Health Secrets Dr. Oz Only Tells His Friends

From cravings cures to ear cleaners, Dr. Oz's nearest and dearest reveal their favorite Oz-approved health tips.

Health Secrets Dr. Oz Only Tells His Friends

From cravings cures to ear cleaners, Dr. Oz's nearest and dearest reveal their favorite Oz-approved health tips.

2-Step Trick to Conquer Cravings

When his neighbor Lisa needed a quick cravings cure, Dr. Oz had just the thing: the two-bite trick! When you get a craving for something decadent – ice cream, brownies, fries – take two bites before drinking an entire glass of water. This simple two-step cheat will trick your stomach and brain into feeling satisfied. When you take the first two bites of a treat, your brain lights up with satisfaction - that's all your brain needs to satisfy your craving. It's your empty stomach that prompts you to keep eating. If you trick your stomach into feeling full, you'll stop eating sooner and save yourself some calories.

Will you ever feel comfortable in your own skin? That is, if you don't make an effort to protect it? Although 64% of adults do report wearing sunscreen when outside for prolonged periods of time, it turns out that only about 10% of people surveyed actually protect themselves daily, according to a recent review.

No matter what your skin tone is, unless you live in a cave with no sunlight, daily protection with either sunscreen, sunblock or protective clothing can not only protect you from developing sunburns (ouch!) but can significantly reduce your risk of developing skin cancer, particularly the deadliest type called melanoma. In addition, for those of you wanting to keep your youthful looks, daily sunscreen has been shown to reduce the development of wrinkles. A great teacher once told me that the best way to not have wrinkles is not to get them in the first place (think of how much money you can save on useless creams that claim to diminish wrinkles).

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