Dr Oz did a show called the 7 Wonders of the Natural World, where he shared with us 7 Alternative Health cures from the best pharmacies around the world: mother nature! Bryce Wylde, host of Wylde on Health in Canada, joined Doctor Oz to give us Alternative Health cures for Cancer, Diabetes, pain, stress and colds. As always, before trying any of these Alternative Health Treatments, talk to your doctor and pharmacist to make sure they are health for you and do not conflict with any other medications or supplements that you currently take!
Dr Oz: 7 Wonders of the Natural World
1. Dr Oz: Suma Fights Cancer
Dr Oz said that Suma is a shrubby vine with a huge root system found in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. Suma may help to prevent Cancer. In Brazil, the Portuguese word for Suma means something that can cure all things. Another name for Suma is Brazilian Ginseng, which is being studied by Japanese researchers for its ability to fight cancer. Dr Oz explained that Suma releases chemicals that shut down cancer cells and stops them from growing. Suma will not cure cancer on its own at this point probably – especially if you have a full blown case of cancer already – but it is an exciting area for researchers and may hold the cure to cancer in the future.
2. Dr Oz: Arctic Root for Stress & Fatigue
Dr Oz said that Arctic Root is found in the Arctic Circle in Alaska. Arctic Root helps to relieve stress and fatigue, and it is an extremely resilient plant that can endure almost no sun and very cold temperatures. The concept of Arctic Root is to provide ourselves with Adaptogens, which help us to adapt to the world around us. You can increase blood flow to your brain with Arctic Root. Dr Oz said that he takes his Arctic Root (which costs around $15) in a shot of vodka.
3. Dr Oz: Devil’s Claw Reduces Inflammation & Arthritis
Dr Oz said that Devil’s Claw comes from Victoria Falls which is found in Zimbabwe, South Africa. Devil’s Claw is a Natural Health remedy to reduce swelling and inflammation – similar to Aspirin or Ibuprofen. Bryce Wylde said that Devil’s Claw should not be confused with Cat’s Claw. Devil’s Claw is used to relieve back pain and Arthritis by reducing your inflammatory response. You can purchase 120 capsules for around $15.
4. Dr Oz: Sulfur for Eczema, Acne & Wrinkles
Dr Oz’s fourth Alternative Health Treatment comes from the Paricutin Volcano in Mexico – Sulfur. The Paricutin Volcano erupted for the first time in the 1940’s. Sulfur is great for treating Eczema, Acne and Wrinkles. Before we had antibiotics, we use sulfur to treat infections. Bryce Wylde said that just like you squeeze a lemon over a fruit salad to preserve it so that it does not age or rust – we too age and “rust” so sulfur helps to preserve us. One great way to treat yourself with sulfur is by taking a Sulfur Bath. Dr Oz said you can get sulfur lotions too, but to get the compound to make a Sulfur Bath you should talk to a compounding pharmacy who should be able to mix it up for you for around $10.
5. Dr Oz: Himalayan Salt Inhaler for Asthma & Allergies
Dr Oz said that Himalayan Salts come from Mt Everest in Nepal – the highest mountain in the world. Mt Everest and the Himalayan Range was once a seabed. The power of salt is released, theoretically, by being inhaled. Salt is also a natural antiseptic and can clean out wounds. Have you ever noticed that when you are by the beach, your Asthma or Allergies clear up and go away? This is what the Himalayan Salt Inhaler replicates. You can clear up Sinusitis and Asthma symptoms by breathing in from a Himalayan Salt Inhaler ($40 online)… and the salt itself costs around $8.
6. Dr Oz: Prickly Pear Cactus for Diabetes
Dr Oz said that Prickly Pear Cactus comes from the Grand Canyon in Arizona and is full of tons of fiber. There is also a fruit that grows on the Prickly Pear Cactus. Bryce Wylde said that Prickly Pear Cactus can treat Diabetes, which may be surprising since it also has sugar in it, but the fiber in the Prickly Pear is both soluble and insoluble fiber, so the insoluble fiber slows down how long it takes the sugar to be released into your blood stream and system.
7. Dr Oz: Eucalyptus Oil for Colds & Flu
Dr Oz said that Eucalyptus Oil comes from the Great Barrier Reef in Australia and is extracted from the Eucalyptus plant. Eucalyptus Oil is anti-viral and anti-bacterial, so it is great for treating Colds and the Flu. Bryce Wylde said that one of the best studied natural medicines is Eucalyptol, an ingredient found in the Eucalyptus plant which is incredible for increasing the expansion of your lungs. Wylde suggested putting the Eucalpytus Oil into a carrier oil like Almond Oil or even Olive Oil. You should mix 1 part Eucalyptus Oil to 10 parts Almond Oil or Olive Oil. This will really help to open you up while also killing bacteria. Dr Oz said that he also likes to put Eucalyptus Oil into humidifiers and you can but it for $10 for 4 ounces (which should last you the whole winter!).