Sunday, February 12, 2012
Dr. Oz comes to town
While I am generally not a big fan of a lot of doctors or hospitals after working in a hospital for 14 years and seeing my parents either die in a hospital or die because of a hospital but when I heard Dr. Oz was coming to Toronto to give a talk I got excited. Dr. Oz I believe is the exception to a lot of medical doctors because he treats the whole patient with healing practices not only found in western medicine but from practices that have worked around the world for centuries.
Dr. Oz knows how to talk to people... as in YOU and focuses on getting information to the heart of the matter since he is a heart surgeon he understands the fact that the head and the heart are connected when it comes to health.
He talked about how important it was to manage your blood pressure and to manage not just your weight but the circumference of your waist and it was important to feed your body less white stuff.. white rice, white flour, dairy, sugar etc. All things some of us know but he connects it to the why and what happens on the body... Basically it turns to fat stores which is where the problem comes in.
The big factors on health are obvious but we don't always do what we know we should do as I have said before myself, I know what I should eat but carb cravings take over and override it all. You know you have to give up smoking and avoid toxins in the environment including processed food and all the additives in things like pop and saturated fats etc. We know we need more sleep and better sleep and we also know that we need to reduce stress and exercise. But every once in a while you need Dr. OZ to show you some graphic pictures as to what will happen if you don't do these things. He is the great motivator to kick start a whole lot of people to think about her health.
I would recommend watching his show and have fun learning a thing or 2 and tips on what YOU can do to better your health. Even if you only make one change in your life that's one more than you did before.
If you ever get a chance to go see him in person DO IT. He will inspire you to do good things.
Eat better foods, take the proper supplements to boost the benefits of your foods and try and put your body into balance so that you can be healthy into your golden years. Think of the Golden Girl herself Betty White. Wouldn't you like to be a whitty old doll like her when you are her age? I am not even there now but wish I was.
Sante - to your health.