The Doctors: Babypod Music Device For Fetus
A Spanish company has created a product called the Babypod that is inserted inside an expecting mother between her legs to play music for the fetus. A video reportedly showed a baby reacting to the music that is controlled using a phone app. Dr Jim Sears, a pediatrician and Dr Rachael Ross, an expectant mother, weighed in. Dr Ross said when she first heard about it, she was shocked to hear that she was supposed to leave the device inside for 15 minutes. Dr Sears explained that it’s been proven babies who are exposed to classical music tend to have higher IQ’s specifically regarding math. Dr Rachael admitted that she was going to try it.
The Doctors: Father Bathing With Toddler Daughter
The Doctors then moved on to share a photo that one father shared of him taking a bath with his toddler daughter. Many commented called him a pedophile and a “sicko.” The father joined the show over the phone from Denmark explaining that he knew there would be a debate over it, but wanted to show that there was nothing inappropriate intended by it. Dr Travis Stork said he personally didn’t think anything was wrong with it, but he can see where the controversy comes from.
Dr Sears said that most experts will agree that parental nudity isn’t a big deal for kids under the age of three, but posting about it on social media is a little different. Dr Sears said age 2 and 3 are usually fine, but age 5 and 6 are not.
Dr Sears said it should be an educational experience showing what’s appropriate and what’s not. Dr Sears added that parents are aware when their children are old enough to truly understand what’s going on. Where do you stand on the issue?
The Doctors: Drugs In Your Supplements
The Doctors then moved on to share that Americans spend more than $30 billion a year on supplements. A new report found that as many as 850 products including appetite suppressants, laxatives, muscle relaxers, anti-anxiety drugs, steroids, and anti-inflammatories contained illegal and/or hidden banned pharmaceutical-grade drugs. Over 100 products contained DMAA, an ingredient banned in the U.S. because of its link to strokes, heart failure, and sudden death. Supplements cause 23,000 emergency room visits annually in the U.S. and more than 2,000 hospitalizations.
This is yet another reason to be careful when it comes to buying and using supplements. Reputable companies will send their products to an external source to verify the quality of their products and the ingredients. You should look for NSF certified, USP certified, or Consumer Laboratories. Those companies will check for harmful contaminants and make sure it meets FDA safety standards.
Treat supplements just like regular medication, because that’s really what they are.