NEW YORK, Jan. 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The three-time Emmy® award-winning, The Dr. Oz Show kicks off the month of February with the ultimate guide to heart health. All month long, Dr. Oz shows viewers that the power to save their heart is in their own hands. From lowering the age of your heart, to decreasing your cholesterol and changing the rate of your heart, Dr. Oz empowers the viewers to control their own health destiny by sharing the best ways to battle heart disease. He shares his guide to your real heart attack risks and the surprising habits you need to know that can prevent most heart attacks. Plus, award-winning actress and co-host of The View, Rosie O'Donnell, opens up about the health of her heart after her weight loss surgery and how it eternally changed her life.
Plus, Dr. Oz welcomes celebrity guests to reveal their tips and tricks for protecting their heart health. Sarah Ferguson shares how she lost 55 pounds and got her life back to a happier, healthier state. Radio host, Elvis Duran, reveals why he turned to gastric surgery and how his weight loss has provided a second chance for better health. Also, Melissa Gilbert from "The Little House on the Prairie" discusses how her decision to change her health saved her life. Amy Van Dyken, paralyzed Olympic swimmer, discusses her philosophy on how to overcome anything in life.
With all new, must see shows, Dr. Oz reveals "The Total Choice Plan", which allows you to pick your customized meals for weight loss while satisfying your nutritional needs. He also shares guilt free comfort food dinners to help you through the tough days on "The Total Choice Plan" and the busy women's recharge plan to give yourself that extra jumpstart needed during dieting.
Also in February, Dr. Oz investigates the new face of addiction, the heroin addict in your neighborhood living right next door. Plus, he shares his tips of what to eat now for your belly type and how to quit drinking diet soda with these must do tricks. Dr. Oz also examines if retailers are selling "dirty" lingerie to customers, as well as whether the hot trend of "waist training" is effective or harmful. Also, Dr. Butch Rosser returns to guide a viewer through the Truth Tube examining the core reasons for overeating and revealing tips to help end night eating.
February Sweeps Kick Off Week Shows:
Thursday, January 29: Dr. Oz gives you "The Total Choice Plan" to pick your customized meals for weight loss. "The Total Choice Plan" allows you to lose weight while eating your favorite kind of meals to satisfy all your nutritional needs and taste buds. Ever feel like you're making all the right choices but still are not seeing any results? Dr. Oz takes one viewer through the Truth Tube of a stuck and stalled metabolism. He also shares the plan to reboot your metabolism. Later, who do you think is better at knowing the human body – men or women? Dr. Oz challenges couples to a game of anatomy on the street.
Friday, January 30: Dr. Oz welcomes Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York, to the show to reveal how she lost 55 lbs. and got her life back to a healthier, happier state. Between maintaining royal friendships and a marriage, Ferguson has become one of the most scrutinized women in the world for her royal status and her fluctuating weight. Ferguson shares her prominent weight-loss struggles and how she overcame them. Later, Dr. Oz discusses how to quit diet soda for good with a new plan. Could your sleep position give you clues about your overall health? See how you may be able to get a better night's sleep with a simple change in your sleep position. Next, Dr. Oz shares the best skinny slow-cooker recipes from viewers. Later, meet Dr. Oz's patient Rosemary, who has made major life and diet changes with her daughter's support.
Monday, February 2: Dr. Oz reveals why you don't need to be gluten free forever! Dr. Susan Blum has found a way to eat gluten without the side effects. Next, Dr. Oz exposes the surprising foods that can harm your thyroid. Ever notice yourself eating when you're not hungry? Together Dr. Oz and Dr. Ramani Durvasula have the tools to control the urge to eat. Plus, Z100 radio host, Elvis Duran, reveals why he chose to have gastric surgery. Have used coffee grounds lying around the house? Dr. Oz shows you how to utilize them in many different ways!
Tuesday, February 3: Do you know your belly type? Dr. Oz explains how fat is stored and ways to slim down. Getting up to pee in the middle of the night can sometimes be a nuisance, but it also can be the sign of something more serious. Dr. Oz discusses bladder problems and more with couples in this episode. You see them being sold in supermarkets, delis, and corner stores because people everywhere are relying on energy drinks to get through the day. Dr. Oz puts energy drinks to the test in the Truth Tube to see if the high that they provide is worth the subsequent crash.
