Dr Oz: Putting Yourself At Risk With Your Closet

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Dr Oz: Putting Yourself At Risk With Your Closet

By on September 30, 2011


During this segment, Dr Oz got assistance from an audience member to tell everyone about the risks one might have by what they keep in their closet.  His guest was on stage, along with a manequin.

Dr Oz  started off the discussion by using a device that showed bodily fluids and bacteria on his guest’s scarf.  After the lights were turned down and Dr Oz had his device ready to go, he showed his guest where the bodily fluids were all over her scarf.  The stains appeared as a whitish glow, similar to something you would see in a criminal investigation show or movie.  Dr Oz jokingly asked if her scarf had ever fallen in a toilet and she said that she was sure that the scarf probably fell on the ground at home or at school.  He said that scarves often fall on the floor and that we need to treat them as very unclean pieces of clothing.  Since they are the among the dirtiest articles of clothing, we need to clean them at least between every 3 to 4 wears.

Next, Dr Oz and his guest looked at a pair of jeans on the manequin.  So many of us get into the habit of wearing jeans over and over again because they seem to get more comfortable with time and we do not not wash them quite as often as other clothes.  But Dr Oz’s concern was not whether or not the jeans were clean, but the actual fit of the jeans.  He said that there are problems with skinny jeans because they apply excessive pressure on the nerves in the legs, especially if that pressure leads to a tingling sensation.  He also said that if a highlighter does not fit in your waistband, they are too tight!

Lastly, Dr Oz discussed ballet flats with his guest.  He said that although they were flat shoes, ballet flats can actually increase your risk for arthritis.  This increased risk is due to the lack of cushioning in the shoe.  Additionally, ballet flats can place undue pressure on the knees, hips, and back.  It is this pressure that leads to arthritis.  He advised us to use shoe inserts in order to avoid these types of problems.

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