Dr. Oz: Natural Painkillers and Supermarket Secrets

Dr. Oz said you can relieve headaches and joint pain without drugs.
Dr. Oz said you can relieve headaches and joint pain without drugs.

Dr. Mehmet Oz revealed natural painkillers and supermarket secrets that make you overspend and overeat on the Aug. 19 episode of the Dr. Oz Show.

Dr. Oz said over 100 million people suffer from chronic pain, but there are natural, inexpensive remedies that give you quick relief.

  • Probiotic supplement for rheumatoid arthritis. A new study indicates that probiotics relieve inflammation in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.
  • Arnica gel for joint and muscle pain. Dr. Oz said Arnica gel is one of his favorite all-time cures for joint pain and muscle aches. Simply massage the gel three times a day into the area that’s sore.
  • Feverfew for migraines and PMS. The herb feverfew has been shown in numerous studies to relieve migraines and PMS.
  • Omega-3s supplement for joint pain. Research indicates that omega-3 supplements soothe joint pain and inflammation.

On a separate segment, Dr. Oz uncovered subliminal supermarket marketing tactics that cause you to overspend on unhealthy, fattening foods.

Dr. Oz’s guest was investigative journalist Michael Moss, who said supermarkets manipulate you into buying high-priced, processed products by stocking them at the shopper’s eye level on shelves, while no-name, cheaper brands are put either at the very top or bottom of shelves, which shoppers often overlook.

Moss, author of Salt Sugar Fat, said unhealthy brand-name items often get the best placement in supermarkets because they pay for that privilege.

There‚Äôs no advantage for the supermarket to put the cheaper items in the most visible spot, said Dr. Herb Sorensen, author of Inside the Mind of the Shopper. That’s why expensive, sugary cereals are usually placed at eye level.

So the next time you find yourself reaching for candy at the checkout aisle, be mindful that they were strategically placed there to get you to make that impulse purchase.

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