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You've worked for two weeks on cutting out soda...and starting your dinner with a dose of whole grain bread and olive oil. Now, take a deep breath—it's time for your next Prescription America assignment.

For the next two weeks, simply take 10 deep breaths in the morning and another 10 in the evening. "Lie on your back. Put one hand on your stomach and one hand on your chest. As you inhale, push your stomach way out to the count of five," Dr. Oz says. "After five seconds, a comfortable breath should be held and then slowly exhale—again, letting your stomach come down really pushing your stomach down till your belly button hits your spine."

Making this a regular habit has three great health benefits. It makes your lungs and blood vessels function better, it helps with stress relief and also helps with the drainage of your lymphatic system—the system that removes toxins from your body.
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FROM: Dr Oz: The Woman with the 140-Pound Tumor
Published on September 16, 2008
As a reminder, always consult your doctor for medical advice and treatment before starting any program.

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