Dr. Oz

By: Mehmet Oz, M.D. and Mike Roizen, M.D

Mehmet Oz, M.D. is host of “The Dr. Oz Show,” and Mike Roizen, M.D. is Chief Wellness Officer and Chair of Wellness Institute at Cleveland Clinic. To live your healthiest, tune into “The Dr. Oz Show” or visit www.sharecare.com.
© 2017 Michael Roizen, M.D. and Mehmet Oz, M.D. Distributed byKing Features Syndicate, Inc.

The Couple's Weight Loss Plan

May 28, 2018 - 8:05am Updated: May 28, 2018 - 8:56am

It takes two to tango, especially if you’re doing the weight-loss pas de deux, say researchers at the Department of Communication Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. They did a survey of almost 400 individuals and uncovered the reasons couples find weight loss challenging — and what partners can do to support each other’s efforts.

Top 10 lifestyle steps to protect your heart, brain and body from disease and premature aging

May 22, 2018 - 10:22am

When it comes to staying healthy or reclaiming your health, we always advocate getting 10,000 steps a day and eating seven to nine serving of fruits and veggies daily while dodging the Five Food Felons of refined grains, processed and red meats, added sugars and syrups, and trans and sat fats. But if you want to supercharge your efforts to achieve your healthiest life, incorporating all of our TOP 10 LIFESTYLE STEPS will do the trick.

An in-depth look at the Dirty Dozen and the Clean 15

May 7, 2018 - 10:29am

Lee Marvin, Ernest Borgnine and Charles Bronson ranked as the top three members of the Dirty Dozen when the film premiered in 1967. Since then, thanks to the Environmental Working Group’s annual report on pesticide levels in fruits and veggies, we’ve come to learn that there’s little star power in that ranking, at least when it’s applied to the produce we eat.

Air Pollution - A Modifiable Risk Factor

April 30, 2018 - 10:05am

       We often talk about the public health risks of air pollution because it's a modifiable risk factor. In other words, you have the ability to fix it. The proof is passage of the beefed-up Clean Air Act in the 1970s, which lowered levels of particles, ozone, lead, carbon monoxide, nitrogen and sulfur dioxide, along with numerous other toxic pollutants, by around 70 percent while the economy thrived. Gross domestic product has grown by 246 percent since it was enacted.  

Good sugars, bad sugars: It’s all about the company you keep

April 23, 2018 - 9:51am

“The principle difference between heaven and hell,” said Lois McMaster Bujold, a Hugo-award-winning science fiction writer, “is the company you keep there.” And the same might be said for the principle difference between added sugars and syrups and sugars that occur naturally in various foods, from strawberries to 100 percent whole grains.

Four surprisingly straightforward ways to keep you from packing on unhealthy pounds

April 16, 2018 - 10:57am

American adults are in crisis: Despite a flood of targeted, good advice on healthy weight management, an endless supply of calorie- and nutrition-control food services (recommended by those who’ve tried them — think Marie Osmond and Oprah Winfrey), and an almost daily dose of info on the health risks of being overweight, it’s estimated that over 39 percent of Americans 18 and older are obese. And that’s not just 5 or 10 pounds overweight; it’s being 5 feet, 6 inches tall and weighing 186 pounds or more.

Idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus

April 6, 2018 - 11:13am

A couple of weeks ago we mentioned iNPH, or idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus, as a form of dementia that often masquerades as Alzheimer’s disease or Parkinson’s disease — but isn’t. The reason it’s so important to be aware of this condition is because  dementia caused by iNPH can be controlled or reversed with proper treatment. The Hydrocephalus Association estimates that more than 700,000 Americans (twice the number from 10 years ago) have iNPH.

Boost your immune system as you age

April 2, 2018 - 9:14am

Listen up. It’s true: Your immune system is challenged by the passing decades.

Diversity among disease-fighting T- and B-cells declines; your innate immunity — that is, protection provided by your skin, sweat and tears, and a general inflammatory response — changes; and you develop inflammaging. Really, that’s what they call it! Inflammaging is the accumulation of inflammatory mediators in your tissue (oh, those random aches and pains).

But you can do a great deal to promote a more robust immune system as you age.