On today’s show Jennifer Asbenson spoke to Dr. Oz about her harrowing experience at the hands of Andrew Urdiales. At the age of 19, Asbenson took a ride from a stranger one night and nearly lost her life. On September 27, 1992 Urdiales, a former U.S. Marine, had given Asbenson a lift when she was stuck at the bus stop having realized she missed the last bus. In the hours that followed, she was physically abused, tied up, and tossed into the truck of his car. Miraculously, she was able to escape the vehicle and survive. Urdiales, who killed eight other women between 1986 and 1996, described Asbenson as “the one who got away” when he was finally caught years after the incident. Here is an excerpt of her upcoming memoir, which talks about her life before and after this traumatic event and how this has shaped the course of her life. In this chapter, she discusses life as a second grader in the middle of nowhere:
Did you know that every 66 seconds a brain develops Alzheimer’s disease? Maria Shriver has made it her mission to find out why this happens, ever since her father, Sargent Shriver, was diagnosed with this disease 13 years ago. As the founder of The Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement, Shriver has dedicated herself to research in the hopes that a cure will one day be found.
Coming up with 99 Thanksgiving hacks is no simple feat! I collaborated with, in addition to chefs, food editors, and my own wonderful family, some of today’s top Pinterest tastemakers from across the country who helped me come up with several of the Thanksgiving shortcuts that are featured on today’s brand-new show and exclusively on DoctorOz.com.
Meet the three power pinners:
Beth Le Manach is based in Los Angeles, CA. She shared her meal-prep hack to make cooking a breeze. Find her on Pinterest at EntWithBeth.
Beau Coffron is from Oklahoma City, OK. He shared his hack for keeping food hot and cold—a must for when you’re traveling to a Thanksgiving gathering with that beloved casserole or freshly made salad. Find him on Pinterest at LunchboxDad.
Jeannette Kaplun calls Miami, FL, home and shared her valuable money-saving hacks so you don’t have to worry about going over your budget this holiday season. Find her on Pinterest at JeannetteKaplun.
For the first month of our Never Broken launch, I want to focus on one single exercise—the art of paying attention.
Before moving on to the other exercises, I invite you all to practice gaining this one skill first. Why? Because it is the wellspring all change and joy come from.
So many of us suffer from worry, anxiety, distraction, and habitual self-defeating patterns. We mount up great defenses, strategies, and plans to try and remedy this. But they often become too daunting and we don’t start. Or we start and then we fail. Or worst of all, we become hopeless, and resign ourselves to whatever distractions we can find to make the anxiety of being conscious bearable.
The remedy is shockingly simple. It is being still with yourself. Read more »
The 2016 Voice Awards recognize leaders in the film and theater industry who portray people with behaviorial health conditions in a powerful and meaningful way, including showing the support system around them. Watch the show live below, including the presentation of the SAMHSA Special Recognition Award to Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell.
After an early shoot at The Today Show this morning, Dr. Oz stopped by his office next to the Radio City Music Hall for breakfast. Can you guess what he loves to eat? In the latest Facebook Live video, find out what he keeps in his office mini fridge and his favorite custom office mementos. Plus, stay tuned for an office tour led by Dr. Oz himself, say “Good Morning!” to The Dr. Oz Show staff, and take a sneak peek inside the whisper room where Dr. Oz records sound clips for the show.
In April of 2014 something very wrong started happening with our then 5-year-old daughter. This sweet, brilliant, beautiful, thoughtful, quiet child began having what looked like panic attacks. She insisted something was stuck in her throat. We took her to several doctors who could not seem to find the source of her problem. After seeing several psychologists and psychiatrists a video of her attacks prompted one of her doctors to suggest that her illness was not psychological, that it seemed to have a physiological source. He sent us to a neurologist, suspecting a brain tumor. Read more »