Justin versus ginger

Justin versus ginger


by Justin Corr

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Posted on November 8, 2012 at 12:24 AM

Updated Thursday, Nov 8 at 11:50 AM

Oz Blog Day 17

Is it really day 17 of the Oz Blog already? It’s amazing how time flies. I also think I labeled my last blog with the wrong day. I should probably take a supplement to help my… uh… my, what’s the word? Oh well, I’ll think of it.

Yesterday was Election Day, so there was no Dr. Oz Show, and no Oz Blog – MEMORY!! I need a supplement to help my memory -- Anyway, our whole news staff has to hustle on Election Day. There’s not much time to eat, so the station springs for pizza. I had a few slices, and people asked me if they were “Doctor Oz approved.” I get this question a lot. To Dr. Oz’s credit, he doesn’t give a lot of DON’Ts on his show, and instead focuses on the Dos. The good doctor hasn’t said specifically, “No pizza!” So, I don’t feel like I cheated. I just need to make sure that it’s not my regular dinner, and that I keep exercising and eating right the rest of the time.

On a recent show, Oz recommended ginger chews. Oz loves ginger. He says it’s good for digestion, circulation, and a bunch of other stuff. A couple of my coworkers swear by ginger. Jamie Grey has ginger chews and ginger tea at her desk, and gave me samples of both (I didn’t enjoy the chew whatsoever, and haven’t tried the tea). Matt Johnson puts ginger in his morning smoothie, and says he sometimes just gnaws on a ginger root. I tried this on the News at Five (as you can see in the video above, it went as well as these eating endeavors normally go). I really seemed to worry Dee Sarton with my I just over-did another Oz eating tip, and might have trouble keeping this down face. But this kind of thing is ‘old hat’ for me now.

On Wednesday’s Dr. Oz Show, the doctor did a few visual experiments involving fire and liquid nitrogen. He stressed that you shouldn’t try these at home. Why do I feel like he was talking to me?
He exposed some myths, and gave some good tips (many of which I’m already doing). But he also recommended a tip to help eye damage when looking at a TV or computer for a long time. Oz says every 20 minutes; we should look 20 feet away for 20 seconds, and blink continuously. He also said prolonged eye exposure to KTVB’s competing websites and TV programs could cause irreparable eye damage (ed note: he didn’t say that).

Oz also debunked the “5 second rule.” He says eating something off the ground, even if it’s been there for less than five seconds, or just a second, is very unhealthy. This hit home for me, because when I was much younger, I ate something off a movie theater floor (which has the cleanliness of a cattle trailer). Don’t get too disgusted. I won a bet, and earned $1.00!

“How does that make it less disgusting?” you might ask. To which, I would reply, “Ummmm… look at this dollar I just made!”

Let’s update my progress. I’m almost down a belt notch, which is good news. My weight is still plateauing, but Oz says to focus more on measurements anyway. “But, isn’t weight a measurement?” you might ask. To which, I would reply, “Maybe. I forgot… I should really take a supplement to improve my… uh… never mind.”

 7:00AM - "Personal business" followed by a weigh-in
 7:10AM - Chanting
 7:15AM - Five Tibetans workout
 7:20AM - Chris Powell’s five minute workout
 7:25AM - Five minute metabolism workout
 7:30AM - Lift weights
 7:35AM - Drink “Kitchen Sink Smoothie”
 8:00AM - Read Tweets
 8:30AM - Apply topical vitamin C with sunscreen ($19 for 4 ounces)
 2:00PM - Eat dark chocolate
 6:00PM - Take fiber supplement
 8:00PM - Post on Facebook
 10:20PM - Use neti pot (helps snoring) ($12.50 a month, including pot)
 11:15PM - Apply witch hazel ($6 for 16 ounces)
 11:20PM - Apply nasal strip (helps snoring) ($10 a month)
 11:25PM - Do bed yoga
 11:30PM - Bedtime
 - Some onion (treats and prevents various diseases) ($2.50 for a 5lb bag)
 - Papaya juice (increases energy) ($4 for 32oz)
 - 1oz of dark chocolate (lowers cholesterol, improves blood pressure, reduces inflammation) ($15 a month)
 - 2 cups of white tea (busts fat) ($7.50 a month)
 - 2 tbsp of coconut oil (improves metabolism) ($12 a month)
 - 2000mg of glucomannan root (dietary fiber/weight loss) ($13 a month)
 - 500mg of turmeric (fights liver damage/Alzheimer’s/some cancers) ($7.50 a month)
 - 400mg of astragalus (slows down aging) ($7.50 a month)
 - 1 Tbsp of pea protein powder (curbs cravings) ($18 a month)
 - 1 Tbsp of brewer’s yeast (increases energy) ($15 a month)
 - 1 Daily multivitamin (does a lot of stuff) ($2 a month)

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