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liver cancer.

Another scary cancer…This cancer is hard to diagnose because you could have liver disease and still feel good. If you fall into the risk factors, go get screened… Usually an ultrasound can pick up a tumor on the liver but sometimes it can’t.

Risk factors:

1. Apple-shaped bodies. Why? It’s associated with diabetes, fatty liver and obesity.

Weight tip: You never want your waist size to be more than half of your height.

2. Heavy alcohol consumption. It inflames your liver because your liver tries to regenerate itself and ends up causing scar tissue.

3. No added sugars.

4. Hepatitis B. You can get a vaccine for this. Go get one especially if you’re over 40 because chances are you haven’t had that vaccination.

Good luck. And thanks to Dr. Oz for this great palatable information!

safflower.

the fight for a fat fighter. Let’s all just stop looking (and fighting) and focus in on safflower for a minute. An age old secret weapon, first discovered in Egypt over 4,000 years ago. It comes in oil form and supplement form (and others of course). I was watching this really awesome episode of Dr. Oz, which is how I came upon this knowledge. And, not like this matters, but Montel Williams swears by it (lost two inches in 11 weeks without even trying although he tries to maintain a healthy lifestyle). Apparently it is designed to be eaten thirty minutes before you eat, and it helps shift the craving for that sugary dessert afterward. Other ways to get this omega-6 fatty acid it… Look for 6 mg. of linolenic acid in the supplement form. Look for 7-10 g polyunsaturated fat when looking for an oil. Sunflower seeds can also be eaten (3 tsp. a day) to get those same benefits. An Ohio University study showed that although women didn’t lose weight while on the oil, they did lose a good amount of body fat. And then Oz asked a panel of doctors their opinion and they were split. So he said, try it for three months, see what happens. I’m all for that, why not?

spirulina.

I have been inspired by Dr. Oz lately. I think he’s awesome and it’s cool that he just freely gives his knowledge. Well, and by free I mean he gets paid the big bucks to share his doctorial knowledge.

There is more than where this came from, so check back in frequently for more healthy tips to incorporate into your daily routine.

First up: spirulina… We’ve all heard of it but what is it really? According to Dr. Oz’s site:

Microalgae from the ocean and uncontaminated lakes, including blue-green algae, spirulina, chlorella, seaweed and kelp are easy-to-digest, high-protein and high-energy supplements – and contain over a 100 trace minerals!

Here is a good tip from an episode I watched the other day:

Dr. Oz’s Energy Cubes

Dr. Oz’s Energy Cubes are made with two energy boosters: spirulina and lime juice. Combined, they are shown to help boost your mood. A true miracle from the sea, spirulina is an excellent source of protein. This blue-green algae, available in powder and supplement form at health food stores, boosts energy by unlocking sugar from your cells so it does not get stored as fat.

Dr. Oz’s Energy Cubes

Ingredients
1 tsp spirulina powder
12 oz lime juice

Directions
Combine ingredients; pour into ice cubes trays and freeze. (The cold from the ice also works to wake you up and help boost metabolic energy.)

Add 2 energy cubes to water, fruit or vegetable juices daily.

For a true breakdown of spirulina’s nutritional analysis check over here.

Personally, I just add a teaspoon to my superfood shake: kale, banana, coconut, date, cashew + water & spirulina = power punch for a breakfast meal!

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