The Doctors: Counting Bites We Eat
On The Doctors, Dr. Travis Stork pointed out that we’ve all heard about counting calories to lose weight, but what about counting the number of bites we take?
The Bite Counter watch counts every bite of food you eat. Before you start eating, you turn the watch on, and then after the meal, the watch can tell you exactly how many bites you took and how many calories you consumed.
Researchers discovered that on average, we take in 15 calories of food per bite. After crunching some numbers, they found out that 100 bites per day is all we need. The Doctors wanted to put the watch to the test.
Dr. Jennifer Ashton said what would really make the device great is if it shocked you if you ate too much.
The Drs TV: Chew Your Food More
Dr. Stork said that in one of the pilot studies, the difference between people who counted their bites and those who didn’t wasn’t great and warranted further research. Dr. Stork said he was more interested in the optimal number of chews per bite, saying that it’s known if you chew more, you eat less.
He said he did an experiment and found that he was on average, a little more than 25 chews per bite. He also said he recommended people check it out. Count how many chews per bite you use on average.
Dr. Stork said the last thing they want is for eating to feel like a science experiment, because we are supposed to enjoy our food.
The Doctors: All-Natural Skin Care Products
Dr. Rachael Ross shared on average, women put five pounds of chemicals on their face each year.
Dr. Ashton shared that in Ayurvedic medicine, which is the eastern Indian school of medicine, they have a concept about the skin that says you shouldn’t use anything on your skin that isn’t pure enough to eat.
“Less is more when it comes to cosmetics,” Dr. Ross said.
The fewer ingredients the better, and so Dr. Ross shared a skin care collection of S.W. Basics of Brooklyn that is all-natural and includes everything from cleanser to lip balm. That brought them to the word of the day, Brooklyn! Everyone in the audience went home with their own set of the organic skin care products.
The Drs TV: New Warning Of Ebola Spread
In The Doctors News In 2:00, The Doctors started by sharing that the World Health Organization came out this week with a warning that there could be 1.4 million cases of Ebola by mid-January. There have 5,800 illnesses and over 2800 confirmed deaths in West Africa since March. The actual death toll for the hardest hit nation, Liberia, may never be known, since the corpses of Ebola victims have been thrown into rivers.
The organization says that this projection could be a reality unless efforts to curb the Ebola virus are significantly ramped up.
The Doctors: Fake Third Breast Implant + Miranda Lambert #SMOCK
The Doctors then moved on to the Florida woman who fooled thousands of people with her selfies of her third breast implant. She’s been busted. The aspiring reality TV star was hoping to sell her story for a reality TV show about her surgical augmentation. In reality, she was using a $5,000 prosthesis.
Miranda Lambert is the #SMOCK person of the week. When she was singing at a concert, she was overwhelmed when she saw the courage of 7-year-old fan Brooke Hester. She was unable to finish her song “Over You” and bent down to hold hands with Brooke who is battling stage four cancer. Miranda Lambert wiped away tears while the crowd finished the song for her.
The Drs TV: Onions To Reduce Bee Sting Swelling
Finally, Dr. Travis Stork asked “what food might you use to reduce the swelling from a bee or wasp sting?” The answer is freshly cut onion!
He explained that freshly cut onion contains a compound that can break down bee venom. Swiss farmers have been using the remedy for centuries. A study of Turkish beekeepers proved onions worked as well.