After the Truth Tube is the destination to catch up with your favorite Truth Tube participants and see how their progress is going. Read on to cheer them on and try tips from their plans to improve your own health.
When we see men who are losing their hair, we think they are distinguished. We don’t attach the same stigma to men that we do with women. With women who are losing their hair, society labels us as sick, old, or aging. I’m only 35 and my hair was falling out en masse. It is still falling out, but at a more reasonable pace now. While I am still growing back some of the thinner patches on my scalp, I have been noticing that my hair feels a bit stronger since taking vitamin D supplements and biotin as part of my everyday routine. Since my visit with Dr. Oz, I have had a lot of major lifestyle changes, but all are very manageable. The biggest part has been giving up a lot of different foods as part of an elimination diet set by the fantastic Dr. Boham and my nutritionist, Holly, of the UltraWellness Center. I can’t thank Dr. Oz enough for pairing me up with such a great group of people who are committed to overall wellness!
So what kind of lifestyle changes have I been making? A lot! My diet has changed completely, and while we aren’t there just yet, I’m feeling incredibly positive about these changes. We have eliminated corn and corn products, dairy, legumes, refined flours and sugar (which means none of my beloved noodles), gluten and soy. Those things have been replaced with delicious, health-filled foods like nuts, berries, lean proteins and many green vegetables. I can still have starches found in sweet potatoes and other root vegetables. These are perfect for the fall, and I love how pretty my meals are now.
For a quick, satisfying breakfast that I can make while getting things done in the morning, I like to cut open an avocado and fill it up with protein. Here’s my basic recipe for avocado baked eggs; you can elaborate on this and do tons of different variations. It’s hard to get bored with this one!
- 1 medium avocado
- 1 jumbo egg (you can use smaller eggs, but this is what we keep in the house)
- 1 small handful of kale
- salt and pepper to taste
Preheat your oven to 425 degrees. Cut your avocado in half, scoop out the pit and a little extra to make room for all of the delicious eggy goodness we are about to put in. In a bowl, use a fork to beat your egg, adding in the kale to your liking. Pour the egg mix into your scooped out avocado, season with salt and pepper to taste. Put it on a baking sheet in the oven for 15 minutes. Serves 2.
I treat this like a baked egg, and where I used to put an egg into a hollowed out roll, now I’m using the avocado as my delicious vessel. You could vary it by cracking a small egg right in and just cooking to your preferred level. Try topping it with a little zesty salsa, crumbled bacon or cheese. The possibilities are endless with this simple recipe, and it tastes so indulgent!
If you caught the show and are wondering how I’m doing after the crying meltdown with Dr. Oz, I’m doing great. I’m feeling optimistic and positive that these changes we are making are going to help me with my hair loss. I’m on medicine for my thyroid, I’m ramping up my activity levels and even I make it a point to leave the house without a hat more often. There comes that point when you feel so worn down by the things that you feel are out of your control and you have no idea who to turn to for help. I feel so fortunate and will be forever grateful to Dr. Oz and his entire team for getting me answers as to why my hair was falling out, and for getting me in with Dr. Boham and the entire UltraWellness team. I feel empowered, like I can overcome this. It’s going to take some work, but I will get there.