Justin and Lisa versus Garlic


by Justin Corr


Posted on November 17, 2012 at 7:56 PM

Updated Tuesday, Nov 20 at 9:49 AM

Oz Blog Day 26

As promised in the previous Oz Blog, my editor Lisa Chavez and I ate raw garlic. It sounds easy, but if you try it (and if you watch the video above) it's clear that there's a furious spicy burn that finishes a garlic-eating endeavor. What also finished our garlic-eating endeavor was tormenting our co-workers with our nasty garlic breath.

I'd also like to point out that video was shot with a wide-angle lens, which is why I look wider-angled.

My brave wife, Katie, started the Dr. Oz 3-day smoothie cleanse on Friday morning, and by Friday night, she had had enough. Katie said she couldn't even stand to look at another smoothie after 2/3 of a day of that. She asked me how I managed to drink my Kitchen Sink Smoothie for a month straight. My answer was one word, taste buds (ed note: Justin was clearly a liberal arts major, and not a math major). I think I burned off my taste buds the first week when I ate that whole onion. Now, while the texture of my smoothie is still bothersome (it has a weeds-in-mud feel), I am impervious to its awful taste!

Friday's episode of The Dr. Oz Show was mostly about debunking or bunking the newest weight loss craze, Sensa. It worked great for some people, and not at all for others. Guest experts say it's unproven. Oz recommends people just develop a lifelong healthy relationship with food.

I tried a little bit of the Sensa powder, and it only seemed to make me hungrier! The bottom line is, as with everything, Sensa seems to work a little different for everyone. But, if you want to try it, try it. For your own sakes, please don't mistake me for anything resembling a health expert (refer to the video above).

Next, Oz featured a segment about how anger is bad for your heart. He says traffic is one of the things that make him really angry. It makes me angry too, but I rarely see traffic jams... mostly because I just close my eyes and drive through them (ed note: as usual, I hope he's joking).

Believe it or not, that's four weeks of Oz tips done! But while I'm now finished doing my promised month of Oz tips, the Blog is far from finished! Here's a tease to next week's Blogs in an Oz Show promo style...

[Cue cool music and big drum hit] Coming up next week on the Oz Blog, Justin has his physical! What do his cholesterol, weight, and measurements look like, after his month-long unscientific adventure? It's a week of CAN'T MISS blogs that you... uh... CAN'T MISS! That's next week on the OZ BLOG! [More cool dramatic music]

See you then.


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


- 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)

- Some Greek yogurt (meal expander) ($13 a month)

- One Portobello mushroom (meal expander) ($37 a month)


- 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)