Clinicians’ Corner — January 2019

Learn what was on The Dr. Oz Show in the month of January.

By The Dr. Oz Show Medical Unit

Below are the summaries for the month of January.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 02, 2019

WHAT TO EAT WHEN 

When you eat matters just as much as what you eat. Dr. Michael Crupain, Chief of the Medical Unit at The Dr. Oz Show, and Dr. Michael Roizen, Chief Wellness Officer at Cleveland Clinic, coauthored a breakthrough book — What to Eat When — that harnesses the power of the metabolism’s circadian rhythm. Research finds the body is best able to process carbohydrates early in the day, but when it gets late and dark, the body wants to burn fat. Eating at night will interrupt the metabolism’s natural rhythm. This switches the body from fat-burning mode to fat-storing mode. Drs. Crupain and Roizen outlined the When Way plan, which includes eating dinner for breakfast (as well as making breakfast and lunch the biggest meals of the day). Their plan says it is best to eat only when the sun is shining and the last meal of the day and first meal of the following day should be at least 12 hours apart. Next, "The Dish on Oz!" crew — Daphne Oz, Alex Guarnaschelli, Jamika Pessoa, and Jordin Sparks — shared paleo, keto, and low-carb meals.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 03, 2019

DR. EVIL: ARE YOU SECRETLY BEING RECORDED DURING YOUR EXAMS?

Dr. Oz spoke with a woman who was repeatedly assaulted at her neurologist’s office. She secretly filmed him putting his head on her chest during a neurological exam. He was caught and put on a year’s probation, but then returned to practicing elsewhere. Dr. Oz told viewers that the medical profession has a civic responsibility to protect patients. He said it is an embarrassment that state medical boards are not communicating and enforcing their own rules. Dr. Oz then discussed the crimes of a gynecologist who was secretly recording his patients with a camera hidden in his pen. He had at least 9,000 victims. Next, Dr. Oz looked into whether drinking coffee regularly can be detrimental to health for some people. While coffee has been shown to have health benefits, too much of it can be harmful to someone with a caffeine sensitivity. In some, coffee may be linked to anxiety, weight gain, and increase risk for heart problems. It’s recommended that people be mindful of how much caffeine they are getting and try to limit it to no more than 400 milligrams a day.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 04, 2019

ARE YOU DOING KETO ALL WRONG?

 Many people are finding weight loss success with the keto diet. When followed correctly, the keto diet is 20 percent protein, 75 percent fats (primarily from healthy sources such as nuts, cacao, olive oil, and avocados) and 5 percent carbohydrates. However, some people are bending the rules and consuming unhealthy foods which is known as “dirty keto.” This can include a taco shell made from fried cheese, a plate of convenience store snacks, and a pizza pie with all fried cheese crust. “Dirty keto” lacks vegetables and is low in nutrients. Dr. Oz cautioned viewers about the dangers of eating a diet high in saturated fat, which can lead to heart disease. He also stressed that denying your body micronutrients from vegetables can cause immediate health problems including inflammation, chronic fatigue, nutrient deficiency, gastrointestinal problems and rebound weight gain. Next, Montel Williams told Dr. Oz how the keto diet has not only helped him with weight loss, but also to recover from his recent stroke. Dr. Oz described how inflammation in the brain is reduced when the body goes into ketosis, which explains Williams’ success and why the diet may have neuroprotective benefits.

MONDAY, JANUARY 07, 2019

THE ULTIMATE RESET AND REBALANCE PLAN TO BOOST YOUR ENERGY

 Dr. Oz offered viewers plans to reset and rebalance their health, improve energy, and strengthen cognition and memory. To boost the thyroid, it’s important to eat foods that are high in iodine and selenium. These include eggs, cruciferous vegetables, Brazil nuts, sunflower seeds, lentils, cashews, and quinoa. Sometimes fatigue is related to vitamin B12 levels, so it’s important to eat foods that are high in this vitamin such as whole wheat bread, cereal, Greek yogurt, and salmon. Some people experience fatigue due to iron deficiency; foods that are rich in iron include green smoothies with added citrus and grilled lean steak in moderation. Dr. Oz and his expert guests provided some tips to improve sleep. They stressed that everyone should aim to get at least seven to eight hours of sleep per night. Viewers were encouraged to explore ways to improve sleep quality through white noise machines and by limiting alcohol consumption. Finally, Dr. Oz discussed a SleepScore app that can measure sleep patterns throughout the night.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 08, 2019

