Can believing in angels provide you with holistic healing benefits? On his Jan. 17 talk show, Dr. Mehmet Oz explored the possible link between belief in angels and health. In addition, he investigated holistic health remedies ranging from coconut oil to apple cider vinegar and talked about symptoms of lupus.
Can you heal yourself if you believe in angels? Dr. Oz talked with spiritual medium Rebecca Rosen, author of "Spirited: Unlock Your Psychic Self and Change Your Life" (click for details). Rebecca believes that we all can help ourselves by tuning into our intuition and feelings. You can use meditation, prayer and trust to open yourself to the power of spiritual healing.
In addition, Dr. Oz featured some holistic remedies for dandruff. Apple cider vinegar can help you with dandruff. Just mix equal parts of apple cider vinegar and water and put in a spray bottle. Leave on for 15 minutes and rinse thoroughly. Another remedy for dandruff: Coconut oil. Dr. Oz suggests warming it, then dabbing the liquid on your scalp. Let it sit, then rinse.
Have you heard of oil of oregano? Dr. Oz says that it's a relatively unknown holistic health cure for:
- Sanitizing your hands. Combine 10 drops of oregano oil with two tablespoons of coconut oil. Rub it into your hands as a natural hand sanitizer. In addition, the coconut oil can make your skin smoother.
- Respiratory infections. Battle a respiratory infection by putting one drop of oil of oregano in a bowl of steaming water. Put a towel loosely over your head and inhale the steam once a day until you feel better.
- Acne. Combine equal amounts of oregano oil and olive or coconut oil and apply it to your problem areas with a cotton swab before you go to bed.
- Bad breath. Oil of oregano contains thymol, an ingredient used in many mouthwashes to combat bacteria, plaque and bad breath. Try adding a drop or two of oil of oregano on your toothbrush with or without toothpaste.
In recent years, celebrities such as Toni Braxton and Nick Braxton have opened up about their battle with lupus. Do you know the symptoms? Dr. Oz says that if you experience recurrent problems with reddened eyes, you may have inflammation in your body. And that could be linked to an autoimmune disease like lupus or rheumatoid arthritis.
Painfully dry eyes can result from the impact of autoimmune diseases like lupus on your tear ducts. Related changes can include the skin around your eyelids and even changes to your retina's blood vessels.
Although diet can't cure lupus and other autoimmune diseases, it may help reduce the inflammation in your body. Foods with anti-inflammatory properties include omega-3-rich foods like cold water fish, olive oil and nuts as well as fruits and vegetables.