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'I can make you Thin' book author and hypnotist Paul McKenna interviewed on ‘The Dr. Oz Show’

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(Best Syndication News) - On today’s ‘The Dr. Oz Show,’ Hypnotist and self-help author, Paul McKenna, was interviewed on the TV show. McKenna is from the UK and he has a PhD in human behavior. He wrote a popular book titled, “I Can Make You Thin.” In 2008, he had a five-episode series air on cable networks similarly named, ‘I Can Make You Thin with Paul McKenna.’

McKenna told ‘The Dr. Oz Show’ that he was a geeky kid in school and his teachers did not think he would be successful in life. His first job was working as a radio station host, that was when he interviewed a hypnotist who offered to hypnotize him. McKenna said that he felt much better after hes was hypnotized and knew then that he wanted to learn hypnosis so that he could help other people. He uses his hypnotism skills to help people overcome things such as smoking or weight loss. He admitted that he is rich, but he is also a man on a mission to help people. McKenna thinks that the brain can be reprogrammed to help people eat less food and to feel good about themselves.

‘Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition’ – Dana loses over 200 pounds in one year

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(Best Syndication News) - On last night’s ABC’s ‘Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition’ TV show, Dana started off weighing 498 pounds and over one year he lost 203 pounds. He lost around 17 pounds on average each month with the help trainer, Chris Powell. The TV show chronicled the whole process of his weight loss success story.

Dana is about 250 pounds overweight. In the beginning of the TV show, he is struggling to put on his clothes. He has been overweight or obese most of his life. He loves beef jerky, cheese, and treats. He explained how he is the youngest of eight and the heaviest. He moved away from his family to avoid seeing them because he does not want them know how heavy he has become. He loves to sing, which he signs in a church choir. He said that singing in the choir is challenging physically.

He knows his health is not great, but he said that he is caught in a cycle. He has been going three mornings a week to the local YMCA to do water aerobics. That is when weight loss trainer Chris Powell said that water aerobics is not enough and it is very low intensity. Powell surprises Dana and tells him that they are going to L.A. that night to get started on his weight loss program.

Dr Oz Show Discusses All Time Favorite Tips - Natural Antibiotics and Best Online Deals

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(Best Syndication News) Doctor Mehmet C. Oz discussed his viewer’s all-time favorite tips on Friday’s show. He also discussed remedies for excessive sweating and natural antibiotics.

Viewer Tip #1: Agave Nectar

Tracy lost 100 pounds using Agave Nectar. She had a serious sugar addiction, so she substituted the nectar for the sugar.

Here is her 300 calorie Banana Smoothie recipe:

1 Tbsp Agave
1/5 Ripe Banana
1 Tbsp Peanut Butter
½ Cup Skim Milk
1 Tsp Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
2 Cups of Ice

Tracy said that the Agave was sweeter than sugar and was a great substitute.

Viewer Tip #2: Konjac Root

Kate was able to kill her food cravings with Konjac root. The root controlled her appetite for carbs and sugar. She also lowered her cholesterol. It is a great source of fiber. The Konjac Root costs about $15 and the Shirataki Noodles are about $2.00. The noodles are used for stir fry.

Viewer Tip #3: Anti-Inflammatory Tea

Julia said anti-inflammatory tea was her favorite tip. It just made her feel better.

Dr Oz Show Investigates Longevity – How Old will you be when you die

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(Best Syndication News) On Thursday’s Dr Oz show, Doctor Mehmet C Oz interviewed Jay, a 43-year old commissioned salesman. Besides determining how long Jay would live, he also gave him tips to improve his survival. The program also discussed the Glucomannan (konjac root fiber) supplement.

Jay was obese, had a family history of heard disease, ate the wrong food and drank beers every day. His lack of exercise and possible sleep apnea also weighed heavily on his mortality.

Jay’s wife said he has high cholesterol, acid reflux and has been diagnosed with Barrett's Esophagus, which is a precursor to esophageal cancer. She thinks he has sleep apnea because she hears him stop breathing at night. She is worried.

Childhood Obesity Epidemic - Fathers contribute more to their child’s fast food eating habits

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(Best Syndication News) - Fathers should take note; a new study found that his ideas about food and eating out might attribute to childhood obesity. This study was funded in part by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The Texas AgriLife Research study results will be published in the The Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior.

Dr. Alex McIntosh, AgriLife Research sociologist, said that a father might see eating out as a special family time. He said that if the father eats at fast food restaurants, the kids would also do the same. The study found that if the father does not say no to his kids, he was more likely to make more trips to fast food restaurants.

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