Dr. Oz -- Eating healthfully on a budget, Botox investigation, and how to fight cellulite

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PHOENIX – Dr. Oz is tackling some great topics this week, including how you can get the best bang for your buck at the grocery store and still eat healthfully.

The shopping tips come from Rachel Ray, who’s known for her easy-to-make recipes.

Beans are big.

“If you buy in bulk, it’s really inexpensive,” Oz said. “It’s one of those foods you can buy and use as a staple for all kinds of recipes.”

Tuna is also a budget and body friendly item.

Ray and Oz will also demonstrate some healthful pasta dishes.

Tuesday’s show features a hidden-camera look at Botox treatments.

“When done correctly by the right kind of person, Botox is very safe,” Oz said. “That’s one of the reasons people love it. But you can be very easily conned by discount sources of Botox. We went undercover to show how easy it is to take people’s money from them.”

Basically Oz and his team set up a nail salon with a Botox back room, using people who were not professionals to administer the fake injections.

“The sting operation worked beautifully,” Oz said. “People went for the bait of the inexpensive Botox. The reality is [botulinum toxin] is one of the most powerful toxins we know. One eyelash off my eyelid could kill the entire population of Phoenix. It is strong stuff and it has to be used correctly if you want to avoid the consequences.”

Oz will share the story of a couple of who was on a ventilator for months because of a bad Botox injection.

Come Wednesday, Oz and his team will reveal the secret weapon to fight cellulite.

“Ninety percent of women have cellulite,” Oz explained. “And it’s not just about how much weight you have on board.”

Kelp incorporated into your diet and aminophylline cream applied externally can be effective in reducing the appearance of cellulite, Oz said. In addition to looking at what does work, Oz and his team will explain what doesn’t work so you don’t’ waste your money.

Catch Dr. Oz weekdays at 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. on 3TV.