The Doctors: Oxytocin, The Love Hormone
Oxytocin is sometimes called the Love Hormone, because it’s responsible for all the biological warm and fuzzy feelings you get from being in love. Dr. Travis Stork said you can lower your Blood Pressure and boost your Oxytocin levels just by hugging someone else.
At the Los Angeles restaurant Cafe Gratitude, The Doctors conducted an experiment to see the effects of unexpected hugs on total strangers. I would be worried that giving a random person a hug could provoke them or be taken the wrong way, so I guess I’m not a good scientist.
Would You Hug A Stranger?
It turns out they had the hosts and hostesses hug customers to greet them when they entered the restaurant, so that’s a little less random than I imagined. “That’s an invasion of space I didn’t mind,” said one woman. “It was nice,” said another.
Some people called it shocking and surprising, but they agreed it is a nice way to connect in these impersonal digital times of ours. The Doctors did a group hug on the set to keep the Oxytocin flowing.
The Drs TV: Eau Flirt Perfume Review
Dr. Lisa introduced a perfume called Eau Flirt, which uses a mix of pumpkin and lavender to increase Testosterone levels in men, drawing them in with the alluring scent.
The Doctors sent Camille Anderson out on the streets of LA to see the effects of the perfume firsthand. She sprayed Eau Flirt on one wrist and another brand of perfume on her other wrist.
Dr. Lisa said perfumes and colognes smell a little different on everyone. You can find Eau Flirt at harveyprince.com.
The Doctors: Pheromones
Dr. Travis explained that perfumes and colognes are something you can smell. Pheromones are natural hormonal signals emitted by one gender that is attractive to mates. He said it’s not really about smell, but more of an abstract sense. Ovulating women might have more of a draw on men, for example.
The Doctors: Brain Stimulator Light Earbuds
Dr. Andrew Ordon demonstrated a popular brain stimulating device out of Europe that can be used to improve mood. It emits light into your ears using the same type of buds you’d use with your MP3 player.
Dr. Andrew explained that the light passes through the eardrum and oval window, stimulating the inner ear and eventually the brain.
He said a study found that 92% of the tested group saw their moods improve just from using this for eight to 12 minutes daily. The Valkee Mood Stimulator is currently only available in the UK, but they plan to start shipping to the United States soon. You can learn more at valkee.com.