If you are like me, you’ve grown up with all sorts of sayings about your health.
These are saying and “truths” passed down to use by our Mothers and Grandmothers, and meant to keep us healthy, as well as giving us a reason to do as we were told. I specifically recall:
- Don’t go outside with wet hair or you’ll catch a cold
- Cracking my knuckles would give me big knuckles
- Swallow my gum would make my insides stick together
Now, two physicians have come out with a new book, “Don’t Swallow Your Gum! Myths, Half-Truths and Outright Lies About Your Body and Health” to dispel many of the myths we grew up with.
The book focuses on various types of myths about our bodies, about illness and disease, sex and pregnancy and about what we eat and drink.
If you’ve every wondered how often you should poop, if that green mucus was a sign of an infection or if it’s okay to double dip your chips…you’ll find the truths here.
What myths have you grown up with and which ones have you passed on to your children?