Dr Oz Quick Remedies
It happens to all of us, especially on a hot summer day. Maybe you’ve gone out for ice cream or visited your favorite frozen yogurt place. You’re so excited about the cool treat that you eat it too fast and get a brain freeze. How can you fix this? Dr Oz shared his remedies for that, as well as the Charlie Horse Cramps we all hate, how to pop your ears, and an Electrolyte Elixir Recipe.
Valerie from Dr Oz’s audience said her brain freezes feel like she’s being stabbed in the forehead. Dr Oz said that drinking something cold constricts blood vessels, irritating the nerves. Dilation is actually what causes the pain you feel.
Dr Oz: Brain Freeze Remedy
Here’s what to do the next time you get that ice cream brain freeze.
Place your tongue on the roof of your mouth. That’s it. It works because the tongue warms up the nerves in the affected area, which calms the reaction and in turn reduces your pain.
Dr Oz: Charlie Horse Remedy
Maria was next, and she complained that she often gets Charlie Horses, those annoying muscle cramps and spasms we all hate. These are caused by either dehydration or an imbalance of electrolytes in the body.
The best thing you can do in the moment is to massage the area. In general, make sure your diet includes plenty of Potassium from fresh foods Bananas, Apricots, and Tomatoes.
Dr Oz: Electrolyte Elixir Recipe
You could also try Dr Oz’s Electrolyte Elixir Recipe to make sure you’re staying hydrated.
- 3/4 cup Water
- 3/4 cup Orange Juice
- 3/4 cup Tomato Juice
- 1 1/2 teaspoons Lemon Juice
- Pinch of Salt
- Combine ingredients.
- Thoroughly mix.
- Drink for your daily dose of electrolytes.
How To Pop Your Ears
Carla also had a complaint for Dr Oz: her ears always pop. Dr Oz told her not to worry that this is abnormal. He said the solution is opening the ear canal. Chewing gum is one remedy that can help some people.
You can also try Dr Oz’s plan to pop your ears:
- Pinch your nose.
- Take a breath. Close your mouth and push the air toward your ears.
- If one ear pops before the other, stick a finger in that ear.
- Blow again to pop the other ear.