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.

Corporate wellness programs can transform your health and save the country billions

March 16, 2018 - 10:01am

Wellness — prevention of disease while maintaining healthfulness — matters to everyone. Think about how great you feel (or would feel) after your doctor tells you your improved nutrition and increased activity have lowered your  blood pressure to the ideal 110/76, reducing your risk of stroke to that of someone who never had BP problems. That feel good moment matters for your continued commitment to better health.

Ovarian cancer screening: yes or no?

March 9, 2018 - 8:05am

In the United States, unnecessary medical tests and procedures are so common that they’re, well, a trillion, billion dimes a dozen! The Lown Institute says that up to $800 BILLION a year is wasted on overuse of medical care, meaning medical tests, treatments and other services that patients don’t need or want. It’s estimated that unnecessary tests alone rack up $200 billion annually.

5 ways you destroy your gut biome and 5 ways to build your healthy balance

March 2, 2018 - 9:03am

From your passage through the birth canal to your first taste of breastmilk, a first encounter with your pet dog or cat and first handful of not-so-tasty dirt in the backyard, you are building your gut biome, that super-dense world of trillions of microbes that live in your gastrointestinal system (as well as in your mouth and on your skin). And you want them in (and on) there! They’re essential for everything from a healthy immune system and controlling your weight, moods and glucose levels to helping prevent acne.

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: What’s what with some common supplements for exercise performance

February 16, 2018 - 10:20am

When Sergio Leone directed the 1966 Western “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” — with Clint Eastwood as Blondie (the “Good”), Lee Van Cleef as Angel Eyes (the “Bad”) and Eli Wallach as Tuco (the “Ugly”) — he helped create a
phrase (never spoken in the movie) that entered the American language as an enduring favorite. “Good, bad and ugly” has been applied to everything from presidential speeches to the running of the bulls in Pamplona. It also can be used to
describe the endless array of supplements that are pushed to the American public for improving exercise performance.

Protecting your metabolic flexibility

February 9, 2018 - 9:45am

You know that if you sit around too much, your chances of bending over and touching your toes are about as good as winning the Mega Millions jackpot. (The odds on Jan. 5 this year were 1 in 302.5 million.) And if you’re not pruning the
dogwood out back or doing the downward dog, your pups aren’t moving in the right direction either!

The particulate matter air pollution quiz

February 2, 2018 - 10:01am

By 2010, The Clean Air Act of 1970 caused the USA to reduce total emissions of six principal air pollutants by more than 41 percent (while GDP increased by more than 64 percent). Today the Environmental Protection Agency enforces
the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for those six common air pollutants: ground-level ozone, carbon monoxide, lead, sulfur dioxide, nitrogen dioxide and particulate matter. We will look at each of these over time, but today let’s take a closer look at the last of those pollutants, PM.

Exercising inside or outside: What’s winter wise?

January 26, 2018 - 9:44am

If you enjoy jogging, walking, cycling or other warmer-weather activities, it’s hard when a serious wind chill or snowstorm makes it impossible to get outside for a workout. Fortunately, there are many indoor activities — from jumping rope to swimming, strength training, yoga, aerobics classes and using the treadmill, etc. — that can take the place of exercising outdoors, keeping you fit, happy, looking good and getting healthier until spring breezes arrive!