How Do I Lose Belly Fat? | Responding To Your Comments! | Doctor Mike

– “Is mayonnaise an
instrument?” by Mysterion. I don’t get it! – [Male] Is mayonnaise an instrument? I have no idea! (laughing) – Hey, guys! I love interacting with you so I thought I’d make a monthly segment where I jump into the comments, read the best ones, have a few laughs, but also
answer your medical questions. I’m going to get right into it. And here. We. (high pitched noise) – I think this boy’s cheese
slid off his cracker. – Anita Akway asks, “Is water wet?” Anita, water is inherently wet. That’s how wet is defined, in my opinion. Weird question. Sarai Ashby. “Is it safe to crack your own neck? (neck cracking) “I heard that it’s bad
but it feels super good.” Cracking your neck is probably
not a bad thing as long as you’re not doing some crazy
techniques on yourself. Just the same way that cracking knuckles doesn’t cause arthritis, this has been proven time and time again. All that is are nitrogen
air bubbles escaping from your joint space, nothing
dangerous is happening. (bell dings) Aditi T. “Can you read and write Russian?” I can read Russian probably
at a first grade level. Don’t judge me. (laughing) I came here when I was five and I didn’t get much training afterwards, but I can’t write Russian. Casey Sweet. “Do you know Hrithik
Roshan Bollywood actor, “you act and look like him.” I don’t know who that is, but
do I really look like him? This guy? No way. “Thoughts on the Tide Pod epidemic? “Have you had patients coming
in having consumed them?” Tessa, I have not had patients coming in who have consumed them. I don’t understand who is doing this. It goes without saying
that Tide Pods are harmful, just like I don’t go around explaining and lecturing people that
staples are not good to eat. “Can you create a video
on decreasing fat around “the abdominal area
for men? #gymstruggles” Anthony I’m with you, a lot
of my patients are with you. It’s very hard to lose abdominal fat but the one thing we have to keep in mind is you cannot spot reduce. You have to work on decreasing your entire body’s fat composition in
order to see improvements in your abdominal area. “Time for a haircut, Doc.” I agree! Look, I got one! (bell dings) “What was you undergraduate degree?” Well Kent, I did one of those
seven year combined programs where I did a Bachelors in Science, which was of Life Sciences, and then a Doctorate of
Osteopathic Medicine. So it’s a BSDO degree,
seven years combined. Only did three years of
undergraduate studies and four years of med school. “How often should you get a check up?” Well Alexie, it really depends
on not only your age group, it depends on your sex, it depends what medical
conditions you have. But I think it’s a safe bet to say that you should at least
see your doctor every year to have a healthy conversation and figure out when you should return. “Is it good if someone
poops after every meal?” Well first of all poonam, everybody poops. It’s a good book, you should check it out. After every meal, it sounds excessive, but if it’s normal for you and that’s what you’ve
been doing your whole life, it shouldn’t be a problem
if everything else is fine. Mandy K. “Did you cut your lip? “Or is that a cold sore?” I know what video, The
Alcohol vs Exercise video. And yes, that is a healing cold sore. It’s a herpes virus. I took Valtrex, it went away. By the way, a lot of you don’t know this, If you have an active herpes outbreak, you could ask your doctor to write you a prescription for Valtrex. It’ll shorten lifespan of your cold sore. 1154cle. “What about sex vs exercise? “I volunteer as tribute as
long as I get Doctor Mike.” What about sex vs exercise? Sex can be exercise but you burn only about 100 calories having sex. And I love that radioactive ood wrote that they’re in for a threesome. Thanks, radioactive ood. I don’t know what your username means. What’s ood? – (laughing) I know right! – K trian. “There is research that said smoking “can prevent us from Alzheimer’s. “Is it true? “Can you discuss about the
pros and cons of cigarette “and your recommendation.” My recommendation here is clear. Don’t smoke, there are no health benefits. Whoever told you that smoking prevents Alzheimer’s disease is probably saying that because you die
earlier when you smoke, so you never get a chance to
develop Alzheimer’s disease. “How do I fall asleep faster
and how do I stay asleep?” Well Edris, it depends. I would need to ask you
a lot more questions but one of the biggest
things that I see people mess up when it comes to their sleep is having their phone by their side. Phones are a distraction
because you tend to look at them and see that your friends
are up to some cool stuff and you get jealous or
maybe you read a work email and you get anxious and all that anxiety and FOMO is horrible for your sleep. But, the blue light that your phone emits also hurts the melatonin, sleep hormone in your brain, which may not hurt how
fast you fall asleep but it hurts the quality
of your sleep for sure. That’s been documented. And next, look at your sleep environment. Make sure it’s cool in your room. Make sure it’s dark in your
room and quiet in your room. And by quiet, it doesn’t
mean completely silent, it just means that if you have a noise, make sure it’s not like (screaming) – Ahh! – Make sure it’s like a white
noise that stays constant. “Is there any medical reason “for the legal drinking age? “Obviously kids shouldn’t
be downing bottles at five, “but what’s significant
from say, 18 to 21?” Andrew, I think the reason that
the United States the legal drinking age is 21 has a lot
to do with the religious nature of the people that moved to
the United States from England. But I also think that the
later that you start drinking the better it is for your
mind because even at 18 or 21 your mind is still developing. W. Rivera. “Wow, this was annoying.” Rivera, I don’t what video
