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  • Go For Greens to Gain Brain Power

    By Michael Roizen, MD, and Mehmet Oz, MD


    Not an avid vegetable eater? You may want to change that habit – your brain (and older self) will thank you. That amazing power of greens is highlighted in a study from Rush Medical Center in Chicago.

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  • Salt: A Sprinkling of Misinformation

    By Michael Roizen, MD, and Mehmet Oz, MD


    In Coleridge’s The Rime of the Ancyent Marinere (old spelling) the Old Salt recounts his harrowing tale of troubles on the high sea. And although he finally lands on solid ground, he can’t shake the curse of the salty...Full Post
  • Diabetes Risk and Low Vitamin D

    By Michael Roizen, MD, and Mehmet Oz, MD


    The 1991 film Night on Earth tells the story of five taxi rides in five locations around the world, from LA to Rome. In it, most characters, including Corky (Winona Ryder) and Angela (Rosie Perez), seem determined...Full Post
  • What It Means When Your Baby Hurls

    By Michael Roizen, MD, and Mehmet Oz, MD


    Hurling, perhaps the world’s fastest and oldest field game, was brought to Ireland by the Celts more than 2,000 years ago. Think of it as a combo of lacrosse, baseball, rugby and running golf, with a few hockey rules...Full Post
  • Don’t Forget Iodine in Your Diet

    By Michael Roizen, MD, and Mehmet Oz, MD


    In 1509 Michelangelo wrote to a friend that his goiter was so large his “chin and belly meet perforce in one [and] my beard doth point to heaven.” A goiter is an abnormal swelling of the thyroid, the butterfly-shaped...Full Post
  • A Vegetarian Diet’s Hidden Gifts and Super Traps

    By Michael Roizen, MD, and Mehmet Oz, MD


    If you think switching to a no-meat diet will take pounds off quicker than Gypsy Rose Lee shed her costume (about which she said -- “I wasn’t naked, I was completely covered by a blue spotlight”), think about this:...Full Post
  • Redefining Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

    By Michael Roizen, MD, and Mehmet Oz, MD


    Sleeping Beauty slept for 100 years, until she was awakened by the kiss of a prince. Although it took a long time for her to find relief, at least her profound tiredness was cured. That’s something up to 2.5 million...Full Post
  • Vitamin D and ED

    By Michael Roizen, MD, and Mehmet Oz, MD


    Troglobites -- that’s what biologists call cave-dwelling creatures that live without ever seeing sunlight -- come in weird shapes and sizes. The eyeless, white dragon-like amphibian called an olm can survive without...Full Post
  • Cancer Is Not Just Bad Luck

    By Michael Roizen, MD, and Mehmet Oz, MD


    A cancer study is stirring up good controversy, as cancer experts around the world rush to set the record straight about misleading headlines saying: “Cancer’s just bad luck.” The accurate, good-news message: At least...Full Post
  • Med-Free Ways to Improve Heart Health

    By Michael Roizen, MD, and Mehmet Oz, MD


    A shocking new study in a journal of the American Heart Association revealed 30% of folks would opt to shorten their life by two years rather than take a daily pill to avoid cardiovascular woes! That’s how much many...Full Post