8 False Medical Beliefs That Are Still Widely Accepted As True


To remain healthy, we rely on beliefs which
tell us what to do and what not to do. Unfortunately, beliefs become outdated as
the world advances and grows. So what if I was to tell you that even the
beliefs that we follow today are not completely true? As science begins to progress, it’s more
evident that there are many false medical beliefs. To ensure that our bodies remain healthy,
we have to make sure that the beliefs we have are the correct ones. The last thing that you want is to be following
a belief that could harm your body instead of protecting it. While you’re here, don’t forget to subscribe
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our new videos! With that said, let’s explore the HEALTH
TIPS THAT ARE WORTH FOLLOWING, AND ONES THAT YOU WILL WANT TO LEAVE BEHIND. 1 Pregnancy Lasts 9 Months: In the past, having
a child meant that you would go through a 40-week pregnancy. That timeline is no longer correct. Research now shows that a pregnancy can vary. Research also indicates that only 5% of children
are born on the exact date that is given. 2 Overweight Means Unhealthy: People who are
obese are often said that they are “suffering” from a condition. But that is not true. An overweight person may not be as unfit as
you may think. According to a study that was conducted by
Dr. Steven N. Blair, an overweight individual who exercises regularly is only half of the
death rate of a person who falls under the normal weight category. 3 Too Much Salt Is Not Good: Many people have
heard the advice which says to reduce your salt intake if you want to lose weight or
maintain a healthy blood pressure level. Although those may have some merit to them,
it doesn’t mean that having too much salt is a bad thing. Studies indicate that there are some serious
health benefits in an increased salt intake. If you have low salt levels, you increase
your risk of developing diabetes and a decrease in your sex drive. 4 No Pesticides In Organic Food: Many people
have jumped on the organic food train because of their sensational health benefits. Unfortunately, these benefits are not entirely
correct. Even farms that grow organic foods are susceptible
to pollution and chemicals from factories that pollute the air. So in order to protect the crops, farmers
need to protect their crops with chemicals. 5 Honey Is Better Than Processed Sugar: Honey
has a lot of health benefits, especially in regards to your skin. But what if I told you that honey actually
has more calories than sugar? Although honey is used in smaller quantities,
it has been linked to weight gain. If overused, honey is just as harmful as sugar;
it can lead to diabetes, liver disease, and heart problems. 6 Carrots Can Give You Night Vision: This
myth dates back to the WW2 propaganda. The British Air Force had developed a new
radar technology, and in order to hide it from the rest of the world, they claimed that
their success was due to the improved vision of their pilots who ate carrots. Unfortunately, this is not true, but what
is true is that carrots have loads of vitamin. Vitamin A can help improve your eyesight,
but it will not give you night vision. 7 You Need 8 Hours of Sleep: For a while,
people were under the impression that you need a minimum of 8 hours of sleep in order
to function. Unfortunately, this belief is just a myth,
there is no actual research that states people need 8 hours of sleep. The average person sleeps just over 6 hours
and has per night. According to research, people who sleep an
average of 9-10 hours a day have an increased mortality rate. Those who sleep an average of 5-7 have a lower
mortality rate. 8 If You Eat At Night, You Will Get Fat: It
doesn’t matter if you eat more at lunch or dinner, you will gain weight if you consume
more calories than you burn off. The US Department of Agriculture’s Weight
Control Information Network states that it doesn’t matter what time you eat. They add that it matters what you eat, how
much you eat and how much physical activity you do that will determine how much weight
you will gain.

16 comments

  1. Are there any other beliefs that we missed out? If you enjoyed this video, please give it a like and share it with your friends! 🙂

  2. 7 Things That Shorten Your Lifespan: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GTDfRXxm-ns&list=PL_fl96m7OLQUZuUwYCH7NnU9b_bP6sRlp&index=30

  3. Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will. – Mahatma Gandhi

  4. I'm with you on the overweight thing. I'm obese. But my sister in law (who probably the same size waist as I do) could take me (if we were ever in a physical fight). I have a recommendation for all of the doctors reading this. It would serve you well to engage in dialogue with your patients who are overweight. Ask them questions about what their goals are. For example, mine isn't to loose weight, but to gain muscle (I'm 222 ish pounds and about 5'9" tall). My most recent previous internist engaged me (when I shared this with her) by asking how often I was hitting the gym. Just remember that your patients are the owners of their bodies; not you. You (as the doctor) are the first mate and advisor; not the captain of their body. Remember that.

  5. I agree with ya on the weight one. My doctor told me I was a bit overweight, about a year ago. I was around… 5'2 and 148lbs. I've always been a chubby kid tho. I had always been eating healthy, exercising, and I didn't snack a lot. Now I'm 5'6, almost 5'7 and 165lbs, which is around normal for me. I would still like to lose around 15 pounds or a little bit more, but never going under 135lbs.

  6. I agree with ya on the weight one. My doctor told me I was a bit overweight, about a year ago. I was around… 5'2 and 148lbs. I've always been a chubby kid tho. I was pretty healthy. I had always been eating healthy, exercising, and I didn't snack a lot. Now I'm 5'6, almost 5'7 and 165lbs, which is around normal for me. I would still like to lose around 15 pounds or a little bit more, but never going under 135lbs.

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