3 Pinterest Tastemakers Share Their Thanksgiving Hacks

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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.

You can find the entire list of 99 Thanksgiving hacks on DoctorOz.com. Happy feasting!

How to Make a Healthier Mac & Cheese

Craving carbs but don’t want to completely wreck your diet before the weekend even starts? Don’t deprive yourself, just cook a little smarter! Try this mac ‘n cheese recipe for one from Missy Chase Lapine, author of Sneaky Blends: Supercharge Your Health With 100 Recipes Using the Power of PureesWatch below for this simple, step-by-step guide and get more recipes to make your favorite cheat foods healthy here.

The First Step to Never (Being) Broken

Written by Jewel

 

My Dearest Lovelies,

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  »

Watch The Voice Awards Live

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.

Take a Tour of Dr. Oz’s Office

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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.

One Woman Shares Her Experience With PANDAS

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Written by the Executive Director of PANDAS Network JC Konecny

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  »

What You Need to Know About Phage Therapy

 

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Written by Michael Bohl, Dr. Oz Show Medical Unit

On our recent show about antibiotic resistance, our guest talked about how her antibiotic resistant infection had been cured by phage therapy. In the Western world many doctors, including Dr. Oz, aren’t too familiar with this treatment. So what exactly is it? We did a little digging to better inform you. Read more  »

What to Know About the VelaShape III Treatment

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Written by Dr. Anne Chapas, MD of Union Square Laser Dermatology

There is a great demand for nonsurgical body shaping in my practice. Patients typically want to improve the size, shape, and appearance of the arms, neck, abdomen, and legs, without the risks or recovery time associated with surgical procedures. One of my key body shaping devices is the VelaShape® III, an FDA-cleared medical device, that is used to renew collagen, affect the dermal structure and connective tissue to reduce the appearance of cellulite, and improve skin quality. Powered by Syneron’s elōs technology, VelaShape III combines three different energies: Bi-Polar RF (radiofrequency), IR (infrared), and mechanical tissue manipulation with pulsed vacuum. The deep heat produced by these dual energies addresses both the fat and the skin by shrinking the fat cells and stimulating collagen tightening that improves the overall skin surface for a smoother, firmer contour. The vacuum improves lymphatic drainage and allows the heat energy to penetrate deeper into the fat layers. Read more  »