Dr Oz: Superstar LeAnn Rimes
LeAnn Rimes wants everyone to learn to love their bodies, no matter their shape and size. It’s a message Dr Oz couldn’t wait to get behind. LeAnn revealed that her mom actually texts her about things she heard on the show. LeeAnn became a superstar at age 13 and said the bullying can be very difficult. She still had “baby fat” and was in the “awkward stage” and then when she got healthy, people claimed she was too skinny. She had to learn how to censor everything that she hears because of the “breeding ground of hatred” online.
There were pictures of LeeAnn Rimes in a bikini, that had people saying she was too skinny. LeeAnn said she was actually very fit at that point in her life but was incredibly stressed and simply couldn’t keep weight on. She used to suffer from psoriasis, so she was so grateful to finally be able to show off her body, but knows she wasn’t unhealthy at that time.
Dr Oz: LeAnn Rimes Depression & Anxiety
LeAnn actually suffered from anxiety and depression, which she was treated for. She said people tend to downplay depression and anxiety, which makes it even harder to ask for help. Her public courtship with Eddie Cibrian certainly didn’t make things easier because she didn’t want people to believe lies about her. The good news is that they fought a lot to be together, and have supported each other through a lot.
To handle the anxiety, LeAnn does a lot of breathing exercises and meditation. She’s learned how to slow her mind down and rest as much as possible while eating healthy. Dr Oz then explained that for everyone, there’s the world that we live in and then the world that people think we live in. LeAnn experiences so much empathy, believing that everything she’s gone through has led her to be able to help others who are struggling.
Dr Oz: LeAnn Rimes Confronts Health Rumors
Dr Oz heard that LeAnn takes 40 supplements a day, and LeAnn said she takes a lot of supplements a day, but a lot of that is because of her autoimmune disease. She takes fish oil, digestive enzymes, B-12, and more. She also takes prenatal vitamins knowing that it’s still possible she could eventually have kids, but really she takes the vitamins for the folic acids.
As for her marriage, LeAnn said therapy is key and she’s a big believer in therapy, both for herself and for her marriage. When she met Eddie, he had a 2- and 4-year-old which meant she was creating a blended family, but now they have a wonderful connection, so the difficult times have been worth it in the end.
Dr Oz: LeAnn Rimes Psoriasis
For many years, LeAnn Rimes suffered from a condition that she hid from the public eye: psoriasis. It’s a condition that effects 7.5 million people and is a skin condition in which new cells are made, before old ones fall of the surface, creating a silver-white-ish color. It’s an autoimmune condition. LeAnn was two-years-old when she first noticed symptoms. She tried all kinds of treatments and medications and admitted to wearing three pairs of pantyhose just to cover lesions on her legs. She went out of her way to hide it, and emotional stress actually makes it worse.
She’s been on a biologic drug for about 11 years and her skin has been mostly clear during that time. She’s also eating a lot better and has learned how to better manage her stress. Dr Oz then introduced Melissa, who has been living with severe psoriasis for 23 years. She was constantly bullied but knows it’s just one small part of who she is. What’s been hardest for her was the social stigma because people don’t understand psoriasis. LeAnn Rimes said you simply have to be a fighter and push through it.
LeAnn was then excited to do something she had never done before on a talk show. She actually wrote a song just for the show and was excited to sing it to him, singing about eating fiber to stay regularly and listening to Dr Oz for the best health advice. How fun!