Male Anorexia; A man struggling with anorexia prompts an Oz Intervention. Bryan is 40 years old and 76 pounds and clinging to life, can Dr Oz stop him from starving to death.
Appendix: Who is at risk and how to prevent appendicitis. "Good Oil vs. Bad Oil" game.
Dr Oz THURSDAY - APRIL 8, 2010 Recap Of Today's Dr. Oz Show
Today on Dr Oz talks about the secret signs your body is telling you about your health. Your body holds clues that can help you prevent a serious disease years before you get a diagnosis. Your body can tell you more about your medical destiny than you can imagine. Science is now uncovering secret signs your body sends of what might be ahead for your health. The size of your jeans, your bra, smells, the width of your calf, the length of your finger, your height, the wrinkle in your ear lobe are insights to diseases you may be susceptible in years to come. Learning to read these signals may save your life!
Dr Oz And Dr Kimberly Manning tells us today what those warning signals our bodies are sending us, means.
Listening To Your Body The 4 Secret Signs
1. Your Height - According to National Academy of Sciences, people who are below 5’2” have a greater chance of living to age 100. Researchers speculate that the gene involved with assisting in the body’s recovery from oxidative stress (the cell damage that comes from the radiation we’re exposed to every day, the environment, activity and the foods we eat) is somehow related to the gene that determines height.
What Dr Oz Says You Can Do To Lengthen Your Life
Prevent cardiovascular disease
Reduce your calorie intake
Eat a colorful diet
Get 30 minutes of exercise at least 3 times per week
7 hours (or more) of sleep nightly
2. Your Sense of Smell - A study published in the Annals of Neurology found that people who couldn’t identify the scent of bananas, lemons, cinnamon or other common household items were as much as 5 times more likely to develop Parkinson’s disease. Dr Oz says Research suggests that Omega-3 fatty acids may help build resistance to the toxin that causes Parkinson’s symptoms.
Add some Omega-3 rich foods to your diet such as wild-caught salmon, shrimp, walnuts and flax seed oil.
causing a stroke. The researchers speculate that the fat under your skin in the back of your calf may help pull fatty acids away from your blood vessels (where they can travel up to the carotid artery in your neck) and store them safely in your calf.
Dr Oz's answer for this was that you should Guzzle green tea. Men studied in Japan who drank more than 5 cups daily were found to have the lowest stroke risk of anyone in the study.
4. Your Leg Length - British researches have discovered that women with legs between 20 – 29 inches tend to have higher levels of 4 enzymes that indicate liver disease. It’s not that leg length in and of itself contributed to liver disease, but that shorter legs are an indication of poor childhood nutrition, which may also play a role in liver function.
Dr Oz says what you can do is be kind to your liver by Limiting your alcohol intake to one beer or glass of wine per day, Increasing your intake of liver-healthy cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli.
Dr Oz And Bryan's Anorexia Intervention
Eating disorders were thought to be for women only, but today Dr Oz talks with a man with severe anorexia that is killing him.
This man that was once a runner now can hardly climb the stairs. Brian is a perfectionist, and he eliminated all fats from his diet, which is a no no!
Bryan went to the truth tube and his weight today is 76 pounds, his body fat was less than 4%, the truth tube numbers stop at 4%, so there was no way of telling how low his body fat really was. His triglycerides were 20 - which should be 150, his glucose levels were 32 - 30 and below means he would start to pass out. Bryan's white blood cell count was 1.4. Dr Oz went on to listen to his heart which was very faint and slow.
Dr Oz explained to Bryan that he doesn't have the basic nutrients in his body, and this is going to cause him to die. Bryan has a masters in Science, and knows the ramifications of what is happening to him from being anorexic, and goes on to say to Dr Oz this disease has no logic.
Bryan's Mom Jean and sister Kim says watching him for the last twenty years has been so heartbreaking watching him starving himself to death, it's unexplainable. There is somedays he can't get out of bed, he doesn't socialize, there is food in his cupboards but he just can't bring himself to eat it. He eats a very small portion of proteins, a bunch of lettuce and he will eat popcorn and that will be all he will eat for an entire day. he looks in the mirror and see a human skeleton, something that belongs in a coffin.
