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Dr. Oz Reveals 5 Common Health Risks He Won't Take
http://www.emaxhealth.com/8782/dr-oz-reveals-5-common-health-risks-he-wont-take ^ | 2-16

Posted on 02/25/2013 1:32:01 PM PST by ExxonPatrolUs

Health Risk #1: Toothpaste that contains triclosan

Triclosan is an antibacterial agent used in several brands of toothpastes, which currently is under FDA review because of reports of studies showing that triclosan in test animals can interfere with thyroid hormone levels. Furthermore, other studies suggest that triclosan may add to the growing problem of creating superbugs that are resistant to antibiotics.

Dr. Oz’s recommendation is that consumers should check the labels of their toothpaste and avoid those listing triclosan among its ingredients.

Health Risk #2: Radiation from medical tests

According to Dr. Oz, research shows that a single neck, abdominal or pelvic CT scan can provide up to five times the amount of radiation you are normally exposed to in one year’s time from a combination of the sun and from naturally occurring radioactive elements in the soil. Because radiation can damage your DNA and cause a cancer to develop, it is important to limit the number of times you are given a medical scan. Some studies estimate that medical radiation may be the cause of thousands of incidences of breast cancer a year.

Rather than totally avoiding having any medical procedures or tests involving radiation, Dr. Oz recommends that you should help limit your yearly exposure by keeping an accurate record of when and what type of test you had done to show to your doctor or other physician who may be considering recommending a test involving radiation.

Health Risk #3: Radiofrequency (RF) energy from cell phones

Although recent studies looking at the incidences of brain cancer in people who used a cell phone regularly for ten years show no measurable risk between cell phone use and developing a tumor in the brain, the consensus of the medical community is that additional research is needed to prove that this or any other health consequence does not exist.

To reduce the amount of radiofrequency energy exposure from your cell phone, Dr. Oz offers these recommendations:

• Do not place the phone against your ear. Instead, use the speakerphone feature or a hands-free headset. • Use only during a strong signal due to that more RF energy is used when a phone is operating with a weaker signal available. • Don’t place your phone on the nightstand beside your head while you sleep—RF energy is still emitted when the cell phone picks up e-mails and text messages.

Health Risk #4: Ulcer-causing OTC painkillers

OTC (over-the-counter) painkillers can inhibit an enzyme that protects the lining of the stomach from its acidic contents, which then makes you vulnerable to developing an ulcer. However, other studies show that taking an OTC painkiller such as aspirin can significantly lower your risk of cancer by 37 percent.

Dr. Oz recommends that OTC painkiller medications should be limited to only once per week if possible. If the pain is from a headache, try drinking plenty of water first to see if that makes the pain go away. If not, then try a more naturopathic way such as fresh ginger in a cup of tea, or a capsaicin cream for muscle and arthritic pain. To maintain the heart health benefits of aspirin without risking an ulcer, take two baby aspirins a day instead of one or two adult aspirins.

Health Risk #5: Chemicals in unfiltered drinking water

Although U.S. public drinking water is the safest in the world―thanks in large part to the EPA who monitors and regulates our water systems―some contaminants not-yet-recognized by the EPA, but suspected by other agencies as potentially harmful may be present in your water. In fact, chlorine used in purifying water has been linked to bladder and colon cancer in some studies and has raised concerns.

Dr. Oz recommends that all of your water used for both drinking and cooking should be further purified at home with a home-filtration unit installed at the tap or in your water line attached to the sink to ensure removal of heavy metals and chlorine by-products.


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Health/Medicine
KEYWORDS: droz

1 posted on 02/25/2013 1:32:06 PM PST by ExxonPatrolUs
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

I reckon Dr. Oz is about a media-opportunist homo.


2 posted on 02/25/2013 1:34:18 PM PST by humblegunner
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To: ExxonPatrolUs
Yikes, Dr. Oz should just pack it in, quit reading medical and scientific studies, brushing his teeth, taking over-the-counter pain killers, drink Perrier' or going through scanners at the airport and concentrate on more important subjects like those covered in US, People, Inside Edition, Comedy Central or Geraldo!

That should protect the poor guy against any and all of his phobias.

3 posted on 02/25/2013 1:38:15 PM PST by zerosix (Native sunflower)
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To: ExxonPatrolUs
Triclosan is ... used in several brands of toothpastes ... studies showing that triclosan in test animals
So who gets to brush the animals' teeth ... or do "smart" animals (like dolphins) do it themselves? :)

P.S. Doctor Oz is a whack-job.
4 posted on 02/25/2013 1:43:34 PM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

Enough, Dr. Oz. ENOUGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(signed) Dr. M


5 posted on 02/25/2013 1:47:45 PM PST by paterfamilias
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To: zerosix

6 posted on 02/25/2013 1:56:14 PM PST by Bobalu (It is not obama we are fighting, it is the media.)
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

The daily car ride that Dr. Oz takes to work represents a greater risk to his health than all of these other things combined.

AND...In most cases, there is a greater health risk of NOT having an x-ray.

Where did this guy get his diploma? Sears?


