Dr Oz: Wendy Williams
Dr. Oz called Wendy Williams the diva of daytime, and although she just turned 50 years old, she’s doing better than ever. Dr. Oz started by asking about the work Wendy had done for her birthday. She got her armpits done to stop her embarrassing sweating, killing off 87% of the sweat glands underneath her arms. She said she still sweats under her arms, just not nearly as much. She said it was money well spent and Dr. Oz, although he suffers from the same thing, is too scared to get it done.
Wendy said Botox can stop sweating as well, but you have to keep getting it and it costs anywhere from $500-1,500 each time. Dr. Oz shared that he either always wears a blazer or swears scrubs with pads in the armpits because he sweats so much, but he said hearing Wendy talking about it might change his mind.
Dr Oz: Wendy Williams Weight Loss
Dr. Oz then pointed out that Wendy lost 30 pounds. Wendy shared that she went and saw her endocrinologist who treats her thyroid and she had to get on the scale. She said it registered 193 pounds, and she knew that when she turned 50 two years after that, she wanted to look and feel good. She said that over the course of two years she dropped the weight with “little tiny changes.”
She said she grew up “a little fat girl” in New Jersey and went on her first diet in first grade. She said her mom would pack her lunches with yogurt and tuna fish made from dried tuna and mustard, so she found that “sneak eating” was a way of life for her. She said that “once you’ve been fat in your mind, you always have fat thoughts.”
Dr Oz: Why You Bruise Easily
Wendy said she overcame her challenges by getting a talk show and becoming successful in other ways. Dr. Oz shared that he and Wendy both launched their shows on the very same day. They both have segments on their shows where they take questions from their viewers, and so Dr. Oz wanted to put them both together in a segment called “Ask Oz & Wendy.”
Wendy wanted to start off the segments by asking why she always bruises so easily at even the slightest bumping into an object, like a table. Dr. Oz said it was common but Omega-3 fats actually thin our blood, which is a good thing because it means the blood can go places thick blood can’t, but sometimes if you bump into something a little blood can leak out, causing a bruise.
Dr Oz: Wendy Williams On Shape Wear & High Heels
Then, they took their first question from a viewer who shared that she lives in her control top and wanted to know if, at her age, it was okay to let it all hang out. Wendy said she doesn’t wear them and said the difference between men and women is that women jiggle and she embraces that. Dr. Oz added that control tops can cause urinary tract infections as well as reflux.
Next, a woman shared that she’s a little older and she loves high heels, but she’s always in flats, so she wants to know how she can transition into wearing more heels. Wendy said three inches are perfect, four inches are good, and five inches are ridiculous. She said she doesn’t wear flat because she wears a size 12 and it makes her feet look much smaller if she wears a higher heel. She suggested the woman start with kitten heels. Dr. Oz added that when you walk in heels all the time it shortens your tendon and can even cause back problems and plantar fasciitis, so save your heels for the big events.
Dr Oz: Thinning Hair & Lack Of Energy Advice
Another woman shared that as she’s getting older, she’s noticed that her hair is thinning, so she wondered if she should wear a wig. Wendy said if it’s thinning in the front, you can use makeup powder with a small brush to fill in the spots and no one will notice the difference. Dr. Oz said minoxidil is sold over the counter and really works for thinning hair if you rub it into your scalp twice a day.
Last, a woman named Denise shared that she and her husband have been married for 23 years and they still like to have a lot of fun, but she often wakes up in the morning after their “little rendezvous” and is really tired so she wondered what she could do. Wendy said to keep the air cold in her room and her car on the way to work because it helps to keep you awake and she also suggested keeping your moisturizer in the refrigerator.