Category Archives: Talk Show Wisdom

Anti-Aging Herbs and Spices

cinnamon spiceSome spices like turmeric and cinnamon are also sold via supplement form in pills and capsules. Remember that you do not need to purchase these and start taking them in large doses to get the healthy benefits. Nature made them perfect and potent enough in smaller amounts.

Try a small variety (maybe 2 or 3) of these spices to your food at first. You already know that variety is the spice of life. ;)

Turmeric

There are many many turmeric supplements available, a lot of them are diluted with artificial fillers or coatings that are difficult to digest and only waste your money.

  1. Apple Pie Spice
  2. Cinnamon – lowers blood sugar and has anti-cancer benefits
  3. Cloves- also lowers blood sugar and has the highest antioxidant properties
  4. Ginger – can “normalize digestion” and it’s awesome for anti-nausea
  5. Italian Spice
  6. Jamaican All-Spice – also helps with gas
  7. Marjoram – stimulates digestion (will super–charge the stomach)
  8. Oregano – broad spectrum anti-microbial
  9. Sage – anti-inflammatory
  10. Time – anti-microbial
  11. Turmeric – anticancer anticancer anticancer

This list of 11 spices came from a recent Dr. Oz show re-run. I wanted to keep the list forever so I wanted to post it here. :)

Is it any surprise that all of these are high in antioxidant properties? Antioxidants help our bodies by allowing the body to clear out toxins caused by free-radicals, environmental pollution, and even toxic byproducts our bodies have to deal with after a stress response!

The turmeric and cinnamon photos were downloaded from the fabulous free stockphoto resource site: freedigitalphotos.net .

Alternative Medicine for High Blood Pressure

These alternative medication options were talked about on the Dr. Oz show I watched on March 22, 2012.

Before trying any kind of alternative medicine, you should definitely talk to your doctor first.

If you have one of those prescription pushing physicians, do some research and find one who listens and knows and cares about you as an entire person and not just a list of symptoms. – (That part is my advice.)

high blood pressure

The “cure”?
Green unroasted coffee bean
You can buy this unroasted green coffee in extract form.

Dosage:
Take 200 mg of this extract per day and it is supposed to help you actually lower your blood pressure.

Warning:
*** “This is a really new idea.” they said. – This alone should encourage you to proceed with caution. ***
Again, please talk to your doctor before trying this. – It’s your blood pressure.

Other alternative medicines mentioned:

Alternative Medicine: Pain

These alternative medication options were talked about on the Dr. Oz show I watched on March 22, 2012.

Before including any kind of alternative medicine, you should definitely talk to your doctor first.

If you have one of those prescription pushing physicians, do some research and find one who listens and knows and cares about you as an entire person and not just a list of symptoms. – (That part is my advice.)

Pain

Apparently a natural extract called California Poppy is supposed to be able to help alleviate serious pain. It is also supposed to be non-addictive.

The way they described it, made it sound like something that you would take instead of a prescription painkiller. This could be one of those huge money savers for someone with chronic pain.

Dosage:
3/4 of the teaspoon of this extract before bedtime.

Warning:
The audience was warned not to take this while operating heavy machinery. :-)

I have no personal experience with this one.

Other alternative medicines mentioned:

Alternative Medicine: Hypothyroidism

These alternative medication options were talked about on the Dr. Oz show today.

Before including any kind of alternative medicine, you should definitely talk to your doctor first.

If you have one of those prescription pushing physicians, do some research and find one who listens and knows and cares about you as an entire person and not just a list of symptoms. – (That part is my advice.)

Hypothyroidism

(This is poor thyroid function, it can cause tiredness, slow reflexes, poor focus, etc.)
L-Tyrosine 1500 mg twice a day ( preferably on an empty stomach ) can help your thyroid function better.

I tried this one. It didn’t work for me, but it turns out I actually have a low T3 count. L-Tyrosine didn’t help me at all. It actually made me tired… However, that’s unusual. It is supposed to give you energy and help your thyroid function.

I now take something called GTA Forte II now with lunch everyday and it’s really helping with the afternoon grogginess.

Other alternative medicines mentioned:

Alternative Medicine for Acid Reflux

These alternative medication options were talked about on the Dr. Oz show today.

Before including any kind of alternative medicine, you should definitely talk to your doctor first.

If you have one of those prescription pushing physicians, do some research and find one who listens and knows and cares about you as an entire person and not just a list of symptoms. – (That part is my advice.)

Acid Reflux

The natural solution: Apple Cider Vinegar.

Dosage:
2 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar in 4 to 6 ounces of water

Warning:
(Do not take if you have ulcers or other stomach issues unless you talk to your doctor first.)

Personal Experience:
This sounds kind of crazy to add acid to your system to cure acid reflux, but seriously it works. It helps your body digest and break down foods easier. I have used this remedy myself and I will never take Tums or Pepcid again!

Other alternative medicines mentioned:

Use Your Life to Serve the World

I’m not Oprah Winfrey’s #1 fan or anything, but I do believe that she is an exceptional woman. I have seen my share of of her shows over the years, but I really don’t watch any talk shows on a regular basis.

There are some people who worship Oprah and then others who believe that she is pure evil who only does anything for self-serving purposes. I think both reactions are silly.

Oprah’s success is due to the fact that she is very human and capable of great things or terrible mistakes.

Whatever your opinion of her, you cannot deny that she has changed more lives and inspired more charity than any other human being alive.

What would it be like to know that about yourself?

Oprah’s Final Words of Her Final Show Transcribed

We all are called. Everybody has a calling, and your real job in life is to figure out what that is and get about the business of doing it.

Every time we’ve seen a person on this stage who is a success in their life they spoke of the joy and of the juice they received from doing what they knew they were meant to be doing.

A calling lights you and lets you know that you are exactly where you are supposed to be and doing exactly what you are supposed to be doing. And that is what I want for all of you. Live from the heart of yourself. Know what sparks the life in you, so you in your own way can illuminate the world.

You will receive in direct proportion to however much you give. You have the power to change somebody’s life. You carry whatever you are supposed to be doing. Carry that forward and don’t waste anymore time.

Start embracing your life that is calling you, and use your life to serve the world.

- Oprah Winfrey during her final episode of the Oprah Show

Transcribed from What Oprah Knows for Sure video.

I am not really a big bible quoting person or anything, but I do always remember one particularly wise passage regarding gifts. In the middle of Luke chapter 12 verse 48 it is stated that

For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required

And isn’t that the truth?

Oprah has given a lot over the years. She has also received a lot in return. I can’t help but wonder what she has actually given up to be Oprah.

What would it be like to never go anywhere without being surrounded by masses of people who either love you or hate you.

What is it like to have millions of people expecting great things from you and millions more just waiting for you to mess up royally so that they can self-righteously judge you for all your shortcomings?