you’re talking about. Man! (laughing) Sorry! Marissa Buscemi. “I would love to hear your
thoughts on soy products “and whether it increases risk for cancer, “especially breast cancer.” Marissa, great question. Soy has phytoestrogens in it. Phytoestrogens are
basically the plant form of the natural estrogen that
you find in your own body. Your body can react to
these phytoestrogens and if you’re predisposed
to developing a cancer, specifically a breast cancer
that’s estrogen sensitive, eating a lot of soy
products or having a high soy diet can speed up the
rate of you getting this cancer and it can make it worse. We don’t have any answers or exact answers on what everybody should eat but I think keeping it in moderation, being smart, and not overeating soy products is smart. Saketh Rudraraju. “I saw PS4 controllers in the background “of a few your videos.” Very perceptive. “What games do you play?” I play on Play Station 4
Call of Duty World War II and I play Overwatch. If you want to add me, my
username is realdoctormike. Add me, we’ll play. Sumru Büsra. “How do you exercise?” I have an interesting exercise routine ’cause I do all sorts of different things. I like to keep it varied
so I’ll play soccer, I’ll play basketball, I’ll go boxing, but I’ll also lift weights. I’m a big fan of heavyweight lifting to make sure that I stay strong, that’s very important to me. And we’ve seen the best
results come from those who weight train and cardio train, so I always like to mix
up both of those routines. “Doctor Mike, I have a question for you.” That’s why we’re doing this. “Why do I faint after blood exam? “The sight of blood doesn’t bother me “and I’m not afraid of needles.” Farah, it sounds like what you’re having is called a vasovagal response. You, without even thinking about it, your primitive brain
has a startling response to getting poked and losing some blood. It’s not your frontal part of your brain which makes some of your more
complicated decisions for you, but your primitive brain starts
panicking that it saw blood, that you’re losing blood. Your heart rate drops your blood pressure and you don’t get enough
blood flow to the brain and when that happens, you faint or you feel
like you’re going to faint and you’re gonna blackout. Not much you could do with that, about it, but be cautious of standing up afterwards, know that it could happen, and
take the proper precautions. “I couldn’t help but notice the pit sweat. “You should really look
into Thompson Tees. “They changed my life.” Chance, I don’t know
what Thompson Tees are, but I often wear scrubs so I don’t know if I can wear Thompson’s Tees. What I will say is that
my armpits do sweat a lot and I am considering
getting Botox injections into my armpits. It’s that serious and that
may be a future YouTube video, so stay tuned! Sanna Fatima. “Can you please make a video
on CT scans, MRIs, ultrasounds. “Are they really that dangerous to get? “Can a CT scan actually lead to cancer?” MRI scans and ultrasounds are relatively benign Sanna, so you don’t
have to worry about that. CT scans do pose a health risk because they do expose you
to unnecessary radiation. How much of that radiation
actually leads to cancer is a topic that’s up for debate. I have talked to some
radiologists who believe that the risk is overstated
because they believe that the type of radiation
that you get from CT scans is not the same type of
radiation that we’ve studied from Hiroshima and other times
when we use nuclear weapons, because that’s what we
use as our basis of what is acceptable level of radiation for the human body to
accept without health risks. If you don’t need a CT scan, don’t get it. If there’s a significant health
benefit for you getting a CT scan like figuring out whether
or not you have appendicitis and you need emergency
surgery, yes, get the CT scan. But if your stomach
hurts and you just want to figure out what’s going on, maybe it’s better to hangout a day or two and see if the stomach pain
goes away and not get a CT scan. Follow my logic there? Eso Mohamed. “What is your opinion about meditation?” I love meditation. I think we live in a
crazy, stressful world where chronic stress is all around us and our bodies are not meant
to handle chronic stress. We can handle individual
stresses on a short-term but chronic stress is
horrible and meditation is a great way to break
out of chronic stress. “What does the future
of medicine look like?” A lot of individual,
personalized healthcare. Meaning that, based on your genetics, we’re going to give you
a specific treatment. For example, I can have
two patients come in with the same illness
but treat them totally different based on their genetics, and I think that’s totally awesome. I also think there’s
going to be an increase in telemedicine which is
basically like Skyping your doctor and I think that has a
use, granted limited use, but there is definitely
a place in medicine where we can use that and
the more technologically savvy we all become, the more we can use that soft of technology
to make us healthier. “Hey Doc, you are losing your charm. “Anyways, nothing in
this world is permanent.” I hope I’m not losing my charm, man! That’s mean! This person doesn’t even
have a username (laughs). “Within the exercise category, “which would you consider
the most beneficial “for long-term health?” I’m a huge fan of HIIT. HIIT for the win. It helps your resting heart rate, it helps with heart rate variability, it’s good on your insulin levels, and it’s good for fat distribution. So, I’m a fan of HIIT. I swear by HIIT. I practice by HIIT. I recommend HIIT. How many more times can I say HIIT before you understand that I love HIIT? HIIT. Alrighty, I hope you enjoyed
the first installment of this new series. Go and watch some more
YouTube videos of mine. Leave some comments because
I’m going to be looking at the recent comments and answering them in an upcoming video. As always, stay happy and healthy. (upbeat R&B music)

