Dr. Travis’ Secrets To Losing Your Gut For Good!

Show Synopsis

Dr. Travis’ Anatomy Lab
Visceral fat buildup in the body can severely affect the function of major organs, such as the heart and liver. As fat piles on over time, it can lead to heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure and other weight-related complications.

"The way the fat affects your internal organs and the things you can't see is what I want to show everyone right now," E.R. physician Dr. Travis Stork says.  "[It's] fat that you don't need, and this is where all those reactions begin -- the pro-inflammatory process that can lead to heart disease, diabetes and so many other ailments. And if you think you're immune from this because you're too young, think again."

BodyViz Technology
“Oftentimes, as we go through life, we don’t think about the consequences of our actions,” Dr. Travis says. “We don’t think about [how this] food is going to affect my health 10 or 20 years from now."

Dr. Travis goes inside the human body with BodyViz, a state-of-the-art virtual technology that illustrates how visceral belly fat accumulates inside the abdomen, which smothers organs and can cause dangerous calcium deposits to form in the heart.


The Importance of Everyday Choices

Breakfast or no breakfast? Stairs or elevator? Sit or stand? Simple choices throughout your daily life can be a determining factor in your long-term health and longevity.

A N.E.A.T. Way to
Lose Weight

Dr. Travis explains how to incorporate Non-Exercise Activity Thermogenesis (NEAT) into your daily routine to help kick excess pounds to the curb!

Debbie, 45, is a busy mom who is unhappy with her waistline and overall health. She knows her health should be more of a priority but can never find the time to do so. Debbie joins The Doctors and Dr. Travis gives her tips on how she can make more time and energy during her daily life.

“You burn three times as many calories walking up stairs as you do just walking on a flat surface," Dr. Travis explains. "Walking 30 minutes a day can increase your lifespan by three years. [Even] flossing your teeth can add six years to your life.

"The choices you make now could prevent your own visit to the E.R. someday” Dr. Travis says.


A Lifetime of Bad Choices:
Dr. Travis shows Debbie a dramatization of how poor lifestyle choices can lead to many health problems over time.


A Lifetime of Good Choices:
Dr. Travis shows Debbie a dramatization of how making smart everyday choices can lead to a longer and happier life.

More Lean Belly Tips!

From playing with your kids to the power of music, to the bedroom benefits of losing weight, Dr. Travis reveals more secrets and solutions from his book, The Lean Belly Prescription!



How Stress Causes Belly Fat
Christy, 41, is a stressed-out mother of 5-year-old triplets. In addition to the pressures of parenthood, Christy typically works 60-hour weeks and feels there is never enough time to focus on her health. Recently, she has been gaining excess weight, and feels that stress could a contributing factor.

“It’s emails and phone calls, non-stop,” Christy explains. “When I walk in the door, I don’t even get a chance to put my stuff down before the kids are crawling all over me.

“Looking at myself in the mirror, it’s not pleasant,” Christy says. “I am self-conscious of my arms, my stomach and my back fat. It’s gotten out of control, [and] I feel it all over.”

Dr. Travis' Belly-Busting Beverage

As the saying goes, “Milk does a body good.” But did you know it can also help get rid of your gut? Dr. Travis explains how cinnamon chocolate milk is a surprising way to help you lose weight!

Christy visits compounding pharmacist Dr. Mark Gonzalez, who works primarily with hormone treatments to customize prescription medications for patients on an individual basis.

Christy takes a saliva stress test, in which four saliva samples are collected at various times throughout the day. The saliva swabs are then tested for cortisol, also known as the stress hormone.

“When patients potentially have high cortisol levels, there [are] a few symptoms that they can experience,” Dr. Gonzalez explains. “The very first one is, typically, central weight gain. The second symptom can be [an] inability to lose some of that weight. That's why it's so important to use a test kit like this to measure those levels, so we can identify the problem.”

Excuses: Everybody Has One

Dr. Travis takes on excuses that audience members have for not focusing on their health.

Christy and Dr. Gonzalez join The Doctors to explain how the cortisol stress test is evaluated and reveal the results of Christy’s saliva test.

“Take breaks throughout the day," Dr. Travis says. "[Take] ten-minute walks. Even if [it's just] taking a brief moment to look outside. Breaking that cycle of stress is one of the most essential things you can do."


Ask Dr. Travis


How Does Food Affect Workout Results?
"A lean belly starts in the kitchen, not in the gym," Dr. Travis says. Go grocery shopping with Dr. Travis as he reveals his top-five belly-busting foods!


How Do I Get Six-Packs Abs?
Dr. Travis demonstrates how plank exercises and high-intensity interval workouts can "torch away" fat and strengthen your entire core.

 

 


Download Dr. Travis' Prescription Grocery List, including the list of whole wheat and whole grain foods he recommends!

See why the snack aisle at the grocery store doesn't have to be a health danger zone!


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