Dr Oz: What Your Face Says About Your Health
The biggest clues to your health problems may be as plain as the nose on your face. For this segment, Dr Oz put up a screen with several unsuspecting audience members’ faces. The face he closed in on would be his guest helper for the day. He closed in on audience member, Dawn. Come on down, Dawn!
Dr Oz: Yellow Eyes Warning Sign
Doctor Oz showed an image of a face. He focused on the first part of the face that may give a warning sign: The Eyes. The eyes in the image are yellow. Dawn, who just happened to be in the healthcare field, guessed that yellow eyes indicated a liver problem such as jaundice. (I actually guessed that correctly too.) Dr Oz gave Dawn a pair of purple gloves and Dr Oz uncovered a healthy liver, the largest organ in our body. Dr Oz showed a second liver with horizontal cuts. The Jaundice of the liver is often from cirrhosis. The diseased liver showed white areas (scars) possibly caused by meds, drinking, or even simple carbohydrates.
Remedy: Take 200 mg of milk thistle per day.
Dr Oz: Underactive Thyroid Red Cheeks
The second image showed red, rosy cheeks that were plump. (And no, it wasn’t Santa Clause). In this case, red, rosy cheeks could mean an underactive thyroid.
To demonstrate this, Dr Oz used two clear boxes. The first box was a healthy thyroid. The first box also contained black straps across the top. Dr Oz poured colorful balls (water) through the straps across the box. The balls (water) fell through easily.
The next box was labeled “Underactive Thyroid.” This box contained even more black strands across the top. Dawn tried to pour the colorful balls (water) through, but the balls got stuck on the top of the straps. This is what happens when the face became plump and appeared swollen looking.
Dr Oz: Blood Pressure Lip Test
The lips of the image are purple. Dawn guessed that there was no blood or oxygen going to the lips and she was correct. Dr Oz stated that this color lip happened due to lack of oxygen and circulation. Dr Oz did an animation to show this point. He put up 2 colors. One color is red and normal. The other color is a much darker red. Dr Oz then placed a transparency (the skin) over the normal red color. The transparency (skin) made the lips a normal rosy color. When Dr Oz placed the transparency (skin) over the darker red, the lips appeared a blue-ish color.
Remedy: Know your blood pressure number. Have it checked once a year. A normal blood pressure means that you were getting enough blood, oxygen, and circulation.