Drs: Denise Austin Healthy Swaps + Korean Beauty Secrets

The Doctors: Denise Austin “Side Effect: Skinny”

The Doctors were joined by fitness guru Denise Austin, author of “Side Effect: Skinny” and her daughter, who brought with them some great snack and exercise swaps to save you both time and calories. Denise explained that her book is about eating right and exercising with a good attitude, kick starting your metabolism and doing “7-minute slimmers” which are quick exercises to get you in shape.

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The Doctors: Snack & Exercise Swaps

Drs: Denise Austin Healthy Swaps + Korean Beauty Secrets

Denise Austin joined The Doctors to reveal healthier snack swaps to save you calories. (veggiefrog / Flickr)

We all love snacking, but it’s important to find the right ones. Rather than trail mix, which can contain 150 calories in 1/4 of a cup. Try homemade popcorn with olive oil and rosemary, which contains antioxidants and fiber. Instead of potato chips, try edamame and season it to your liking! Finally, instead of calorie, fat, and sugar-loaded protein bars, make your own by packing together apple, almond butter, oats, sea salt, and pumpkin seeds.

You can double your workout in half the time as well, by performing a forward/side lunge while holding a dumbbell straight out to the side, and then bringing it forward in front of your chest as you lunge. You can also try a move where you reach out in front of your body and then pull your elbows back as you do a standing crunch, driving your knee upward.

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The Doctors: Korean Beauty Secrets

Korea is the “hot bed of beauty trends” and The Doctors welcomed author of “The Little Book of Skin Care,” Charlotte Cho. Charlotte revealed some beauty secrets, starting with fermented skin care. Charlotte shared a DIY recipe using green tea and essential oils. Soak a cotton round in the tea and then squeeze out any excess liquid before placing it on the skin for about 20 minutes. Green tea is full of antioxidants which is great for anti-aging.

The Doctors: No Makeup, Makeup Tricks

Next, in Korea hydration is key to youthful-looking skin. She shared sheet masks from Korea, including one that uses snail mucus, which smells good! It’s full of moisture for the skin and when put on a clean face, it can mingle with your skin to moisturize and give your face a youthful glow.

Charlotte then shared no-makeup makeup tricks. Charlotte explained that Soko Glam makes a compact that can provide a dewy look and coverage for your skin without a cakey look. The formula is moisturizing and provides anti-aging benefits. To use it, you want to tap lightly to avoid friction on the skin. Charlotte said it’s all about patting!

The Doctors: Is Pink Sea Salt Better For Your Health?

Could pink sea salt be healthier than regular salt? Michele Promaulayko explained that while pink sea salt does have minerals in it, they’re so small that they won’t make a significant impact on your health. It’s hand mined and comes in big crystals and is obviously pretty, but it’s likely not worth the extra money. The minerals in sea salt aren’t minerals we are low in, so the real deal is, if you like sea salt, it won’t hurt you, but your body recognizes it the same way as table salt.

There isn’t a big benefit to soaking in it either.

The Doctors: World AIDS Day Campaign

For The Doctors News in 2:00, they reported that in conjunction with World AIDS Day, Bono kicked off a star-studded campaign to fight AIDS, with the help of Jimmy Kimmel, Scarlett Johansson and Barry Manilow. The stars supported the Red organization, and Bono shared his commitmen to the cause explained that it’s an epic struggle and we’re at the tipping point where we could see the beginning of the end of AIDS.

The Doctors: Pirelli Calendar & Amy Schumer

The world-famous Pirelli Calendars have gone in a new direction for 2016, the Italian tire brand worked with Annie Leibovitz for their 12 month photo spread to honor outstanding women. Rather than naked models, incredible women like Yoko Ono and Amy Schumer were featured. Amy still decided to strip down for the December month, wanting to empower women, saying she felt like she looked more beautiful than she ever had before.

The Doctors: Squeeze Out More Lemon Juice

To get twice as much juice out of your lemon, put them in the microwave for 20 seconds, let them cool, then slice them in half and squeeze the juice out of them. Dr Jennifer Ashton said she already knew about the trick because she used it when she made her margaritas.

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