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The 9 Biggest Health Myths Debunked

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Ellen Breslau | Posted 03.30.2015 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM We've all heard these wisdoms, from washing your hands with warm water, to not sitting on a public toilet seat. But i...

5 Myths About Supplements for Back Pain

Michael A. Gleiber, M.D. | Posted 12.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael A. Gleiber, M.D.

When researching supplements to help with back pain, always be sure that you are getting your information from legitimate and verified sources. While the Internet can provide a great deal of information, there is a lot of false information out there.

The New Rules Of Healthy Cooking

Posted 05.23.2014 | OWN

Why you should cook with some packaged foods—and how a once maligned fat is staging a comeback. Lynn Andriani @media only screen and...

7 Back Pain Myths Busted

Next Avenue | Linda Melone | Posted 04.20.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Linda Melone Approximately 80 percent of Americans can expect to experience back pain at some point in their lifetim...

5 Health Myths Boomers Can Ignore

Posted 03.21.2014 | Fifty

We hear so much noise nowadays on health issues, it can be difficult to tune out the hype and tune into the good stuff. From the perils of plucking ou...

Save A Life By Sending This Story To Everyone You Know

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 09.24.2013 | Fifty

When 56-year-old Tim Dahl, a luxury real estate broker in Santa Barbara, Calif., had a heart attack last week, Facebook friends were quick to send him...

Something Fishy About Omega-3's: Prostate Cancer, Fish Oil and Panaceas

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 11.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

Surely many variables determined the Inuit's remarkable health, including lots of physical activity, clean air and water, a close community of supportive social connections, a relatively homogenous population with similar genetics, and yes, their diet, too.

When To Ignore Common Sense

Dr. Andrew Weil | Posted 06.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Andrew Weil

Here are three widespread beliefs about healthy living that may seem to be based on common sense but that research has revealed to be either partially or entirely wrong.

5 Common Spring Health Myths Debunked

John Whyte, M.D., MPH | Posted 05.22.2013 | Healthy Living
John Whyte, M.D., MPH

These five seasonal health myths are more fiction than fact.

5 Myths About Weight Loss BUSTED

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 04.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

Some findings are surprising, some are not, and some common notions about weight loss are yet to be proven or disproven. I have my own opinions based on treating tens of thousands of patients over many decades.

Don't Believe the Sugar Hype

Sylvia E. Meléndez-Klinger | Posted 04.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Sylvia E. Meléndez-Klinger

For the sake of your New Year's resolution and your waistline, I'm here to tell you not to believe the hype about sugar. It, like everything else, can fit into a balanced diet in moderation. And if you have instituted a resolution to give it up and find yourself on the failing end, there's still hope.

Understanding Health Myths, Presumptions and Facts

Rachele M. Pojednic, Ed.M, M.S. | Posted 04.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Rachele M. Pojednic, Ed.M, M.S.

In the scientific world, we live by the tenet "association does not assume causation." That is, just because two things happen to be related, does not mean that one caused the other.

Jane Brody Gets It (Really) Wrong 'Debunking' Health Myths

Kristin Wartman | Posted 03.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Kristin Wartman

With all the nutrition misinformation out there, one would expect Jane Brody and The New York Times to be more careful about relying on an "expert source" with ties to the biggest agricultural and food companies in the world to debunk health myths.

Why to Keep Your Blender and Ditch Your Juicer, and Other Drinking Myths Debunked (VIDEO)

Jenny Isenman | Posted 12.18.2012 | Healthy Living
Jenny Isenman

On this week's episode, I talk with the Nutrition Twins, Tammy and Lyssie Lakatos, about juicing, juice fasts, superfruit smoothies, and teas in every color of the rainbow, which are all touted to be "the next best thing."

Are These 3 Nutritional Assumptions Leading You Astray?

Andy Bellatti | Posted 12.04.2012 | Healthy Living
Andy Bellatti

In the world of nutrition, some assumptions can easily lull you into a false sense of security.  Here are the three I've encountered most often in my nutrition practice that, once addressed, can greatly improve your health.

4 Myths That May Be Affecting Your Waistline

Rania Batayneh, MPH | Posted 11.20.2012 | Healthy Living
Rania Batayneh, MPH

Every day, we are tempted to try another weight loss product or fad diet. In fact, daily, we engage in thoughts that may not be conducive to our weight-loss goals.

5 Summer Health Myths Busted

EatingWell | Posted 10.28.2012 | Healthy Living

When it comes to health and natural remedies, it's enticing to grab onto juicy half-truths and hearsay. The most persistent nutrition myths are those that contain at least some truth. Here are five common summer health myths to watch out for, as reported in EatingWell.

10 Health And Fitness Myths You Still Believe

Posted 05.13.2012 | Healthy Living

By Jessica Smith for Top experts set the record straight on myths that just won't die. For more on fitness and exercise, click her...

9 Health Myths Debunked

Timothy Caulfield | Posted 06.30.2012 | Books
Timothy Caulfield

In the hope of getting to the basic truth about the best way to optimize health, I have spent several years immersed in the world of health and fitness. What I found was a sea of myths and misinformation. Here are a few of my favorites:

BUSTED: 7 Diet Half-Truths, Explained

Robert J. Davis, Ph.D. | Posted 05.12.2012 | Healthy Living
Robert J. Davis, Ph.D.

Hardly a day goes by without a headline trumpeting what we should or shouldn't eat. But often these snippets about diet and nutrition are only half true: They're partly supported by science, but overall they're misleading because they come with big caveats.

Biggest Nutrition Traps, Part 2: Quality vs. Quantity

Monica Reinagel, MS, LDN, CNS | Posted 04.02.2012 | Health and Fitness
Monica Reinagel, MS, LDN, CNS

In my last post, I talked about the all-important difference between natural and healthy. People often make the mistake of thinking that something is good for you just because it's all-natural or organic. Today, I want to focus on a different nutritional blind-spot: quality vs. quantity.

Will Shampoo Make You Fat?

YouBeauty | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style

This feature was written by our partner, Every day, hundreds of headlines vie for your attention with eye-catching claims about f...

Has Health News Become Sensationalized?

Dr. Pamela Peeke | Posted 08.30.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Pamela Peeke

I admit, I always check the customized Google alerts that are delivered right to my handheld device. But we all need to take a step back, especially when looking at the latest health news.

9 Health Myths To Stop Stressing About (PHOTOS) | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

In the old days, health misinformation would spread slowly. Not today. "The Internet has given people the ability to send everyone on their email li...

6 Biggest Myths About Food Busted

EatingWell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The other day while I was making zucchini bread, I cracked an egg and dumped it right down the drain. Total mistake. (With a baby who still wakes up ...