Head to toe, inside and out -- get your body back today!
Smiling: Do you take it for granted? Gracie, 12, lost her ability to smile after a cavernous hemangioma (CH), a normally benign lesion on the brain, began to bleed. The bleeding caused then 9-year-old Gracie to have stroke-like paralysis on the right side of her body, making her unable to control her face and limbs. Now, after 10 operations, including a brain stem surgery, Gracie recounts her experiences.
How to Get Your Youthful Mind Back
There are many ways to look better, but what about feeling better? Pediatrician Dr. Jim Sears says kids have a contagious sense of adventure, and it has taken him to new heights.
Watch Dr. Sears leap out of an airplane for the adrenaline rush of his life!
“If you’re lacking that adrenaline spike, you need to go out there and do it. But [do it] safely,” ER physician Dr. Travis Stork says. “Push the envelope a bit.”
Dr. Travis explains how adrenaline affects the body, and reveals the health benefits of a little adventure.
“Sky diving was a pretty extreme example of an adrenaline rush,” Dr. Sears says. “But you can do smaller ones during the day.”
Dr. Sears says when he's in need of a rush he'll take a spin on a go-cart track near his office. Find out what excites you and go on your own adventure today!
How to Get Your Youthful Eyes Back
It’s a brand new procedure for more youthful eyes – Pelleve’.The noninvasive procedure banishes crow’s feet by delivering heat to the subdermal junction, where skin and fat meet. Dermatologist Dr. Ava Shamban demonstrates the treatment on Sharon in less than an hour! See the difference in her face after just one treatment.
Dr. Shamban says that, while most patients see an immediate tightening affect, one to three treatments are recommended for optimal results. The procedure costs between $500 and $1,000, and the number of annual treatments decreases as your skin’s collagen regenerates.
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How to Fight Against the Flu
Everyday with Rachael Ray editor-in-chief, Liz Vaccariello, reveals three surprising spices to boost your immune system this flu season!
Paprika: Comprised of red bell pepper and chili pepper, paprika contains nine-times the amount of vitamin C as one tomato. It is also rich in carotenoid, a powerful antioxidant that protects your body’s cells from free radicals.
Coriander: In fresh form, coriander is actually cilantro. Both fresh and dried, this herb is known for its anti-inflammatory properties. It is also chock-full of natural antihistamines, vitamin C, bioflavanoids and phytonutrients – all essential to a healthy immune system.
Fennel seed: Fennel contains a great deal of vitamin C and can be used as an expectorant in tea form to soothe symptoms.
While it’s encouraged to sprinkle these spices on your favorite foods, Dr. Travis says the best way to avoid the flu is to get vaccinated, wash your hands often and try not to touch your eyes and nose during flu season.
How to Get Your Sex Drive Back
Are you feeling a little less sexy these days? Your diet may be sabotaging your sex drive. The Doctors explain the top three libido busters in your diet.
Sugar: Studies show that testosterone levels can decrease by as much as 25 percent after a blood-sugar spike.
Bisphenol A (BPA): Used to manufacture old plastic bottles and some cans, men exposed to BPA are four-times more likely to report erectile dysfunction.
Salt: Too much sodium intake can increase blood pressure, which decreases blood flow to the penis.
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