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Today, Dr. Oz presents his Top 7 Lists that every mom needs! May 13, 2010

On today’s episode of  The Dr. Oz Show (5/13/2010), Dr. Oz will be counting down important, easy-to-remember health information moms need to know.  From alternative treatments to energy boosters to the worst meals in America, Dr. Oz gives his seven incredible lists:

  • 7 Red Flags Your Body is Aging Too Fast
    1. Ring Finger Length – If your ring finger is longer than your index finger, it could be a red flag for women that they are more likely to develop osteoarthritis.
    2. Bra Size – Women who are a size D or larger by age 20 are one and a half times more likely than someone with smaller breasts to develop diabetes.
    3. Back of Your Knees Hurt When Coughing/Sneezing – If the back of your knees hurt during coughing or sneezing, it could indicate that you have deep vein thrombosis.
    4. Jean Size – Adults who have larger abdomens in their 40’s are up to 3 and a half times more likely to develop dementia in their 70’s.
    5. Balance – Poor balance can be a sign of cerebellum deterioration and instability (falling is a common cause of death for the elderly).
    6. Dry Mouth – Dry mouth causes gum and tooth decay which puts you at risk for heart disease.
    7. Crease on Earlobe – A linear earlobe crease is a sign of a potential heart attack.  A loss of elastic fibers causes crease and hardening of arteries.
  • 6 Worst Meals in America
    1. Breakfast Sandwich (Eggs, sausage and cheese, wrapped in a giant pancake. Plus butter, syrup, ketchup) – 973 mg of cholesterol
    2. Chicken Burrito and Chips – Nearly 1,700 Calories.
    3. Fish Encrusted in Parmesan Cheese with Side of Spicy Rice – 3,300 mg of sodium.
    4. Pepperoni and Meatball Pizza – Full pizza approximately 953 grams of fat.
    5. Pasta with Breaded Shrimp – 196 Grams of Carbs.
    6. Ice Cream with Mix-Ins (candy, brownie, sprinkles, sauce) – 1,344 Grams of Sugar.
  • 5 Cures From Around The World
    1. Bitter Melon (Japan) – Used for regulating blood sugar in diabetics.
    2. Noni (Polynesia) – Used to treat respiratory conditions as it lowers inflammation.
    3. Cordyceps (Tibet, China) – Shown to fight cancer by shrinking tumor sizes (particularly with lung or skin cancers).
    4. Elderberry (Austria) – Powerful immune booster for cold and flu.
    5. Durian (Malaysia) – Used as a fever reducer.
  • 4 Libido Booster Super Foods
    1. Ginger
    2. Halibut
    3. Pumpkin Seeds
    4. Asparagus
  • 3 Things To Give You More Energy
    1. Use an astringent
    2. Try one minute of exercise
    3. Increase Magnesium Intake
  • 2 Alternative Treatments
    1. Equine Assisted Therapy – Used to treat anxiety, depression, and even Autism.
    2. Honeybee Therapy – Patients purposely get stung because venom has enzymes that can help reduce pain, especially for arthritis.
  • 1 Supplement Dr. Oz Wants You To Take
    1. Vitamin D – Recommended daily does is 1,000 mg/day.
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