Dr. Ian’s Surprise House Call; Top 5 Lists of Health Tips

Stay informed on the hottest health headlines in The Doctors’ Friday News Feed! Then, Dr. Ian Smith shares tips to live a longer, healthier life. End dinner table drama once and for all, and learn how to get your picky eater to eat. Plus, five ways to have your best OB/GYN visit, and five exercises to better your booty!

Health Headlines
The Doctors weigh in on the latest weight-related news.

One woman decided that instead of giving candy to trick-or-treaters she deemed to be obese, she gave them a letter for their parents, stating that they shouldn’t allow their child to eat sweets. 

Jared Leto and Matthew McConaughey lost more than 40 pounds each for their roles in the new movie  Dallas Buyer’s Club . The Doctors explain why acute weight loss can be dangerous to your health .  

 In her latest book, Tori Spelling reveals that she initially lied about how she lost her post-baby weight. Learn why when you don’t eat food, you lose weight in an unhealthy way

Anger Management

The Doctors discuss Chris Brown’s latest legal troubles and his recent check in to an anger management facility. “Anger, in and of itself, can actually be a healthy emotion,” E.R. physician Dr. Travis Stork says. “Anger becomes a problem when you don’t know how to deal with it.”

Do you dread going to the gynecologist? You're not alone. Many women experience anxiety from having to place their feet in stirrups and bare it all on the exam table. OB/GYN Dr. Jennifer Ashton offers five ways to feel more comfortable at your next appointment . “The gynecologist is a judgment-free zone,” she says. “So, if you have sexual escapades or issues that you think, socially, might be embarrassing, you need to tell us that. That’s important.”

Also, be sure to tell your doctor about any medications or herbal supplements you may be taking, as they can interfere with birth control medications.

“We have heard it all!” Dr. Ashton says. Whether you’re concerned about discharge, or suffering from pain during intercourse or unusual bleeding, it’s important that you consult with your doctor.

Four questions to ask your gynecologist.

Picky Eater? No Problem!
Lisa Leake is a wife and mother of two children who, like many Americans, once thought boxed macaroni and cheese solved most food dilemmas. But, after being inspired by a television program to research what she was really feeding her family, she decided to challenge her family to 100 days without processed foods. Chronicling the family’s journey on her blog, 100 Days of Real Food, Lisa discovered the many health benefits of eating real, healthy food. She joins The Doctors to share what she’s learned and offer five tips to get your picky eater to eat .

• Get more of Lisa’s helpful tips to get your little one to try new foods .

The Doctors and USA Weekend

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Healthy House Call
Kim and Thomas are high school sweethearts who have been married for 11 years. Since getting married, they’ve packed on the pounds and are now worried about passing on unhealthy eating habits to their two young daughters. The Doctors send in physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist Dr. Ian Smith to give Kim and Thomas a kitchen makeover and help them on their path to a healthier lifestyle.

Dr. Ian says that even small changes can make a big difference in your overall health. After taking a look at Kim and Thomas’ refrigerator, he advises them to swap the thick-cut bacon for leaner turkey bacon and to cut out all the soda. He then sets them up on his Super Shred Diet — with a free membership to the YMCA of Portage, Indiana — to help them lose up to 20 pounds in just four weeks!

Tighten Your Tush
A truly dreamy derriere takes hard work and discipline. The Doctors, and personal trainer Brian Nguyen, offer up five booty-boosting workouts so you can get moving, get strong and get sexy!

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