Dr. Oz aired an episode titled: “Stop a Blood Clot before it Starts” in October of 2013 and this particular episode provided viewers with information and practical advice pertaining to blood clots. Dr. Oz wanted his viewers and members of his audience to realize that blood clots are real and that they should do all that they can to avoid getting one.
Stopping a Blood Clot Before It Starts
Dr. Oz discourages his audience from sitting with their legs crossed. He claims that when a person bends and twists their body they increase the chances of having a blood clot. This is especially true for people as they grow older. He took a member from his studio audience and used her to help explain how people can reduce their chances of forming a clot.
Dr. Oz also used a member of his studio audience to help him explain how a blood clot forms in the body and the type of damage that it can do to a person. He had two large red cylinder tubes set up onstage and he also had two scooters. He instructed the female member of his studio audience to ride one of the scooter’s while he rode his in front of her. At first they circled through the tubes to show how blood is supposed to flow. Next, the two cyclists went through one of the tubes and then stopped when they came to a piece of red tissue paper. Dr. Oz went on to explain how a clot forms by using the tissue paper as an example. He then tells the studio audience that once a clot forms that it becomes lodged in the body until it breaks away.
Blood Clot Symptoms
What Happen When You Receive a Clot?
Inorder to explain that, Dr. Oz wrapped himself and the other person inside of a red piece of stretchable cloth which bound them together. They then started to ride through the rest of the tube as a clot. They broke through a paper tape barrier which represented other body organs. Ultimately, Dr. Oz wanted people to understand that this is what happens to their body when they receive a clot. Not only are the organs are destroyed by the clot, their body is not able to get oxygen and as a result they could have a heart attack or stroke. This information is presented by Dr. Oz because he wants people to understand how important it is for them to eat right, exercise and to take care of themselves.
Blood Clot Risk Factors
- Sit with legs crossed
- Birth control pills
- High blood pressure
How To Prevent Yourself From Having a Blood Clot?
Dr. Oz shared one tip for reducing blood clots that most people didn’t hear about which is “Raisins“. New study has shown that raisins contain something called “Rutin” which has anti-clotting properties, also there is potassium ins raisins which help reduce blood pressure, a handful amount of raisins can help save your life.
Getting vitamins without pills
That was the 2nd part of Dr. Oz’s show and in this segment he gave a woman from his studio audience a shopping basket and had her to pretend like she was in a grocery store. He was encouraging her to shop for foods that would help her to obtain the vitamins that she would need to stay healthy and in shape.
He had the woman buy foods such as sweet potatoes, nuts and salmon. He especially promoted the idea of eating salmon and nuts, claiming that these two foods were extremely beneficial for obtaining vitamins such D and E. Dr. Oz also explains to people that they do not have to spend a lot of money in order to get the vitamins that they need without taking pills.
Dr. Oz endorsed sun flower seeds as two types of super foods that are beneficial for supplying a person’s body with the proper nutrients.