In Case You Missed It: Genetically Modified Foods

Are genetically engineered foods safe? Dr. Oz leads an investigation to find out. See how you can protect your family’s health.

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Genetically Modified Foods

Are genetically engineered foods safe? Dr. Oz investigates and explores both sides of this heated debate. Here are the facts you need to know.

  • GMO means genetically modified organism.
  • These foods are a new species because the DNA has been fundamentally altered.
  • Possible Pros:
    • Cheaper food supply
    • Possibility of creating disease-fighting foods
    • May improve the lives of farmers
    • Decreased use of pesticides
  • Possible Cons:
    • Endocrine disruptors
    • Organ damage
    • Decreased fertility
    • Increased allergies
    • More pesticide resistance
    • Ability to farm in unfavorable climates
  • 80% of all packaged foods contain GMO ingredients.

Shopping for Non-GMO Foods

  • Learn to decode labels. Click here for more information on how to shop for non-GMOs. 
  • The 4 foods you should buy organic are:
    • Peanut butter
    • Cereal
    • Ketchup
    • Frozen meals

3 Symptoms You Should Never Ignore

Some everyday symptoms could be signs of more serious conditions.

  • Numbness
    • If it lasts for a long time and doesn’t fade, it could be a sign of diabetes.
  • Tingling
    • When it persists, it may be a sign of a vitamin B12 deficiency or multiple sclerosis.
  • Coldness
    • A series of color changes in your skin in response to coldness or stress could be a sign of Raynaud’s disease. Click here [link to segment] to watch Dr. Oz illustrate the color changes you should look out for.

Ancient Beauty Secrets Uncovered

Learn the secret ingredients used in ancient beauty treatments around the world.

  • Mayans
    • Green clay: It cleanses and tones the skin, and increases circulation. Click here to learn how to make this green clay beauty treatment.
  • Greek
    • Olive oil: Rejuvenates hair. For a beauty treatment, massage it into your hair and leave it on for 30 minutes.
  • Egypt
    • Milk and honey: The alpha hydroxy acids in milk exfoliate skin, and honey is a natural humectant, making it a powerful moisturizer. Mix the milk and honey together with water for an anti-aging body treatment.

Nutrient Shortfalls

These foods will help correct nutrient deficiencies.

  • Sunflower seeds: Vitamin E
    • Eat a handful of sunflower seeds daily. It’s the easiest way to make sure you’re getting enough vitamin E.
  • Sweet potatoes: Potassium
    • Sweet potatoes are high in potassium, a mineral and electrolyte that keep your muscles toned and your blood pressure at a normal level.
  • Pumpkin: Vitamin A
    • Pumpkin will give you the vitamin A you need. This vitamin is key for cognitive function.