Dr Oz: Does Weather Affect Health?
Can the weather really help forecast our health? Can our bodies predict the weather? Or is that just a myth? In order to find out, Dr. Oz enlisted the help of weather man Al Roker. Al definitely believes there is a connection between health and weather. In fact, there’s even a branch of meteorology that deals with this theory called bio-meteorology.
Dr. Oz challenged Al to a game that matched five common conditions to the area they’re most likely to occur. From frequent peeing to migraine headaches, find out which part of the country goes with which health problem.
Dr Oz: Rain & Joint Pain
Do your joints hurt when it rains? It’s not because of the rain itself, or the dampness, but actually the low pressure. Like a marshmallow with the air sucked out, your joints are affected by changes in pressure.
Strawberries are a great natural remedy for joint pain, so load up on berries to soothe those achy limbs.
Dr Oz: Lightning Headache Remedy
Lightning has actually been proven to cause migraine headaches. There’s no exact science as to why, but some theories believe it’s the electromagnetic waves, or the circulating mold.
Try a medicine like Feverfew to reduce the inflammation that causes migraine headaches.
Dr Oz: Runny Noses & Peeing in Cold
The frigid cold definitely affects our bodies, and those who live in cooler climates know a thing or two about runny noses. This common problem is caused by extra moisture produced while the nose is warming the air that enters our lungs.
But did you know that cold weather also causes frequent urination? When cold air hits the body, the blood leaves our skin and enters our insides. This affects the kidneys, signaling them that it’s time to pee (even when it’s not).
Dr Oz: Best Weight Loss Climate
Finally, the best weight loss climate is also the cold weather. The cool air actually increases your metabolism, increasing your chance for weight loss. But if you live in hot climates, there are ways to beat the heat. Try holding an ice pack to your neck, taking a cold shower, or drinking ice water to get your metabolism going.