Healthy and Harmful "Highs"

Kick your health into high gear! From surprising new research on high pesticide levels to the newest ways to get a higher metabolism without exercise, The Doctors reveal the healthy and harmful highs that you need to know.

Masters of “The Mile High Club” 

The British are commonly associated with proper etiquette, tea and crumpets, and the royal family, but according to a recent survey conducted by the travel website Skyscanner, they are known for their love of another elite pastime – frisky flying.

Looking to become a fully fledged member? Phil Kessler, the official president of The Mile High Club, gives the specifics on how to join this exclusive party. As their slogan says, “It beats first-class by a mile!”

Since engaging in mile-high “activities” is illegal on commercial jets, there are airlines operating out of Ohio, New Hampshire and the U.K. that offer private flights exclusively for passengers who wish to partake in mid-air meet-ups.

High Height Chart

When does the average person stop growing? Paul “Tiny” Sturgess, the tallest player in the history of the world-famous Harlem Globetrotters, discusses his uniquely lengthy growth spurt. Plus, see if The Doctors have a chance to score on a 7-foot, 8-inch defender!

More on the Harlem Globetrotters.

Dangers of High Calcium Levels

Adequate calcium intake is recommended to prevent osteoporosis, but a surplus of calcium could be doing more harm than good. 

An alarming new study out of Sweden found that women with high levels of calcium have twice the risk of dying from heart disease. On the other hand, women with a lack of calcium were found to be at risk for the same health problems. 

The Doctors explain why too much or too little calcium, like any other vitamin or supplement, can have dangerous side effects.

The majority of adults need 1,000-1,200 mg of daily calcium. Consult your doctor about how much calcium you should be getting each day.

Shannon Miller’s Amazing Journey 

Shannon Miller is not only America’s most decorated Olympic gymnast, but she also is a mother, author, cancer survivor and health advocate.

Overcoming Ovarian Cancer
During a routine check-up in 2010 to prepare for her second child, Shannon was diagnosed with a rare form of ovarian cancer. See how she overcame the odds and is once again a mother-to-be.

Shannon's "Miracle Baby" Ultrasound
When an expectant mother carries “high,” does it mean she is going to have a girl? Find out as Shannon has a 3D ultrasound performed to determine the sex of her baby.

More on 3D Babyface Sonography.

Shannon Miller's Fit Pregnancy DVD series.

Dangers of High Pesticides 

How safe is your produce? An alarming study out of UC Davis showed a large majority of pre-school children were exposed to dangerous levels of pesticides, which have been linked to cancer, as well as developmental and neurological impairment.

• Get the Environmental Working Group’s guide to buying produce: The Dirty Dozen and the Clean 15.

Actress, mother and organic food advocate Kelly Preston discusses the dangers of pesticides in fruits and vegetables.

“I’m here to inspire people to grow some of your own fruits and vegetables, even if you don’t have a lot of land. You can do a pot at your house, you can do herbs in your kitchen,” Kelly says.

Kelly’s Homegrown Gardening Tips
Take a tour of Kelly’s organic garden and learn simple ways to start a garden of your own.

Challenge to Change
Make a change today for a chance to spend the evening with Kelly and actress Kirstie Alley! Learn how to take part in the Camp Kirstie Challenge to Change.

Camp Kirstie

Kelly and Kirstie want to help you to say goodbye to yo-yo diets, quick fixes and ridiculous meal plans. Take part in the Camp Kirstie Challenge to Change!

The Pledge: Set a healthy goal and accomplish it by the end of March 2013. Then visit and share your story.

The Prize: An exclusive, glamorous night in with Kelly Preston and Kirstie Alley! Five winners will share great food, intimate conversation and surprises with two of Hollywood’s most recognized and inspirational stars! This contest has expired. 

More Health Highs 

From “negative calorie” foods for a high metabolism to the benefits of high heels and more, The Doctors reveal more highs that affect your health.

Tips for a High Metabolism
Discover effective ways to speed up your metabolism and lose weight… without exercise!

High Fashion Health Tips
Are hair highlights and high-waisted jeans a cause for concern? Plus, take your foot health to new heights. Find out how!

High Cholesterol Help
Legendary singer Mary Wilson of The Supremes asks The Doctors how to make sense of high cholesterol levels. Find out the difference between LDL and HDL.

Understanding cholesterol.

Hazards of a High Heart Rate

An irregular heartbeat can lead to serious health problems. Dr. Freda Lewis-Hall, chief medical officer of Pfizer, and ER physician Dr. Travis Stork have a heart-to-heart discussion about atrial fibrillation.