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tv   A Healthy You Carol Alt  FOX News  February 22, 2014 1:00pm-1:31pm PST

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welcome to "a healthy you." aisle carol alt. did you know there are thousands of diets registered with the u.s. government? that surprise immediate when i first found that out. how do you know which one is right for you? for me a good die set not solely based on if it help you lose weight. my criteria is does it make you healthy? of course, keeping weight off is an added bonus. remember, a healthy body will be at its optimum healthy weight. today we explore the earth diet that claims to keep you healthy all while eating only what nature provides. plus, the wet brush. which is supposed to detain gl hair with ease. is this like the emperor's new
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clothes? it seems all the women with long hair in this building love this brush. i just don't get it. is it just that they are susceptible to suggestion? or is it something different about my hair that this brush just didn't work for me? the creator of wet brush is here to convince me that it really does work. but first, this is eating disorders awareness week. diseases such as anorexia and bulimia are a very big problem today. today i'm pleased to have kirs tin with me, miss america 2008. it tackles a subject of eating disorders and our youth. thank you so much for being with us. >> you're welcome. >> first of all, i would like know what exactly comes under the title of eating disorder. >> right. there is anorexia, bulimia, but also binge eating dissxod eating -- not otherwise specified and is a long way of saying eating disorders that can be a combination of many of those things. there is binge eating disorder which came in this year.
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it is a new eating disorder but it is often characterized by cycles of bingeing and not purging. this can often lead to individuals who are overweight or owe zblees we have anorexia which is not eating at all. >> severe calorie restriction. >> and bulimia which is? >> cycles of bingeing and purging. >> now have you the third one which is? >> binge eating disorder. >> which is eating and not purging but you just eat every now and then. >> well, binge -- cycles of binge eating which is an abnormal -- consuming an abnormal amount of food in a very short period of time. then coupled with guilt, shame, and feeling very low self-esteem and depression. >> many people think this is a physical thing. what i'm understanding from you, it is a -- very deeply rooted and mental problem. >> right. an eating disorder so often is the manifestation of deeper emotional and psychological issues. actually anorexia is the most deadly psychiatric illness that exists. these are mental issues that have serious -- physical consequence conventions.
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so -- yeah. you are exactly right. it is deeper emotional issues and you need to treat those things and in order to recover from an eating disorder. it is not just about the food and weight. >> it is very similar to things like alcohol. people that -- alcohol or drugs, yes, it is about the alcohol or yes, i it is about the drugs. more it is about what that person reaching for and how are they looking to be fulfilled, going fill that void. >> do you think that the fashion industry has anything to do with had? >> you know i had to ask that question. >> of course. so many do. so many people in the eating disorder field and field i work in say genetics load the guns and environment pulls the trigger. there are genetic free dispositions to eating disorders. if you have an eating disorder in your family, if your mom, sister or brother has one or struggles with depression or anxiety disorder you will see a higher likelihood of developing the disorder order. we are constantly getting thousands of messages dashes especially women -- let's be honest, we are not beautiful
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enough, not thin enough. thin is the goal rather than health which is emphasize, thank you. that they get these messages. what do they do with them? if they have this genetic or biological free predisposition and seeing all these images of an ideal woman which is really a model is 1% of the population of women in the world. actually has that body type naturally. >> you get all of those environmental factors and the fashion industry does have something to do with it. it is not the main culprit. >> but this is the environment you were in as well. did you have any problems with eating disorders? >> i struggled with an eating disorder. i started when i was 12 years old. i started restricting my calorie control. i wanted to lose five pounds but it slowly took control of my life. i was a ballet dancer. i had it in my family. hi family members with ocd and depression and i was in a ballet environment. i was dancing seven day as week every day. i had that very thin body ideal i was looking up to. it took control of my life.