Bryan said he asks himself if all I have to do is live is to start eating, why don't I start eating. If my choice is eating a meal versus dying, it's a no brainer. But something in his head stops him from doing what he needs to do to survive. Bryan has gone to doctors over the years in search of help - One doctor he went to see told him he looked a little thin!
Dr Oz asked Bryan if he wanted to die and Bryan said certainly not. Dr Oz had Dr Tom Hilderbrandt join them onstage today. He explained there are some differences between men and women symptoms of Anorexia. Dr Hilderbrandt said he is alomost certain Bryan's life can improve.
Symptoms Of Anorexia In Men
Anorexia Nervosa in Males: Anorexia is a life-threatening disorder that is characterized by self-starvation and excessive weight loss.
1. Food rituals
2. Compulsive exercise and/or preoccupation with body mass, muscles, etc.
3. Preoccupation with food
4. Refusal to maintain body weight at or above a minimally normal weight for age, height, body type, and activity level
5. Intense fear of gaining weight or becoming fat, even though underweight
6. Disturbance in the way in which one's body weight or shape is experienced
7. Undue influence of body weight or shape on self-evaluation, or denial of the seriousness of current low body weight
8. Lying about eating or difficulty eating around others
9. Depression, isolation, loneliness
10. Unrealistic and perfectionistic standards
11. Difficulty expressing feelings
12. Low self-esteem
13. Need for control
14. Possible sexual orientation and gender identity issues
15. Decreased interest in sex, anxiety surrounding sexual activity
16. Fatigue and muscle weakness
17. Low blood pressure and body temperature
18. Thinning hair or hair loss, lanugo
19. Heart arrhythmia and electrolyte disturbances
Dr Oz introduced Bryan to Michelle Klinedinst from the Rosewood Center. Dr oz had another quest that was sent to Clarion Health Rehab on a previous show - 3 Ways Aspirin Can Save Your Life And Tina Battles Anorexia. Tina, a single mom battling anorexia weighs under 90 pounds, has lost her teeth and the function of one kidney.
Bryan said he is willing to do what ever he is told to do, all the while looking through empty hollow eyes, that has absolutely no emotion in them. Maybe the next time we hear news about Bryan it will be good news. Dr Klinedinst says is a very slow process to start to increase his food intake.
Dr Oz Risk Of Appendicitis And How To Prevent AppendicitisHow to prevent Appendicitis, that small organ that can be big trouble - Today Dr. Oz explains how you can avoid infection of the appendix. The United States sees 20 times more appendicitis cases than other parts of the world. learn how eating more fiber can help prevent this painful and potentially dangerous condition, and benefit your overall health.
Dr oz says Appendicitis pain is usually on the right side, but it doesn't always start there. It will start under the rib cage sometimes as nausea and slowly move down to the lower right side where the Appendix are located which becomes like a stabbing pain over time. If you cough you will really hurt a lot, and you will get a fever as well.
Dr Oz shows us an animation of how Appendicitis begins and exactly how it can become gangrenous . An inflamed appendix will eventually burst, or perforate, spilling infectious materials into the abdominal cavity. This can lead to peritonitis, a serious inflammation of the abdominal cavity's lining (the peritoneum) that can be fatal unless it is treated quickly with strong antibiotics.
When there is a pus-filled abscess (infection that is walled off from the rest of the body) forms outside the inflamed appendix. Scar tissue then "walls off" the appendix from the rest of the abdomen, preventing infection from spreading.
In the video Dr Oz explains how a piece of poop can get caught and not get pushed out through the intestinal tract because people in our part of the world does not eat a diet rich in fibre and leafy green vegetables.
Symptoms Of Appendicitis
1. Dull pain near the navel or the upper abdomen that becomes sharp as it moves to the lower right abdomen. This is usually the first sign.
2. Loss of appetite
3. Nausea and/or vomiting soon after abdominal pain begins
4. Abdominal swelling
5. Fever of 99° F to 102° F
6. Inability to pass gas
Good Oil Versus Bad Oils
Dr. Oz exposes the oils you should avoid and the oils that are best for cooking and dressing food. Healthy oils are high in polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats. 7% of your daily calories should come from saturated fat. Now he has another box that he never uncovered which was labeled hair and skin which he didn't expose. My guess it was flaxseed oil, my next guess would be grape seed oil.
1. Avocado oil is better for you than palm oil for dressing foods
2. For cooking Canola oil is the good oil, not the olive oil