I originally wrote this post about Dr. Oz’s anti-aging advice a few ago, when Dr. Oz was still on Oprah (and when Oprah was still on!) Darnit, I was out of town for the past few weeks and haven’t been getting my daily Oprah fix. Guess it’s time for me to get Tivo or a DVR! I caught the end of Oprah today, and it appears Dr. Oz is now on every Monday! Woohoo! Here’s a funny picture of him talking about my nemesis – cellulite.
My advice is to watch Dr. Oz when he’s on Oprah because he gives great health advice about anti-aging as a whole, and he discusses all sorts of skin care topics – Botox, cellulite, sun exposure, wrinkles, sweating, waxing, and lots more! I know he’s the doctor (a heart surgeon), and I’m just a girl obsessed with skin care, but so far I’ve agreed with everything he’s said about skin care. You can also check out lots of info on the Dr. Oz section on Oprah.com. He also talks a lot about what to eat, weight, health and all sorts of important medical issues.
Have you read any of his books? I need to go put those on my Amazon wishlist (which has like 100 books on it now).
UPDATE: Dr. Oz now has his own TV show! He now also has his skin care info on his own website – DoctorOz.com (you can do searches on his site to find his views on skin care, hair loss, laser treatments, dieting, etc.)
Here’s a brief Dr. Oz anti-aging advice checklist (Dr. Oz is all about anti-aging from the inside out):
1) Eat five servings a day of foods rich in antioxidants like blueberries, sweet potatoes, broccoli, tomatoes, and acai berry.
2) Drink about four cups of green tea each day. White tea is also a great option.
3) If you are a drinker, a glass of red wine each day is a great way to get the powerful antioxidant resveratrol.
4) Your spice rack holds anti-aging secrets! Cinnamon can decrease blood sugar and cholesterol levels. Tumeric can help with arthritis, and cayenne pepper (my favorite) helps increase circulation, and it can lower blood pressure. Ginger is also another super spice that also helps lower blood pressure and alleviate arthritis pain.
5) Eat more fiber – you need about 25 grams a day! Eat more fruits, veggies, and whole grains to increase fiber intake.
6) Ramp up your omega-3 fatty acid intake. Walnuts, ground-up flax seed, and salmon are great sources of omega 3s.
7) A few tablespoons of olive oil each day is recommended (but don’t fry with it!) An easy way to get olive oil is with an olive oil-based salad dressing.
8) Exercise – (of course). Dr. Oz recommends cardio, plus weight training to build muscle mass.
9) Increasing flexibility is key to staying young, and yoga is a great way to do it.
10) Meditation, even just five minutes a day, can have a profoundly positive impact on your life.
11) Sleep more (which is easier said than done), and wind down gently at night (no TV or computers before bed).
12) Sex – Dr. Oz loves talking about the benefits of sex, and he says having more of it can decrease your real age by about three years.
13) Taking certain vitamins, like Vitamin D, are crucial to good health. Dr. Oz recommends 1000 units of Vitamin D daily, and a brief 10 minutes a day in the sun can increase your Vitamin D levels as well. He also recommends calcium, magnesium, and DHA Omega 3. If you’re over 40, you can add on two baby aspirins each day. Finally Dr. Oz recommends a daily multivitamin.
Even though Dr. Oz is everyone’s favorite TV doctor, make sure to speak with your own real-life doctor before starting on any new vitamin, medication, or exercise routine. What’s the best anti-aging advice you’ve gotten from Dr. Oz?