Transform Your Body with LL Cool J
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Famously fit actor, hip-hop mogul and author LL Cool J joins The Doctors to share simple secrets for transforming your body!

Diet Essentials   
In his new book, LL Cool J's Platinum 360 Diet and Lifestyle: A Full-Circle Guide to Developing Your Mind, Body, and Soul, LL Cool J says that understanding the importance of carbohydrates, fats and protein is essential to a healthy diet. The Doctors explain the right and wrong ways to incorporate the foods into your diet.

Carbohydrates

Fats

Protein




LL reveals that he keeps his body in great shape by following a meal plan that combines the three nutrients in different ways throughout the week.

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LL Cool J's Workout Secrets
LL is known for his bulging muscles and awesome abs. His trainer, David "Scooter" Honig shares his top tips to stay in tip-top shape!

Learn the secret behind LL Cool J's sexy six-pack abs!

Work your entire body with an exercise that combines push-ups and jumping jacks!

Strengthen your legs with
plyometric jump squats!

Burn big-time calories and elevate your heart rate with resistance running!




Facial Reconstruction after Bear Attack
On July 22, 2008, Allena was working on her ranch in California, when a black bear appeared out of nowhere and attacked her. "It hit me," she says. "It just was right in my face, within a half-a-second of making eye contact. It grabbed my ears and bit into my face. The next thing I remember, I was lying on the ground, and it was chewing on my head. I went, 'So this was what it feels like to be killed by a wild beast.' I remember watching this thing spitting my teeth out into the sand. At that point, the bear had my face in his mouth."

Allena's Amazing Recovery

See images of Allena's journey, from attack to reconstruction.

Disclaimer: These images are extremely graphic and may not be suitable for young children.


Allena tried to get the bear off of her face by jabbing at its eye with her thumbnail. The bear released her long enough for her to call for her two dogs. Her mastiff, Deke, cried out in pain as he battled the bear. "I thought, if Deke is willing to die to save my life, the least I can do is get up and try to get out of here," she says.

She jumped into her car and drove about five miles to the nearest fire station for help. From there, she was airlifted to the UCLA Medical Center. "I woke up, and I was alive," she says.

The attack left Allena with severe injuries to her jaw, lips, earlobes, cheeks and forehead. She has undergone two tissue repair surgeries and two bone grafts to replace lost bone.

Facial and reconstructive surgeon at UCLA, Dr. Kimberly Lee treated Allena after the attack and explains the extensive work that went into rebuilding Allena's face. "I saw the bear's claw imprinted onto her forehead bone," Dr. Lee says. "I got the sense that this is somebody who just survived a really horrific attack."

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In addition to her severe facial injuries, Allena sustained significant trauma to her mouth, as the bear ripped out five of her teeth and damaged nine others. Cosmetic dentist Dr. Bill Dorfman repairs her dental damage and gives Allena a new smile. Allena joins The Doctors to reveal the amazing reconstruction of her face and see her new smile for the first time.


Ask Our Doctors: Pharmacy Edition
More than 24 million people in the United States have diabetes. The Doctors and CVS pharmacist Jeff McClusky explain how to manage the condition and save money doing so!

Learn more about diabetes

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