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about lee years later i found myself at a deflated state so my parents took me to the doctor. i did recover but when i decided to compete in the miss america organization, i was recovered at that point. i actually felt that it was my job being a title holder in that system to be able to have a captive audience of young girls looking to me, looking up to me saying i want to be with you. i'm not perfect. i'm so not perfect. i'm played. i'm just a normal girl, just like you. you know, i was -- struggled with something huge in my life. i can tell you now i got to where i am by being healthy and being strong and fit and taking responsibility for my body and health. >> i want to talk about your foundation. you s foundation because you were being approached by a lot of these women. what you found out was that none of this is covered by health care whereas there are so many other disorders are. >> exactly. eating disorders are -- it is a very, very complex thing to deal with. >> that's the mental, physical, and then, of course, it is not
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covered by health care. a lot of these women struggle in silence. yes. we want to empower young women and their families to be able to get the access to care they need. it is often not covered by health insurance or insurer will cover five days of treatment which -- is nothing. so what we try to do is try to step in and fill a gap. we raise money for treatment scholarship zps scholarships about 25 girls to date since 2009. >> congratulation. >> various levels of care, residential care, partial hospitalization programs, outpatient programs. we just try to meet the family where they are and as a puj part of the work do i. people can go on to recover and live a healthy productive life. it is not something they have to struggle with the rest of their life. we want to spread the message of hope. there is recovery. >> very quickly, how can we help you? >> you can go to my website. to find out more about the work i do. i work as a treatment center and i travel around the country to
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speak at colleges. if you find bout the work i'm doing come see me speak and get involved. we will get you any information you need? thank you very much for bringing light on this very terrible disorder. >> thank you. >> we appreciate your being here. we explore one of the nicest diet lifestyles to hit the health world. will it not only keep you slim? will it help you stay healthy, too? we will find out right after the break. if you've got copd like me... ...hey breathing's hard. know the feeling? copd includes emphysema and chronic bronchitis. spiriva is a once-daily inhaled copd maintenance treatment that helps open my obstructed airways for a full 24 hours. spiriva helps me breathe easier. spiriva handihaler tiotropium bromide inhalation powder does not replace fast-acting inhalers for sudden symptoms. tell your doctor if you have kidney problems, glaucoma, trouble urinating, or an enlarged prostate.
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welcome back. what better ty get in touch with nature and live a healthy lifestyle than to eat nature's food? sounds simple, right? could it be that easy? well, i have to admitted i had never heard about my next guest's diet until recently. i was curious to know, is it a healthy diet that also helps you lose weight? joining me with the answers is the founder of the earth diet. thank you so much for being here.
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tell me about the earth diet. >> the earth die set a lifestyle that has -- what earth provides naturally. >> you call it the earth's diet because why? >> because it is -- basically appreciating ought the ingredients that earth provides us with. >> weren't you miss as you rail earth? >> i was. yes. miss earth australia. yes. >> i knew hit something to do with that. it is like a raw-food diet, right zbh primarily, yes. i promote people to eat a majority of plant-based die set why do you choose plants and not meat? >> because from what i have seen with working with a lot of people, people thrive off of plants. people lose excess weight when they eat a majority of plants and feel better. >> do you get people saying how can i grow big and strong on plants? do you ever say did you ever see a gorilla or a cow? they are big and strong. it is very -- it is a very good die set yes.
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there is proof out there now to show the results like the before and after. >> you have a book out? >> yes, do i. >> what's it called? >> "the earth diet." >> i could have guessed that one. what i liked about your diet -- what you pitched me when we talked about coming on the show to talk about what people are eating and what they could substitute in from the earth diet that would be much more health write for them. i think that people don't really understand how many great products there are out there. >> yes. people don't really understand and i was addicted to junk food for five years before getting a lot of health issues and being forced to change my diet. i have also learned a lot of other people are addicted to junk foods and chemicals. i found a way to, you know, show people how they can still incorporate and eat their favorite flavors and foods and tastes and varieties but using earth-natural ingredients. >> i'm gleaning from that statement you made you believe all your health issues came because you were eating junk food. >> i do believe that, yes. >> you think that -- for a lot
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of people it is the same way. >> yes. there are so many chemicals in junk foods and it is hard for our body to process and ki jest the chemicals. >> i also think people don't think about that. i had one or would but it is one or two pieces of cake or cookies or chips a week or a day can really make a huge difference in your health. >> yes. >> that's what this show is about. let's show people how they can be just that little bit healthier. >> ex-accident when we start over at this end we are talking about the nacho cheese chips. >> yes. the regular kind is extremely toxic for the human body. mine, if people eat a packet of these, imagine these in here, immediate bloat. raw kale chips. and this also low-cal chips on the market, too. carrot chips, zucchini chips. >> i'm a big zucchini chip eater. i just ordered 21 bags of zucchini with sesame dijon.