TRUE CRIME: MOMMY DEAD AND DEAREST: TO STOP MUNCHAUSEN BY PROXY, A DAUGHTER KILLS

Dr. Oz revealed the story of a mother who tricked everyone into believing that her child was chronically ill, and her daughter thought murder was the only way out. Dr. Oz explained that Munchausen by proxy is a form of mental illness, where a caregiver exploits their child for emotional gratification. Later, Dr. Oz and a naturopath discussed two common causes of weight gain: a diet high in sodium and hormonal changes. They recommended the best natural diuretics to get rid of water weight such as a banana-avocado-strawberry smoothie and a parsley-infused green tea.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 09, 2019

RESET AND REBALANCE: THE FATS YOU SHOULD EAT PLAN

The episode covered the importance of incorporating healthy fats into one’s diet. Typical “fat-free diets” tend to be high in sugars, which causes blood sugar levels to spike and fall and that increases sugar cravings. Some great healthy fat options include tahini, coconut, and avocado. Dr. Oz told viewers about some recent research that finds intake of two or more servings of full-fat dairy foods was associated with a 22 percent lower risk of heart disease, a 34 percent lower risk of stroke, and a 23 percent lower risk of death from cardiovascular disease. Then, “The Dish on Oz!” crew showed viewers 10-minute meal ideas.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 10, 2019

TRUE CRIME THURSDAY: WHEN ROAD RAGE TURNS DEADLY

 Dr. Oz and investigative correspondent Mara Schiavocampo discussed intermittent explosive disorder as a possible cause of violent outbursts that affect an estimated 16 million Americans and may be the cause of  "road rage." Dr. Oz interviewed the wife of a man who was murdered as a result of a violent road rage attack. A self-defense expert provided valuable techniques to help protect viewers from road rage attacks, such as how to use pepper spray. Some tips include slowing the car down and pulling into a location that will have surveillance cameras (such as a convenience store or gas station), remaining in the car, and taking deep breaths.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 11, 2019

MARTHA STEWART ANSWERS YOUR QUESTIONS ON HOW TO DO EVERYTHING

Martha Stewart showed viewers hacks like how to properly load a dishwasher, how to remove a stain with soap and club soda, and even how to neatly frost a cake. Then, Dr. Oz explained the psychology of why people find watching videos of pimples being popped so exciting and offered insight into the success of Dr. Sandra Lee, a dermatologist who posts viral videos of excising pimples and cysts. He explained that in some people watching the videos causes the release of “feel good” hormones such as dopamine and serotonin. That euphoric feeling leaves a person wanting to watch more. Next, Dr. Lee explained that worsening pimples can be a sign of eating unhealthy food and stress. While viewers were encouraged to leave pimple popping to an expert, Dr. Lee demonstrated the safest way to do so at home. This includes disinfecting the skin beforehand and applying a topical antibacterial ointment after.

MONDAY, JANUARY 14, 2019

OZ EXCLUSIVE: CASEY ANTHONY’S FATHER SPEAKS OUT ABOUT WHAT DROVE HIM OFF THE ROAD IN A NEAR-FATAL ACCIDENT

Dr. Oz interviewed George Anthony after the accident that almost took his life. George suffered devastating injuries to his spine that compressed his spinal cord. Dr. Oz asked the questions on everyone’s minds: Did he mean to take his own life or did he have a seizure? Has his daughter Casey reached out? Plus, Kenya Moore spoke out about her pregnancy complication from preeclampsia. Dr. Oz reviewed the symptoms of this life-threatening condition that affects five of eight pregnancies, and is one of the leading causes of maternal death in childbirth. Symptoms of preeclampsia include severe headaches, nausea, and proteinuria. He then discussed how high blood pressure during pregnancy can lead to complications in the baby such as restricted growth and death.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 15, 2019

TRUE CRIME EXCLUSIVE: THE SECRET LIFE OF KILLER DAD CHRIS WATTS: THE NEIGHBOR WHO HELPED PUT HIM BEHIND BARS SPEAKS OUT

 Chris Watts did the unspeakable: Killing his pregnant wife and his two young daughters. Dr. Oz interviewed his neighbor who had video footage that helped put the man behind bars. Next, Dr. Oz discussed the case of Kelsey Berreth, who was allegedly murdered by her fiancé and whose body has not yet been found. Finally, Dr. Oz discussed the case of a woman in a vegetative state for over decade, who gave birth in a healthcare facility after being sexually assaulted by a hospital worker. He explained that while the woman was “brain dead,” her body was still getting nourishment and able to carry a child to term.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16, 2019

