Doctor Oz was joined by Dr. Andrew Weil as part of Dr Oz’s Alternative Health Clinic, and one of the very interesting topics that Dr Weil covered was what vitamins everyone must take as part of a daily Anti-Oxidant Cocktail along with a fabulous green drink recipe for what Weil calls a Green Monster Drink.
Anti-Oxidant Cocktail: CoQ-10
Dr. Andrew Weil told Dr Oz that there are 5 supplements everyone must take daily: vitamin C, vitamin E, selenium, vitamin D and CoQ-10. I had not heard much about CoQ-10 until now, but Dr Weil says that CoQ-10 is a powerful anti-oxidant that is normally made in our bodies and is good for muscles cells to help them use oxygen. If you take a Statin medication to lower cholesterol, you absolutely must take CoQ-10. The following dosages were what Dr Oz suggested:
Vitamin C: 400 mg (2 times daily) – though Dr Weil said really only 250 a day is useful
Vitamin D: 2000 IU
Vitamin E: 400 IU
Selenium: 100 mcg
CoQ-10: 200 mg
Dr Andrew Weil told Dr Oz that it is crucial to take CoQ-10 with a meal that has some fat in it and to look for the gel form of the pill.
Anti-Aging & Energy Booster Vitamins: Eleuthero & Cordyceps
Dr Weil said that Eleuthero is also called Syberian Ginseng and was used by Soviet athletes to make their bodies resist stress and increase their energy. If you are low on energy, you should consider taking Eleuthero in a capsule form or it is also available in a tea form.
Cordyceps comes from a mushroom in China. Andrew Weil said that the Cordyceps is added to chicken soup as a dried mushroom and is fed as a tonic to people who are recovering from illness. Elderly people, people lacking in energy due to old age or recovering from illness can benefit from taking cordyceps.
Dr Andrew Weil’s Green Monster Drink
Dr Weil said that his Green Monster Drink recipe is very popular and contains apple juice, kale, carrot juice, cucumber, plain yogurt and ice. The Green Monster Drink is perfect as part of an Anti-Inflammatory Diet and helps to boost your body’s resistance against cancer and other Chronic Degenerative Diseases. Click here for the complete Green Monster Drink Recipe.
Mind Body Medicine
The last topic Dr Oz and Dr Andrew Weil covered was Mind-Body Medicine. In the 1960′s, when Dr Weil was in medical school, there was very little taught about how the mind can effect the body. Now, four decades of research have been done on Mind-Body Medicine and so there are many methods to take advantage of this connection which are cheap, safe and fun, according to Dr Andrew Weil. I just wish that he had elaborated and given some examples of these cheap, safe and fun methods he mentioned!