Dr Oz: Superstar Kelly Rowland
Kelly Rowland has made a name for herself as a talented performer and fashion icon, but with her husband and son as her top priority, she’s made it a mission to speak out about her health. Heart disease runs in Kelly’s family and sadly took the life of her mother in 2014. Kelly was lucky enough to reunite with Michelle Williams and Beyonce, and said one of the greatest blessings she ever got from Destiny’s Child was their sisterhood and family.
Kelly’s son Titan is now two and she laughed when talking about his love of music and rapping attempts. Speaking of Titan, Kelly was very open about the stretch marks that appeared because of her pregnancy. She also joked that no one told her about the changes that would happen to her body, including the sagging breasts, but she’s still confident in her own skin.
Dr Oz: Kelly Rowland & Keeping The Spark Alive
Dr Oz then asked Kelly about the priorities in her life, pointing out that she had said husband first, child second, work third. She acknowledged that it’s certainly not easy to keep the spark alive, but her husband is her best friend. When they first started dating, he actually apologized to her for every man that had ever hurt her, and said he would never do that. Kelly trusts her both with her heart and her son, and she never wants to disappoint him. Because Kelly didn’t grow up with a father, she wanted to change the next generation and allow her kids to have a great father to grow up with. She’s doing exactly that.
Dr Oz: Kelly Rowland Heart Health
As for Kelly’s mom, she lost her just two weeks after giving birth to Titan. Kelly remembered how much her mom loved to sing and how she would make up a song for everything. She’s now doing that with Titan, which is truly precious for them to share.
But now, in honor of her mother, Kelly has spent time raising awareness about heart disease, particularly for women in the African-American community. More than anything, Kelly wants people to know what’s going on with their body. She shared that she lost her mom so suddenly, making a point to say that it can all happen too fast if you don’t take proper care of yourself.
Kelly also makes a point to take care of her own health by eating clean and exercising. She also tries to stay as stress-free as possible and finds that daily meditation, even for just a couple minutes, is a great way to help with that. Kelly challenged everyone, especially women, to get screened. They can go to select Burlington stores and receive a free heart health screening.
As for her own habits, Kelly likes to enjoy dark chocolate, cheese, and wine, but 80% of the time she eats beans, kale, berries, and fish.
Dr Oz: Woman Saved Her Own Life During Heart Attack
Dr Oz then introduced Danielle, a woman who seemed to be in perfectly good health when she suffered a heart attack at the age of 35. It was just days after Danielle gave birth to her second child and luckily, she recognized the symptoms and knew what to do to save her own life. She remembered feeling good that day, and after calling her husband to wish him a happy anniversary, she walked into the kitchen to bake banana bread.
Danielle began noticing chest discomfort similar to heartburn. She continued baking but the discomfort got worse until it became crushing pain that was radiating down her left arm. She remembered thinking “I think I’m having a heart attack” so she had her mom call 911. She now firmly believes if she hadn’t called 911 that day, she wouldn’t be alive today. She further explained that while she was waiting for the ambulance, she took aspirin knowing it could make a difference.
Dr Oz then used her story to tell viewers that if they think they’re having a heart attack, they should immediately call 911 and take one 325 mg adult aspirin.