OZ APPROVED! THE BRAND NEW 3-DAY TEATOX THAT WON’T MAKE YOU HUNGRY

Nutrition expert JJ Virgin shares her new 3-day teatox. Then Dr. Oz and his expert guest discussed the health benefits of cooking with tea. They showed viewers how to prepare tea broth to make pasta. It's been found that cooking oil can also be infused with tea, which may help cut down on the amount of oil used to make a dish. Tea can also be used as a flavor in a marinating rub for meats. Plus, the ladies from “The Dish on Oz!”— Daphne Oz, Alex Guarnaschelli, and Jamika Pessoa — teamed up with chef Jamie Oliver to give you permission to eat pasta! They used low-carb noodle options in their recipes including zucchini noodles, lentil pasta, and quinoa macaroni.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 17, 2019

TRUE CRIME: THE DNA DETECTIVE THAT CRACKED THE OLDEST COLD CASE USING DNA

This episode took a close look into a 1973 killing of Leslie Perlov, near Stanford University, and a 2001 murder of Christine Franky. Investigators were able to use cutting-edge DNA technology and genealogy to track down the suspects of these murders and resolve the cases. Next, Dr. Oz talked about the case in which a man claimed a diabetic “hypoglycemic rage” was the reason for attacking his wife. Dr. Oz discussed the plausibility of this claim with experts, who explained that certain physiological states may cause someone to act out in seemingly intentional, deliberate, and violent behaviors without self-awareness. This can potentially include hypoglycemic rage claim. When those behaviors occur they are sometimes referred to as automatisms, where a person is behaving almost in a trance-like but violent state. Dr. Oz explained that hypoglycemia could be a result of incorrect use of insulin and that it can cause shakiness, irritability, moodiness, confusion, memory loss, and uncontrolled anger.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 18, 2019

ONE-ON-ONE WITH SHAQUILLE O’NEAL

Shaquille O’Neal opened up to Dr. Oz about the emergency heart surgery that doctors performed on his son. He also discussed his struggles with sleep apnea. Dr. Oz explained that, if left untreated, sleep apnea can lead to daytime fatigue, high blood pressure, heart problems, and type 2 diabetes. Finally, Dr. Oz looked at the 2019 food trends to watch including probiotics in Japanese yogurt, Einkorn which is a healthy grain high in protein, capsacin-filled Korean chili paste to boost metabolism, and cold protein bars. Dr. Oz also discussed the growing popularity of CBD-infused foods and said more research is needed to understand their safety and efficacy.

MONDAY, JANUARY 21, 2019

BREAKING NEWS: NEW DETAILS EMERGE ABOUT HOW KIDNAP VICTIM JAYME CLOSS SURVIVED

This episode provided the latest updates on the abduction of Jayme Closs: what it was like for her in the cabin where she spent 88 days in captivity, why she was targeted by Jake Patterson, and how she was able to escape. Kidnapping survivor Elizabeth Smart weighed in on what may be next for Jayme. Dr. Oz explained Stockholm syndrome, where feelings of trust or affection are felt by victims for their captors. Finally, Dr. Oz discussed the growing number of cases of acute flaccid myelitis. He interviewed the parents of a child who had signs of a common cold that led to neurological deficits including blindness and paralysis. The boy eventually died.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 22, 2019

TRUE CRIME: IS SOMEONE RESPONSIBLE FOR DROWNING MORE THAN 100 COLLEGE STUDENTS?

Dr. Oz examined a mysterious case: 100 young men drowned in the winter, which left many wondering if a gang of serial killers known as “The Smiley Face Killers” were the culprits. However, some believed that the mass drowning was caused by excessive alcohol consumption. Then, DJ Rev Run spoke with Dr. Oz about his fight with diabetes and his recent lifestyle changes. Rev Run and his wife Justine also talked about the keys to their happy relationship and their lifestyle changes to prevent diabetes. Both of them come from families afflicted with diabetes and they talked about their risk factors that include being African American, over 45, and eating an unhealthy diet for many years.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23, 2019

OZ INVESTIGATES: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT FRUITY SODAS: WHAT’S IN YOUR ORANGE AND GRAPE DRINKS?

On this episode, Dr. Oz looked at the health effects of fruity sodas. He explained that added sugar contributes to the risk for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, visceral fat accumulation, and heart disease. He stressed that research finds even one soda a day can be detrimental to health. Artificial flavors and coloring can also have a potential health impact. Next, the ladies of “The Dish on Oz!” investigated the bone broth boom and its health benefits. Many people claim the extra protein and nutrients in bone broth help with digestion, sleep, immunity, joint health, and skin. Dr. Oz discussed the theory of bone broth extracting collagen from animal bones and how collagen is important to the integrity of our skin. He asked the audience to do a “skin elasticity test” which consisted of pinching skin for five seconds and letting it go. It’s said that the longer it takes for your skin to flatten back out, the less collagen you may have.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 24, 2019

TRUE CRIME: IDENTICAL TRIPLETS SEPARATED AT BIRTH FOR SCIENCE: HOW COULD THIS HAPPEN?

