Dr. Oz: Family Struggles With Weight Loss
Dr. Oz met with a family who all struggled with weight loss. The Stallmans have a 25 acre farm and are raising four children. 24-year-old Kristin is the oldest of the children. She said in the pre-taped video that she’s worried about her family because they’re all overweight. 16-year-old Michael said he’s really good at basketball, but he doesn’t want to try out for the team because he’s worried about embarrassing himself. All the other kids are skinny and he’s overweight.
Savannah is 15 and she loves longboarding. She said that she wants to be thinner so that she can have more energy and not fall down off the board as much. Mia is 11 and she wants to be a ballerina but she knows she has to lose some weight first.
The kids all said they’re worried about their mother Brigitte because she doesn’t have any time to take care of herself, because she’s always taking care of them. She said she wanted to help her children be healthier.
Dr. Oz: CRP Numbers & What is C-Reactive Protein?
Dr. Oz revealed that they all had good blood pressure and cholesterol. However, there were some issues. Dr. Oz talked about C-Reactive Protein, called CRP. It’s one of the best tests to see how much inflammation is in the body. CRP can present itself a lot of different ways. Anything about a 3.0 is really high. Brigitte had a 43.3.
Dr. Oz said that he’s seen numbers sometimes in the teens, but he’d never seen a number that high. He said he actually called some friends to talk about the case. Mike, the father, had a number of 1. Kristin had a 12.6, Savannah had and 18.2, and Mia had a 3,4. For some reason, Dr. Oz didn’t reveal the number for the son, Michael.
Dr. Oz: Family Getting Healthy Together
Brigitte said that she knows she hasn’t been raising them to be their healthiest. She said she felt responsible for that. But she wanted to improve all of their health. Dr. Oz said that families all across America can learn from the Stallmans. He said a family supports each other, both in the bad and in the good habits. They might be pulling each other down now, but they’re about to pull themselves up.