Dr Oz: Is This Normal?
Dr Oz answered your questions about something being normal or just plain not right. He started out with dreams, but now, Dr Jennifer Hartstein talked about the weirdest habits Dr Oz’s fans have.
Is It Normal: Smelling Food Before Eating It?
A woman in the audience admitted that she smells every bite of her food before she eats it. Dr Oz said that you can keep about 10 pounds off a year by smelling your food. This cuts you caloric intake by 100 calories a day!
Dr Oz: Is It Normal To Squeeze Every Bit Of Toothpaste
I’m a frugal gal. I like to get my money’s worth. Apparently, Dr Oz doesn’t think this is a healthy habit. He showed the audience that when you are scrimping the shampoo or toothpaste the dopamine and serotonin in your brain spike. When the high falls, you are left wanting more and you develop a compulsive habit.
How To Beat Anxiety
When you’ve developed this anxiety, how do you break it? Dr Hartstein said that by overcoming your anxiety in small steps is the best decision. You should open another tube of toothpaste when your current tube is half empty. Leave it on the counter for a few days, then pitch the older tube.
That’s wasteful, in my opinion. But Dr Oz said you can also do this with other containers in your home, like shampoo or dish soap.
Public Restroom Anxiety Problems
So being frugal doesn’t make you anxious, but maybe the public bathroom does? I know so many people that hated public restrooms in college, so much so they had a hard time using the communal dorm bathrooms.
Dr Oz said that shy bladder is a physical condition. Your bladder tenses up when you are anxious, being like “stage fright” in the bathroom.
Beating Public Toilet Anxiety
Dr Jennifer Hartstein said that this condition can paralyze some people. There are three steps she encouraged going through:
1. Physically walk into the bathroom and face your fears.
2. Walk into a public restroom stall.
3. Go to the bathroom in a public restroom.
Simple enough? You must ease yourself into the restroom and get comfortable with the area before you can jump in the deep end. If your bladder is still shy, use your hands to press your pelvis and help remind you brain to release.
Public Bathroom App: Sit or Squat App Review
If germs are your problem, the iPhone and Android can help. Downloading the Sit or Squat App tells you which bathrooms in your area are green (clean) or red (avoid at all costs).