The "Whiz-ard" That Is Dr. Oz

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Leaving on a Jet Plane

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No pretty pictures in my post today – I want to wow you when I come back from my trip in two weeks. Preparing for a trip is the worst. I spent all of Tuesday packing so that I wouldn’t have to rush around today. All I have to do is pack my shampoo, a hairbrush and my hair clip (I don’t leave home or blow dry my hair without it), my probiotics and I can zip up my overweight suitcase. I’m getting old – I used to save packing until the last minute. I stayed at work until ten last night trying to get as many things off my plate as possible so that I could focus on what really needed to get done at work today. I already told you about my fear of flying, add to that my fear that the car won’t be waiting at the airport in London to take us to the cruise ship and you have a Type A’s perfect storm of things that are beyond their control. Luckily, I’ve been so busy that I haven’t even through about my seasickness, or rather if I will have any. I’m the type who practically throws up on the escalator at the Eaton Centre (Toronto’s biggest mall). #firstworldproblems!

While I’m away, I know it may be a struggle to be as compliant with my Oz ways as I am at home, so I thought that I would do a quick scan of his site for inspiration. Here is a quote from one of’s guest experts – “It can be hard when we’re on vacation to stick with healthy guidelines but doing so will mean less inflammation, lower cholesterol and higher intake of important essential vitamins and minerals. Next time you take the time to plan vacation, focus on healthy eating as well.” So inflammation again…luckily, I’ve packed all of my supplements and the plan isn’t to eat myself into oblivion. It’s to enjoy myself and to do things outside of what I would do in my everyday life like go on a RIB boat excursion (very fast little boat). It’s seeing things that I normally wouldn’t get to see. It’s having a few weeks of having every day be different. That’s the thing that I love the most about travel – it’s the unexpected, and yes even the unplanned moments that make a trip special.

I understand that many people don’t love to travel. They don’t love the unexpected and they miss the creature comforts of home. As I get older, I’m less attached to things (expect my purses – I really love my purses) unless they are sentimental, and more attached to people. As much as I’ll miss my friends and family, I can truly say, I’ve never needed a holiday more, and I am truly grateful that I can treat myself to something that I love doing once or twice or three times a year.

Until I return, I am still…

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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