The Dr. Oz Show Launches Seventh Season With A Blueprint For Balance And Ways To Achieve A Healthy Mind

Week 1 Episodes Include the Launch of Two Season Long Initiatives That Establish America's Doctor as Your Field Guide To Overall Health and Happiness


NEW YORK, Sept. 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The three-time Emmy® award-winning, The Dr. Oz Show kicks-off its seventh season Monday, September 14 with two new exciting season long initiatives that cover all aspects of physical and emotional health, a new core team of experts and an earnest continuation of investigative stories, right-to-know issues and all around tips for health and happiness.

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"I am thrilled to offer a new season of programming that focuses on happiness, balance and a healthy mind," said Mehmet Oz, M.D., host. "As we set our path for the coming year, it became clear that what our audience wanted and needed most was a frank discussion about not only how to achieve good health but also happiness. We are designing this season to get you there."

Recognizing our ultimate goal is not just to achieve physical health but emotional health and happiness, The Dr. Oz Show will launch two major programming initiatives.  The first is The Healthy Mind – a framework for examining the steps one can take to reach emotional well being and joyThis includes shows that will tackle head on various obstacles such as fear, anxiety, depression and addiction – four factors that most people experience at some point in their lifetime.  Throughout the season as part of The Healthy Mind initiative, Dr. Oz will engage various guests – celebrities and interesting non-celebrities – whose life stories - can be a beacon of hope and lesson of strength and resilience for others challenged with emotional issues, addiction, or simple stress.

Creed front man Scott Stapp sits down with Dr. Oz on Tuesday, September 15, in the first episode featuring The Healthy Mind initiative with an in-depth and candid interview about his personal journey of being diagnosed bipolar and grappling with alcoholism.

The companion season long program to The Healthy Mind, which will be introduced to viewers on Friday, September 18, is Dr. Oz's Blueprint for Balance: From Burnout to Back on Track.  This multi-topic series will run through the entire season teaching viewers a variety of different philosophies, techniques and tools to achieve balance in their lives.

Dr. Oz will kickoff the Blueprint For Balance viewer experience by introducing the members of his core team of experts including Dr. Sanjay Gupta, resilience expert Brene Brown, author Elizabeth Gilbert and more plus his Finding Balance Scorecard which allows viewers to track their progress as they engage with the new information and techniques they learn during each step of the plan.

The series will include the following topic and more:

  • Why your brain craves happiness and mental balance with Dr. Sanjay Gupta
  • Getting things done with productivity guru David Allen
  • Finding headspace: meditation made easy
  • Cutting through the "busy" to find work/life balance with Lynette Khalfani-Cox
  • How to unplug to replenish your spirit with Susan Cain
  • The power of connection to restore and inner peace
  • Spark your inner creativity to build the life you've always dreamed of with Elizabeth Gilbert
  • Cultivate resilience when life knocks you down with Brene Brown
  • Power poses to stand strong, banish fear and stay calm with Amy Cuddy
  • Embracing your spirit to grow into the calm and centered person you're meant to be with Gabrielle Bernstein

The complete line-up for The Dr Oz Show Season 7 Premiere week includes:

The Dr. Oz Show kicks off its seventh season with the most reliable and user-friendly information that could potentially help you save a life. First, Dr. Oz welcomes a New York City MTA worker who inspired this very episode. Using the knowledge she acquired from watching the show, Aishah Smith had the confidence to save the life of a stranger. Then, Dr. Oz demonstrates how you too can save a life using an updated version of CPR. Next, meet the five-year-old super human who saved her family's life. Later, in today's conversation, Dr. Oz discusses the craziest health advice you ever got. Plus, what does your doctor really think about the way you google? Dr. Oz delves into this topic and shows you five ways to fix your search.