100 thoughts on “How Do I Lose Belly Fat? | Responding To Your Comments! | Doctor Mike

  1. premitive brain wait so you're telling meme that the monkey brain meme actually has a bit of truth in it?

  2. HIIT it one more time 🤣.

    So, if I’m under weight (less than 110 lbs and I’m 5’5”) how do I get rid of stubborn belly “fat” (aka mama pooch from having 5 babies and 5 csections)?

  3. Me laying in bed watching Dr Mike thinking about going to bed. Dr. Mike: "you can't sleep cuz your phone is next to you"

  4. I got a bad sun burn at the beginning of the summer and it left a small brown/black circle should I talk to my doctor about it??

  5. Hi Doctor Mike, I have recently discovered your videos and absolutely LOVE them. You're funny, down-to-earth and tell people how it is, which is fantastic! I find most interesting your videos on weight loss/ dieting. I recently came across a Youtube video of a conference on the mathematics of weight loss. Sounds super boring I know but believe me it's fascinating I've shared this with some friends and I thought I would extend this to you as I've always wondered what happens to fat when we burn it – where does it go? Anyway I hope you enjoy it and would love to know your thoughts but completely understand you are a very busy man!
    Keep up the great work x

  6. I like you so much more now that I know you went to DO school! No shade to allopathic doctors tho. I just prefer osteopathic doctors.

  7. AWH I love you videos and if she doesn't she can …. Go eat a apple, so she can keep herself away.

  8. Re "Unnecessary Radiation"… I'm sure no medical professional would order a patient to go through any scans unless s/he feels it to be necessary and more benefit to the patient than harmful

  9. Hey doc. Mike from South Africa move to America and I have gotten sick or anything when I got here which is now a really long time and your videos start making me to think that why I haven’t gotten any colds or anything do you maybe know why?

  10. Could you please do a video on Dermatillomania? I have tried talking to doctors about it but they didn't know what it is and therefore couldn't help me 😥

  11. Okay, okay…sick of being told I can't get my 18 inch mid section back without losing the hips I got from gaining weight SOOOOOOOOOO… about this, can you spot gain (muscle) as in if I lose all the weight to trim my body and waist, then build my legs and hips and lower half, will that work to keep my upper half trim and allow my lower half be a little bigger? I'm naturally thin but I want to reduce my upper half as much as possible without surgery. Thanks😊❤

  12. My doctor just told me to stop eating sou products because my grandma has breast cancer. Which sucks cause I'm vegetarian and I eat a lot of soy… But I'm officially SOY FREE👊

  13. As a Dane who live in a country where there is no legal drinking age (only buying age at 16) I found 21 years horribly inconvinient when I was traveling :p I was done partying after highschool at 19 :p

  14. me: mom, cracking your knuckles doesnt cause arthritis shows mom clip of professional physician saying it himself

    my mom: no

  15. Hi doctor mike! I HATE shoots blood and needles so is there any way someone can not give me a shot but still be able to do the same thing the shot was intended to

  16. Hey doctor mike! I strained my hip and it has hurt so many times after I have a physical therapist but I am a dancer and now my hip flexor feels like it is popping, grinding what should I do. My sister did have surgery on both of her hips and add a lot happen there like they shaved her bone and took out some tissue. Is something wrong with my hip?