7 posted on 02/25/2013 2:18:52 PM PST by kidd
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To: kidd

That would be an insult to Sears. ;-)

Oz is a quack and belongs to some weird cult, Swedenborg.

http://www.csicop.org/si/show/swedenborg_and_dr._oz


8 posted on 02/25/2013 2:26:15 PM PST by Pining_4_TX (All those who were appointed to eternal life believed. Acts 13:48)
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

So I guess I shouldn’t have had the CT scan that helped diagnose tumors in my liver.

Here’s a clue, Doc. Life is terminal.


9 posted on 02/25/2013 2:30:22 PM PST by Bratch
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

POE OPE EOP

10 posted on 02/25/2013 2:41:18 PM PST by cizinec ("Brother, your best friend ain't your Momma, it's the Field Artillery.")
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To: cizinec

Yep, Dr. Oz is today’s version of Dr. Strangelove!


11 posted on 02/25/2013 2:50:17 PM PST by zerosix (Native sunflower)
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

He`s also done around 5,000 open heart surgeries

He`s pretty good at lung transplants as well


12 posted on 02/25/2013 2:55:41 PM PST by Harold Shea (RVN `70 - `71)
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To: Pining_4_TX

I thought he was a muslim? Or at least born a muslim. Of course that is a weird political cult.


13 posted on 02/25/2013 2:56:40 PM PST by This I Wonder32460
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To: oh8eleven

There have been some studies that have shown that triclosan can cause some bacteria to be resistant to antibiotics. Not everything he says is bad. I also avoid OTC pain relievers as much as possible. I’ve had many gastrointestinal problems for years and they’re exacerbated by certain OTC products.

While I certainly don’t subscribe to all of Dr. Oz’s theories, I would not label him as a quack. He’s quite the capable heart surgeon! Just for the record, what’s your medical specialty?


14 posted on 02/25/2013 3:22:19 PM PST by 2nd amendment mama ( www.2asisters.org | Self defense is a basic human right!)
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To: Harold Shea

I wonder if he made up those numbers to build his image. Realistically how many could a Dr do each week? Times 5,000, would have to be a 100 year’s! Plus if he is doing other surgeries, regular practice, writing books, radio, etc 5,000 seems really unbelievable! I wonder if anyone has ever investigated his real record? Just to know he isn’t another Dr Phil.


15 posted on 02/25/2013 3:35:47 PM PST by Deathtomarxists
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

The word charlatan was invented for this wizard.


16 posted on 02/25/2013 3:40:24 PM PST by jwalsh07
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

Whew! I was afraid that smoking and drinking might be on the list!


17 posted on 02/25/2013 3:49:15 PM PST by Colorado Doug (Now I know how the Indians felt to be sold out for a few beads and trinkets)
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To: Colorado Doug
Whew! I was afraid that smoking and drinking might be on the list!

I don't smoke, but I was glad to see Jim Beam made the cut!

18 posted on 02/25/2013 3:55:22 PM PST by IamConservative (The soul of my lifes journey is Liberty!)
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To: Colorado Doug

Meth is not on his list, either. I was told that was a health risk but I guess I was misinformed.


19 posted on 02/25/2013 3:55:54 PM PST by mrs. a (It's a short life but a merry one...)
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To: Colorado Doug

Not that I drink. I’m just thinking of taking it up.


20 posted on 02/25/2013 3:58:15 PM PST by Colorado Doug (Now I know how the Indians felt to be sold out for a few beads and trinkets)
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To: 2nd amendment mama
I’ve had many gastrointestinal problems for years and they’re exacerbated by certain OTC products.
I've been running for 30+ years, including marathons, and have taken NSAIDs like candy. Not ONE problem ... except I can't stomach Dr. Oz. LOL ...
21 posted on 02/25/2013 3:58:15 PM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

Ping


22 posted on 02/25/2013 4:05:18 PM PST by JOAT
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To: This I Wonder32460
According to his biography on Wikipedia, he was born in Cleveland in 1960, but both of his parents are from Turkey and he holds dual American and Turkish citizenship. His mother has some Circassian ancestry. His first name is Mehmet which is the Turkish form of the name Muhammad.

C-SPAN just broadcast a program tonight of him talking to the nation's governors about ways to improve public health--a lot of his ideas sounded pretty good.

According to Wikipedia, gay activists are mad at him because he had someone on his show who argued that homosexuals can be cured of their proclivity.

23 posted on 02/25/2013 7:20:42 PM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

Oz now says that anti-oxidants are dangerous. I do not konw the dosing he is concerned about.

Better forego those fresh blueberries in your goat yogurt, just to e safe.


24 posted on 02/25/2013 7:22:38 PM PST by nonsporting
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To: This I Wonder32460

He was born a Muslim, but now he’s a Swedborgian (I think that’s the correct term). They’ve got some really nutty beliefs.


25 posted on 02/25/2013 11:37:11 PM PST by Pining_4_TX (All those who were appointed to eternal life believed. Acts 13:48)
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

Bookmark


26 posted on 02/26/2013 8:24:17 AM PST by The SISU kid (I think they taste like Barbie dolls smell.)
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