Dr Oz: New Information You Need for 2014
Dr Oz is giving us a jump start on health for 2014. What’s new in medical research? Dr Oz invited his colleague, best friend, and co-author, Dr Michael Roizen, to share some of the latest advice for a new year in the changing world of health. Discover new information about Carnitine in meat and how foods with Allium and Apigenin fight cancer.
A decade ago, Dr Oz and Dr Roizen collaborated on the first in a series of books, You: The Owner’s Manual. Now, an updated anniversary edition is available from booksellers. A lot has changed in the world of health and medicine over the past decade.
Dr Oz: Control Your Body’s Aging
According to Dr Roizen, the co-founder of RealAge, patients are more informed and ask more questions, thanks to resources online and statements from Dr Oz’s show. “They’re much more informed. They’re much more understanding of their body,” Dr Roizen said, “and they really challenge you.”
One major change since the first book is the discovery that behavior can change your genes, which means you are in control of your rate of aging.
Dr Oz: Omega-7 Liver Fat Reduction + Anchovies Servings
Even when it comes to health, there can be too much of a good thing. You want to get as many vitamins and nutrients from your foods as possible. Vitamins and supplements are not the best sources.
Dr Oz and Dr Roizen introduced Omega-7s on the show, saying you should add them to your diet in the new year. Omega-7s could be a big new health benefit. A study in Japan compared fat in blood.
Those in the study had less diabetes, less omentum fat (which causes inflammation), better cholesterol, and lower triglycerides thanks to Omega-7, as well as decreased liver fat. Fatty Liver is on the rise in America, and this study showed that Omega-7 can stem the tide.
Omega-7 was also shown to stop plaque development. So how do you get them in your diet? Have three or more servings of Macadamia Nuts and/or Anchovies.
Dr Oz: Carnitine Meat Content Guidelines
For the new year, Dr Oz said you should change the way you think about the meats you eat. Fat is not the only thing you should be concerned about. You also need to worry about digestion in what Dr Oz calls the year of the gut.
Once you chew food, it is “blended up” in the stomach during digestion, before moving on to the intestines. Carnitine from meat, mixed with bad gut bacteria, can cause backups in the liver during the digestive process, potentially creating plaque in your blood vessels.
Here is a guide from Dr Oz and Dr Roizen about meat as it relates to Carnitine content.
- Beef – High in Carnitine – Eat 1 serving or less per week
- Pork – Medium Carnitine content – Eat up to 3 servings per week
- Fish – Low in Carnitine – Eat as often as three times daily
- Poultry – Low in Carnitine – Eat as often as three times daily
Dr Oz: Tomatoes Contain Prebiotics
To balance out the extra meat in your diet, eat tomatoes, which contain prebiotics. Add them to salads or burgers for the health benefits, so they can counteract bacteria in the gut. Dr Roizen said that there could soon be another solution to help balance your Carnitine levels.
Dr Oz: Allium + Apigenin Foods Fight Cancer
Finally, Dr Oz and Dr Roizen recommended adding more cancer-fighting foods to your diet.
- Cruciferous Vegetables like Broccoli and Cauliflower are good for detoxifying the body by helping to keep the liver clean.
- Allium Foods, such as Garlic, Onions, and Leeks, have antioxidants that promote normal cell growth.
- Apigenin Foods, like Parsley, Celery, and Artichokes, actually push cancer cells to kill themselves off.