Dr Oz: Valerian Sleep Aid
Today on The Dr. Oz Show there is an exciting first that is about to happen. Not only is Dr. Andrew Weil, one of the most well known integrative medicine doctors in the world, coming back to the show, but for the first time ever he is taking everyone behind closed doors and into his home to share Dr. Weil’s 5 Essentials You Need Now. He says there are five new health must-haves that he cannot live without and that you need to have for yourself right now and he is ready to share them with everyone. Dr. Weil says they can slow your aging, keep you from ever getting sick, and align your mind and body and he promises if you use these same tools that he uses every day you will see a change almost immediately, including DMSO and Iodine.
Dr Andrew Weil: Our Body’s Ability to Heal
While you may have heard or read much of the advice that Dr Andrew Weil has to offer, I am pretty sure that you have never actually walked into his home, but today that is where he welcomed Dr. Oz as he shared some his most important essentials from the ones he keeps in his refrigerator to the ones next to his bathtub. He is a leader in holistic medicine and an integrative approach when it comes to treating patients and he believes that a lot of people underestimate the body’s ability to heal itself because they often want a quick fix for what is bothering them. Dr. Weil says that it often just takes a few lifestyle changes to improve your health and overall well-being rather than a prescription drug or technological advancement.
Dr. Weil’s Kitchen Essentials: Wasabi & Kelp Noodles
The kitchen is the heart of Dr. Weil’s home and some of the essentials in his fridge include: lots of spices, vanilla extract, hot sauce, real wasabi, and kelp noodles.
Dr. Weil’s Bedroom Essentials: Valerian Sleep Aid
Dr. Weil says that getting good sleep is essential and key to good health so he has things of beauty in his bedroom and he sleeps in total darkness. Dr. Weil says his dog even likes his bedroom and sleeps in his bed with him at night. While he says he sleeps well most of the time, he keeps Valerian in his nightstand because it is a safe and natural sleep aid.
Dr. Weil’s Bathroom Essentials: DMSO & Eucalyptus Oil Review
Dr. Weil says that most bathrooms are stocked with over-the-counter pain products, but he likes to keep natural remedies around that he has collected from his travels. He also highly recommends having a soaking tub for when you are sore or feeling achy. DMSO is a solvent that Dr. Weil keeps in his bathroom. He says it is great for such conditions as tennis elbow. Another essential in his bathroom is Eucalyptus Oil because it is very good for your respiratory system.
Dr. Andrew Weil Meditation & Swimming
Dr. Weil says he loves being outdoors. He swims every day, takes care of his beautiful rose garden and always finds time to meditate. He prefers to meditate first thing in the morning because it feeds your soul and gets the day off to a good start.
Dr Oz: Iodine is Essential to Optimal Health
Dr. Weil says there are 5 things that he cannot live without and he says you need them in your life right away. He even says that if you make these changes and add his essentials to your life you will see a difference immediately.
Iodine – Dr. Weil says that his first essential is really important because it is one that a lot of women are deficient in, as many as 1 in 3, actually. That essential is Iodine and Dr. Weil calls it his multi-purpose mineral and he says it is essential for optimal health. He says Iodine controls metabolism and is one of the basic regulators of all body function. A lack of Iodine can cause many symptoms of potential health issues such as fatigue, weight gain, and even thyroid problems.
Dr Oz: Thyroid Warning Signs
- Increased sensitivity to cold
- Weight Gain
- Changes in skin
- Brittle Nails
- Puffy Eyes
Dr Oz: Iodine Sources
It is recommended that we get 150 mg per day of Iodine, which is a small amount according to Dr. Weil, so with a few adjustments to your diet you could be getting enough every day because we only need trace amounts of Iodine.
- Dairy products because animals secrete Iodine into their milk.
- Seafood like tuna, sardines, mackerel, shrimp, and lobster
- Seaweed is possibly the best way to get Iodine into your diet. This can come in the form of a Sea Kelp supplement or can be found in dried form at your grocery or health food store.
Dr. Andrew Weil Asian Mushrooms: Shitake, Enoki & Oyster Mushrooms
Another way to enhance your health is with Asian Mushrooms. They are used in Chinese Medicine and believed to increase resistance to stress and promote longevity. Some of Dr. Weil’s favorites are Shitake, Enoki, and Oyster Mushrooms.