In this episode, Dr. Oz unveiled the subject of an acclaimed documentary Three Identical Strangers. Three identical brothers were separated as infants for the purpose of a secret experiment. Dr. Oz spoke to the brothers about their reunion and how they uncovered the 40-year old conspiracy that forever changed their lives. After 19 years of separation, the triplets reunited and were curious about how they separated in the first place. Their adopted parents were never told that they had siblings. Inevitably, they found out that they were a part of a secret experiment on nurture versus nature. Next, Dr. Oz ventured into the world of extreme bullying when mean girls turn deadly. Roughly one in three U.S. students say they have been bullied at school, and tens of thousands of kids stay home everyday to avoid their bullies. Dr. Oz discussed the tragic story of 16-year-old Skylar Neese, who was murdered by her two best friends.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 25, 2019

OZ INVESTIGATES: IS THERE A CHICKEN WING THAT’S OZ-APPROVED?

Is there such a thing as a healthier wing? Dr. Oz showed how to have this fan-favorite appetizer without the guilt. Plus, Shark Tank stars showed three tricks to make $1 million by having multiple modes of income, automate a percentage of your pay to savings, and network with successful people in various fields. Dr. Oz also spoke with actress Eva Longoria about adjusting to motherhood, how she achieved her post-baby body, and her advocacy work with women and science education.

MONDAY, JANUARY 28, 2019

TRUE CRIME: BREAK IN THE CASE? WHO MURDERED 2 GIRLS ON THE BRIDGE?

In this episode, Dr. Oz looked at new information about unsolved murders of two girls. They left important clues behind including a cell phone recording and photo of a suspect. A new alleged suspect was arrested nearby for attempting child molestation. Next, Dr. Oz looked at the dietary concerns surrounding fried chicken, including questions about added MSG. Dr. Oz and his guest showed viewers how to make fried chicken in an air fryer at home, which is less expensive, a little healthier, and cuts out unnecessary additives.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 29, 2019

TRUE CRIME: SURVIVING JONESTOWN: SHOT 5 TIMES AND LEFT TO DIE ON THE TARMAC

Dr. Oz looked at the unbelievable story of Congresswoman Jackie Speier’s ordeal who went to Jonestown to investigate Jim Jones, a man responsible for the deaths of over 900 men, women, and children. She revealed how her team was ambushed and how she survived for 22 hours after being shot five times. Next, Dr. Oz uncovered findings of an investigation into retail stores selling dirty underwear. In lab tests conducted for the show, nine of 11 samples were contaminated with bacteria, including coliform bacteria which can cause UTI and yeast infection. Viewers were encouraged to wash new underwear in hot water and vinegar before wearing them to kill bacteria.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 30, 2019

OZ INVESTIGATES: FAST-FOOD PIZZA CONFESSIONS REVEALED!

Former fast-food pizza workers gave the inside scoop on how fast-food pizza compares to the real deal, finding that fast food was cheaper because it used cheaper ingredients. Fast-food pizza companies make many shortcuts to save many and increase production. Fast-food pizza crust is typically made with flour that has been stripped of nutrients from both bran and germ during the milling process. Other ingredients are then added back into the dough to preserve the dough’s shelf-life and improve texture, such as wheat gluten, dough conditioners, modified rice starch, potato starch, and l-cysteine (a synthetic non-essential amino acid used for flavoring). When dough is made the authentic way with flour, water, salt, and yeast, then it is easier for the body to break down. Then, “The Dish on Oz!” shared Super Bowl party snack hacks.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 31, 2019

OZ EXCLUSIVE: BETHENNY FRANKEL’S SCARY ALLERGIC REACTION THAT ALMOST KILLED HER

Bethenny Frankel from Real Housewives of New York, opened up about her fish allergy that almost took her life, the physical effects it had on her, and why she’s no longer keeping her allergy a secret. Dr. Oz also spoke with parents who lost their 11-year-old son due to airborne food allergies. He died after inhaling allergens from fish cooking at his grandmother’s house. Dr. Oz discussed that while deaths from airborne food allergies are rare, they are possible when dangerous food allergens are floating in the air and get into the body through the nose instead of the mouth. Viewers were encouraged to carry an Epipen at all times if they suffer from a food allergy, and to practice treatment drills. Plus, actress Catherine Oxenberg shared how she fought to rescue her daughter from NXIVM, the suspected cult accused of branding and starving women.

Article written by The Dr. Oz Show Medical Unit