Saturday, February 23, 2008

7 Great Medical Myths

Reading in dim light won't damage your eyes, you don't need eight glasses of water a day to stay healthy and shaving your legs won't make the hair grow back faster.

These well-worn theories are among seven "medical myths" exposed in a paper published Friday in the British Medical Journal.

Read the entire article.


Anonymous said...

About drinking water, there is a book at Barnes & Noble called "Your Body's Many Cries For Water." Sorry, I can't remember the author. This book says many people are dehydrated and don't know it. Dehydration causes our illnesses. Then we take medicine, which dehydrates us further! Many of us do need to be drinking 8 or more glasses of plain water a day.

sharingsunshine said...

We got that book back in the early 90's and it was a real eye opener. Since then water has been our favorite drink. We use a water purifier and don't bother with other beverages. The water tastes great (for variety we add some fresh lemon juice) and it saves a bunch of money, besides plastic bottles that are a major issue in the landfills. The author's website is if I remember correctly. I just saw a recent interview on the book

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