Dr. Mehmet Oz said copper is a powerful anti-aging mineral that can slow down aging from the inside and the outside on the Sept. 5 episode of the Dr. Oz Show.
Dr. Oz’s guest was dermatologist Dr. Jeannette Graf, who said copper helps maintain collagen, which is what keeps your skin firm and young-looking. Graf recommended copper-based anti-aging wrinkle creams and serums for youthful skin and hair:
Dr. Oz said you should also eat anti-aging copper-rich foods because they’re high in antioxidants and promote collagen growth for healthy bones and tissue:
On a separate segment, Dr. Oz’s guest was Dr. Amy Myers, a gluten-sensitivity expert and author of The Autoimmune Solution. Myers said many people are suffering from corn sensitivity and are unaware this is what’s causing their nausea, headaches and skin rashes.
She said corn is in almost everything you eat. Unfortunately, 90 percent of the corn grown in the United States is made from GMOs (genetically modified organisms), which causes leaky gut syndrome. The symptoms of corn sensitivity include:
- chronic gas, bloating or diarrhea
- joint pain
- brain fog or exhaustion
- hives or acne.
Dr. Myers said you can reduce corn sensitivity by doing the following:
- Eat grass-fed beef and pastured poultry, pork and eggs instead of factory-farmed meats.
- Substitute granola for cereal.
- Avoid frozen or canned fruits and vegetables because corn is sometimes used as a preservative.
Dr. Oz also welcomed weatherman Sam Champion, who was shocked after being diagnosed with high cholesterol and hypertension (high blood pressure), both of which are related to vitamin D deficiency.
Dr. Oz explained that if you don’t get enough vitamin D, your kidneys don’t function properly, which contributes to high blood pressure and high cholesterol.
Studies show getting enough vitamin D aids weight loss by helping your body burn fat faster and curbing hunger. To prevent vitamin D deficiency, your diet should include foods high in vitamin D, including egg yolks, beef liver, milk, cheese, mushrooms, and Greek yogurt. Taking a daily walk in the sun for 10 minutes a day can also help you get vitamin D the natural way.