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2 Huge Health Changes and 3 Health Tips for the New Year

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Because medical research and what doctors have to say about your health changes throughout the year, Dr. Oz tells viewers that to be current on what’s good and what’s not, you need to update what you need to know about health as you update your calendar.

“Today, I am focusing on new information for 2014 that you need right now to fight off disease,” says Dr. Oz as he introduces his new top health tips for the New Year to help you live a longer and healthier life.

With Dr. Oz is his special guest and best friend Michael Roizen, M.D. and Oz co-author of the “You—The Owner’s Manual” health book, who tells Dr. Oz and his viewers that updating what you tell others about health is particularly important in this day and age.

“What is really different is that when you say something important, it gets tweeted around like crazy and the patients don’t just get the tweets, they go on and look on the websites and try to get more information. So they challenge us. They are much more informed. They are much more understanding of their body, which is because of our work…they really challenge you,” says Dr. Roizen.

Two Huge Health Changes for 2014

When Dr. Oz asks Dr. Roizen what the single biggest advance is that has increased how long we live, Dr. Roizen states that contrary to what we’ve believed in the past that our genes control our destiny, it’s actually our behavior that controls our genes that then affects our destiny.

“You get to change your rate of aging,” says Dr. Roizen.

Dr. Roizen adds that another big change is on how vitamins and supplements are being used. He tells viewers that the new recommendation is to take much less than the typically recommended amounts of vitamins and other supplements, and in its place turn to a good diet of vegetables to ensure we are getting the nutrition our body needs.

“Too much of any one vitamin or mineral―if you get that in a supplement―it adds disease. What you want to do is get some of it [nutrients] in foods that you eat, and only a little bit of it in supplements,” advises Dr. Roizen.

Top Health Tips for 2014

The following is a summary of Dr. Oz’s and Dr. Roizen’s recommended top health tips for the New Year:

2014 Health Tip #1: A new omega fatty acid for you

“There’s a new omega in town,” states Dr. Oz as he reveals that eating 3 servings a day of omega-7 found in such foods as anchovies and macadamia nuts may make a huge difference in your health.

According to Dr. Roizen, the latest studies show that a diet with omega-7 in it resulted in patients having less belly fat, lower levels or bad cholesterol, higher levels of good cholesterol, lowered inflammation, stopped arterial plaque development and demonstrated an improvement in the blood sugar levels of diabetics as well as a significant decrease in liver fat.

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“That’s a big deal,” says Dr. Roizen. “Because in fact, we’ve gone from a nation with one percent fatty livers to ten percent in 2000, to 35 percent in 2007―We’ve got an epidemic of fatty levers!”

2014 Health Tip #2: Eat the right meat in the right amounts

“You have to think about meat very differently. I want you to think about the meat you are eating in terms of your gut rather than in the fat content of the food,” says Dr. Oz as he explains that once you’ve chewed up your meat and it has been digested in the stomach, that the digested meat, which is rich in carnitine, is then exposed to bad bacteria in the small intestine where it then results in the creation of inflammation products in the liver that then and cause plaque development in the blood vessels. Carnitine is a natural and abundant biochemical in meat that is synthesized from the amino acids lysine and methionine.

The trick to avoiding this inflammation and subsequent plaque development Dr. Oz tells viewers is to make sure that you eating the right meat a specific number of times a week. It turns out that on a scale from high carnitine levels to low carnitine levels, meat ranges in carnitine values from a high number in beef and pork, to significantly lower numbers in fish and poultry respectively.

According to Dr. Roizen you should limit yourself to eating:

• Only one serving of beef a week
• Only one serving of pork 3 times a week
• A serving or more of fish every day
• A serving or more of poultry every day

“It’s really the bacteria in your gut that is metabolizing the carnitine and making it hazardous for you,” says Dr. Roizen as he advises viewers to alter their diet toward eating lower carnitine-containing meats.

2014 Health Tip #3: Make cancer-fighting foods part of your daily diet

While Dr. Oz has long advocated eating cruciferous vegetables such as cauliflower and broccoli for preventing cancer, Dr. Roizen introduces two new additions to the cancer-fighting food list:

Allium―According to Dr. Roizen, foods rich in allium were found to not only help prevent cancer, but stop the growth of tumors already present. Allium can be found in garlic, red and yellow onions and in leeks.

Apigenin―Dr. Roizen tells viewers that a substance called “apigenin,” which is found in parsley, celery and artichokes, is especially important as a cancer fighting food because it kills the cancer.

“They are really good because they cause the cancers to commit suicide,” says Dr. Roizen with the recommendation of at least 5 servings of these types of vegetables a week to prevent cancer.

For more health tips to begin the New Year, click-on the titled link, “4 Medications that May be Making You Fat.”

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Reference: The Dr. Oz Show