The Doctors: Health Myth or Reality? Caffeine, Freshman 15, Frogs and Warts

On today’s show, The Doctors answer health related questions from all over the country to address whether they are myth or reality.

Aeroshot Caffeine Inhaler Review

If you start off your morning with coffee or need a jolt of caffeine to really yourself started, you don’t have to drink your coffee anymore! Dr. Jim Sears introduced the new Aeroshot Caffeine Inhaler, which provides roughly 100 mg of caffeine per inhalation. That’s equal to a large cup of coffee.

He shows how the powder is used, and tells us it tastes like citrus. The powder lands on your tongue and is absorbed through your mouth. The manufacturer recommends you use this product no more than three times per day.

Caffeine Suppository Review

Is the option of drinking or inhaling your coffee not enough for you? Dr. Andrew Ordon revealed another method for getting your morning boost: Caffeine Suppositories. He tells us they are used during religious fasts and to treat headaches. They come pre-lubricated for easier insertion.

Dr. Travis Stork says the suppository idea is “nasty” and the last thing we need is companies giving us new options to load up on caffeine. He recommends sticking to coffee and tea because they have a load of antioxidants in them too, which one study has linked to an 80% decrease in the risk for Parkinson’s Disease.

Coffee Health Benefits

“Two cups of coffee a day can cut your risk of gallstones in half,” Dr Travis said. He did note most of the coffee health benefits come from the beans themselves, rather than drinking coffee.

Dr. Travis says the industry is getting out of control and people need to stop and take a second to think about what they are putting in their bodies.This is when Dr. Sears steps into say the people who made Aeroshot are also looking into how to use their caffeine delivery system for insulin and vaccinations.

How Much Caffeine Is Safe?

Dr. Lisa says you should limit your caffeine to no more than 300 mg per day because more than this can make sleeping difficult. Since caffeine’s half life is 6 hours, you can disrupt your deep sleep patterns by having it too late in the evening.

Dr. Ordon says people who suffer from high blood pressure, have heart disease, or women who are pregnant or nursing should be extra careful when it comes to caffeine intake.

Can Alarm Clocks Cause Heart Attacks?

A study out of Japan showed that people who get woken up by the sound of a rude alarm clock have a bigger risk for high heart rate and blood pressure, because it initiates the body’s “fight or flight” response. This, over time, could cause chronic stress and may lead to heart attacks.

Dr. Stork says an alarm clock interrupting deep sleep will certainly raise your heart rate and levels. He suggests using natural light to wake yourself up without an alarm clock. If you must get up before the sun comes up, he suggests having your lights come on with a timer. If this can’t work for you, choose an alarm clock with a more soothing sound to wake you.

Freshman 15: Myth or Reality?

You may have heard about the Freshman 15; or the adage that you will gain 15 pounds your freshman year of college. While some people gain this and more, this is actually a myth. Dr. Lisa says most students will gain anywhere from 2.4 to 3.5 pounds the first year, and won’t even gain the full 15 over the entire four years of college. The weight gain is likely due to poor dietary choices because of the college food court, and a lack of activity. Stick to everything in moderation, focus on healthy snacks and get yourself moving to avoid the weight gain.

Myth Or Reality: Frogs Cause Warts

One viewer says he wants a pet front but his mom won’t let him get one because they cause warts? Is this truth or fiction? Dr. Ordon says this is a myth and frogs do not cause warts. Viruses cause warts. Most of what see is the body’s reaction to the virus, and not the virus itself, so it’s natural to think that if you saw a wart after touching a frog, the frog may have been the cause. The virus is contagious, and so are warts.

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