August 15, 2008
It's Ask Dr. Phil and Robin Day, and you won't believe the questions they answer! Can you really be allergic to your soul mate? Should a mom let her 17-year-old son go on a spring break trip? They tackle these questions and more!
Allergies or Anxieties?
Derren says he's allergic to his girlfriend, Ana. He breaks out in hives, gets itchy eyes and suffers migraines when they spend time together. They have tried multiple remedies but nothing works to ease the itch.
Living in the Limelight
You may know him as a sexy Abercrombie & Fitch model, but now many people recognize Albert Reed from his appearance on Dancing with the Stars, when he brought the crowd to its feet with his performance of the cha-cha.
The Deciding Vote?
Penny says no way can her 17-year-old son, Austin, go on a spring break trip. She says he'll be exposed to too much drinking and too many scantily clad girls. Penny's husband, Bruce, says the benefits outweigh the risks.
It caused a sensation on YouTube, and now, Anita Renfroe performs her two-minute-and-55-second song about what moms say to their kids in a 24-hour period for Dr. Phil's audience.
A Marked Woman?
As a young adult, Kristin saw wild times and made some bad decisions, including adorning her body with four tattoos she can't even remember getting. Now a conservative mom and aspiring author, Kristen says when people see her markings they don't take her seriously.
Behind the Scenes
Dr. Phil receives many e-mails asking how the videotape pieces that appear in every show are produced. Segment Director Nicole von Ruden demonstrates the process ... and unbeknownst to her, becomes the star of the show.
Update: Unfortunately, Nicole lost her battle with cancer on August 7, 2008. Her bright smile and warm personality will be missed by all who knew her. She was a very important member of the Dr. Phil staff, and her contributions were integral to the success of the show. Her gracious spirit will live on forever.
So much remains to be learned about brain tumors, and an endowment fund has been set up at the UCSF Brain Tumor Research Center in Nicole's name. To donate in her honor, please click on the following link and make sure to include Nicole's name in your donation: