So far this has been a very interesting winter here in Tennessee. Not only did my kids have a two-week holiday break from school, they also got a ten-day snow break right after that. Here in the South we don’t play around when it snows. Being as it only happens once a year at best our cities are not equipped to deal with winter madness. They throw some “salt” at the major roads then tell everyone to just stay home.
I love snow so I enjoy snow days with my kids. I know that they will only be kids for so long. And the snow makes them happy so that they can’t even muster the strength to bicker with one another. I am not a huge fan of snow infiltrating my house but through the years I have become an expert on containing the slushy mess, mostly with some well placed towels and rugs.
The problem with this winter storm was that the temperature didn’t get out of the teens for a few days. I was not about to willingly go outside when it was that frigid. And being Southern I sure wasn’t driving anywhere either. I was legit trapped like a rat, in my own home for days. By the whole INCH of snow that we received.
You know who saved me from Snowpocalypse of 2018? Dr. Oz
Why didn’t Y’all tell me about Dr. Oz? Certainly I knew that he was a heart surgeon and that Oprah had given him a big break into television. For some reason though, I had never watched. I ran across him one day as I was flipping through the channels. Then I stopped and put down the remote.
Dr. Oz not only seemed knowledgeable but also extremely kind and caring. I was a fan. I even set the DVR to record episodes for the rest of the week. I thought Dr. Oz was only known for stunts like exposing his audience to an actual human brain as he explained Alzheimer’s. But here he was doing a true crime segment and interviewing a woman whose mother’s boyfriend had tried to kill her.
Yes, I said mother’s boyfriend. Thankfully the daughter is okay. Spoiler: The boyfriend died when SHE stabbed HIM with HIS knife.
The same week I saw segments on, how America has been salmon scammed, finally ending the war on bread and how the pork industry is not removing antibiotics from bacon. That was all pertinent information. Dr. Oz was life changing.
Good call, Oprah.
What struck me most about him though wasn’t how informed he was or how well spoken. But rather how he didn’t take himself too seriously. Standing there talking on his very own television show, he seemed so authentic and relatable. Like he genuinely cared about every single person watching. I believed that he wholeheartedly wanted ME to pay attention to the 2018 list of Supermarket Super Foods.
Naturally, upon his recommendation, I bought a jar of avocado oil. Because it is the new coconut oil. That was so 2017. I am going to put my new avocado oil on my kale and spinach salad later, along with some apple cider vinegar.
Because well, Super Foods. Dr.Oz said so.
I am not sure why I aw was so late to the party being that this show started way back in 2009. I am seriously now wondering what else is out there in the world, that I am missing. Feel free to share in the comments.