Dr. Mehmet Oz is often described as "America's doctor." Recently, he's been appealing to all aspects of our national culture by delving into topics ranging from the calamities of the Kardashian clan to the misery of migraines. In addition, he's explored tips for wearing Spanx (just say "no thanks"). Get the highlights here, including why migraines involve your mind and body when it comes to triggers.
On his September 18 talk show, Dr. Oz began with a discussion of high cholesterol, with the help of Cedric the Entertainer (read the details by clicking here). However, he and Cedric also tackled the gossip world by testing Cedric's knowledge of the Kardashian family's health. Among the "facts" uncovered by this dynamic duo:
- Both Kim and her mother suffer from psoriasis.
- Kourtney's partner has complained about her body odor, but Kourtney refuses to wear deodorant because she is breast-feeding.
- Kris Jenner had extremely swollen lips at one point because of an allergic reaction.
- Rob Kardashian once had problems from drinking coffee with Viagra.
Next up: Tips for curvy girls who want to wear jeans and warnings about Spandex:
- Beware shapewear that is too tight. It can actually restrict blood flow.
- Do not wear shapewear that causes muffin top or back fat.
- Ignore the tag: Focus on jeans that fit you, not too tight or too loose.
Dr. Oz moved into the misery of migraines with a demonstration of how it feels: He wore a belt around his head. But why do they occur? Migraine triggers include:
- Lack of sleep.
- Withdrawal from caffeine.
What can you do for relief? If you have frequent migraines, talk with your doctor. If they're infrequent, consider an over-the-counter medication that contains caffeine, aspirin and acetaminophen.