Oz Blog Day 25
People keep asking me if I’m doing Oz’s 3 Day Cleanse. I answer, “Of course I am, this wouldn’t be the Oz Blog if I wasn’t doing EVERYTHING Oz recommended, right?” And by that, I mean my wife is doing it. Here’s most of the stuff she bought…
Yes, those are plastic swords in the far left of the picture. 4 and 6-year-old boys are kind of like secret agents, they keep weapons all over the house (fake weapons… mostly).
There’s even more smoothie stuff in our vegetable crisper. Yeah, that’s what that drawer is called. Apparently, it’s not that drawer at the bottom of the fridge that catches all the spilled toppings from my leftover pizza. Although, it’s good for that too.
Katie has been blending her cleansing smoothies all night, and I’ve learned two things. 1) Our blender is the Easy Bake Oven of food grinders (cute and wholly ineffective). 2) I am the Easy Bake Oven of smoothie chefs (again, cute and wholly ineffective). Let’s put aside my lack of ability to think of different metaphors for a moment. All I’m trying to say is, Oz’s smoothies taste great! They taste like real food, and not cardboard, bark, and seat vinyl like my Kitchen Sink Smoothie. Katie is going to DOMINATE this cleanse! She starts tomorrow. I’ll keep you updated.
Thursday’s episode of The Dr. Oz Show featured natural medicine expert Dr. Andrew Weil and his five new essentials. First, iodine for metabolism, which I’m already getting with my milk and Greek yogurt. Second, he recommended pistachios for digestion. But, my digestion is fine. I love digesting things, and I’m one of the best digesters in the newsroom, everyone says so.
Thirdly, Weil recommended hand massage to reduce stress. I’ll try this the next time I’m under a harsh deadline… you know, AFTER I get my script done and printed, and run out on set with seconds to spare, while my producer is freaking out on the paging system. Huh… maybe my producers need hand massage more than me (ed note: or anyone you work with).
Weil also recommended NOT to eat ALL your food raw, like some diets call for. But, he does say you should eat garlic raw. He said you can crush it up, and put it in your salad dressing. That sounds way too practical. So, on the next blog, my editor Lisa and I will eat raw garlic. And she can’t back out, because I’ve already told people she’d do it… unless she deletes this paragraph… nope still here! I’m looking forward to it, Lisa. (ed note: you owe me big-time, JCorr!)
Weil also recommended coQ10 to slow down aging. Another guest expert recommended pricklypear juice for energy. I looked around for pricklypear juice, but couldn’t find it.
“Where‘d you look?” you might ask.
“Like at a store, or in your garage.”
Maybe like, ummm, (mumble)…
“You didn‘t look for that juice at all did you? You‘re just tired of buying all this stuff, and don‘t want one more thing in your nasty smoothie!”
Bingo. Also, if I take one more thing for energy, I’m going to drive my family even crazier than I already make them!
WHAT I’M TRYING TO DO EVERY DAY:
7:00AM - "Personal business," check color, amount, and shape
7:05AM - Weigh-in
7:10AM - Chant
7:15AM - Five Tibetans workout
7:20AM - Chris Powell’s five minute workout
7:25AM - Five minute metabolism workout
7:30AM - Lift weights
7:35AM - Tony Horton’s 10-minute workout
7:45AM - Drink "Kitchen Sink Smoothie"
8:00AM - Read Tweets
8:30AM - Apply topical vitamin C with sunscreen ($19 for 4 ounces)
2:00PM - Eat dark chocolate
6:00PM - Take fiber supplement
8:00PM - Post on Facebook
10:20PM - Use neti pot (helps snoring) ($12.50 a month, including pot)
11:15PM - Apply witch hazel ($6 for 16 ounces)
11:20PM - Apply nasal strip (helps snoring) ($10 a month)
11:25PM - Do bed yoga
11:30PM - Bedtime
WHAT I’M CONSUMING EVERY DAY:
- Some onion (treats and prevents various diseases) ($2.50 for a 5lb bag)
- 2oz of papaya juice (increases energy) ($8 a month)
- 1oz of dark chocolate (lowers cholesterol, improves blood pressure, reduces inflammation) ($15 a month)
- 2 cups of white tea (busts fat) ($7.50 a month)
- 2 tbsp of coconut oil (improves metabolism) ($12 a month)
- Half-a-grapefruit (boosts metabolism, prevents stomach cancer) ($13 a month)
- 10 oz of berries (prevents pancreatic cancer) ($27.50 a month)
- ¼ cup of kale (prevents heart disease and lung/breast cancer) ($11 a month)
- 1 teaspoon of cinnamon (burns fat) ($3 a month)
- Greek yogurt (meal expander) ()
- Portobello mushrooms (meal expander) ()
WHAT I’M TAKING EVERY DAY:
- 2000mg of glucomannan root (dietary fiber/weight loss) ($13 a month)
- 500mg of turmeric (fights liver damage/Alzheimer’s/some cancers) ($7.50 a month)
- 400mg of astragalus (slows down aging) ($7.50 a month)
- 1 Tbsp of pea protein powder (curbs cravings) ($18 a month)
- 1 Tbsp of brewer’s yeast (increases energy) ($15 a month)
- 1 Daily multivitamin (does a lot of stuff) ($2 a month)
- 1500mg of garcinia cambogia (burns fat) ($13 a month)