Dr. Oz dispelled some common feminine health myths on the Jan. 22 episode of the Dr. Oz Show.
Dr. Oz spoke with three female gynecologists: Dr. Lauren Streicher, Dr. Evelyn Minaya, and Dr. Hilda Hutcherson, to explore some common and embarrassing feminine-health myths, including the following:
1. Can you get a yeast infection from wearing tight jeans or sitting in a wet bathing suit? No.
2. Can petite, narrow-hipped women deliver a large baby without a C-section? Yes.
3. Is it normal for a woman's private area to smell fishy? No. Dr. Oz said every woman has her own distinct odor, but a fishy smell could signal a vaginal infection, so you should get that checked out.
4. Can an IUD cause infertility? Dr. Oz said it's a myth that using an IUD (intra-uterine device) as birth control will make you infertile because the IUD is a reversible method of contraception.
Dr. Oz's Green-Drink Recipe That Costs Just $1 a Day
In another segment of his show, Dr. Oz revealed that green drinks (sometimes referred to a "salads in a bottle") aren't always healthy because too much can cause kidney stones.
Dr. Oz said many green juices are super-healthy because they're rich in vitamins and minerals, but some contain chemicals that can trigger kidney stones. Swiss chard, rhubarb, and spinach are the biggest culprits for these chemicals, while cucumbers, green peppers, and broccoli don't contain them.
Another concern Dr. Oz has is that some green drinks contain hidden sugar, so check out the sugar content in the juices before drinking too much of them. Be especially careful of green drinks that contain fruit, which dramatically increases its overall sugar content.
Dr. Oz said drinks containing bananas, grapes and mangoes are high in sugar, while those containing lemons, strawberries and cantaloupe are lower in sugar. People who dieting and trying to lose weight should keep tabs on their sugar intake.
Finally, Dr. Oz expressed concern that green drinks are too expensive. He shared his own green drink recipe that only costs $1 dollar a day to make:
- ¾ cup kale
- ½ cup water
- ½ cup fresh or frozen strawberries
- ¼ cucumber
- ¼ cup celery
Mix these ingredients in a blender and enjoy!