10 Amazing Life Hacks From 'The Dr. Oz Show'

by Anita Hawley

One of the best themes of The Dr. Oz Show is the countless life hacks he presents to help viewers lead healthier, more efficient lives. To celebrate its premiere on Z Living on September 4th, we put together a list of ten amazing life hacks from The Dr. Oz Show

Check out The Dr. Oz Show this September, and learn where you can tune in here. 

1. Snack Hacks
Michael Strahan’s Salad Cup


Dr. Oz isn’t afraid to enlist an expert’s advice for his healthy life hacks, and who better than Michael Strahan? Showing us how to snack healthy, he came on the show to teach viewers how to make his famous salad cup—lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, chicken, olives, & mozzarella. He uses it as a convenient snack, instead of processed things like chips, cookies and other popular snacks. 

2. Flat Belly Hack From Chris Powell
Muscle-Up Oats


Celebrity trainer Chris Powell once stopped by The Dr. Oz Show to share one of his famous “flat-belly hacks,” and taught viewers how to make a can’t-fail breakfast. Scrambled eggs cooked in oats—a.k.a. Muscle-Up Oats—have plenty of important nutrients, and they keep you full for longer, helping to avoid overeating later in the day. 

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3. Carpet-Cleaning Hack
Remove Wine Stains With Shaving Cream


Sometimes, if you spill a glass of red wine on the carpet, it feels like you just might be better off getting a new carpet. That’s how one guest on the show felt, until Dr. Oz showed her that spreading shaving cream over a fresh wine stain with the back of a spoon, and then letting it sit for two minutes, can lift the stain. 

4. Home-Cooking Hack
Cook Pasta in One Minute


That’s right, this home-cooking hack can teach you how to boil pasta in one minute. All it takes is soaking the pasta in a bag of cold water for an hour-and-a-half. Then drop it in a well-salted pot of boiling water, and it will be done in 60 seconds. 

Also on Z Living: Make This 5-Ingredient Lentil Pasta in 10 Minutes!

5. Bathroom-Cleaning Hack
Use Cooking Spray To Remove Soap Scum


This easy way to remove soap scum from your bathroom is a true game-changer. Cooking oil makes it easy to wipe away soapy residue from tubs and sinks without adding extra chemicals to your bathroom. Be sure to wipe it down after, or else the cooking spray can make your tub slippery and dangerous. 

6. Utensil Hacks
Get Healthier With Spoonfuls


The Dr. Oz Show exposes a number of exciting “spoon hacks.” Here are a few of our favorites: A spoonful of chia seeds can help with  weight loss, a spoonful of avocado oil keeps you fuller for longer, and a spoonful of vinegar helps regulate your blood sugar so you store less fat. 

7. Hydration Hacks
Make Water More Appealing, So You Drink More


Dr. Oz wants you to stay hydrated, because it’s an extremely important piece of keeping your body running at its best. He suggests freezing a quarter of a big water bottle overnight, then filling it with water in the morning to have an ice-cold treat all day. He also says adding the flavor of lemon, lime, or orange can help you trick yourself into drinking more water throughout the day. 

8. Dish-Cleaning Hack
Clean Frying Pans With Dryer Sheets


Put dryer sheet in warm water with a dirty pan, and let it soak for a few minutes. Then use that dryer sheet to effortlessly wipe away that scum that otherwise would have had you brushing for way longer than you’d ever want to. This Dr. Oz life hack is one of the most valuable you can find. 

Also on Z Living: The Most Embarrassing Questions Dr. Oz Has Answered

9. Relaxation Hack
Rolling Pin Massagers


We can’t always run off to the spa to get a professional treatment, so co-host of Hack My Life, Brooke Van Poppelen taught Dr. Oz how to use a rolling pin as a massager on the show. This life hack will have you look at kitchen utensils in a whole new light. 

10. Morning Beauty Hack
Put Frozen Condiment Packets Under Your Eye


Another can’t-fail life hack from The Dr. Oz Show courtesy of Brooke Van Poppelen—freezing condiment packets overnight and putting them under your eyes is a great, natural treatment for puffy eyes in the morning.

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