February 2018

Many of the long-lived medical beliefs are actually wrong. There are 20 health tips that are worth following and which are better left in the past.

  1. Only a direct blow to the head can cause a concussion, no, it’s way more than that, including whatever shakes your head because your brain slams on the inside of your skull.
  2. If you crack your knuckles, you will get arthritis, no it doesn’t.
  3. Your tongue is divided into 4 parts, no but our thousands of taste buds differentiate the food, together.
  4. Too much salt is unhealthy… no, there are some health conditions which need increased salt intake.
  5. Stretch before exercising… it’s not always necessary and can make you less effective.
  6. Blind people can’t see anything, not always… it’s sometimes blurred patterns.
  7. Chocolate can give you acne, no it doesn’t. Watch diabetes and tooth decay, though.
  8. Humans have 5 senses, no we have more than 20 extra senses, such as the sense of balance, temperature and feeling pain.
  9. Milk is good for you… we were wrong to associate milk and calcium and vitamin D deficiency.
  10. Eating at night will make you fat, no because weight gain is more about the exercise you get. What and how much you eat matters more than when you eat.
  11. Yogurt can improve digestion, no but they have benefits for weight management, namely.
  12. Using microwaves can cause cancer… no but their warm the water in the food (be careful about the containers, though).
  13. You only use 10% of your brains… not true because the brains different parts work for different reasons, at different moments.
  14. Eating carrots improves your vision… not entirely.
  15. Chicken broth is better for everything… nope, it just makes you believe you feel better.
  16. You can catch a cold because of cold weather… nope, it’s all about viruses.
  17. Honey is better than sugar… nope!
  18. Organic food is free of pesticides… nope!
  19. Fat people are unhealthy… nope.
  20. Pregnancy lasts 9 months or 40 weeks… well, only 5% of babies arrive on their “due date”.