If you don’t err on the side of full brows, you’ll likely have little left as you age. Why? Repetitive tweezing can lead to permanent hair loss. If you pluck the same hair over and over again, it can cause inflammation that creates scar tissue, which acts like cement that won’t allow the follicle to grow anymore.
Stop, says science! Your brows aren’t immune to aging and will naturally thin as you get older, making full brows a sign of youth and therefore, the most evolutionary beautiful. Sparse brows can also signify health problems, such as thyroid disease or a hormonal imbalance.
Thankfully, the “it” brow of the moment is big and beautiful, thanks to the popularity of model Cara Delevingne. Here are three tweezing tips to coax out your inner Elizabeth Taylor and preserve the health of your brows: Read more »
Savor the deliciousness of your bird the day after Thanksgiving and incorporate it into this dish – and be extra thankful for the amazing nutritional benefits that are packed into so many incredible flavors.
The walnuts that are added to this recipe provide monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats that are cardio-protective. Studies show that walnuts significantly lower bad LDL cholesterol and might protect against coronary artery disease. There is a distinct nutritional advantage that walnuts have over other nuts: They contain approximately 7% omega-3 fatty acids, further promoting heart health.
Another ingredient that will help keep your heart pumping strong: grapes. Red seedless grapes contain resveratrol, a natural polyphenol, which has been shown to increase nitric oxide production, lowering levels of oxidized low-density lipoprotein, resulting in cardiovascular benefits.
During this time of year, show your appreciation for your heart and feed it these amazing nutrients! Get the recipe here.
A procedure that has been used to treat gastrointestinal bleeding from stomach ulcers may be the next big weight-loss tool, if the results of a small study hold up.
During the procedure, left gastric artery embolization, an interventional radiologist uses a catheter to deposit beads, coils or gels in the left gastric artery, which supplies blood to the fundus, or upper portion, of the stomach. Cells in the fundus are largely responsible for production of ghrelin, a hormone that works to signal that the stomach is empty and increase appetite. Researchers think that blocking blood flow to the fundus results in decreased ghrelin production and appetite.
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Morning-after pill may not work for overweight women: A European pill nearly identical to the emergency contraceptive Plan B One-Step may be ineffective in overweight and obese women. Scientists found that the pill started losing effectiveness in women who weighed about 165 pounds, and had an “absence of effectiveness” around 176 pounds. Researchers are not sure why these emergency contraceptives appear to be less effective in heavier women. The European pill, Norlevo, “will come with a new label in 2014, warning that the pill may not be effective for women over a certain weight.” (CNN)
Whooping cough vaccine may not halt spread of illness: A new government study suggests that while the whooping cough vaccine “may keep people from getting sick, it doesn’t prevent them from spreading whooping cough – also known as pertussis – to others.” Whooping cough may affect people of all ages but is particularly dangerous for children. The study was conducted in baboons, which are “considered the most human-like model for studying whooping cough.” Researchers found that though vaccinated baboons did not exhibit symptoms, they still had high levels of bacteria in their respiratory tracts for five weeks, suggesting that they were contagious. This finding could help explain why pertussis cases have risen in recent years. (NBC News)
FDA Tells 23andMe to Halt Sales of Genetic Test: “The Food and Drug Administration has ordered Google-backed genetic test maker 23andMe to halt sales of its personalized DNA test kits, saying the company has failed to show that the technology is supported by science.” The government organization posted an online warning letter saying that the tests, which supposedly work by using DNA from saliva to tell customers if they are at risk of a wide variety of diseases and health problems, may not be safe or effective. Specifically, the FDA stated that the technology does not appear to have been “analytically or clinically validated” and cautioned that “erroneous results could cause customers to seek unnecessary or ineffective medical care.” (ABC News)
When Daphne Oz came to visit the Dr. Oz Show, we just had to find out how her pregnancy has affected her diet. She told us about the snacks she craves, the foods she couldn’t bear to be around and how she is making her health a priority.
How has pregnancy changed your outlook on your health?
I’ve always been committed to living healthy and happy – making health a priority and not an obsession. But now, every bite I take potentially becomes part of my baby’s biochemistry, so there’s that much more incentive to make sure I’m eating really nutrient-dense meals that will make him or her as healthy as possible. Still, if it’s not delicious, I don’t care if it’s healthy. I’ve been having a lot of fun coming up with decadent meals that satisfy my pregnancy cravings but that I can still feel good about enjoying.
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So what is it that causes smelly feet? Malodor of the feet begins with sweating, which provides a good environment for bacteria. This may happen to everyone from time to time, but chronic or severe odor of the feet may be associated with a medical condition known as plantar hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating of the feet. Mildly, it may just be embarrassing, but in severe cases, excessive sweating may become such an issue that it interferes with daily living. Read more »
When you’re planning your next meal, add this healthy side to the table. Get a double load of antioxidants and vitamins from the blueberries – plus the power of protein from the black beans! Get the recipe here.
Have you checked the back of your neck recently? You may be one of the approximately 20% of Americans who has acanthosis nigricans, a darkening of skin folds that is benign on its own, but may be a sign of health problems. @iluvmustangs2 asked us about this strange skin phenomenon on Twitter:
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As the cold weather approaches, now is the time to think about “winterizing” your skin. Skin often gets dry and itchy in the winter due to a number of factors such as cold winds and lack of moisture in the air. In fact, indoor forced air heat can have the humidity levels of the Sahara desert. No wonder the skin gets so parched! To reduce the risk of skin dryness and irritation, a humidifier in the bedroom to add moisture to the air is very helpful. Also, be sure to use a thick moisturizer on the skin, head to toe, within 3 to 5 minutes of getting out of the bath or shower to “lock” the hydration into the skin. Although these steps will go a long way to help reduce the overall dryness of skin, there are a few areas on the body that deserve extra attention in the winter, particularly hands, lips and feet. Read more »
If you missed a segment or forgot to jot down a tip this week, we’ve got you covered. Check out these helpful hints and takeaways and click to read more on DoctorOz.com!
1. Get excited about Dr. Oz’s new favorite superfood for weight-loss: black soybeans. Rock out while you work out with this exclusive heart-pounding routine you can do at home!
2. From coffee creamer to condiments, do you know what adds up to 100 calories? Then, skip sleeping pills and try one of these relaxation techniques instead.
3. Soda makes you sick and fat, break the cycle of addiction this month. Lose two dress sizes in 21 days – without depriving yourself of the foods you love – with this simple plan.
4. TV legend Judge Judy sits down with Dr. Oz to talk about her recent mini-stroke. Start shedding unwanted pounds today with the Dr. Oz’s tried-and-true advice.
5. Separate fact from fiction with this handy guide to internet food rumors.