Dr. Oz's DIY Gingerbread House Kit

Follow these steps to build a gingerbread house the whole family will love.

Dr. Oz's DIY Gingerbread House Kit

Add DIY holiday decor to your home with a gingerbread house. This project is a fun way to use up leftover Halloween candy or any other sweets you have around your house and don't want to eat. Follow these instructions to start creating your sweet home.

What to Buy

  • Box of graham crackers
  • Royal icing

What to Do: 

  • Gather all the candy around your house.
  • Find a container (bag, box, or a jar) laying around.
  • Add candy, graham crackers, and icing.
  • Add a bow and give one to all the kids in your life.

4 Steps to Shedding Your Pandemic Pounds

Forgive yourself, and start walking toward a healthier you.

For those of you who have put on the Pandemic Pounds or added several new COVID Curves, you are not alone. Alarmingly, the American Psychological Association has recently published that almost half of all adults in their survey now have a larger physique. In fact, 42% of people reported gaining roughly 15 pounds (the average published was surprisingly 29 pounds but that included outliers) over the past year. Interestingly, 20% of adults in this survey lost about 12 pounds (I am surely not in this group). Clearly, there is a relationship between stress and weight change. In addition, one in four adults disclosed an increase in alcohol consumption, and 67% of participants distressingly revealed that they have new sleeping patterns.

This past year has brought about what has been called the 'new normal.' Social isolation and inactivity due to quarantining and remote working have sadly contributed to the decline in many people's mental and physical health, as demonstrated by the widespread changes in people's weight, alcohol consumption, and sleeping patterns. Gym closures, frequent ordering of unhealthy takeout, and increased time at home cooking and devouring comfort foods have had a perceptible impact. In addition, many people have delayed routine medical care and screening tests over fear of contracting Covid-19 during these visits. Unfortunately, the 'new normal' has now placed too many people at risk for serious health consequences, including heart attacks and strokes.

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