Dr. Oz: Relieve Constipation
Dr. Oz had an update for us about Kristina, the school teacher who had come onto Dr. Oz recently to ask for help with her constipation. At the time, she was constantly constipated and was going having bowel movements two times a week. Now, she’s having them four times a week. She eliminated dairy, soy, gluten, and corn. She’s been eating only from the allowed list of foods, which are mostly veggies and proteins.
But there was some slowing down. She started to feel like she was getting backed up. It turns out it was because she had bacteria and yeast overgrowth in her stool. Kristina was also worried about how repetitive her diet had gotten.
So Dr. Oz introduced Dr. Amy Myers, who had several ideas on how to beat the bacteria and yeast and switch up the diet. The major rule to get rid of the bacteria and yeast was drinking an Anti-Inflammatory Ginger Root Tea, the recipe for which is found below. Dr. Myers also said Kristina needed to get 50 grams of fiber in her diet from vegetable sources. If she gets her fiber from grains, it’s not going to be good because grains turn into sugar in the system, which encourages the yeast and bacteria to feed.
So Dr. Myers made a Spiced Cabbage and Kale with Sweet Onions recipe, a Cherry-Roasted Brussels Sprouts recipe, and a Broccoli and Kale soup recipe.
Check it all out below!
Dr. Oz: Dr. Amy Myers Anti-Inflammatory Ginger Root Tea Recipe Ingredients
- 1 cup water
- 1/4-inch slice of ginger root
- 1 lemon wedge, juiced
- 3 mint leaves
Dr. Amy Myers: Dr. Oz Anti-Inflammatory Ginger Root Tea Recipe Directions
- Boil water and pour over ginger, lemon juice, and mint leaves in a teacup.
- Let steep for about 1 minute before enjoying.
Dr. Oz: Dr. Amy Myers Spiced Cabbage and Kale with Sweet Onions Recipe Ingredients
- 1 tbsp coconut oil, more as needed
- 1 sweet onion, chopped
- 1/2 head green cabbage, sliced
- 1/8 tsp turmeric
- 1/4 tsp ginger powder
- 1/8 tsp garlic powder
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1/8 tsp nutmeg
- 1/8 tsp cumin
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- 1/8 tsp ground pepper
- 2 cups chopped kale
Dr. Amy Myers: Dr. Oz Spiced Cabbage and Kale with Sweet Onions Recipe Directions
- Cook onion in coconut oil in a large pan on medium heat for about 3 minutes, then add the cabbage and cook until soft, about 4 minutes. Add the spices and mix well.
- Cook until onions and cabbage are very tender, about 2 more minutes.
- Massage the kale with your fingers until it starts to soften. Then add the kale to the pan and cook until a little wilted, about 2 more minutes.
Dr. Oz: Dr. Amy Myers Cherry-Roasted Brussels Sprouts Recipe Ingredients
- 3 tbsp coconut oil, melted plus extra for greasing
- 3 cups Brussels sprouts, stems chopped off
- 1/2 cup fresh cherries, pitted and sliced
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 small handful pecans (optional)
Dr. Amy Myers: Dr. Oz Cherry-Roasted Brussels Sprouts Recipe Directions
- Preheat oven to 375.
- Cut Brussels sprouts in half and mix them with the oil, salt, and cherries.
- Roasted on a baking sheet greased for coconut oil for 15 to 20 minutes until crisp.
- Stir in pecans afterward if you would like.
Dr. Oz: Dr. Amy Myers Broccoli and Kale Soup Recipe Ingredients
- 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
- 8 cups yeast-free, gluten-free vegetable broth
- 1 head broccoli, cut into florets
- 4 celery stalks
- 2 handfuls of kale
- 2 handfuls of spinach
- 2/3 cup tahini
- 2 tsp Celtic sea salt
Dr. Amy Myers: Dr. Oz Broccoli and Kale Soup Recipe Directions
- Bring vegetable oil and olive oil to a boil in a large pot and then add the broccoli. Cover and let simmer for 10 minutes until the color is bright green.
- Then add the kale and celery and cook for 4 more minutes.
- Remove from heat, add tahini, sea salt, and spinach and stir.
- Cool for 15 minutes, then blend together until smooth in a food processor or blender.