Apple Cider Vinegar Tests Lead to Warning Labeling

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Written by Tod Cooperman, M.D. recently tested apple cider vinegar in bottles and pills and the results were discussed Monday on the Dr. Oz Show. We discovered that one apple cider vinegar supplement contained a very high concentration of acetic acid – over 20 percent, which is about four times the concentration in popular apple cider vinegars (which we also tested).


How to Buy Organic Groceries Without Exceeding Your Budget

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Written by Laura Batcha CEO/Executive Director of the Organic Trade Association

I hope you’re among the millions of individuals and families across our nation who have discovered how good it is for you and your family to eat organic food and use organic products in your daily lives.

I get lots of questions on how we can save money when buying organic. Organic products can sometimes be more expensive than conventional, and we all want to find ways to economize while still choosing organic. The good news, I have found, is that there are many ways to live an organic – and thrifty! – lifestyle.


A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Making of The Dr. Oz Show


By: Nicole Romanella, producer at  The Dr. Oz Show and creator of The Monday Dieter. Get more info here

Wondering what a day in the life of a TV show producer looks like? Here is how Monday-Friday begins:

5:00 am: First alarm goes off.

5:02 am: Second alarm goes off.

5:04 am: Third alarm goes off.

Why three alarms? It’s every producer’s biggest fear to oversleep for a morning briefing with Dr. Oz.  


What You Need to Know About the Brand New Pegan 365 Diet

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It’s a new year and we’ve spent our time developing the perfect new diet for you to start this month. We call it Pegan 365 and it’s designed to help you lose weight and keep it off for good! Have you heard of the Paleo diet and the Vegan diet? Well, we’ve combined the best of both worlds (Paleo + Vegan = Pegan) and we are positive that you will love this diet’s focus on real, whole, fresh food. Say goodbye to processed foods and refined carbohydrates, and say hello to weight loss and healthy eating with tons of options! Here’s what Pegan 365 has in store for you:


One Viewer’s Experience on the Mono Diet

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The Monotrophic Diet, often known as the Mono Diet, is based around the concept of eating only one item per meal. On this regimen, you’re allowed to eat unlimited quantities per meal, as long as you stick to the same food. The only beverage you’re allowed while on the diet is water. Here is one person’s experience on the Mono Diet. If you’re thinking about trying this out, make sure to speak to your physician first before making any changes to your diet and lifestyle.


An Introduction to the Monday Dieter Plan

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By: Nicole Romanella

What is the Monday Dieter?

If you’ve ever said “I will start my diet on Monday” to yourself or a friend, my blog, Monday Dieter is for you. A Monday dieter is someone who can relate to this scenario: every Monday you start a diet and by mid-week you’re completely off the wagon and vow to start again next Monday. That usually means every weekend you eat everything in sight since you’re planning to start fresh come Monday.


The Girl in the Tree House by Jennifer Asbenson

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:




What if Alzheimer’s Disease Could Be Prevented? Join Challenge 66 Today to Help

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.