Differentiating his popular health talk show from mainstream medical shows, Dr. Mehmet Oz increasingly has been incorporating holistic and alternative health tips and tricks as he explores topics ranging from weight loss to anti-anxiety supplements. On his September 26 episode, Dr. Oz unveiled alternative health options for concerns ranging from your weight to diabetes to stress and beyond.
Dr. Oz recommends the following alternative health options:
- Dandelion can help with weight-related woes such as bloating, weight gain due to retaining water and diabetes. Because it acts as a mild diuretic, dandelion tea removes the excess water that your body is retaining. In addition, it stimulates bile to help break down fatty meals that also make you bloated. Try drinking one cup per day, says Dr. Oz. You can find dandelion tea in health food stores or online, such as Traditional Medicinals Organic Roasted Dandelion Root tea.
- Acupuncture can help with many types of pain. In addition, a new study showed that acupuncture can relieve depression for many patients: Learn more by clicking here.
- Take a deep breath and memorize this: Breathing can help with stress, says Dr. Oz. He also practices transcendental meditation regularly for stress relief: Learn more by clicking here.
- Dr. Oz is nutty about neti pots.They can help with colds and allergies and are easy to use. You can buy them in health food stores or online, such as the Himalayan Institute Ceramic Neti Pot.
In addition, Dr. Oz emphasizes the importance of reducing your intake of sugar for diabetes, your weight and your overall health. Read the nutritional labels carefully and try to limit your sugar intake to a minimum. However, he is not an advocate of artificial sweeteners, which have been shown to actually make your body crave sugar: Learn more by clicking here.