Does faith affect our well-being?
Dr. Oz has long focused on “body, mind and spirit” as cornerstones of well-being. What role can faith play in that balance? Ask Dr. Oz and DeVon Franklin what they’ve learned about faith’s power in all aspects of life.
As a believer in Christ, I myself can say unequivocally that faith plays a huge part in my life. My faith positively affects my mental and physical health, especially as I give my spirit opportunities to grow in God. So I am pretty pumped to see this segment become a part of Dr. Oz’ show this year! Here are some highlights of what we can look forward to:
Each Friday in February a new, first-of-its-kind segment on The Dr. Oz Show takes an intimate look at the intersection of faith and medicine. To explore body and soul, Dr. Oz is joined by author, speaker and preacher DeVon Franklin, whom Oprah Winfrey calls “a bonafide dynamo . . . a different kind of spiritual teacher for our times.”
Dr. Oz and DeVon Franklin will be joined by top faith leaders—Hispanic leader Samuel Rodriguez, New York Times best-selling author and star of War Room Priscilla Shirer, and Hillsong New York Pastor Carl Lentz—who add their voices to the natural link between spirituality and well-being:
Week 1—Feb. 3
Blessed 30 Challenge—30 Days of Healthy, Blessed Living
Dr. Oz, DeVon Franklin and their panel of faith leaders—Carl Lentz, Samuel Rodriguez and Priscilla Shirer—issue the challenge to viewers to go from stressed to blessed in 30 days.
Week 2—Feb. 10
Miraculous Medical Recoveries Only God Can Explain
Joining Dr. Oz is Hillsong NYC’s Carl Lentz and Dr. Harly Rotbart, nationally renowned pediatrician, physician-scientist, parenting expert, speaker and educator and author of The Miracles Project.
Week 3—Feb. 17
Keeping the Faith Through Times of Loss
Kathie Lee Gifford recounts how faith helped her grieve losing her husband, noted professional football player and broadcaster Frank Gifford.
Week 4—Feb. 24
How to Tap into Your Faith for the Relationship, Career and Life You’ve Wanted
Dr. Oz, DeVon Franklin and their panel of faith leaders introduce The Dr. Oz Show to how faith can improve every area of your life and then conduct live interventions with people struggling with their faith.
FROM DR. OZ:
“Faith and spirituality don’t live in a Sunday-sized compartment, or even weeklong just within the walls of a church building. Faith threads through every aspect of what makes life better.”
From serving as the health expert on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Dr. Oz vaulted to international acclaim with The Dr. Oz Show. Seen around the world by millions daily, Dr. Oz helps viewers balance life physically, mentally and spiritually. Still performing 100 cardiac surgeries each year, Dr. Oz is a professor of surgery at Columbia University and directs the Complementary Medicine Program at New York Presbyterian Hospital.
ABOUT DEVON FRANKLIN:
The man Oprah Winfrey calls “a bonafide dynamo . . a different kind of spiritual teacher for our times” is an award-winning Hollywood producer, best-selling author, renowned preacher and motivational speaker–a growing force in media. His commitment to uplift the masses through entertainment has made DeVon a leading spokesperson on faith, spiritual wellness and personal development. Beliefnet named him one of the “Most Influential Christians Under 40.” DeVon produced the hit film Miracles From Heaven, wrote the No. 2 New York Times best-selling self-help book, The Wait, with his wife, actress Meagan Good, and is producing the upcoming animated film, The Star.
I hope that you will join me in tuning in, starting this Friday February 3. What are your thoughts about this feature segment every Friday on Dr. Oz? Let’s talk!