Dr Oz: 10-Cent Solutions
Dr Oz wanted to help viewers stretch their health budgets. He proposed some 10-cent solutions to common complaints. Find out how hand grips lower blood pressure and Omega-3s fight depression.
Dr Oz: Hand Grips Lower Blood Pressure
A woman emailed Dr Oz to say that she was diagnosed with high blood pressure and wanted a natural solution to help her bring the number down.
Kelly Ann joined Dr Oz, adding that she has a family history. He told her that 1/3 of people have high blood pressure. She said she is not ready to be medicated at her young age.
Dr Oz recommended using Hand Grips or a tennis ball to make a squeezing motion with your hand. Studies have proven that this is a simple exercise to lower blood pressure and “improve vascular function.”
The recommendation was for two minutes per hand, twice a day, three days a week. With this routine, you could lower your BP by 10%.
Dr Oz: Omega-3s Fight Depression
Diana said that she has mild depression and would like to phase off her medication so she can have children. She said she has noticed mood swings if she misses a dose.
Omega-3s with EPA/DHA can help to manage depression symptoms. Getting them from fish could be an affordable, natural way to get results.
If you get your Omega-3s from a supplement, the recommended dose is 1000 mg every day. Or you can eat a fatty fish two to three times per week.
Dr Oz recommended sardines and wondered why people do not like them. But there are other fish that work as well.
Dr Oz: Wide Squat Pose For Indigestion
Amanda wanted to know how to relieve her feelings of being bloated and gassy. About 10% of the population suffers with indigestion. You can do a yoga pose to relieve your symptoms.
The Wide Squat pose is the same pose you might make if you were going to the bathroom. It should relax the body, but twisting from side to side should help relieve gas pressure in the body.
Dr Oz: Mommy’s Little Helpers
Viewers shared their photos of Mommy’s Little Helpers.
- Lily from Hawaii helps her mom make a Green Drink for breakfast.
- Serenity from Texas loves to help with the dishes.
- Braxton in California helps her parents with chores.
- Lola loves to work out with her mother’s weights.