Mehmet Oz Quotes.
The opposite of anger is not calmness, its empathy.
Every hour you sit at work increases your mortality 11 percent. Think about that.
I don’t operate on smokers. I tell cigarette smokers that I can operate on you, I get paid the same. And you might even do well. But it’s the wrong thing to do. So I refuse to operate on you until you stop smoking.
Every person has the right to look and feel like a million bucks.
If you change your lifestyle, remember it’s not a wind sprint, but it’s a marathon you’re embarked on, and you’ll be able to stay there.
Biology always beats will power.
I saw many people who had advanced heart disease and I was so frustrated because I knew if they just knew how to do the right thing, simple lifestyle and diet steps, that the entire trajectory of their life and health would have been different.
We don’t need sugar to live, and we don’t need it as a society.
I really think it would be cowardly to pull back and not challenge the status quo, when the status quo may not be the right way for the field to go.
Food – I love nuts. I eat them all the time, they’re easy to carry around, and I am never hungry all day long.
If you want to be healthy and live to one hundred, do qigong.
In Turkey, you’re not allowed to be left alone in the hospital. The nurse teaches the family how to do things, and somebody is always there with the patient.
I’m sure people think that I’m out in left field you know, playing by myself.
Here’s the number one reason Americans are heavy: The brain, very smartly, wants nutrition. But the average American is not eating nutrients; he or she is eating empty calories. So you finish that 2,000 calories and your brain says, Keep going until you get nutrients.
Food is no longer sacred to us: in becoming too efficient we’ve changed its nature.
Whatever you choose, do it fully-with passion and childlike enthusiasm.
When there is a psyche-disrupting event in your life, it can prevent you from getting the long blocks of sleep at night that are so important to healthy aging.
We are spending most of our time in American health care fixing the mistakes that either we in the profession are causing or our patients are, without recognizing it, causing to themselves.
The biggest mistake people make is to try to lose too much weight too fast.
We don’t walk. We overeat because we’ve made it easy to overeat. We have fast-food joints on every corner. By the way, the ‘we’ is all of us. It’s not the government. It’s all of us doing this together.
If you don’t know your blood pressure, it’s like not knowing the value of your company.
True health care reform cannot happen in Washington. It has to happen in our kitchens, in our homes, in our communities. All health care is personal.
You get the health benefits of coffee up through about the first twenty-four ounces. It’s the biggest source of antioxidants for Americans, and we think it helps prevent Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s as well.
I like shows that have some level of intelligence to them. When it’s not as predictable, when you don’t know what’s coming at you.
My mother was all about unconditional love, and I don’t think we give that to our patients a lot. At the end of the day, what they really need you to do is to look at them in the eye and say, ‘I’m here for you. I’m going to make sure this works out.’
Medicine grounds me, it centers me, that’s why I continue to do it.
Medicine has always been my calling.
In my business, if I get too close to you and you die, it hurts me. And so you develop a natural inclination not to be close to the patient, so that if things don’t work out ideally, you can still get up the next day and care for the next patient.
One way to fuel the brain to make more decisions is to feed it carbs. So as the day goes on, you start to crave more carbs – especially women, because women tend to make more of the day-to-day decisions in our lives than men.
What happens when you have great grief in your life is the arteries of that heart begins to spasms down, just literally squeezes down like this because you’re feeling the tension of your life and then the heart muscle itself will also begin – to get stressed out.
People change based on what they feel, not what they know. Which means that understanding all that advice doesn’t matter if there’s no deep, profound, visceral awareness of why it’s important.
You don’t have a family doctor anymore like you did when you were a kid, who treated you throughout your life.
You cannot drive a system that’s going to be aiming at preventing illness if everyone is not in it. The whole gaming of health insurance and health care in America is based on that fundamental principle: insure people who aren’t sick and you don’t have to pay more money on them.
You learn how to take care of people from the women in your life.
Hostility comes from loneliness, from not seeing yourself like a drop falling into the ocean of humanity like everyone else.
I used to bicycle to work across the George Washington Bridge, but my wife told me it wasn’t professional.
We’re all human beings, but some of us are more sophisticated at covering our flaws. We’re just smart enough to lie to ourselves that everything is OK.
Not enough families eat together. We eat in front of the TV while we’re absorbed in a program.
I get up at the same time every morning.