Dr Oz’s Altenerative Health All-Stars include Dr Arthur Agatston, Dr Christiane Northrup and Dr Nicholas Perricone. Doctor Oz said that all three of these Alternative Health All-Stars have explored new frontiers and holistic approaches to healing your heart, skin and hormones.
Dr Oz & Dr Arthur Agatston: The South Beach Diet
Dr Arthur Agatston was getting frustrated in the 1980’s by seeing all of his patients with heart problems getting fatter and fatter. So, Dr Agatston started to research diets and developed The South Beach Diet which is better for weight loss and heart health than the previously recommended low fat and high carb diet. On the South Beach Diet you eat high in fiber, vegetables, fruits, whole grains and good fats. Dr Arthur Agaston said he was shocked by all of the positive results he saw when he put his patients on this diet. Back when he was in medical school, they did not know anything about how to prevent a heart attack, but now we know enough to help prevent it before you ever get one.
Dr Oz said that Dr Agatston challenged the American Heart Association (AHA) about their recommended diet, and sure enough now the AHA Diet is much more similar to The South Beach Diet with good fats, good carbohydrates and lean protein. Dr Arthur Agatston said that guidelines tend to lag 5-10 years which is why its so important to challenge them as we find them outdated.
Dr Oz & Dr Christiane Northrup: Women’s Health
Dr Christiane Northrup believes that you cannot treat a woman in the pelvis without understanding how it effects her emotionally – it is The Mind-Body Connection. Dr Northrup studied with Michio Kushi and learned how a person can change through their diet. Dr Northrup began to incorporate diet into her treatment of things like Breast Cancer. She then wrote a book called Women’s Bodies Women’s Wisdom, because she knew that the whole concept that women’s bodies are setup for failure is wrong. Women’s bodies do have a positive spin. People used to think that a woman’s body was just a lemon, and she was even taught the saying “There’s No Room In The Tomb For The Womb” – how awful is that? She was taught at medical school at Dartmouth that women’s diseases included the menstrual cycle, breasts and even pregnancy – disgusting! Dr Christiane Northrup said that women change medicine, and it is not the other way around, which she learned during the woman’s movement of the 1960’s and 1970’s. Medicine is a reflection of the culture, so we have to change it.
Dr Oz asked Dr Northrup what are the biggest mistakes that doctors make when they talk to women. She said it is that they do not understand what is going on in the body reflects what is going on in your life, which is the context needed to change a person’s diet or meditate or anything of that nature. Dr Oz said that you should always tell your doctor what is going on in your life, because male doctors will often forget to ask you this.
Dr Oz & Dr Nicholas Perricone: Anti-Inflammatory Diet
Dr Nicholas Perricone believes in treating patients from the inside out. The best way to care for your skin and health is through what you eat. Dr Perricone said that by eating correctly, you can change the way that you look. Antioxidants and Omega 3’s can heal you from the inside out by fighting inflammation. You can reverse damage naturally through antioxidants and the brightly colored fruits and vegetables in the produce section of your grocery.
Dr Nicholas Perricone has written 8 books and has a huge empire of skin products. We are what we eat and our skin is a barometer of our internal health. Dr Oz asked Dr Perricone how he discovers which foods make you look better? Dr Nicholas Pericone said that he is a dermatologist and a nutritionist, which helps a lot. If you see a blemish on your face, this is an Inflammatory Disease just like Alzheimers Disease. For all Inflammatory Diseases, an Anti-Inflammatory Diet works the best, which is why he will often put a person on an Anti-Inflammatory Diet to treat one thing and all of a sudden they will notice their acne disappear completely as well.