The Doctors: Sleep Positions & Your Health
Could sleeping on your left side really improve your health? The real answer is that it simply depends on who you are. People with heartburn or acid reflux could benefit from sleeping on their left side. When you’re pregnant, you want to sleep on your left side because it allows for more flow through the vena cava or the blood vessel that leads to the placenta. When the baby is born, the baby should always sleep on their back.
For those with congestive heart failure, they may be better off sleeping on their right side to improve blood flow and avoid compressing their heart. People with heart issues could benefit from elevating their legs or their head during sleep. If you sleep on your side, it may help your joints to sleep with a pillow in between your knees.
So what’s your favorite sleeping position?
The Doctors: Unique Cat
One cat named Venus, a 5-year-old Tabby cat who’s fur is black on one side and orange on the other, is gaining popularity on the internet. More than likely, Venus is the result of two separate embryos that fused together to a unique face! Face was the word of the day and you can use the word face to enter for a chance to win a Skin Authority cleansing system on The Doctors’ website!
The Doctors: The Taco Cleanse?
For The Doctors’ News in 2:00, they reported “The Taco Cleanse” cookbook as the number one best-seller in Amazon’s Cooking Humor category. It’s caught the attention of Jennifer Aniston who said she ordered the book but had some concerns about eating corn tortillas. The book doesn’t promise weight loss but shares healthier ways to make tacos without meat or sour cream. Aniston recently revealed that she eats wheat toast with a poached egg and a chickpea/vegetable salad as part of her diet.
The Doctors: Heal Concussions With Exercise
Teenagers make up most of the estimated 300,000 sports-related brain injuries in the U.S. each year. There is currently no specific treatment for concussions other than rest, which is why researchers at the University of Buffalo are looking at exercise as a possible treatment for teen concussions. In a clinical trial, teens with concussions were prescribed 20 minutes of gentle treadmill daily. One study showed that the exercise changed the blood flow in the brain from abnormal to normal. Final results of the study won’t be known for another eight months. For now, avoid exercise to treat concussions and follow doctor recommendations.
The Doctors: Natalie Cole Cause Of Death
The Doctors then reported that Natalie Cole‘s family has officially announced the singer’s cause of death as heart failure brought on by a rare lung disease. In 2009, Cole underwent a kidney transplant because of her history with drug addiction and hepatitis. Following the surgery, she was diagnosed with pulmonary arterial hypertension, which caused her chest pain and shortness of breath. Natalie Cole was 65-years-old.
The Doctors: Think Positive
For The Doctors Prescription of the Day, they suggested you stop viewing aging negatively. It could reduce your rate of dementia! So view it positively and keep up with diet and exercise. Positive thinking can go a long way!