Dr. Mehmet Oz's New TV Show

Mehmet C. Oz, M.D. will cohost a new show with Michael Roizenon, M.D. on the Discovery Health Channel called "You: The Owner's Manual." The one-hour special, which premieres 8 p.m. Wednesday (EST/PST), is based on their best-selling book of the same name.

Dr. Oz also wrote the foreword to Dr. Fuhrman's book Eat to Live. Here's some of what he said:

Dr. Fuhrman is doctor as teacher; he makes applying nutritional science to our own lives easy to learn, compelling, practical, and fun. His own common sense and his scientifically supported solutions to many diet-induced ailments will enable readers to achieve unexpected degrees of wellness quickly and easily. He reminds us that not all fats or carbohydrates are good or bad and that animal products catalyze many detrimental effects to our health. He pushes us to avoid processed foods and to seek rick nutrients and phytochemicals available in fresh foods. Finally, he offers a meal plan that is tasty and easy to follow. However, make no mistake, the information you will find in Eat to Live will challenge you; the scientific evidence he cites will make it harder for you to ignore the long-term impact of the typical American diet. Indeed, it is a wake-up call for all of us to make significant changes in your lives. Now is the time put this information into action to bring optimal health to all Americans. Go for it.

Take the National Health Test

The National Health Test is a one-hour television event, hosted by Bryant Gumbel. The program focuses on: How healthy are you? How healthy is America? How do we measure up to other countries? And what's at stake?

Recently Dr. Fuhrman was interviewed for the show. He is joined by experts such as Surgeon General Richard H. Carmona, Editor of Men's Health David Zinczenko, Julian Whitaker M.D., Senator John Kerry, etc. Celebrities such as Jean Smart, Marilu Henner, Bruce Jenner, and Dwight Freeney are also on hand to offer their own personal health tips and encouragement.

It's playing on different days across the country. Check for show times in your area.

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