Your Private Questions Answered

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Get the lowdown on your most private questions in a special two-part edition of The Doctors!

Part 1
It’s an all-female panel as OB-GYN Dr. Lisa Masterson is joined by family physician and sex expert Dr. Rachael Ross, relationship and sex expert Dr. Laura Berman and reality TV star Kandi Burruss of The Real Housewives of Atlanta. No question is too private and no topic is off limits!

Bedroom Toy Testers?
It’s a tough job, but somebody’s got to do it! Dr. Lisa and the ladies discuss the perks of this unique part-time job. Plus, see some discreet bedroom toys from Kandi’s adult luxury line, Bedroom Kandi.

Burlesque Workouts
Are you in an exercise rut? Miss Dakota, creator of the Burlesque Body Workout, shows how to embrace your confidence and sexuality while burning calories!

Private Questions Answered
“As a gynecologist, my patients ask me everything, and my girlfriends ask me everything,” Dr. Lisa says.

Older Men = Lower Fertility?
Is it harder to get pregnant if you’re in a relationship with an older man? Dr. Lisa and the ladies weigh in on men’s biological clocks.

Birth Control Blunders
Can inserting a tampon after sex help prevent pregnancy, or is it a contraception misconception?

Sex in Your 60s
Kandi’s mother, Joyce Jones, a.k.a. “Mama Joyce,” says that her libido is still going strong in her 60s. See why mental maturity plays an important role in sexual satisfaction.

Sex Drive and Self-Pleasuring
Can abstaining from self-stimulation enhance your sex drive? Find out!

Part 2
The “boys” are back for the second half of the show. Learn health secrets that your feet reveal, how to protect yourself from the massive whooping cough outbreak and more!

War of the Worms?

There’s a new weapon in the war on obesity – parasitic worms. A recent University of Georgia study conducted in mice shows that parasitic worms excrete a sugar-based, anti-inflammatory molecule called glycan, which could help treat certain metabolic disorders associated with obesity.

“It makes sense, conceptually,” ER physician Dr. Travis Stork says. “A parasite, by definition, needs the host to survive, so it would make sense that this parasite, a.k.a. worm, is releasing some type of substance to prevent the host from attacking it.”

Pediatrician Dr. Jim Sears adds that glycan is also present in human breast milk. “We think maybe that’s one of the reasons why it’s is so protective. Babies plump up, they get a lot of baby fat, but they don’t get a lot of the [inflammatory] problems from it.”

“I want to emphasize this: Don’t start eating worms to get this effect. It probably won’t work,” Dr. Travis states.

Dangers of tapeworm diets.

Whooping Cough Epidemic

Could an ineffective vaccine be the cause of a widespread whooping cough epidemic? The Doctors discuss the alarming outbreak of whooping cough , or pertussis in the U.S., and how the nation suffered the worst rates of infection in almost six decades.

Hazards of Going Green

There are all kinds of rules and regulations put in place by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to ensure that the foods we’re buying and eating are safe, but can the grocery bags you’re carrying them in be harming your health? According to studies, reusable grocery bags could spread deadly bacteria like E. coli if you’re not careful.

While reusable grocery bags are the most eco-friendly choice, The Doctors recommend using separate bags for different types of food and washing your bags regularly to prevent a potential bacterial infection. 

Work Out without Leaving Your Chair

See a unique way to stay active at home. The ChairMaster is ideal for people with limited mobility, or for anyone who wants to burn some extra calories without missing their favorite TV show. 

Common Foot Complaints
Podiatrist Dr. Rondrick Williamson reveals the causes of common foot complaints and how to treat the conditions.

Frigid Feet
Are your feet always cold? Find out the causes of chronically cold feet and when you should worry that something more serious could be to blame. Plus, see a heated, remote control-activated insert called ThermaCELL to keep your feet toasty warm.

Heel Pain
Dr. Williamson explains that most heel pain is caused by plantar fasciitis, an inflammation of the plantar fascia, which connects the heel bone to the toes and creates the arch of the foot. See how steroid injection therapy is performed to relieve severe heel pain.