Digital News Report – Stress, weight loss and lack of sleep are major health concerns, according to the syndicated talk show host Dr Mehmet C. Oz. Sleep alone is a $23 billion dollar industry.
On Friday’s show the doctor explained how we can relieve some everyday problems for as little as five dollars per day.
Carmen Wong Ulrich, a profession finance expert, told the doctor that one of her favorite ways to beat stress is to get a massage. But massages are expensive, so she recommended an inexpensive fix to get the same sensation.
She said you can take pool noodles and roll around on the floor to replicate the sensation. They cost only two dollars online. She has a lot of stress in the spine so she rolls with the noodle parallel to the body.
Oz said that wine is a great stress reducer. Wine turns off the stress neurotransmitters. Some Spanish and Portuguese wines are very inexpensive.
It is not uncommon for Americans to experience sleep problems. Carmen said that we need to stop that voice in our head when we try to sleep. She recommended the sound of crackling fire to help distract us before we fall asleep. You can download that sound for 99 cents for eight minutes.
We also need to be cool to sleep. She recommends an inexpensive icepack to stay cooler.
Oz recommended liquid melatonin. You can buy this online for about “four bucks”.
Ulrich said we should be eating the salad and not the grilled cheese. She recommended using a Chef Salad Blaster from the Container Store. The blaster helps limit the amount of dressing to two ounces by blasting the individual leaves with the dressing.
Psyllium seed husks (psyllium husks) are important, Oz said. It makes you feel fuller and reduces cravings. You need a wafer and water, otherwise the psyllium will give us gas.
Carmen believes that coconut water is a great weight-loss tool. You can pick up a bottle for as little as two dollars. Dr Oz added that coconut water works well because of the arginine, which can speed up our metabolism.
The Dr Oz Show will be moving to ABC from Fox on Monday.
By: Robert Williams