Dr Oz: Ginger Blitz Cocktail, Caffeinated Lotion & Moroccan Spices

Dr Oz: The Tools Self-Help Book Review

Do you feel like you’re in a rut? On today’s show, Doctor Oz was joined by Psychotherapist, Barry Michels and Psychologist, Phil Stutz, to reveal the secrets in their book, The Tools: Transform Your Problems into Courage, Confidence, and Creativity, to help you change your life forever.  Plus, Dr Oz shared a Ginger Blitz Cocktail Recipe and mood boosting tips like using a Caffeinated Lotion and a Moroccan Spice Blend.

Dr Oz: Ginger Blitz Cocktail, Caffeinated Lotion & Moroccan Spices

Dr Oz spoke about mood boosters like the Ginger Blitz Cocktail, Caffeinated Lotion & a Moroccan Spice Blend.

Psychotherapist, Barry Michels and Psychologist, Phil Stutz have 60 years of psychotherapy experience between both of them. Their self-help book, The Tools, will help you solve the problem with techniques to change your life immediately.

The Tools: Reversal of Disease

Katie, an audience member, said she loved food and weight loss was a battle for her. Her rut was that she couldn’t stay on a diet.

The Tool: Reversal of Disease- requires you to understand your pain. Use this tool when you have to do something uncomfortable. For Katie, the uncomfortable thing was to deprive herself of snacks. The tool teaches you to drive through the short-term crabbiness so you can get to the other side and accomplish your goal—weight loss.


1. Scream out “bring on the pain!” This was the ticket to freedom from your bad habits.
2. Love the pain because it’s the pathway to self control
3. Break through the pain barrier by saying “pain sets me free”

The lessons are simple.

The Tools: Facing the Shadow

Alicia, an audience member, said she wasn’t comfortable in her own skin She felt she wasn’t pretty enough and when she looked into the mirror, she only saw her flaws. Her rut was that she worried too much.

The Tool: Facing the Shadow

First, look into the mirror. You probably see a cartoon of your image with all your insecurities. (crooked teeth, wrinkles around the eyes, etc…) Everybody has a shadow (some area where you feel insecure.)


1. use an image or picture and look at you (Alicia’s shadow is her younger self, when she had more confidence)
2. put all attention on you
3. both of you, as a team, will turn to face people as you silently scream “Listen!”

Doctor Oz also showed you how to live your best life by boosting your mood.

Dr Oz: Caffeinated Lotion Mood Booster

Looking to boost your mood sans pills and prescriptions? Dr Oz suggested switching to caffeinated lotion. It contains the same amount of caffeine as a ½ cup coffee.

Dr Oz: Moroccan Spice Blend Mood Booster

Boost mood naturally by cooking with a Moroccan spice blend. This spicy blend has been used for centuries to help relieve anxiety. Mix it in soups and ground meats for a tasty dish.

Dr Oz’s Ginger Blitz Cocktail Recipe

Try a comfort drink to help boost your mood. (Not sure if it’s the drink or the vodka in the drink that makes you happy!)

1 part ginger liqueur
1 part vodka
½ part lime juice
½ part agave nectar
3 basil leaves
A splash ginger ale
Mix and pour into a glass. Cap off with a splash of ginger ale on top. Garnish with basil and enjoy!

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