull appearance will inevitably happen to all of us, there are definitely ways you can reverse it.
Molly Nover-Baker explains that many women have a layer of dead skin that is hiding more beautiful glowing skin underneath it. She says that just like we need to dust off our furniture, we also need to dust off our skin by exfoliating on a regular basis. She recommends products with lactic acid because it is gentle and easy to find, but is also very effective as it works to naturally exfoliate your skin.
She says you can find these types of products in certain drugstores, specialty beauty retailers, or online. She does caution that they can make you sun-sensitive so it is best to use them at night unless you also use something with an SPF for protection from the sun.
- Look for 4-10% Lactic Acid
- Use Twice per day
- Once in the morning with SPF moisturizer
- Once before bed
- Results in as little as 1-2 weeks
Dr Oz: Vitamin K Brightens Eyes
Another common complaint that women have is of dark circles under their eyes. Molly Nover-Baker says that by using a product with Vitamin K you can get the blood circulating and improve the appearance of your eye area. These products are also available at drugstores or specialty beauty retailers as well as online. Molly again cautions that these products will also make you sun-sensitive, so it is best to use them at night.
- Use a pea size amount and start at the inside corners of your eyes patting gently blending the product toward the outside area of your eyes. Molly explains this technique is important because we have a lymphatic drainage system underneath the eyes, so this will help to flush the fluid from the area.
- Use before bed
- Refrigerate the product
- Eat more Brussels sprouts, prunes, and asparagus for healthy food sources of Vitamin K
Dr Oz: Baking Soda Dull Hair Remedy
Another common complaint that many women have is that their hair is dull and flat. Molly Nover-Baker explains that while some of this can be related to age, it also has a lot to do with what we do to our hair. A build up of products in your hair from years and years of use will lead to dullness and a lack of shine. Things heat-styling and color treating your hair can all lead to damage, which will then leave your hair with a more dull appearance.
- Mix 1 tablespoon of baking soda with 2 tablespoons of your regular shampoo – the baking soda will help to remove all of that stuff that has built up on your hair over the years.
- Use once per month
In addition to this natural treatment to brighten your hair, you should also look for shampoos that are:
- Have UV protection
- Made with protein and fatty acids
- Low amount of lather – too much lather is a sign of harsh detergents, which you want to avoid.
Dr Oz: Craziest National Holidays
Dr. Oz shared some of the craziest national holidays he has ever heard of:
- November is National Peanut Butter Lovers Month
- International Juggler’s Day in April
Some audience members had their own ideas for what national days we should celebrate, like “Bring your Pet to Work Day”, “Dress Like a Super Hero and Perform an Act of Heroism Day”, “National Spend all Day in your Pajamas day”, “National Give Mom a Break Day”, “National Rekindle the Flame Day” (for married couple who don’t get time alone or a date day), and “National I’ll Start my Diet Tomorrow Day”!