Dr Oz: 3 Secret Weapons To Live Longer
Dr Oz predicted how old you will be when you die with a Life Calculator and introduced us to an unhealthy man named Jay who is 43 years old and is only predicted to live to the age of 57. However, Doctor Oz brought on three doctors: Dr Lori Mosca, Dr Mark Hyman and Dr Robynne Chutkan to give everyone three secret weapons to live longer and add years or decades to your life.
Dr Oz: Lean Protein vs Red Meat
Dr Lori Mosca said that Jay’s root cause of his health problems stems from his obesity. He loves to eat beef and be in BBQ competitions, but all of these foods are high in both sugar and saturated fats. Dr Mosca said that instead, he should be eating a lean protein like chicken or fish. Also, he has to control his calories and portions. So she suggested that he fill half of his plate with fruits and vegetables, 1/4 of his plate with a lean protein and 1/4 of his plate with carbs. Dr Oz said that if Jay does these things, he will add back 5 years to his life by reducing inflammation.
Dr Oz: Glucomannan Capsules
Dr Mark Hyman told Jay that he is essentially Pre-Diabetic and that he has to reboot his system, much like we reboot computers. He should eat protein at every meal and eat small frequent meals with fiber during every meal. He should eliminate sugar, processed foods and junk food. This includes BBQ Sauce, which is just another form of sugar. Dr Oz said that there are the equivalent of 66 cubes of sugar in a typical bottle of BBQ Sauce, so it is basically like candy. Use spices instead to flavor your food. Dr Hyman also suggested taking Chromium, Fish Oil and Glucomannan to help with the Pre-Diabetes. The Glucomannan Capsules, when taken before a meal, reduces the sugar and fat that gets into your body and helps you to feel more full. Dr Oz told Jay that if he can lose 70 pounds, he can add 8 more years to his life!
Dr Oz: Barrett’s Esophagus Causes Cancer
Dr Robynne Chutkan told Jay that having Barrett’s Esophagus means that he has a Pre-Cancerous Condition of the Esophagus. It is not just heartburn and the associated symptoms that are the problem. The good news is that Barrett’s Esophagus is reversible still at the point that Jay is at. But he must cut out the alcohol, not just cut down on it, until his body gets back into equilibrium. Dr Oz said that when Jay’s body gets back into equilibrium after eating healthy, not drinking, and exercising for a whole month, then he can slowly start to reintroduce alcohol but just one drink a day at the most. Doctor Oz said that if Jay does this, he will add another 7 years to his life.
Dr Oz also said that by dealing with his stress issues, he can add 2 years to his life. And by seeing doctors regularly, he can add another 2 years to his life. So in total, if Jay makes all of these changes, he will get another 24 years of life – a quarter of a century of life is not too shabby!