Dr Oz: Shocking News Headlines
Dr Oz wanted to share some shocking headlines and have his viewers decide for themselves whether they were real or fake. First, “Woman In Chile Learns She Has Carried Fetus In Her Uterus For More Than 60 Years.” Real or fake? It turns out it was real, and the 90-year-old woman was carrying around a calcified fetus that posed no health risk to her. Next, “Skinny Jeans Hospitalize ‘Fashion Victim’ For Four Days.” It’s true, and Dr Oz explained that a woman had to have her skinny jeans cut off after they cut off blood supply to her calf muscles, causing her to collapse.
Lastly, “Lost California Hiker Survived For 3 Days By Chewing Toilet Paper.” It turns out that headline was fake!
Dr Oz: The Alkaline Diet
Dr Oz then wanted to talk about a new trend: the alkaline diet. He explained that a lot of women on the diet are using pee strips to check their urine and the acidity in their bodies. Many celebrities are swearing by the alkaline diet and now women everywhere are trying it. The diet calls for you to eat alkaline foods like fruit, nuts, and vegetables, and avoid processed foods, meats, and white sugar, which cause your body to produce acid that is stored in fat cells.
The idea is that certain foods can affect the ph in your body, overwhelming your body with acid, preventing you from losing weight. You measure your body ph to test the acidity in your urine. Some celebrities are even hosting pee parties, with one Housewife saying she even competes with her friends to see who’s more alkaline.
Dr Oz: Pee Strips To Test Acidity
Dr Oz asked his entire audience to pee on a strip and they all obliged. He then explained that orange or red is acidic, while yellow is in the middle. If you have green, it’s alkaline, which, according to the diet, is what you want. Karen has been on the alkaline diet for two years and said she naturally lost some weight. But she also felt so much better after she started the diet. Dr Oz said personally, he thinks you should get rid of the strips but eat plenty of alkaline foods, simply because they’re good for you.
Dr Oz: Follow The Alkaline Diet
Dr Oz then invited Karen to share more details of her diet to help those who want to lose a little weight and feel better. The idea is to plan your meals around veggies. To follow the alkaline diet, first plan your meals around vegetables and then second, balance every meal with a lean or plant-based protein like legumes. Third, include citrus in one meal per day, and then finally, avoid liquid sugars. It’s a good idea to start your day with warm water and lemon.
If your scale could talk, what would you want it to say to you? One woman said “keep on keepin’ on, you got it girl!” Another woman said “it’s all muscle!” So if your scale could say something to you, what would it be? Dr Oz said his would say “nice hairy legs!”