The "Whiz-ard" That Is Dr. Oz

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My Little Bronie?

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Yesterday, I had an interesting conversation with my 21 year old niece.  After posting my entry, she asked me if I was starting a Bronie Blog.  I tried to be cool and cyber-laugh with her.  That lasted about 35 seconds, and then, dying of curiosity,  I had to ask, “What’s a Bronie”?  She told me to Google it, and prepare to cringe.  A Bronie is a “Bro-Pony” – grown men who are fans of “My Little Pony”. No judgements…I can see how you would be attracted to the beautiful Princess Twilight Sparkles’ lovely purple tail, the demure gaze of Fluttershy or Pinkie Pie’s dazzling smile.  Perhaps it is “manely” about their positive messages that can uplift even a grown man after a tough day.  I never meant to have this conversation, all I wanted was a “My Little Pony” picture to compliment something that I wrote about yesterday.  Today, after the day I had, I’m sticking to Care Bears – Grumpy Bear specifically.  I hope that there aren’t a bunch of adult women fans out there thinking I’m trying to get followers.  Maybe they can be called “Mare Bears” – just a thought.

Now on to today’s topic.  Every now and again, I’ll get a request for a specific topic.  One of my friends was recently told that she has some circulation problems and asked if Dr. Oz had any suggestions.  If your circulation isn’t great, you can feel less energized so I thought it was a good fit.  The good news is there are some easy ways of doing this – many of these details come from a site that Dr. Oz contributes to called and his own site –  Here are some quick tips:

-Exercise – just a little day will help.  It can be as little as ten minutes or a regular workout, but exercise gets your circulation working

-Eating a diet rich in whole grains, fruit and vegetables can also help by providing your body with the nutrients that it needs

-Cardamom, the spice that gives chai tea its main flavor is said to improve energy as I mentioned yesterday.  In Asia, it is also treasured for it’s ability to improve circulation.  So V., have that Chai tea that you like so much every day – it may keep the doctor away.  I’ll even try it again for an energy boost.  I gave Chai up years ago – I had a bout of Norwalk and had a lovely cup of the beverage that day and haven’t been able to look at it since

-Tumeric is also said to help improve circulation

-Refloxology may also help since it works with the circulatory system to break up the congestion in your feet and in turn helps to detoxify (my favourite word) your body

-Last, but not least, massage is yet another way to improve circulation and it has a host of other benefits.  If you haven’t read my interview with my amazing Massage Therpist – check it out to learn more about what massage can do for you

Now, for my daily moment of gratitude.  Today after walking back to the office after lunch with a co-worker, we passed a condo.  I am not the most observant person in the world, therefore, I didn’t notice that the building and street were blocked off by the police and fire departments.  Someone was threatening to jump out of the window.  In fact, one leg was over the balcony and they were pretty high up.  We got out of there quickly but it was a terrible thing to see.  Not only was it sad, because someone was desperate enough to try to kill themselves or at the very least, it was a dramatic cry for help, but imagine how those people would have felt if someone died in front of them.  Awful!  The street was cleared after an hour which leads me to believe that they were able to rescue the jumper.  Today, I am so grateful to have my mental health.  I’ve never been desperate enough to even contemplate hurting myself.  Before we judge that person, they were likely very sick either through addiction to something or just tragically depressed.  I really hope that they get the help that they need.

Very gratefully yours,



Author: Jill Schneiderman

Hello and welcome to my blog. This started as a one year experiment to try to improve my health, turning to Dr. Oz for advice. One year became two and after that, the writing bug hit and writing about travel, lifestyle and my own musings became more fun. I'll return to the "Whiz-ard" when the feeling comes, but exploring other topics and getting to connect with new people and re-connect with old friends has been fun! Remember, any health advice you see here should be vetted with your family doctor. Any travel advice that I give though, should be followed! I am a marketing professional, working in media. This allows me to continue my obsession with all things TV and print and get paid for it. I'm an avid traveller, reader and shopper but make time for friends, family and volunteering so that I don't feel completely shallow.

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