Dr Oz: Prevention Power Hour, Prevention Power Pack & Brain Cubes

By on February 16, 2011

Dr Oz’s Prevention Power Hour was a show all about how to outsmart the diseases you fear everyday without doctors visits or expensive medications.  Doctor Oz said it is never too late to prevent some of the scariest and deadliest disease with the Dr Oz Prevention Power Pack made up of 5 different color foods a day to prevent Heart Attacks, coffee and vinegar to prevent Diabetes, Brain Cubes to prevent memory loss, an Herb Grinder to prevent bone loss and sweet potatoes to prevent Cancer.

Dr Oz’s Prevention Power Hour

Dr Oz said that you can dramatically reduce your risk of Heart Disease by up to 80%.  Simple changes can reduce your risk of getting Cancer by 60% and Diabetes by up to 90%.  The best Dr Oz Prevention Power Packnews is that you can break bad habits and start good ones at any time to prevent health problems in the future, even if you have been unhealthy up until now.

Dr Oz: Preventive Medicine

Dr Oz was joined by two leaders in Preventive Medicine: Dr Donald Hensrud from the Mayo clinic and Dr Mona Khanna from the University of Illinois.  Dr Oz asked hos is Preventive Medicine different from Traditional Medicine?  In Traditional Medicine, they want to cure a symptom that you already have.  Whereas in Preventive Medicine they try to empower people to prevent disease from ever occurring.  Prevention is about a better quality of life, not just about living longer.  Dr Oz asked why aren’t people doing Preventive Medicine more often?  And Dr Khanna said that the problem is that we cannot measure the effects of Preventive Medicine.  How do you measure the Heart Attack that you never had?  Or the hip fracture or cancer that you never got?  Most people think about immediate day to day changes that they can see.

Dr Oz: 5 Prevention Factors of Longevity

The following are 5 prevention factors of longevity:

1.  Diet

2.  Sleep

3.  Smoking

4.  Stress

5.  Exercise

Dr Oz said it is all about changing your environment so that you make the right decisions.  It is never too late for prevention.  When smokers quit smoking, their risk of Heart Disease goes down right away.  If you have breast cancer and start exercising, your risk of it coming back decreases.  One study estimated that you can live 10 years longer with some simple changes.

Dr Oz: Prevention Power Pack

Here are the 5 things in Dr Oz’s Prevention Power Pack to help us live longer and healthier lives.

Dr Oz: 5 Different Color Foods A Day

Dr Oz said that eating 5 different color foods a day you lower your risk of a Heart Attack.  Vegetables and fruits come in many different colors, and each color denotes a special vitamin or nutrient.  If you incorporate these colorful foods into your diet for 8 years, you will reduce your risk of Heart Disease by 22%.

Dr Oz: Coffee & Vinegar Prevent Diabetes

Dr Oz said that if you drink coffee and eat vinegar, you can prevent Diabetes.  Many studies have shown that both caffeinated and decaffeinated coffee reduce your risk of Type 2 Diabetes.  1/3 of people are pre-diabetic or Diabetic, so this could be a big thing.  And by coffee, Dr Oz is talking just about the coffee – not the cream and sugar.  Why does Vinegar Prevent Diabetes?  Your blood sugar rises after you eat and by eating 2 tsp of vinegar before lunch or dinner, you prevent the rise by 30%.

Dr Oz: Brain Cubes Recipe

Dr Oz said that his magical Brain Cubes Recipe can help prevent memory loss.  Dr Oz blends up apple juice, flaxseed oil, bananas, blueberries and hemp nuts in a blender.  Then he pours the smoothie into an ice cube tray and freezes it.  In the morning you just throw 4 ice cubes into a mug and let it defrost.  Drink it and you will have a brain boost!

Dr Oz: Herb Grinder

Dr Oz said that an Herb Grinder is his Prevention Powerhouse for Bone Loss.  Calcium helps your bones stay strong, but salt causes calcium loss from your body.  The Herb Grinder is a great salt substitute to get flavor into your food without salt.  You also decrease your blood pressure by decreasing your salt intake.  You can buy dry herbs instead of using an Herb Grinder with fresh herbs, but make sure there is no salt mixed in.

Dr Oz: Sweet Potatoes Prevent Cancer

Dr Oz said that by eating 1 cup of sweet potatoes every day, you decrease your risk of getting Skin Cancer, Lung Cancer and Prostate cancer.  There is another nutrient in sweet potatoes that decreases your risk of death by 40%.  Plus, who does not love to eat sweet potatoes!

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Comments to Dr Oz: Prevention Power Hour, Prevention Power Pack & Brain Cubes

  1. Lawrence Hoover says:

    Dr. Oz I really like your show it is so helpful. What kind of vinegar are you talking about. Is it apple cider vinegar and how many times a day should we take it for type 2.

  2. Angela Wiley says:

    Could you please send me the recipe for the brain cubes.

  3. PLEASE SEND ME THE RECIPE FOR THE BRAIN CUBES

  4. Hello Dr Oz,
    I’ve seen some articles on the internet that say ex-smokers should avoid beta carotene supplements and these can actually increase the risk of lung cancer. The most recent of these articles I saw was from 2010. Does this apply to sweet potatoes? Are these articles no longer considered valid? Thanks.

  5. Where can I buy the herb grinder that was on the Feb. 16, 2011 show!

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