You probably already know that lying to your doctor is pretty bad. However, when it comes to diabetes, there are a few common lies people tell for different reasons. Never do that again! Lie #1: “I check my blood sugar regularly.” Blood glucose monitoring is a powerful tool for keeping your diabetes in control. Your
Kids’ Cereal Sounds pretty common, right? Well, those colorful cartoon characters hide a dark secret. Kids’ cereal actually contain over 40% more sugar per serving than adult cereal – not to mention artificial ingredients.
Mentally ill people are usually violent Those who have a mental illness may experience a host of uncomfortable symptoms, but the notion they’re more violent than anyone else is unproven. Research shows most people who have been diagnosed with a psychiatric disorder are not violent and those who have reacted in violent ways before may
Cut out soda “Avoid all sugary drinks, as they provide ’empty calories’ that don’t fill you up. The sugar may uniquely act on the liver to produce belly fat.” —Dr. Dean Schillinger, chief of the University of California, San Francisco Division of General Internal Medicine
Vitamin C Of course, everyone’s body needs vitamin C and taking it from time to time is a great thing. However, it’s not as revolutionary as the world thinks. Once touted as the cure for the common cold, flu and even HIV, decades of research into this common antioxidant have found virtually no massive health
Cutting your hair frequently makes it grow faster “Trimming your hair doesn’t affect growth,” says Joshua Zeichner, MD, director of cosmetic and clinical research in dermatology at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. “That happens at the scalp.”
It makes you go out more often No joke! Many people get off of work, change into their pajamas, and use this as an excuse to stay home the rest of the evening. This can lead to a more sedentary lifestyle, which has been attributed to things like weight gain.
Stress causes hypertension. Stress may temporarily increase your blood pressure when your heart beats faster, but it doesn’t actually cause long-term high blood pressure. Other behaviors that stress your body out, like poor sleeping habits, drinking a lot of alcohol, and overeating may put you at risk for high blood pressure over time.
Cracking your knuckles causes arthritis. When you crack your knuckles, you’re (usually) not doing anything harmful: the “crack” you hear is actually negative pressure temporarily pulling nitrogen gas into the joint, and that’s not harmful.
You didn’t sleep enough “Your fight-or-flight hormones start to kick in, resulting in an increased heart rate, higher blood pressure, and stress,” says Salvatore Napoli, MD, of the New England Center of Neurology. And all of those things can contribute to a headache. Taking ibuprofen or naproxen can help you cope with the pain –