The Doctors discuss recent health stories making headlines.
Surprising Sleep Saboteurs
Editor-in-chief of Women’s Health, Michele Promaulayko, joins OB-GYN Dr. Jennifer Ashton, family medicine physician Dr. Rachael Ross and ER physician Dr. Travis Stork to share four surprising reasons you may be losing sleep, and simple solutions to snooze more soundly:
1. Vitamins: Taking vitamins at night, particularly B complex vitamins, can disrupt your sleep. To avoid the negative effects, take vitamins in the morning.
2. Heartburn: Eating right before bed or drinking alcohol late at night can lead to heartburn. Skip the late-night snacks to cool the burn.
3. Peppermint face scrub: Strong scents can stimulate the brain, making it more difficult to drift off to sleep. For a more relaxing scent, try lavender face wash instead.
4. Sounds: Whether it’s too noisy or too quiet, many people find their ability to sleep deeply impacted by the sounds in their environment. For a soothing setting, try using a white noise machine.
Dr. Ashton explains that women are more likely than men to suffer negative health consequences due to poor sleep. Getting a good night’s rest is just as important as eating well and working out are to your overall well-being!
• Selfies are so last season: The Doctors, Women's Health, Facebook and Instagram called for your "healthies" — a selfie showing off what you do to stay healthy. See the photos you sent on Facebook and Instagram. It's not too late to send us your photo! To share on Facebook, use #healthies and tag @TheDoctors @WomensHealthMag, and on Instagram, use #healthies and tag @TheDoctorsTV and @WomensHealthMag. And, tune in to The Doctors all week — Your photo could be featured on the show!
Dr. Rachael offers three tips to help manage leakage so it won't prevent you from participating in the activities you love!
For more information about bladder protection, visit the Always Discreet website.
“Dr. Disgusting” and the Mysterious Skin Condition
Jessica, 23, has been suffering with a painful skin condition since she was 12 years old. She has boil-like lesions on her left underarm, as well as her abdomen, the top of her legs and her breasts. She says she is very embarrassed by the condition and has seen several doctors, who have so far been unable to determine the cause of her discomfort. The Doctors send her to see gastroenterologist Dr. Jorge Rodriguez, also known as Dr. Disgusting, to help Jessica uncover the root of her problem.
The Doctor's Diet Challenge Update
Cheer moms Melisa and Stacey first joined The Doctors in February 2014, determined to lose the excess weight that had been slowing them down. Both busy moms, they each struggled to make time to eat well, opting for either skipping meals or driving thru the nearest fast-food restaurant. They turned to Dr. Travis, who challenged them to follow his simple, three-step plan, The Doctor’s Diet , to help them on their journey to better health.
Melisa and Stacey are back to share how The Doctor’s Diet has transformed their lives. See their incredible new looks!
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The Doctor’s Diet is published by Bird Street Books, Inc., which is owned by The Doctors’ executive producer.
Which is Worse: Celebrity Edition
When it comes to your health, the stars’ secrets may not always be award-winning. The Doctors weigh in on which celebrity health habit is worse for you: eating clay to reduce toxins in the body or sunning your bare lady parts for more vitamin D.