Dr Oz’s Book Of 40:
Dr Oz’s show today was called “Dr Oz’s The Book Of 40: The Ultimate Guide to Surviving the Second Half of Your Life!” In this segment, Dr Oz told us how to look and feel fabulous after the age of 40. He used his dream team of doctors (who were themselves all over 40 years of age) to give suggestions on how to change your diet and what supplements women over 40 should take in order to feel healthy and look great.
Dr Oz asked a few Dr Oz Fans what they didn’t like about turning 40 and older. One woman responded that while she felt good, her daughter kept telling her that she was too old to wear skinny jeans. Another woman approaching 40 felt good but her friends kept bringing her down with their complaints about menopause and low energy. One Dr Oz Fan, who was pregnant at the age of 40, feared that she would not have enough energy for her baby.
One audience member was afraid of the physical aspects of being 40. She had gained weight and felt her youth was behind her. Her sister, who is also over 40, worried about dating.
Dr Oz introduced his Dream Team and each medical professional gave his/her suggestion to the common problems women over the age of 40 encounter.
Dr Oz: The Book of 40
Read below to find out the first 4 chapters in Dr Oz’s, The Book of 40!, which gives common complaints of women over the age of 40 and what to do about them.
Dr Oz: Ashwagandha Tea
According to Nurse Practitioner and author, Marcel, lack of energy is one of the biggest problems in women over 40. Chronic stress is just one factor in fatigue.
Fatigue Fighter: Carry around some edamame and cheese inside your purse for a quick pick-me-up snack or drink Ashwagandha Tea to help stabilize the blood sugar.
Dr Oz: EZ Weight Plate
Michelle from the audience, stated that she has gained and lost weight several times over the years but has yet to keep the weight off. She understood that losing weight became more difficult over the age of 40 and wanted to know what she could do to lose the weight once and for all.
Weight Fighter: Samantha Heller, RD, who is a Clinical Nutritionist Coordinator, suggested that Michelle change what she eats in order to sustain a healthy weight loss and to get off of that roller coaster. Cranberry beans are high in protein. The fiber contained in these beans help fill you up so that you won’t eat as much. Cranberry beans are only 120 calories. Eat a few times a week to manage your weight and mood, plus, they are also a fatigue buster.
The EZ Weight Plate shows you what portions should be eaten at each meal (www.ezweightplate.com). The plate is sectioned so all you need to do is fill the sections with delicious, healthy foods, such as broccoli and salmon. The EZ Weight Plate is dishwasher/microwave safe and you can use it for the family to manage everyone’s intake.
Dr Oz: Gaba Cream & PMD
Dr Oz brought up an audience member who stated that she did not feel 40, but every time she looked in the mirror, she saw frown lines and wrinkles. She didn’t want to get Botox and preferred at-home alternatives.
Wrinkle Fighters: Dr. Elizabeth Tanzi, MD Dermatologist, suggested a few at-home alternatives to Botox that included:
1. Gaba Super Antioxidant Cream, which relaxes the fine muscles under skin for a smoother appearance.
2. PMD (Personal Microderm System). This is an exfoliation process that you will need to repeat on a regular basis in order to stimulate collagen. Cover the entire area in a gentle sweeping motion. Do this once a week. It only takes about 5 minutes to complete. After the process, apply a thick moisturizer to replenish the skin. The PMD system is available online.