Doctor in Germiston: 2 MEDICAL MYTHS EVERYONE BELIEVES TO BE TRUE
2 MEDICAL MYTHS EVERYONE BELIEVES TO BE TRUE
1. You should drink at least eight glasses of water a day.
Fact: “There is no medical evidence to suggest that you need that much water,” said Dr. Rachel Vreeman, a pediatrics research fellow at the university and co-author of the journal article. Vreeman thinks this myth can be traced back to a 1945 recommendation from the Nutrition Council that a person consume the equivalent of eight glasses of fluid a day.
2. We use only 10 percent of our brains
Fact: Metabolic studies of how brain cells process chemicals show no nonfunctioning areas. The myth probably originated with self-improvement hucksters in the early 1900s who wanted to convince people that they had yet not reached their full potential, Carroll figures. It also doesn’t jibe with the fact that our other organs run at full tilt.
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