With more than 420 different types of aloe species and numerous different forms of the product — topical gels, digestible gels and juices — it is important to know which one to apply for your specific skin concerns. The most commonly used aloe plant for… Read More »Using aloe vera to remove wrinkles and other skin related issues
Common health myths passed down by well-meaning grandmothers everywhere.
It’s been said a million times that laughter is the best medicine, but is it? While having a good belly laugh may be fun, doctors say it is also good for you. Research has shown that a serious laughing session not only releases stress, it’s… Read More »Is laughter the best medicine?
If you’re looking for an alternative to medication to help relieve pain such as arthritis, you’ve likely come across copper and other magnetic bracelets. They are promoted as being able to reduce pain and / or inflammation because when worn, the body absorbs tiny particles… Read More »Do magnetic or copper bracelets help with arthritis pain?
Do some of the more “mature” people in your life appear shorter now than they maybe did before? Have you wondered “is it me or is grandma really shrinking?” There’s good news…well, for you anyway. You’re not crazy. Your grandmother really is shrinking. That’s right.… Read More »Is it true we shrink as we age?
It is a common health myth, not to mention an old passed-down saying, that pregnancy means eating for two. A UK survey found 63 percent of pregnant woman admitting they feel pressure from others to eat more simply because they were pregnant. The Royal College… Read More »Is a pregnant woman really eating for two?
It’s an adage many of us heard our entire young lives, that you need to get eight hours of sleep a night to not be tired the following day. If you need to know if 8 hours of sleep is really necessary, the answer is… Read More »Do you really need to get 8 hours of sleep a night?
Many of us spent our younger lives being told we had to wait at least half-an-hour before we could swim after we ate. The reason, I was always told, was to avoid cramps that could cause me to drown. In not wanting to drown, I… Read More »Is it true you have to wait to swim after eating?
This has been a debated question and passed-around belief for decades. You’ve likely had it said to you and have probably said it to others, that drinking alcohol kills brain cells, but does it? The answer is no, drinking alcohol does not kill brain cells.… Read More »Does alcohol really kill brain cells?
We’ve all seen it on tv. A part in the show where someone suddenly runs for coffee in a bid to sober someone up. But does it actually work? It’s one of the most popular medical myths (yes, myths) out there, that drinking coffee will… Read More »Does coffee really sober you up?
Many traditional grandmothers have insisted on having a Holy Basil (Tulsi) tree in the front yard and a Moringa in the back yard…and for good reason. Phytomedicines, such as Moringa oleifera, are believed to have many health benefits for their wide range of antibiotics, antioxidents… Read More »What are Moringa health benefits?
My grandmother told me that if I swallow my gum, it will stay in my stomach for seven years. I’ve never been sure if grandmother’s actually believe that or just enjoy the scare tactic on their grandkids. Either way we need to know, does gum… Read More »Does gum actually stay in your stomach for 7 years?
It was a nightly ritual for many. The 100 brush strokes before bed, that is. Sitting in front of a mirror and counting out 100 brushes was supposed to make hair healthy and shiny, but does it? Does brushing your hair make it healthier? The… Read More »100 strokes a night! Is it bad to brush your hair too much?
Some people swear by it. That an aspirin a day has done them wonders. Many who take it do so to lower blood pressure, especially if they’ve already experienced a heart attack or stroke, but new research says daily low-dose (81 mg) aspirin may not… Read More »Is an aspirin a day good for you?
Some people simply cannot help but repeat the old claim that carrots are good for your eyes, and with good reason. That’s because carrots really are good for your eyes, however, the claim does date back many many years to pilots of the British Royal… Read More »Does eating carrots improve your eyesight?
Grandmothers are often the first to suggest chicken soup for a cold, but does chicken soup help with colds? The truth is while the soup will usually make you feel better, it’s not the chicken in the soup per se that creates that feeling of… Read More »Is chicken soup really good for a cold?
This is a staple passed down by grandmothers everywhere, that cracking your knuckles will give you arthritis. Sure, it’s annoying to hear, especially if the crack-er is loud and the crack-ee isn’t fond of such sounds, but is it harmful to crack your knuckles? When… Read More »Does cracking your knuckles really give you arthritis?
So you’re wondering why there’s a saying an apple a day keeps the doctor away. The health rhyme has been told time and again by friends and family to friends and family…but is there any truth to it? While it’s fun to say and let’s… Read More »Does an apple a day keep the doctor away?
Mayonnaise as we know it is a thick, white condiment for food uses. Through magazines, grandma’s passed down beauty tricks and out of sheer curiosity, mayonnaise has also become something of a side beauty aid. It has often been used (successfully and unsuccessfully) as an… Read More »What does mayo do to your hair as a conditioner?