Dr Oz: Mood Swings
Do your Mood Swings get worse over time? Dr Oz wanted to reveal tips to get in a good mood, but first he picked out a very enthusiastic Assistant of the Day to talk about Progesterone.
Malika from New Jersey was elated to participate in the show, and she gave shout outs to “the love of my life,” Jerome, and her sister. Malika admitted that she sometimes gets in a bad mood that can last “anywhere from five minutes to a year.”
Dr Oz: Hysteria from Ovaries?
Doctor Oz revealed that many women may not know why they are having Mood Swings. What is the source of moods? Dr Oz revealed a human Uterus and talked about the history of the belief that a Hysterectomy would cure a woman’s hysteria.
Though a diagnosis of Hysteria is laughable today, there was something to this: the mood hormone Progesterone is generated by the Ovaries. He said that it is a natural antidepressant and has calming effects.
Dr Oz: Abnormal Progesterone
Abnormal Progesterone can lead to Insomnia and longer lasting Mood Swings. Progesterone is like natural Valium, sedating you so you can stay in a great mood most of the time.
As women get older and the Ovaries become smaller, less Progesterone is produced. Dr Oz put Malika through a simple demonstration of how and why Progesterone manages moods more easily when a woman is younger.
He put her through the path again in heavier shoes that made the path more difficult to navigate through emotions such as sadness, anger, and happiness.
Dr Oz: Oysters for Zinc & Magnesium
Abnormal Hormones can be like wearing the wrong pair of shoes, and this can happen as early as the early 30s. Doctor Oz said that there are things you can do about this.
He suggested adding Zinc and Magnesium to the diet, which work best when eaten early in the day. Oatmeal is a great source, and Hash Browns could work for breakfast also.
Then there are Oysters, which make a great source of these essential nutrients. They are even available in an inexpensive canned form at the supermarket.