Dr. Mehmet Oz, author of "YOU: The Owner's Manual: An Insider's Guide to the Body That Will Make You Healthier and Younger," has become known for showcasing holistic alternatives on his popular health talk show. And his show today spotlighted his openness to natural remedies. From migraines to brain fog and beyond, get Dr. Oz's holistic tips below.
Dr. Oz's guest expert Dr. Tieraona Low Dog is the author of "Life Is Your Best Medicine: A Woman's Guide to Health, Healing, and Wholeness at Every Age" (click for details) and "Healthy at Home: Get Well and Stay Well Without Prescriptions."
Based on her research and studies, she recommends the following holistic remedies:
- Chronic pain can impact all aspects of your life. Instead of ibuprofen, try taking 200 mg of SAMe supplements twice a day.
- If you suffer from anxiety or panic attacks, consider sipping chamomile tea or taking 1,000 mg supplements twice daily.
- Butterbur supplements have been shown to help with migraines: Try 75 mg twice daily.
- If insomnia makes you miserable, consider an impressively powerful holistic solution. By combining Valerian, hops and passionflower, you can get the benefits of Ambien without the side effects, says Dr. Low Dog. How much: 300 mg Valerian, 80 to 100 mg passionflower and 30 to 50 mg hops. Examples include iSleep Ezy All Natural Herbal Sleeping Capsules and Pure Encapsulations - Best-Rest Formula.
In addition, Dr. Oz talked about the symptoms of low potassium levels, which include brain fog and muscle spasms. Foods high in potassium include bananas, beans, beets and apricots.