Our Mission

HealthCorps® is a proactive movement and vehicle for research and intervention, co-founded by Dr. Mehmet Oz and his wife Lisa Oz to fight obesity by empowering American students to become health agents of change in their communities. HealthCorps administers a high school mentoring program in 11 states, conducts community outreach through Fit Town™ to enhance residents’ wellness and connection to Nature, and advocates across all government levels for policies that put physical education back into the core curriculum of schools.

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    With all the talk about reducing sodium in your diet, it’s important to be able to recognize sodium ingredients in foods. Here’s a list of sodium beware terms:
    • Baking soda (sodium bicarbonate)
    • Baking powder
    • Soy sauce
    • Disodium phosphate
    • Monosodium glutamate (MSG)
    • Sodium ascorbate
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    It is so important to be a good influence on your children, and lunch is the perfect place to start. Fresh fruit cut in slices, peanut butter on whole wheat crackers, and small packages of whole-grain pretzels can really help lead them in the right direction. Read More
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    Try to hit all of these highlights to create a healthy lifestyle:

    • Choose a weight-loss goal that is sensible and can be maintained.- Go to your primary-care physician for a full physical to find out if your vitals are within normal limits. This includes your BMI (body mass index), blood pressure,...Read More
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    Oatmeal, both slow-cooked and instant, can help lower cholesterol levels thanks to its soluble fiber. For oatmeal with a lower glycemic index, choose steel-cut oats over rolled oats (regular, quick, and instant oatmeal). You also may find that you stay full longer after eating steel-cut oats. Make...Read More
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    Whether or not you have been told to follow a gluten-free diet, we can all benefit from expanding our whole grain repertoire. Here’s a list of some grains you should be using:
    • Millet - It’s high protein and fiber rich. When you cook it, it fluffs up. You can also toast it in a dry pan before
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    Most experts think you can target much of your daily calcium needs by choosing foods rich in calcium. Here’s a list of some familiar and perhaps new options:
    • Collard greens -- 178 mg calcium per half cup;
    • Okra -- one-half cup cooked has 90 mg;
    • Kale -- 1 cup raw has about 90 mg;
    • Dried figs
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    Eating at a food court in a mall does not need to be a diet or healthy lifestyle disaster. Here are some reasonable options for an occasional meal on the go:
    • If you order a large salad, make sure it has a source of lean protein, and always take dressing on the side.
    • If ordering a sandwich,...Read More
  • HealthCorps
    HealthCorps answered:
    Eating at a food court in a mall does not need to be a diet or healthy lifestyle disaster. Here are some reasonable options for an occasional meal on the go:
    • If you order a large salad, make sure it has a source of lean protein, and always take dressing on the side.
    • If ordering a sandwich,...Read More
  • HealthCorps
    HealthCorps answered:
    Try to hit all of these highlights to create a healthy lifestyle:

    • Choose a weight-loss goal that is sensible and can be maintained.- Go to your primary-care physician for a full physical to find out if your vitals are within normal limits. This includes your BMI (body mass index), blood pressure,...Read More
  • HealthCorps
    HealthCorps answered:
    It is so important to be a good influence on your children, and lunch is the perfect place to start. Fresh fruit cut in slices, peanut butter on whole wheat crackers, and small packages of whole-grain pretzels can really help lead them in the right direction. Read More
  • HealthCorps
    HealthCorps answered:
    The Dietary guidelines include the following:
    • Increase your fruit and vegetable consumption
    • Eat a variety of different colored fruits and vegetables
    • Try to aim for half of the grains you eat daily as “whole grains” and measure portion sizes
    • Choose mostly fat free dairy products and fat
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    Brushing your teeth after every meal or at minimum in the morning and after your last meal or snack of the day, with the right choice of toothpaste, is the first step. Flossing your teeth and gums daily is step two. Also, several foods promote dental health and your health in general. 

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    Washing hands, getting adequate sleep, eating a diet rich in citrus fruits and keeping stress levels low can help reduce your susceptibility to cold viruses. A 2013 study in the Annals of Family Medicine suggests that regular exercise coupled with regular meditation may be almost as effective as a flu...Read More
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    Eating fresh garlic is a wonderful health habit that can help to strengthen your immune system, but you can be left with rather pungent bad breath. Drinking a small amount of whole milk right after eating garlic can reduce the breath odor by 50%. Just remember that whole milk has a fair amount of...Read More
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    Creating a team to help you manage your diabetes can be key to maintaining an optimal quality of life and thwarting the complications typically associated with poor management of the disease. Know your medical team players:
    • Primary care doctor -- He is your go to person for general care.
    • En
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