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there are so many more to find great raw snacks that are good for you. >> yes. >> there's no excuse these days not to be eating healthy. >> there is not. >> we can use substitutions and get rid of the nacho cheese chips. are these the -- naked ones. they also have the cheese kale. >> yes. >> which is cool. >> people can make their own just putting kale into their dehydrator or oven and use salt and make their own. >> honey chips, too. onion rings. okay. let's go on to sodas. you are talking about sodas. by the way, both have caramelized coloring in it which we learned is created by huge amounts of chemicals. caramelized color is one of the terrible ingreed zblepts just one. >> that's just one. >> you are talking about kombucha instead. >> it is nature's soda. it is becoming well known to be
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the replacement for people who love soda. >> i'm going to one-up you. i love my probiotic drink. i put it out here. this is mine. my favorite probiotic cringe. again, you get your pry biotics. candy versus pruitt straps. >> pruitt and people can make it at home by juicing fruit or pure aing their fruit. putting it into the oven or dehydrator. you get these beautiful fruit straps here. to make them more like candy, if you want like the squishy, chewy candy, you can fold them or even roll them into balls. now you have like a big bumy bear. >> when you put this in the oven it should not be over 115 degrees. that's the envelope. pushing the envelope towards the edge of raw. over 115 it kills the vitamins and makes the minerals harder to absorb. >> keep interest under. dehydrate for four to five hours. >> perfect. cookies. >> cookies. >> in place of cookies.
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>> okay. instead of processed cookies we can make cookies with three simple ingredients that are gluten-free and high in protein and nutrition. almond flour, honey or they can use maple syrup. pure vanilla extract or you can get the vanilla pod and scrape out the beans. you just mix those three together and you have a raw cookie dough. then you can roll it into ball. >> some people like eating the cookie dough. >> they do. yes. it is ready to eat in five minutes. >> by the way, you can get your raw almonds and germ nature them for eight hours in water and put them in the dehydrator and power them yourself and you have a completely raw cookie dough. >> yes. >> thank you so much for coming on. i'm going to check out more about the earth diet and i appreciate you explaining it all to us. >> thank you, carol. >> coming up -- creator of the wet brush is here to try to convince me that his brush will really help me unattain zbl my hair without any pain or tearing no matter if it is wet or dry. we will see. when you have diabetes like i do,
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welcome back to "a healthy you." have you seen the commercials for the wet brush. right? >> is your hair full of tangles or knots when you get out of the shower or pool? is your paddle brush or wide-toothed comb making your brushing experience painful? stop suffering and start detangling with the wet brush. >> i to say i heard from several women around here that had love, love, love this brush. that they can't live without it. well, i'm a little bit more skeptical about it. i have been using it for about a month and i still have to somewhat -- pull and yank to get it through my hair. am i doing something wrong? with me now is jeff rosenwig from the wet brush company to try to convince me that his
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product really is the best brush around. hi, jeff. >> hi, carol. >> i'm going to give you your chance to prove to me. i have very thin and it is very long. i usually use a pick to get through my hair. i start at bottom and work my way to the top. i was trying your brush and will was no way i could start at that time top and go all the way down without attain xwls and catching my hair. i'm giving you a chance today to show me what i'm doing wrong. okay? >> well, i don't know that it is exactly that you are doing something wrong. i think what really is the major benefit of our wet brush is it is extremely gentle. when you use a pick the teeth on the pick are rigid and pull and tug at your hair. with the wet brush, because the bristles are so soft and gentle, they detain gl and go through the hair like butter. you can start at the bottom with a wet brush. it is very healthy to start that way. except when you are using the brush, you won't be pulling and tugging at the hair. you can work your way up. and it will effectively detain
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gl your hair in the healthiest way possible that was the most honest answer hi. i watched your commercial and you are saying look at the hair. it is all tangled and pull the brush through. i was under the impression from the infomercial that you can start the top and pull it on through. i'm glad that you have clarified that. it was an honest answer. it is not about the pact that it is -- your hair is tangled and you can start from the top and pull through without tangles. your brush bristles are different than other bristles. how are they different? >> most brushes have rigid bristles and made out of nylon pins or board bristles which can be very good but are not flexible enough. with the wet brush our bristles are made out of a material we call inteliflex. they know when to be firm and they know when to be flexible. when they encounter a tangle or knot they bend out of the way. the next time they get it. they loosen it up and then they completely detain gl it. no pain, no tugging.