Dr. Oz welcomes music superstar Scott Stapp, the lead vocalist and lyricist from the multi-platinum rock band, Creed. In this daytime exclusive interview, Scott Stapp discusses his painful years of booze, drugs and mental illness and the long-awaited diagnosis that saved his life. Along with his wife, Stapp discusses his diagnosis of bipolar disorder and how they are both coming to terms with it. Next, Dr. Oz and Scott are joined by one fan who wants to thank Scott for giving her hope. Then, in today's conversation, Dr. Oz explores what 100 years of true beauty looks like. Later, Dr. Oz invites New York Times best-selling author and longevity guru Dan Buettner to the show. Together, they cook up a menu to live a long and healthy life. Plus, are you up for the test – can you eat like a longevity expert in your real life?

Dr. Oz reveals the best and worst ways to beat your energy slump. We tried it so you don't have to: Dr. Oz smokes a caffeine e-cigarette to find out the answer to the big question – what effect does inhaled caffeine have on your body?  Next, Dr. Oz recommends forgetting coffee and explores better energy pick-me-ups that won't make you crash.  Then, learn the two things you didn't know could prevent an afternoon slump.  Later, in today's conversation, what does your coffee order say about you?  Plus, Dr. Oz reveals the body part that could be a hidden reason for your low energy – the thyroid. Dr. Oz outlines the thyroid checklist – everything you need to know before you see your doctor.

Dr. Oz witnesses the long-lasting effects the concussions of his football-playing past has caused. Along with Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN's Chief Medical Correspondent and professor of neuro-surgery at Emory University School of Medicine, and neuro-radiologist Dr. Angela Lignelli of New York Presbyterian Hospital, Dr. Oz takes a closer look at the devastating damage concussions have shown to cause on a young brain. Next, Dr. Oz demonstrates the at-home concussion test that can be done immediately after a suspected injury and potentially reduce the number of unnecessary concussions. Then, as part of today's conversation, learn simple steps on how to eat healthy like Dr. Oz! Later, are you aware that 40% of our food ends up in the garbage? Dr. Oz discusses America's food scandal that you didn't know about. Plus, would you eat this? Dr. Oz shows you how to use your scraps and reduce waste.

Today, Dr. Oz introduces the Blueprint for Balance. He teaches you how to retain balance in life and gets you from burnout to back on track in no time! Dr. Oz also discusses how simple thoughts and actions can help determine your happiness and overall life balance and why it's important to be mindful of this. Next, are you living in the moment? Dr. Oz poses the five questions that can help you be happier.  Then, in today's conversation, Dr. Oz explores what happiness means to children. Later, have you or your partner gained some happy pounds?  See the plan couples can take to embrace them!

 About The Dr. Oz Show

Currently in its seventh season, the three-time Daytime Emmy Award-winning syndicated daily series "The Dr. Oz Show" is hosted by the three-time Emmy Award-winning Dr. Mehmet Oz, accredited health expert, best-selling author, and world-renowned cardiac surgeon. "The Dr. Oz Show" is an informative hour that offers audiences the opportunity to learn about a wide range of health and wellness topics. Tackling the balance of mind, body, and spirit, Dr. Oz calls on specialists from a variety of disciplines for expert advice on how viewers can be their best selves.

Dr. Oz, the world-renowned cardiothoracic surgeon, served as health expert on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" since 2004, sharing advice with viewers to help them live their best life from the inside out. Dr. Oz has co-authored six New York Times Best Sellers including "YOU: The Owner's Manual", "YOU: The Smart Patient", "YOU: On a Diet", "YOU: Staying Young", "YOU: Being Beautiful" and "YOU: Having a Baby" as well as the award-winning "Healing from the Heart".  Dr. Oz launched his magazine The Good Life with Hearst Corporation in spring 2014.  He has a regular column in O The Oprah Magazine.  

Dr. Oz is a professor of Surgery at Columbia University.  He directs the Cardiovascular Institute and Complementary Medicine Program at New York Presbyterian Hospital and performs 100 heart operations annually. His research interests include heart replacement surgery, minimally invasive cardiac surgery, complementary medicine and health care policy. He has authored over 400 original publications, book chapters, and medical books and has received several patents. 

Cleared in over 99% of the country, "The Dr. Oz Show" is produced by Harpo Productions and distributed by SPT.  "The Dr. Oz Show" is executive produced by Amy Chiaro and co-executive produced by Stacy Rader.  

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