Think you know what's to blame for what's ailing you? Bad skin? Must be the chocolate. Acid Reflux? Probably spicy food? Not so fast! The Doctors shed new light on common problems.
Get Your Body Back
Identical triplets Jaclyn, Nicole and Erica, wife of The Doctors executive producer, Jay McGraw, all have 1-year-old baby girls. Knowing firsthand how tough it is to get back into shape after pregnancy, they created 3, 2, 1 ... Get Your Body Back a new workout video for new moms, or anyone looking to tone up and get their fitness back on track. In three 10-minute increments, each workout targets the core to condition all muscles from the inside out and safely shed pounds.
"To get weight off, there's really no secret," Jaclyn says. "You have to eat right and exercise."
Karina and Chris are debating why Karina is experiencing severe back pain. She believes it's from sleeping awkwardly on Chris' arm, and Chris is convinced it's how she sits in front of her computer at work. Who's right? The Doctors weigh in.
Do Shoes Cause Shin Splints?
Forty-year-old Vanessa gets painful shin splints after she runs, and believes her shoes are the culprits. Fitness expert Basheerah Ahmad demonstrates exercises that properly prepare the body for a vigorous run, prevent shin splints and take the blame off the sneakers!
Heartburn: What's Really to Blame?
Caitlyn says her husband suffers from severe heartburn during the day and immediately blames her cooking. But each morning, he drinks several cups of orange juice and coffee before breakfast. She reaches out to The Doctors to find out, once and for all, what's really causing his heartburn.
• How your body's pH levels cause heartburn
If you suffer from acne, rosacea or deep lines and wrinkles, food might actually be to blame. Dermatologist and author of Feed your Face, Dr. Jessica Wu, says that while we pay attention to what's on our faces, we should be paying attention to what's on our plates.
Foods to Avoid if you have Problem Skin:
• Dairy: Milk, cheese, yogurt, ice cream and lattes all contain cow hormones that can increase oil production and clog pores.
• Sugar: When digested, sugar turns into glucose, which can break down collagen in the skin.
Increase Your Intake for Better Skin:
• Pizza: Wholesome whole wheat thin crust pizza with very little cheese, tomato sauce, green and yellow veggies and grilled chicken, will promote radiant and plump skin.
• Bloody Mary: Both virgin and non-virgin, this is the best cocktail for your skin. Tomato juice contains lycopene which has been shown to fight sun damage.
• Steak: Loaded with zinc, steak increases collagen and is abundant in anti-inflammatory properties, but since it is high in fat, be sure to enjoy it in moderation.
• Green beans: This vegetable is packed with silicon, which helps grow long, strong hair and nails.
• Get the complete list of good and bad foods for your skin!
Germs: Blame Your Cell Phone
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