Dr. Oz Explains GMOs and the Dark Act (2:14)
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.
- 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
- Frozen meals
Some everyday symptoms could be signs of more serious conditions.
- If it lasts for a long time and doesn’t fade, it could be a sign of diabetes.
- When it persists, it may be a sign of a vitamin B12 deficiency or multiple sclerosis.
- 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.
Learn the secret ingredients used in ancient beauty treatments around the world.
- Green clay: It cleanses and tones the skin, and increases circulation. Click here to learn how to make this green clay beauty treatment.
- Olive oil: Rejuvenates hair. For a beauty treatment, massage it into your hair and leave it on for 30 minutes.
- 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.
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.