Today on Home & Family Friday, October 18th, 2013
Dr. Ryan Sinclair
The test results are in, proving that purses and shopping bags are infested with bacteria. Environmental microbiologist from Loma Linda University School of Public Health Dr. Ryan Sinclair swabbed Cristina, Sophie Uliano, and Jessie Jane's pocketbooks and Mark's grocery bag earlier this week. Believe it or not, Mark's was off the chart with germs, followed by Jessie, Cristina, and Sophie. Later, he tests Kendra Wilkinson's cell phone and shares tips on how to properly clean our belongings to defend ourselves from infection.
For more information, you can go to Loma Linda University School of Public Health.
TV personality, author, and model Kendra Wilkinson speaks about how her reality show only shines light on her marriage and social life, intentionally leaving out the sacredness of motherhood. She prefers to keep a large part of her parenting private. Kendra also talks about finding time to slip away for short getaways with her hubby and shows off her knowledge of NFL trivia.
Jessie Jane's Flower Pumpkins
Fall is in full bloom with lifestyle expert Jessie Jane's floral pumpkins. You simply drill holes in the outer shell of a pumpkin to insert stems. Then, you've got yourself a lush, colorful pumpkin to display this autumn.
1. You can substitute real blooms with silk flowers. Attach with a hot glue gun.
2. Use fresh flowers that can stand up straight. 3. Store in fridge to preserve freshness. 4. Moisture from pumpkin flesh makes flowers last for up to 4 days. For more with Jessie Jane, visit lilyshop.com.
Dr. Kristi Funk, MD
Since Angelina Jolie went public with news that she carries the BRCA gene and took preventative measures to decrease her likelihood of getting cancer, her physician Dr. Kristi Funk, MD has been given a platform to spread awareness. Today, Dr. Funk discusses how men and women can find out if they are candidates for BRCA gene testing and how doctors should guide patients into making educated life-changing and life-altering decisions about their health. She also clarifies if cancer spreads from one breast to the other and the difference between a lumpectomy and mastectomy. As a nod to National Mammography Day, Dr. Funk tells you everything you need to know about mammograms.
For more information on Dr. Kristi Funk and fighting breast cancer, go to her website at
www.pinklotusbreastcenter.com. To find out if you qualify for BRCA gene testing, take this short genetics quiz at
Cristina Cooks Italian Sausage Quiche
" Taste of Home" contributor Lee Ann Miller Skypes in from her bed and breakfast as Cristina recreates her recipe for Italian sausage quiche. A favorite among her guests, the baking enthusiast is now sharing it with all of America. And, if you don't eat pork, you can still enjoy this recipe by subbing in turkey sausage, chicken, beef, shrimp, or veggies.
Travel detective Peter Greenberg is holding up his magnifying glass to reveal the secret to landing to best flight and hotel deals available. Contrary to popular belief, Peter insists it's better to book over the phone with a representative than online because the lowest rates never hit the web. He also has tips on the best time of day to book and ways to save on holiday travel. Plus, he explains why it's so difficult to redeem flight miles. Later, Matt Rogers emcees a travel destination themed game of "Password" with all of today's family members.
For more information, please visit traveldetective.petergreenberg.com. To bypass the touchtone phone system when calling customer service, go to gethuman.com.
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The Carey Bros.
The Carey Bros. are back to help us continue our "Home & Family" bathroom makeover! James and Morris Carey school us on the importance of exhaust fans in bathrooms to ward off mold and mildew. If you find them too noisy, they show us a silent model that is even more powerful. The home improvement experts also teach us about the proper electrical outlets to install in bathrooms to avoid getting electrocuted. Then, the Carey Bros. show the beginning stages of installing plumbing for the new "Home & Family" shower.
1. Hire a licensed contractor to tackle complex electrical and plumbing jobs.
2. Fans in the bathroom help prevent mold and mildew. 3. GFIC boards help ground your electrical current. Stay tuned for details on how you can win your own custom Carey Brothers bathroom renovation. Until next time, be sure to visit www.onthehouse.com for more with The Carey Bros.
Healthy Hair Tips from Sophie Uliano
Eat your way to healthy hair with Sophie Uliano's expert advice. For dry hair, she suggests eating leafy greens and carrots for Vitamin A and C to achieve a lustrious look. If you consider your hair to have a greasy texture, add Omega 3 fatty acids and flaxseeds to your diet by eating salmon, sardines, and pumpkin seeds. Broken and weak hair can be strengthened with more protein from foods such as beans, rice, and nut bars. The iodine found in seaweed and plain yogurt is helpful for prematurely graying hair.
1. To combat dry hair, eat foods with Vitamin A.
2. Greasy hair is actually caused by dry scalp! Make sure to eat Omega 3s. 3. Eating foods with Vitamin B will help hair grow faster. 4. Find seaweed snacks at your local grocery store or at anniechun.com.
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