Giuliana and Bill Rancic have become famed as one of TV's power couples. But along with that fame, Giuliana has had to battle her health problems. Dr. Mehmet Oz talked with the couple on his March 31 talk show about those concerns. Plus: Discover the new super-charged holistic hormone diet designed to boost your weight loss.
The Rancics co-authored "I Do, Now What?: Secrets, Stories, and Advice from a Madly-in-Love Couple" (click for details). But this seemingly perfect couple has overcome numerous challenges, including her battle with breast cancer and struggles to have a child (they used a surrogate to have their son).
Looking slender and pale, Giuliana noticeably reacted when Dr. Oz abruptly asked her if she is too thin. She defended her weight. In addition to saying that she eats well, Giuliana said that she looks thinner because she has scoliosis. That condition causes her bones to look more noticeable, she explained.
On the same episode, Dr. Oz talked with Dr. Natasha Turner about the holistic diet that she's designed to help women win at weight loss while balancing their hormones. It's all detailed in her book "The Supercharged Hormone Diet: A 30-Day Accelerated Plan to Lose Weight, Restore Metabolism, and Feel Younger Longer."
Dr. Oz and Dr. Turner agree that following these holistic health tips can boost your metabolism, help you lose weight and even relieve stress:
- Do you suffer from PMS? You may be experiencing a lack of magnesium. Try making your own magnesium-rich PMS treat by combining chopped, dried figs, two to three tablespoons of pumpkin seeds and some dark chocolate made with at least 75% cacao.
- Too much caffeine, particularly after noon, can cause anxiety and insomnia. For a lift without a caffeine crash, try Celestial Seasonings Caffeine-Free Herb Tea with Roasted Chicory.
- Enhance your immune system and relieve stress with vitamin C.
- To keep your metabolism and thyroid at optimal levels, Dr. Turner recommends limiting your cheat foods to 20 percent of the time. Choose healthy treats such as dark chocolate and popcorn.
In addition, when you exercise, try getting your heart pumping faster by listening to upbeat music while you work out. Music enhances the release of feel-good serotonin.