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Dr. Oz Reveals 2 New Pre-Season Health Tips You Don't Want To Miss

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Dr. Oz Health Tips

As part of Dr. Oz’s promotion of the new season opener of The Dr. Oz Show scheduled for Monday September 9, the nation's most known physician reveals two new health tips that he says will give you stronger teeth and a more powerful mind.

Preseason Health Tip #1: Stronger teeth with chocolate

“It’s no secret that diligent brushing and flossing will help keep your teeth healthy and strong. But did you know that you can give your oral health a boost with one of your favorite indulgences,” says Dr. Oz as he tells viewers that studies have shown that eating dark chocolate is actually good for your teeth.

Dr. Oz points out that not only has eating dark chocolate been linked to its ability to boost your mood, lower your blood pressure and improve your skin, but that it can also strengthen the enamel on your teeth. The enamel-saving component of dark chocolate is a substance called “theobromine”–an alkaloid of the cocoa plant that is also found in some teas and other foods.

Some sources state that the theobromine from the cocoa plant works better and is actually safer than fluoride. In fact, at least one chocolate-based toothpaste―called “Theodent™”― is available on the market today. Theodent™ is advertised as containing Rennou™, a non-toxic proprietary blend of a naturally-occurring extract found in chocolate blended with other minerals that help to strengthen the enamel surface of human teeth.

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Preseason Health Tip #2: Boost your brain with your hands

“Using your non-dominant hand may actually make you smarter,” says Dr. Oz as he tells viewers that using a hand other than the one you normally use for everyday tasks such as brushing your teeth or combing your hair, stimulates and helps develop the opposite side of your brain. “Your right hand will help stimulate the logic and reasoning half of your brain, while your left hand will jumpstart your creativity your intuition and your performance.”

Dr. Oz explains that research has shown that when athletes who are right-handed took up squeezing a rubber ball with their left hand that it actually improved their performance “by getting their right-brain processes going.”

As another example of proof that using a different hand works toward improving performance, Dr. Oz explains that during surgical training doctors are taught to begin shaving with their opposite hand to get their non-dominant hand on par with their dominant hand. To do their job, surgeons are required to be able to operate with both hands with equal proficiency.

For more health tips from Dr. Oz, click-on the following link for an article about 3 tips for reducing cellulite.

Image Source: Courtesy of The Dr. Oz Show

References: The Dr. Oz Show Season 5 Tips—Healthy Teeth and Boost Brainpower