Dr. Andrew Weil joins Dr. Mahmet Oz to discuss what he thinks is essential to a healthy diet. He also discusses many common patient complaints from his own practice, as well as his own natural remedies. Dr. Weil is a medical doctor with a degree from Harvard University. He is a world renowned author with over ten million books sold and a champion of holistic medicine.
Are you iodine deficient? Dr. Andrew Weil thinks that many Americans are iodine deficient. The Japanese culture makes broth and a ton of other recipes with seaweed which is an excellent source of iodine. American’s however may be deficient due to our highly processed diets.
Do you have a problem with heartburn, digestion issues or possibly IBS. Dr. Weil says to eat Pistachio’s and (DGL). (DGL) is a licorice tablet that coats the stomach and helps with acid protection. Licorice is an herb prepared from the roots of an Oriental and European perennial (Glycyrrhiza glabra) of the pea family. As an herb with a long history of use, Licorice is one of the most important plants used by Chinese herbalists. One serving of Pistachio’s is 47 nuts, to help with your diet planning. Pistachio’s offer high fiber and a good mono-unsaturated fat to your diet. They have about half the calories of many other nuts.
Probiotics are essential to a healthy functioning digestive system. Probiotics are bacteria that help maintain the natural balance of organisms in your intestines. Many people take probiotics for good digestion, to lower gas, stomach cramping and to prevent many other gastrointestinal issues. On the Dr. Oz show, Dr. Weil discusses the raw or vegan diet and he thinks a happy mix of cooked and raw is sufficient. He thinks you can really go wrong with getting caught up in just a raw diet. He explains that many raw enthusiast insist that cooking kills the enzymes in food, but he explaines that cooking some foods like a tomato can actually release nutrients like lycopene into your system. He also argues that many of the engymes are lost anyway when they make contact with the acidic stomach acids.
Dealing with stress is our number one issue in today’s hectic culture. Acupressure on the palm of the hand also helps with the reduction of stress and is one of the key elements used in Chinese medicine. He also advises meditation, prayer and calming the mind.
CoQ10 is an anti-ageing supplement that protects your heart and brain and also slows the aging process. Dr. Weil feels that it protects the body from oxidative stress to the cells.
If you want additional tips from one of the worlds foremost authorities of holistic health then check Dr.Weils website at http://www.drweil.com.
Dr. Weil’s Five NEW Health Essentials:
2. Deglycyrrhizinated Licorice (DGL) & Pistachios for Health
3. Dealing With Stress
4. Rethinking the Raw Foods Diet?