The May Diet One-Sheet

Slim down and reboot your eating plan just in time for summer with Dr. Oz's diet for May!

The May Diet One-Sheet

If you were one of the millions of viewers who started the year off with Dr. Oz's 2-Week Rapid Weight Loss Plan and now need a reboot for the summer season then The May Diet is for you!

Learn how to lose water weight and shrink your waistline with this printable one-sheet.


Plus, check out these healthy recipes that will speed up weight loss before and after meals:

Swimsuit Water

Cabbage Turkey Soup

Lentil Veggie Soup

Your Parent Has Dementia: What to Talk to Their Doctor About

Make sure all their doctors are aware of all the medications she is taking.

Q: My mom is 94 and has dementia. She is taking a whole medicine cabinet-full of medications and I think they actually make her fuzzier. How should I talk to her various doctors about what she is taking and if she can get off some of the meds? — Gary R., Denver, Colorado

A: Many dementia patients are taking what docs call a "polypharmacy" — three or more medications that affect their central nervous system. And we really don't know how that mixture truly affects each individual person.

A new study in JAMA Network that looked at more than 1 million Medicare patients found almost 14% of them were taking a potentially harmful mix of antidepressants, antipsychotics, antiepileptics, benzodiazepines such as Valium and Ativan, nonbenzodiazepine benzodiazepine receptor agonist hypnotics such as Ambien or Sonata, and opioids. And almost a third of those folks were taking five or more such medications. The most common medication combination included an antidepressant, an antiepileptic, and an antipsychotic. Gabapentin was the most common medication — often for off-label uses, such as to ease chronic pain or treat psychiatric disorders, according to the researchers from the University of Michigan.

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