Dr Weil Five Health Essentials he can’t live without. Thursday, November 15th, 2012 Dr. Weil and Dr. Low Dog were featured on an episode of The Dr. Oz Show, and discussed several important health issues, including Dr. Weil’s five new health essentials Iodine, DGL (Deglycyrrhizinated licorice), Palm Reflexology, The Rules of Raw Foods, CoQ10. Plus in the next segment of the Dr Oz Show today is with Dr. Low Dog’s natural remedies Prickly Pear for diabetes and Rhodiola for fatigue
We meet the woman Dr Andrew Weil’s trusts with his health, Dr Low Dog who shares with us secrets to fight fatigue, plus how to slow aging and lose weight.
Here is a quick run down on topics discussed today along with Dr Weil’s 5 New Health Essentials we should have in our home. They can slow down aging, help you to never get sick, can align your mind and body. Dr Weil took us through his home starting in his kitchen where she showed us what he always has his fridge, kelp noodles, spices, hot sauce, pure wasabi otherwise known as Japanese horseradish. Next we moved to his bedroom where he told on us one the rare night he doesn’t sleep well he takes Valerian which is a safe and effective sleep aid.
In the his bathroom he keeps all natural pain products he has collected in his travels, one being DMSO which is a solvent that penetrates the skin very fast, great for things like tennis elbow, etc., eucalyptus oil which is good for the respiratory system. Add a few drops of eucalyptus oil in a pot of boiling water on the stove and breathe in the steam.
Dr Weil’s Supplements:
- DHA (docosahexaenoic acid)
- Omega 3 & Fish Oil
- Alpha-Lipoic Acid
- Vitamin B-6
- Deglycyrrhizinated Licorice (DGL)
- Vitamin A & Mixed Carotenoids
Dr Weil’s Herbs:
- Rhodiola/Golden Root
- Prickly Pear Health Benefits
Addtional Information Talked About Today:
- Rethinking the Raw Foods Diet?
- GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease)
- Digestive Health & Constipation
- Hypothyroidism & Thyroid Health – At home self thyroid test; Tip your head back while looking at the reflection of your neck and thyroid area. Swallow several times. Feel for swelling, lumps or bumps on both sides of throat; these may indicate that you have an enlarged thyroid and you should consult your doctor.
- Pistachios for Health
Dr Oz: Dr Weil’s 5 New Health Essentials
Dr Weil shared 5 new things with Dr Oz today that can benefit our health immediately, the first one being Iodine, Dr Weil said that most women are deficient in Iodine.
Essential #1: Iodine
A person with an iodine deficiency might experience signs of hypothyroidism, a condition where the thyroid doesn’t make enough hormones. These symptoms include puffy eyes, sensitivity to cold, weight gain, dry skin, brittle hair and nails, and exhaustion. Iodine food sources include dairy products and seafood like tuna, shellfish, lobsters and sardines. For an extra-rich source of iodine, try kelp or Kelp Extract. With 2500 mcg of iodine per gram, this superfood is considered the best natural source of iodine in the world.
Dr Weil tells Dr Oz, Iodine is absolutely essential for our health, especially women. Iodine helps control metabolism, it is one of the basic regulators.
Dr Oz: Dr Weil Licorice Extract DGL
Essential #2: Pistachios and DGL
Dr Weil’s essentials to fight indigestion: Pistachios are full of nutrients and fiber, pistachios are great for digestion. 47 pistachio’s are classed as one serving, contain 158 calories and more fiber than half a cup of spinach.
Dr Weil’s Licorice Extract for heart burn: Deglycyrrhizinated licorice (not the candy) – Problems with digestion, heart burn, stomach pain and IBS causes from the standard western and diet. Dr Weil says using a combination of pistachio and DGL made from licorice are absolute essentials for good digestion.
Licorice extract that can be used to treat indigestion and heartburn. We can try chewing a dose of 2 (75 mg) tablets slowly before or between meals. DGL also comes in a powder form – half of a teaspoon in between meals. While DGL is perfect for anyone who suffers from heartburn, licorice is not recommended for anyone with diabetes, high blood pressure or a history of heart disease. DGL Chewable Tablets
Dr Oz: Dr Weil Hand Massage
Essential #3: Palm Reflexology
For relaxation, Dr. Weil recommends palm reflexology to Dr Oz. The next time you feel stressed, try the following simple technique: Using the thumb and index finger of your right hand, rub the fleshy areas between the thumb and index finger on your left hand. Then, starting at the base of each finger, squeeze and roll upwards towards the fingertip, gently pulling outwards as you go. Next, take your thumb and firmly massage small circles all over the palm of your hand. Repeat the process on your other hand. When you’re finished, clench your fists and hold them for 10 seconds, then extend your hand and spread your fingers for 10 seconds. Shake out your hands gently and finish by taking four deep, slow breaths.
Dr Oz: Dr Weil Garlic
Essential #4: The Rules of Raw
Dr Weil doesn’t recommend eating only raw foods for two reasons, one being you lose much of the best flavor, texture and appearance of your foods if you’re only eating them raw. Secondly, some of the vitamins and minerals are less available to the body in raw vegetables than when they’re cooked.
Best foods that Dr Weil thinks are better raw are red peppers, garlic, broccoli, asparagus. Garlic should be crushed and left to stand for ten minutes. If adding to food while cooking and add it at the end or just toss in your salad dressing.
Cooked: Tomatoes, carrots nutrients are released when cooked.
Dr Oz: Dr Weil CoQ10
Essential #5: CoQ10
Dr Weil’s super-pill to slow aging. The supplement is CoQ10, a substance that protects your heart and brain from oxidative stress, meaning it blocks the free radicals that break down cells and cause aging. CoQ10 is found in foods such as sardines, beef and peanuts, yet you’d need to consume huge portions to obtain your daily dose through diet. Dr. Weil recommends taking a CoQ10 supplement. Adults should try a CoQ10 supplement of 120 mg daily. To facilitate your body’s best absorption, take a 60 mg soft-gel capsule twice a day with a meal containing fat.
There you go a recap of the Dr Weil Five Health Essentials today on Dr Oz!