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EatingWell Interviews The Chew’s Daphne Oz

By Michelle Edelbaum, "The Health Foodie," May/June 2012

We talk with The Chew’s Daphne Oz about her philosophy on food, her favorite meals to cook at home and her 7-minute workout routine.


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"Dear Anonymous, Congratulations on being cancer free. Although not all health conditions or diseases are foreseeable I am a strong believer that when you live a healthy life your body is better equipted to handle the "curve balls" (i.e....
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"...fat being squeezed out of a clogged artery." This is a medical procedure? Really? And a man took a child into an operating room to witness it? Are you kidding us? As a food-health "aha moment" this is unbelievable. Then Ms. Oz states that she realized, after seeing this novel procedure, that "you have a choice: are you going to end up on an operating room table or ... end up having quality of life?" I feel that Ms. Oz, at age 26, may not yet realize that, in fact, whether you end up on an operating table is often not your "choice" at all. I do recall my own smug, healthy self at age 26, thinking I had everything pretty much under control. Five years later, lying on an operating table being prepped for cancer surgery, I saw that I had been mistaken. Thirty years later, still managing the cascade of health problems that grew out of cancer surgery and treatment, I am grateful I'm alive. I have "quality of life," of course-- everyone does-- and I would judge that it's pretty good most of the time. But I no longer suffer from the illusion of control.

Anonymous

05/24/2012 - 10:13pm

Dear Anonymous,
Congratulations on being cancer free.
Although not all health conditions or diseases are foreseeable I am a strong believer that when you live a healthy life your body is better equipted to handle the "curve balls" (i.e. cancer, joint replacement, heart attack, etc). I applaud Dalphne Oz in discovering early that we are only given one body and that taking care of it is an important responsibility.
In terms of the "fat being squeezed from arteries", this does happen although not as crudely as mentioned. I take no issue with Dalphne seeing this at an early age. Growing up with a parent in medicine lends itself to seeing many things. . .just like if you grew up with a policeman, social worker, or animal trainer for a parent. It may not be our reality, however you can't protect your children from reality. Better to give them appropriate exposures and lots of conversation.
- DrPrev

Anonymous

09/11/2012 - 1:20pm



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