The Doctors: Gel VS Acrylic Nails
Do you love getting your nails done? Do you know which is worse, gel or acrylic? Acrylic tends to be harder and last longer and acrylic is actually worse for your health! Acrylic is applied on top of the nail and can sometimes seal in bacteria or fungus and the artificial nail can dislodge causing nail infections. Spread out your nail visits a little bit, because often times you dry your nail under a UV lamp, which can cause skin damage. Either apply a waterproof sunscreen ahead of time, or use a glove when drying your nails to protect your skin.
You could also go for an organic manicure, which can be better for you overall. Also, let your nails breathe every now and then to give your nail beds a little rest. Dr Rachael Ross and Dr Jennifer Ashton then had a little too much fun applying nail polish to Dr Travis Stork’s nails.
How do you protect your nails and your health when you visit the salon for a manicure or pedicure?
The Doctors: Mandarin Oriental Spa Day
Dr Jennifer Berman was due for a “me day” so she visited the spa at Mandaran Oriental at Las Vegas to get an exclusive wellness treatment. Andrew Lomas-Gong at the spa explained that they brought wellness to a hotel to take in the mind, body, and spirit into the spa experience. They use aromatherapy as well as the five elements to figure out how to best help the person relax. Dr Berman then underwent a body massage treatment and said she felt centered and peaceful afterward!
Peaceful was the word of the day and you can use the word peaceful to enter for a chance to win a trip for two to Hong Kong for two nights at The Spa Mandarin Oriental Hotel, as well as a trip for two at Mandaran Oriental in Las Vegas.
The Doctors: DIY Teeth Straightening?
The Doctors then took a closer look at online tutorials allegedly helping people achieve straighter teeth with homemade braces madeout of rubber bands or dental floss. Could the DIY trend cause more harm than good? Dr Kourosh Maddahi said moving your teeth actually isn’t that difficult. The problem is that when you move teeth on your own, you can mess up your entire bite, causing bone loss or gum recession. You could eventually lose your teeth.
Do not try to do it yourself, seek a professional’s help!
The Doctors: Zoe Saldana Post-Baby Body
For The Doctors News in 2:00, it was reported that Zoe Saldana recently posted inspiring messages along with photos of her post-baby body. Saldana gave birth to twins last year and at her heaviest, weighed 185 pounds. The 37-year-old is now able to fit back into her old Guardians of the Galaxy costume. She shared a message to other moms saying “It pays off to work hard! I mean it mommies of the world, if I did it you can too.”
The Doctors: Abnormal Cholesterol In Children
A newly published study by the CDC found that 21% of American children have some sort of abnormal cholesterol. Researchers believe the childhood obesity epidemic is responsible for the surge. Abnormal cholesterol is a risk factor for developing cardiovascular disease in adults, which includes strokes and heart attacks. Preventative measures must begin in early childhood, including regular exercise, healthy eating, and maintaining ideal body weight.
The Doctors: Harrison Ford Conservation
Back in 2009, Harrison Ford made a statement saying “Nature will take care of itself – nature doesn’t need people, people need nature to survive.” In a recent interview with ABC Australia, Ford said “If we don’t work together, the consequences are disastrous, not right now but for our children and our children’s children.”
Ford serves on the board of Conservation International, and is currently on an tour to promote the new Star Wars movie.
The Doctors: Honey To Keep Fruit Fresh
If you enjoy fruit but you get upset when it turns brown, try honey instead of lemon juice! Create a bath with two tablespoons of honey and one cup of water, then let the fruit soak for about 30 seconds. The fruit will stay fresh for up to eight hours!