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.

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.

We all love a good cup of coffee to wake us up in the morning. But that routine drink may be doing good things for your health. Turns out, drinking coffee could help you do three big things: burn fat, lower your risk of type 2 diabetes, and boost your mood. Watch the video below to see how, plus three ways to spice up your coffee with adding calories!