    Please don't hate I was kidding

  18. What you prefer yoga or gym? What's beneficial ? Can I get a doc advice please really need it. Thanks. ❣️

  19. Hey Doctor Mike,
    I have hypothyroidism. I take medication, but still feel miserable. My doctor keeps saying my TSH is normal, but I am easily fatigued and can’t keep weight off even though I eat pretty healthy. What are your thoughts?

  20. him you should see your doctor at least 1 year for talking when you should go in
    me who hasn’t been to the doctor for 4 years: oh meh i’m lazy

  21. Can migraines be related directly to work stress? What is Cluster Headache? What can I do to get rid of it? Spaciva 😉

  22. This is an old video so this is completely irrelevant but my grandfather smoked his whole life. Like since he was 15, and he still passed away from Alzheimers

  23. Doctor Mike, you should do a video on mammograms. I’ve heard it can cause cancer or say you have something that you don’t. I don’t have any substantial evidence to support that theory, but I believe it would be a good idea for those who are concerned of the possibility.

  24. Doctor Mike, you should do a video on mammograms. I’ve heard it can cause cancer or say you have something that you don’t. I don’t have any substantial evidence to support that theory, but I believe it would be a good idea for those who are concerned of the possibility.

  25. How common is RH Null blood. My doctor said less than 50. He said it’s different than RH-.. He said he will never see it again

  26. Haha.god you can drink at the age of 18 in England and you can drink in your own home at the age of 5. cant buy it untill 21.England what you doing.

  27. It's quite hard for me to enjoy exercising. Do you have any suggestion of how to start doing it more frequently and by myself instead paying a gym?

  28. Good morning Doctor
    Wish to talk to doctor Mike .
    Such a sweet and kind person.
    The way you explain and answer our questions are awesome.
    God bless you

  29. I suupperrr love your every video🤗😍😍😍😍… It's not just because of your charm😉 but also of the content of your video. I laugh and learn from your video. Love lots!!!

    I have a question for you regarding to one of the comments about breast cancer. Hope you are kind enough to answer me.😘😍😍😍

    Me: Is there any other food that causes breast cancer at early age of 18? Or is it not a breast cancer but just other thing. If so, what it may be?

    I am currently 19 years old and had a breast (bumps) for more than a year. My concern is that it is getting bigger and bigger and I do not know the food that I should not eat. I had taken medicine but with no avail.


  30. 4:03 How fo i fall asleep faster, and how do i stay asleep

    me: omg perfect time, here we go


    me : awkward laugh

    thats what happend i just turn off the light, i hug my pillow for a minute then i turn on the light and.. here i am

  31. Okay I am extremely paranoid and I can’t sleep without sound or I will be convinced a demon is coming for me

    Is it okay if I listen to something without looking at my phone
    I also sleep with the light on

    Don’t come for me

  32. Let’s be real honest responsible drinking at over 21 is one thing however, under the age of 21, hell even drinking alcohol under the age of 25 we are all stupid, impulsive, and have very poor judgment skills. This is lead to a lot of injuries, accidents, and deaths involving alcohol. Honestly there’s a reason for the saying, “to be young and stupid”. And yes to a degree for the majority of us in the United States religion may play apart in why we restrict the drinking age or don’t drink it all.

  33. so i have these spots on my back and they look like ant bites but they keep spreading so i was wondering if you maybe had an idea of what they are

  34. Doctor Mike, I have a question.
    My height is 165 cm, but my weight is only have 40 kg, I look so skinny. I eat a lot, but I only can gain 2 kg or 3, and can lost it easily if I'm sick. Do you have any suggestions for me to gain some weight? Or it can be just genetics?

  35. The thing about CT scans. I have to get CT scan multiple times a year. Knowing they’re not good for me is not fun 😂

  36. Hahaha. i dont which one recent. ady. i just follow recommedation from youtube. stay healthy and happy.. want to see you serious face oncee..

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