Dr Oz: Barbra Streisand Health
Dr Oz said that Barbra Streisand was joining him on his show to share important health information both she and Dr Oz want everyone to hear. Dr Oz shared how he met with Barbra Streisand five years ago, and she critiqued every little thing about his show and shared ways to improve it. Dr Oz also shared the emails that Barbra often sends to him with health questions about his show, including whether using mustard for back pain means eating it or slathering it on.
Barbra Streisand shared that she tries to eat very well during the week in order to stay healthy. She eats a lot of vegetables, lentils, and quinoa. She said all bets are off on the weekends though, and called herself a food addict, especially with carbohydrates. Barbra was in The Good Life magazine and during the photo shoot, Dr Oz, Barbra, and Barbra’s husband James Brolin posed together, and Dr Oz revealed that Jim was wearing surfer shorts, no shoes, and Dr Oz’s sport coat.
Dr Oz: Barbra Streisand Women’s Issues
Dr Oz said he loves how Barbra makes serious issues more comfortable for people, bringing up her passion for topics like heart disease. Barbra shared that she cannot bear gender discrimination. She brought up that women aren’t paid as much as men and make up only 19% of Congress. She said medical research is even worse because especially heart disease, research has been done for the last 50 years on men. She said you can’t do research on women’s heart disease on men, because women have “different plumbing.”
Barbra went to Washington to lobby for more funds for women’s heart research and found that even the laboratory mice are males. She said heart disease kills more women than men since 1984, and one woman dies every minute of heart disease. Plus, more women die of heart disease than of all cancers combined. Wow! She said she couldn’t wrap her head around it, but that’s the truth. She said nowadays, more young women are dying of heart disease.
Dr Oz: Barbra Streisand Bikini Medicine & Yentl Syndrome
Dr Oz said the problem is that doctors focus on “bikini medicine,” or the parts of the body that a bikini covers. She said breast cancer has done a magnificent job at making women aware of what’s at stake, but in terms of heart disease, they aren’t caught up. She said ten times more women die of heart disease than breast cancer. Dr Oz brought up Yentl Syndrome, which is where women feel like they have to look more like a man in order to be treated seriously. Barbra said women should understand that because they’re the center of the family, they have to get heart checked and ask for an EKG and share the family history. She also said to know your family history and risk factors.
Dr Oz then asked Barbra if she had ever held a heart and she said no, but she would like to. Barbra put the purple gloves on and then Dr Oz had her hold the “majestic female heart.” He then showed her a heart that had damage and even had surgery done to it. He said the heart compensates by getting larger. What Barbra is trying to do is catch people before their heart becomes enlarged and damaged.
Dr Oz: Fight The Lady Killer PSA
Barbra Streisand has a campaign called Fight The Lady Killer. Barbra said she wants to bring attention to heart disease and women, to let people know it can strike anyone. She wants women to know they’re at risk. They shared a PSA from Fight The Lady Killer voiced by Jennifer Hudson. Ed Norton is also getting involved, lending his voice to the cause. The campaign hopes to encourage women to talk to their doctors and get their hearts checked.
Barbra said her goal is for women to care about themselves enough to take precautions.