If you watch Dr. Mehmet Oz's popular health talk show, you know that he typically covers one key topic during each episode. On his September 24 show, however, Dr. Oz featured all of his own favorite health tips, revealing what he really tells his friends and family on topics ranging from hangover cures to diet delights to kale chips. In addition, he offered help on how to stress less.
- Pickle power: Have a hangover? Dr. Oz suggests sipping one-fourth cup of pickle juice for relief.
- Midsection magic: Gayle King visited the show to reveal her favorite Dr. Oz tip: Your waist size is more meaningful than your weight when it comes to health. Gayle used that tip to tackle her own belly fat. She also loves Dr. Oz's tip to eat kale chips. See the recipe below to experience the pleasures. In addition, Gayle now drinks soy milk (our tip: Beware the sweetened variety - go for unsweetened, such as Westsoy Soymilk Unsweetened Organic, Gluten Free.)
- Dessert diet: Do you feel deprived on a diet because you can't eat desserts? Dr. Oz's dessert delight diet tip: Eat two bites of what you crave and then drink a large glass of water. Your cravings will be satisfied.
- Body odor bummers begone: Here's a trick to stop sweat. Rub Milk of Magnesia into that area.
Got stress? Most of us do at some point in our lives. Dr. Oz invited expert Wyatt Webb to help. Wyatt is the author of "It's Not About the Horse," which explores how to release fear and self-doubt, as well as the need for control, and of "What To Do When You Don't Know What To Do: Common Horse Sense."
Wyatt emphasizes that we often create our own stress by trying to control everything in our lives. Letting go can be challenging, but it also can open the door to freedom and happiness.
Kale Chips Recipe
Dr. Oz calls kale a "nutritional superstar," because it's "rich in vitamin K, vitamin A, vitamin C, manganese and fiber. Indulge your craving for crunch with these healthy, homemade kale chips."
- 1 bunch organic kale
- 1 tbsp olive oil or olive oil spray
- Sea salt to taste
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Rinse and pat dry kale leaves. Remove leafy part from stem and rip into chip size pieces. If using olive oil: put all the leaves into a bag, drizzle the olive oil into the bag, add seasonings and shake. Arrange on cookie sheet. Or, if using olive oil spray, simply arrange kale on cookie sheet, lightly spray all the "chips" and season with salt.
- Bake for 15 to 20 minutes. Watch carefully that they do not burn. As soon as the edges turn brown, they are done and ready to enjoy!