Wednesday, February 4: Dr. Oz is joined by actress Melissa Gilbert as she discusses how her decision to change her health saved her life. Need a burst of energy in the morning? Dr. Oz has high energy secrets from TV's earliest morning risers. Stores are being replaced by medical walk-in clinics that are open 365 days a year, 12 hours a day. Yes, they are convenient but are they safe? Dr. Oz gets the scoop. Are you worried about your eating patterns? Dr. Oz examines whether your food habits reveal if you are normal or nuts?
About The Dr. Oz Show
The three-time Daytime Emmy® award-winning The Dr. Oz Show, hosted by the three-time Daytime Emmy® award-winning host, Dr. Mehmet Oz, is now in its sixth season. The Dr. Oz Show, which is currently seen in 118 countries worldwide, debuted domestically in 2009 with the biggest ratings in over a decade in daytime television.
Dr. Oz, the world-renowned cardiothoracic surgeon, served as health expert on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" since 2004, sharing advice with viewers to help them live their best life from the inside out. Dr. Oz has co-authored six New York Times Best Sellers including "YOU: The Owner's Manual", "YOU: The Smart Patient", "YOU: On a Diet", "YOU: Staying Young", "YOU: Being Beautiful" and "YOU: Having a Baby" as well as the award-winning "Healing from the Heart". Dr. Oz launched his magazine The Good Life with Hearst Corporation in spring 2014. He has a regular column in TIME and O, The Oprah Magazine.
Dr. Oz is vice-chair of the Department of Surgery and Professor of Surgery at Columbia University. He directs the Cardiovascular Institute and Complementary Medicine Program at New York Presbyterian Hospital and performs over 100 heart operations annually. His research interests include heart replacement surgery, minimally invasive cardiac surgery, complementary medicine and health care policy. He has authored over 400 original publications, book chapters, and medical books and has received several patents.
Cleared in over 99% of the country, The Dr. Oz Show is co-produced by Harpo Productions and Sony Pictures Television (SPT) and distributed by SPT. The Dr. Oz Show is executive produced by Mindy Borman and Amy Chiaro.
About Harpo Studios
Harpo Studios is the award-winning production company created, inspired and led by Oprah Winfrey. For 25 years, Harpo Studios produced the number one talk show, "The Oprah Winfrey Show." Harpo currently creates and produces over 130 hours of original television programming exclusively for OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. "Popular series include the Emmy award-winning "Oprah's Lifeclass" and "Super Soul Sunday," the Emmy award nominated "Oprah's Master Class," "Oprah Prime," "Oprah: Where Are They Now?" and "Iyanla: Fix My Life," as well as a variety of specials. Harpo Print, LLC and Hearst Magazines publish the monthly O, The Oprah Magazine publication, credited as one of the most successful women's magazines today, and Harpo Films develops and produces feature films.
About Sony Pictures Television
Sony Pictures Television (http://www.sonypicturestelevision.com), a Sony Pictures Entertainment company, is one of the television industry's leading content providers. It produces and distributes programming in every genre, around the world and for a multitude of platforms. In addition to one of the industry's largest libraries of award-winning feature films, television shows and formats, Sony Pictures Television (SPT) boasts a current program slate that includes top-rated daytime dramas and game shows, landmark off-network series, original animated series and critically acclaimed primetime dramas, comedies and telefilms. In addition to its US production business, SPT has 18 wholly-owned or joint venture production companies in 10 countries and also maintains offices in 31 countries. SPT's worldwide television networks portfolio includes 126 channel feeds available in 168 countries, reaching more than 980 million cumulative households worldwide. SPT also creates original content for and manages SPE's premium video website, Crackle. Additionally, SPT owns US production company Embassy Row and is a part owner of cable channel Game Show Network (GSN), 3D channel 3net, and national U.S media sales company ITN Networks, Inc. SPT advertiser sales is one of the premier national advertising sales companies and handles the commercial inventory in SPT's syndicated series as well as the Rural Media Group and DoctorOz.com.
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