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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.

WHAT I M TRYING TO DO EVERY DAY:
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

WHAT I M CONSUMING EVERY DAY:
- 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)

WHAT I M TAKING EVERY DAY:
- 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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