Dr Oz: Medicine Cabinet Must-Haves
Dr. Oz wanted to talk about what’s in your medicine cabinet. He said he wanted to make it easier to decide what should stay and what should go when it comes to your medicine cabinet, with three must-haves.
Dr Oz: Daily Aspirin
One woman shared what the inside of her medicine cabinet looks like, admitting that she knew it was bare, but said part of it was because she had a drawer for toothpaste and a drawer for cosmetics. Dr. Oz said the first must-have for your medicine cabinet is aspirin, which he called a “life saver in a bottle.” She shared that her father is 94 years old and he takes an aspirin, but she doesn’t. She then shared her father was actually in the audience because it was on his bucket list to see Dr. Oz.
Dr. Oz then explained that women over 55 should be on an aspirin, so she wasn’t quite there yet. He also said that aspirin can prevent cancer as well as heart attacks.
Dr Oz: Baking Soda As Antacid
Dr. Oz then talked to a woman who has an overflowing medicine cabinet. She explained that she and her husband recently relocated from Florida, so she’s readjusting to a New York lifestyle which isn’t a lot of room
She said her beauty products are the main things inside her medicine cabinet. Dr Oz said the second must-have for your medicine cabinet is baking soda. He said that if you mix it with water, it’s a great antacid. He explained that if you mix one teaspoon of baking soda into eight ounces of warm water, it can help with reflux or indigestion.
Dr Oz: Aquaphor For Soft Skin
Dr. Oz then shared that Aquaphor is the third medicine cabinet must-have. Dr. Elizabeth Tanzi explained that it works for so many skin care needs including dry hands and feet, chapped lips, and even preventing diaper rash for babies. She said that she’s a physician and it’s the only thing that keeps her hands soft.
She said that Aquaphor gives you a layer of protection that helps keep bacteria from getting into a wound, but also allows oxygen to get into the wound, which can help it heal faster. She said that if a patient has a biopsy done, she recommends Aquaphor to help heal the wound.
Dr. Oz also shared that one audience member was on her feet for days and showed the dry, rough, cracked skin that resulted. She used Aquaphor and it completely healed up her foot. She said that she put it on right before bed and then put a sock on, which is all she did. Dr. Tanzi said when the heels get dry, they can crack and when they crack, bacteria can get in there, which can cause the heel to get infected.
Dr Oz: Joan Lunden People Magazine Cover
Before the end of the show, Dr. Oz shared that a recent issue of People Magazine shows a beautiful cover of a bald Joan Lunden, who is bravely battling breast cancer. Now cancer patients around the world are sharing photos of themselves and their bald heads.