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Dr. Oz's Monday broadcast was a show not to be missed by ladies over the age of 40. The good doctor covered a variety of helpful tips on how to age gracefully, from keeping off weight to makeup tips.

There were seven main points covered during the show, and point number one was getting sufficient sleep.  

Ladies, we need our beauty rest and that is a bona fide medical fact.  For trouble sleeping Dr. Oz recommends trying Valerian Root.

Point number two was to make time for intimacy with our significant others. Changes in hormones often make our partners seem less enticing, but taking a small dose of DHEA daily (no more than 25 mg.) can help to restore our hormonal balance.

Thirdly, drink lots and lots of water; Dr. Oz recommends a full gallon daily.

 

Eating iron-rich foods is also very important. Vegetables such as spinach and other leafy greens, as well as dried fruits including apricots, raisins and figs, are all great sources of iron, as well as the green drink that Dr. Oz recommends.

Lean protein is also essential.  Dr. Oz recommends trying some non-meat proteins, such as quinoa, seitan and freekeh as opposed to the traditional chicken (although chicken is great, too).

Dr. Oz also offered a weight-loss tip, such as adding lemon into your diet.  The citric acid slows down your stomach's emptying speed and helps you feel fuller longer. Getting your trigger foods out of the house means putting them out of sight and out of mind. If you absolutely can't part with some certain snacks, put them in the freezer first, that way they won't be immediately available for eating, thereby slowing you down before eating.  

Eating small meals throughout the day is also very helpful.  Some women find setting an alarm on their phone to go off every four hours is helpful to remind them to eat regularly.

For those of us looking for more immediate gratification than the results of dieting success, a "makeup facelift" can be just the trick.  Dr. Oz recommends moisturizing your face from the inside out by taking fish oil and using natural oil-based moisturizers (olive oil, for example).   Using concealer to hide dark circles under the eyes and a cream blush instead of powder can also take a few years off your look in a matter of minutes.

I raise a glass of green juice to your health.

p.s. Since my diagnosis, I’ve added the “green drink” to my morning routine. Believe it or not, my Feratin level went up 4.1 points in just two weeks. I’ve always been iron deficient, and besides intravenous injections, I couldn’t keep my iron in, let alone get the numbers up. I’m now a believer. We are what we eat, but more on that in my upcoming blog.

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      Yana Berlin wrote Feb 23, 2011
    • Make the breakfast drink that Dr. Oz swears by! This "green drink" is high in fiber, low-calorie and rich in vitamins.

      Ingredients

      2 cups spinach
      2 cups cucumber
      1 head of celery
      1/2 inch or teaspoon ginger root
      1 bunch parsley
      2 apples
      Juice of 1 lime
      Juice of 1/2 lemon

      Directions

      Combine all ingredients in a blender. This makes approximately 28-30 ounces, or 3-4 servings.

      I add 1 beet and 2 carrots



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      UK Girl wrote Feb 23, 2011
    • Yana - all sounds great practical advice and glad your Feratin levels are up.

      Annie you make me laugh” Maybe it's his ultra calm demeanor that makes me nervous!”



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      Mztracy wrote Feb 23, 2011
    • I prefer Dr. Mercola over Oz any day. IMO
      Too much iron is bad for me, so a lot of what Oz talks about may be more harmful, but that’s just me! estatic



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      Paulina Jacobs wrote Feb 23, 2011
    • Good info. and good to hear your positive news.  Thanks.



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      Joy Pachowicz wrote Feb 23, 2011
    • Hello Yana:

      Thanks for sharing this article with all of us.

      I guess I will be ordering a blender so I can  

      create my  breakfast drink .

      I never realized lemon helped to reduce your cravings;

      glad to know now.

      Joy



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      Yana Berlin wrote Feb 23, 2011
    • It’s amazing to hear that while someone like me is iron deficient, others have to be careful not to have too much.

      Just another reminder, how special and unique we all are.



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      Joy Pachowicz wrote Feb 23, 2011
    • Yana:

      Love how you added: “How special and unique we all are“.

      Nice little  addition ..  

      Joy



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      007pouty wrote Feb 23, 2011
    • I’m iron deficient also, but am not allowed any fiber.  So all those drinks may be good for me.  But, until I can find a juicer that takes ALL the fiber out I was told do not touch it.  I guess I’ll live with my iron deficiency a little longer.  Ah well everyone has something right, we just keep going.



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      Carine Nadel wrote Feb 23, 2011
    • I love a LOT of what Dr. Oz believes and when possible watch his show.

      I’m one who while I sometimes have low iron from my meds, can’t take iron.  I do drink a lot of water though and I take psyillium in some low cal fluid everyday.  

      but breakfast for me has got to be some kind of high fiber food (all bran, double fiber bread and p-nut butter) and fresh fruit.



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      Yana Berlin wrote Feb 23, 2011
    • @007pouty no fiber allowed? Now...that I never heard..

      You are supppppper special and unique girl!!!



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      Kerri1985 wrote Feb 23, 2011
    • Yana, love the drink recipe...thank you!



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      007pouty wrote Feb 23, 2011
    • Yana,
      I have gastroparesis (paralyzed stomach).  There’s very little I can have meats chicken, fish, turkey.  No fresh fruits or vegetables.  As it progresses it only gets worse, you always feel nauseous and wanting to upchuck.  You rarely feel hungry (I always wanted to be skinny, but not this way).  Eventually, you are tube fed through your lower intestines, then eventually it’s near the end.  But, I don’t look at it as a curse, (some days, I do) it’s just something I have to learn to live with and have done for 4 years.  I’m one of the lucky ones, I have not progressed as much as others.  Everyday is a gift..



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      Linda L wrote Feb 24, 2011
    • Thanks for sharing.  Glad to hear about your good news.

      My daughter and I love spinach.  Some restaurants put a slice of lemon in their water and we like it that way.



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      Plussize4you wrote Feb 24, 2011
    • Thanks Yana

      I know I need more iron and water so I will copy this mix of greens and have a.. go Great Info



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      Darlene Sabella wrote Feb 25, 2011
    • Dr. Oz I love him, and he can be so funny.  My secret for my non wrinkles at age 63 is, being overweight, my face is round and puffy and so it fills in all the lines.  Seriously sleep is a big secret.  Love this hub my dear heart friend.  Love & peace darskiheart



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      Mamia wrote Feb 28, 2011
    • New to the group and loving every minute I spend here. Thanks for the info. You guys are great.



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      Marya1961 wrote Mar 1, 2011
    • Thanks Yana!..the drink is definitely on my list.  I have seen Dr. Oz a few times and his info is very helpful.  Good thing my mom always encouraged the lemons, lots of water and greens..some people are amazed that I will be 50 this year, wish my bones would comply though.tongue out

      heartheart



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      Lingling wrote Mar 24, 2011
    • Thanks for the information and recipes. But I need a juicer first.



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