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no pulling. >> no ripping of hair. that's important. we are going to show how this brush works through you. would you mind showing us how this goes, cindy? we saw in the beginning it was -- very tough to get the brush. it was a tangle. now it just brushes right on through. can you show tuesday brush itself? are there any hairs in the brush that have been caught up in the brush? no hairs in the brush. basically you also told me you can do it on dry hair. you did something amaze which is why it -- show me what you did. you dry-combed your hair. back-combed it. you are making it purposely tangley. that's really tangley. turn to the side so you can see it from the front. excellent. may i -- my hair purposefully
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tangled in the back. i don't know if you can see it. all back combed. now i want to try. all right. it is a little tough but not as tough as my pick. my pick is very, very rigid. it went through without -- can you see what i'm doing here? i even -- sometimes take it from the bottom and move it on up. what you should do with long hair, especially after you wash it. no hair. >> a little. >> one. >> there will always be natural shedding in all hair brush. >> the whole point of this -- okay, a couple. the point of this, if you can come in close on this brush, you call it inteliflex. did you make up that word. >> yes. >> it sounds like it. i don't know any other brush that does had. they bend. hang on. let me see if can i get it. they bend and they go through the -- knots. loosening it up first and then the second time through, it brushes on through.
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i understand what you are saying. this is probably the softest brush i have seen. all right. so we have seen how this works. you heard jeff's explanation. you heard how they created this brush. pit was -- much better with it this time than i was at home when i was using it on my wet hair. the point is how does it work for you? jeff, thank you. >> thank you. >> thank you, ladies. coming up, ask carol. had a risch chen company.
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♪ welcome back. it is time zpor carol. today our question comes from elizabeth. she asks, what do you do for cramping muscles? well, elizabeth, i have a special guest to answer it for you. i couldn't resist asking dr.
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robert to answer this question. robert, do you mind? >> no. i'm honored to be carol for a moment. >> what do you do for muscle cramping? >> this is mostly a magnesium deficiency. there are other forms that are much more adequate. it can be a simple issue of chronic, subtle dehydration. utilizing technologies to micro cluster and structure water will do a great job in replenishing the cells that are look lacking. the electrical activity needs water to be able to conduct what's normal. >> what about a lack of salt. >> yes. virtually, again mineral deficiencies, magnesium is the key among them. >> the right salt. i'm not talking about table salt. >> crystal salts. you can make a brine out of it. >> thank you for answering that. if you have a question you would like answered tweet me or send me a message on facebook. you can find all the info below. that's all for today. thank you so much for joining
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me. million next time, i hope you are going to be more of a healthy you. hello again. i'm ed henry. we begin with a fox news alert. political crisis in ukraine forcing an extreme shift in power. the white house closely monitoring the situation. the ukrainian former prime minister just released from prison. telling them to keep up their fight in kiev square. after months of violence forcing to go into hiding. >> while there's jubilation on independence square there is consternation

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