New York – (April 23, 2013) – The two-time Emmy® Award-winning, The Dr. Oz Show will kick-off May Sweeps with the “Ultimate Detox Cleanse Week: Overhaul Your Body” on Monday, April 29, 2013, with all-new episodes that will give viewers the tools they need to rejuvenate their mind and body. Featuring powerful detoxes, de-stressing regimens and fat fighting juice cleanses, the shows will offer a roadmap to kick start new health regimes for the summer season including new approaches to nutrition, meditation techniques, “must-have” foods for the fridge, impactful workouts and other tips to transform health.
Monday, April 29: Dr. Oz starts the detox series by walking viewers through the seven parts of the belly and steps necessary to rev up metabolism, blast fat, shrink fat cells, detox your gut, beat bloating, lose the love handles and tighten up the core. He demonstrates a belly fat blasting work out you can do at home and reveals key youth restoring detox foods.
Tuesday, April 30: Ultimate Detox Cleanse Week continues with Dr. Junger who demonstrates a daily jumpstart cleanse with three women who feel zapped of energy. The three-day cleanse streamlines everything from shopping list rules to the do’s and don’ts of cleansing and the key ingredient to jumpstart digestion. Then, ultimate food expert Mark Bittman shares his vegan-til-dinnertime strategy for weight loss, which emphasizes eating vegan until 6pm.
Wednesday, May 1: Deepak Chopra, M.D. returns to share his 21 day meditation cleanse that aims to relieve stress and improve quality of life, both mentally and physically. Chopra discusses the deadly impact of stress on the heart and shares tools for preparing the body for meditation - including proper position, concentration and breathing methods - before leading a de-stress meditation. Then, Sherri Sheppard stops by to share her 'Plan D' to lose weight and beat diabetes, including limiting sugar intake, examining your relationship with food and daily exercise.
Thursday, May 2: Dr. Oz introduces the juice cleanse that will transform your health in just one weekend. Joe Cross, director of “Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead” takes viewers through his health transformation plan through juicing and demonstrates how to overcome some of the most common juicing obstacles, such as overcoming cravings, how to get past that “grassy” taste and how to save time making juices at home.
Friday, May 3: Detox week culminates with a swimsuit cleanse that will help shed up to five pounds in one week. Dr. Oz will take viewers through daily protein requirements, how lean muscle burns fat faster and meals and snacks that will help you achieve your goal. Plus, stylist Stacy Cox recommends bathing suits for every body type, including the best overall slimming suits and the best suits to cover problem areas. Later in the episode, professional athlete Gabrielle Reece opens up to Dr. Oz about her less than perfect life, her must have rules to live by and why it’s important to challenge yourself every day. Finally, Dr. Oz reveals his “must-have” foods of the future.
Also in April and May, many celebrities stop by to have health and wellness conversations with Dr. Oz, including Eva Longoria (April 26), Wendy Williams (May 8), Chris Powell (May 10), Jack Osbourne (May 20), Rachael Ray (May 21), Tony Robbins (May 22) and Martha Stewart (May 23).
About The Dr. Oz Show
The two-time Daytime Emmy® Award-winning The Dr. Oz Show, hosted by the two-time Daytime Emmy Award-winning host, Dr. Mehmet Oz, is now in its fourth season. The Dr. Oz Show, which is currently seen in 118 countries worldwide, debuted domestically in 2009 with the biggest ratings in nine years in daytime television.
Dr. Oz, the world-renowned cardiothoracic surgeon, served as health expert on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” since 2004, sharing advice with viewers to help them live their best life from the inside out. Dr. Oz has co-authored six New York Times Best Sellers including "YOU: The Owner's Manual", "YOU: The Smart Patient", "YOU: On a Diet", "YOU: Staying Young", "YOU: Being Beautiful" and “YOU Having a Baby” as well as the award-winning "Healing from the Heart". He has a regular column in TIME Magazine and O The Oprah Magazine.
Dr. Oz is vice-chair of the Department of Surgery and Professor of Surgery at Columbia University. He directs the Cardiovascular Institute and Complementary Medicine Program at New York Presbyterian Hospital and performs 100 heart operations annually. His research interests include heart replacement surgery, minimally invasive cardiac surgery, complementary medicine and health care policy. He has authored over 400 original publications, book chapters, and medical books and has received several patents.
Cleared in over 99% of the country, The Dr. Oz Show is co-produced by Harpo Productions and Sony Pictures Television (SPT) and distributed by SPT. The Dr. Oz Show is executive produced by Mindy Borman and Amy Chiaro. The show is filmed in front of a studio audience in Studio 6A in New York's legendary Rockefeller Center.
About Harpo Studios
Harpo Studios is the multi-award winning production company which creates original television programming for OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, including the popular series “Oprah’s Next Chapter,” “Oprah’s Master Class,” “Oprah’s Lifeclass,” “Iyanla: Fix My Life,” and the Emmy® Award-winning “Super Soul Sunday.” Oprah Winfrey’s creative instincts inform the brand, co-producing the highly-rated syndicated talk shows “The Dr. Oz Show,” “Dr. Phil,” and “Rachael Ray.” For 25 years, Harpo produced the number-one-rated, award-winning “The Oprah Winfrey Show.” Harpo Print, LLC and Hearst Magazines publish the monthly O, The Oprah Magazine publication, while Harpo Films is dedicated to high-quality scripted dramatic programming, and Harpo Radio, Inc. produces Oprah Radio on Sirius XM Radio (XM Channel 111 and Sirius Channel 204).
About Sony Pictures Television
Sony Pictures Television (http://www.sonypicturestelevision.com), a Sony Pictures Entertainment company, is one of the television industry’s leading content providers. It produces and distributes programming in every genre, around the world and for a multitude of platforms. In addition to one of the industry’s largest libraries of award-winning feature films, television shows and formats, Sony Pictures Television (SPT) boasts a current program slate that includes top-rated daytime dramas and game shows, landmark off-network series, original animated series and critically acclaimed primetime dramas, comedies and telefilms. SPT has 18 wholly-owned or joint venture production companies in 13 countries outside the U.S. and also maintains offices in 33 countries. SPT’s worldwide television networks portfolio includes 124 channel feeds available in 159 countries, reaching more than 840 million households worldwide. SPT also creates original content for and manages SPE’s premium video website, Crackle. Additionally, SPT owns production company Embassy Row and is a part owner of cable channel Game Show Network (GSN), 3D channel 3net, premier horror/thriller website and VOD service FEARnet and national U.S media sales company ITN Networks, Inc. SPT advertiser sales is one of the premier national advertising sales companies and handles the commercial inventory in SPT’s syndicated series as well as in U.S. digital businesses including FEARnet, DrOz.com and PlayStation.