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From sushi bars for pets to a gym in your purse, The Doctors reveals the top health trends for 2010!

Stand-Up Nap
Have you ever been so tired that you felt like you could fall asleep standing up? With the Vertical Bed, now you can!

The Vertical Bed, developed by Jamie O'Shea, allows the user to sleep in a standing position, by supporting his or her body from the shins, chest and waist. The bed folds up into a briefcase for easy transportation, and noise-cancelling headphones, opaque sunglasses and a free-standing umbrella make it easy to sleep in any condition!

Pediatrician Dr. Jim Sears relaxes on the Vertical Bed. "This is cool!" Dr. Jim says. "I'm totally relaxed, just kind of being suspended by this thing. I can take a nap anywhere, now."

Woodchip Bath
Woodchips don't have to be just for gardening and barbequing; they can also be used for bathing. The cedar enzyme bath at the Osmosis Day Spa purports to soothe skin and speed up the metabolic system in a relaxing setting.

The bath is made up of a mixture of finely ground fragrant cedar, rice bran and plant enzyme catalysts that are imported from Japan.

"This bath is totally unique," says Michael Stusser, creator of the bath. "The thing that makes it truly amazing is that it's heating biologically, because it's actually a fermenting medium generating its own heat.

"It's fabulous for your body because it mimics your body's metabolism, so it boosts your metabolism," Michael adds. "It helps your digestion, it's great for aches and pains, and it casts your skin in an absolutely radiant glow."


On the Web site, community member Brajamagirl suggested Dr. Lisa try the Brajama — pajamas with a built-in soft-cup bra for support. The creator, Claire Chapin, joins The Doctors to discuss her comfortable clothing line!

Carolina, 24, takes a relaxing soak in the cedar bath. "It reminds me of playing in the sand when I was a kid," she says. "It feels amazing."

Sushi Bars for Pets
Do you enjoy sitting at the sushi bar and dining on your favorite sashimi? Now you can treat your pets to a similar dining experience by visiting a raw food bar catered to your furry friends!

Dr. Jim takes canines Gage and Holly to Pussy and Pooch in Los Angeles to eat at the Paw Bar, the pet boutique's version of a sushi raw bar. Dishes include simmered stews, organic frozen yogurt and a variety of raw meat meals, such as rabbit, lamb and chicken. Everything served is human-grade quality, and the meals offer nutritional benefits for improved skin, digestion and energy.

"I think it's a great treat, if that's something you want to do for a doggy date," E.R. physician and proud dog owner Dr. Travis Stork says.

If not prepared correctly, raw food can be harmful to animals, just as it can be for their owners. Be sure to consult your veterinarian before feeding your pet a raw food meal.

Video Game Workout

You don't have to be a couch potato while playing video games. Watch Dr. Travis and Dr. Jim compete and burn calories with EA Sports Active on the Nintendo Wii.

Edible Insects

Watch The Doctors treat themselves to chocolate-covered crunchy critters, and learn about the health benefits of insects.

Gym in a Purse
If you feel like you don't have enough time in the day to workout, the SpinGym is for you. A workout device small enough to fit in your purse or bag, the Spin Gym tones and strengthens your arms, chest, back and shoulders.

"Nobody has time to go to the gym," Forbes Riley, creator of the SpinGym, says. "What you notice [about the Spin Gym] is that you can do it everywhere!"

By pulling on the two ends of the device, you activate multiple muscles at once. The device provides up to 20 pounds of resistance every time you pull. 

Forbes and The Doctors demonstrate how to use the SpinGym.

UV-Alert Clothing
Fifty to 80 percent of a person's lifetime of sun exposure occurs before the age of 18, so it is important to protect your children from harmful UV rays. "[When] we were kids, we got all the sun we wanted and we didn't know how damaging it was," Dr. Jim says.

"But now we know just how serious it is."

"We know it's that sun you get early on, the sun damage, that will come back to bite you years later in the form of skin cancer," plastic surgeon Dr. Drew Ordon says. "Especially melanoma, which we know is the most serious form of skin cancer."

To help guard children from dangerous ultraviolet (UV) rays, LuvGear created sun-sensitive clothing. The garments sense how strong the sun is and alerts the wearer when UV ray exposure has reached a harmful level. Dr. Jim demonstrates how the clothing works.

LuvGear is available at select JC Penney and Sears stores in the United States and Canada.

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