We all know how pesky mosquitoes are and that they can be carriers of Zika, Dengue, Chikungunya and other diseases, making these great reasons to have mosquito repellents. For the garden, one common choice is citronella, an essential oil that comes from a plant (Cymbopogon… Read More »Does citronella really repel mosquitoes?
A section of commonly misunderstood health beliefs that have turned into health myths (and vise versa).
You’re standing in front of a shelf loaded with sunscreen products and don’t know what (or how) to choose one that works for you. Here is an overview to choosing and applying sunscreen to ensure the best skin protection. SPF stands for Sun Protection Factor.… Read More »How to choose and apply sunscreen properly
Coronavirus or COVID-19, is not new per se, with scientists knowing of seven that affect humans, four of which most frequently cause symptoms of the common cold. But the strain of coronavirus circulating around the world since late 2019, is new and has proven deadly.… Read More »Top coronavirus health myths officially debunked
Both red and blue LED therapies are promoted as skin treatments with red being used for wrinkles and flaws and blue, for acne. There are a lot of claims out there about the positive effects of light-emitting diode (LED) skin devices, however, modern science is… Read More »Do LED red light therapies really work?
Most people who suffer from a hangover experience nausea, fatigue and muscle soreness. If you find yourself in need of the best emergency hangover cure, there are several things you can try. Anti-inflammatories and even aspirin can help relieve a headache and muscle soreness. It’s… Read More »Is there such a thing as best hangover cures?
Grinding and crushing fruits and vegetables to be left with only the juice has become a fad for many who believe consuming only the juice is beneficial by way detoxifying or increasing nutrient intake. In the U.S. alone, cold press juicing is already a multi-billion… Read More »Are there any benefits to juicing?
Another fad has hit the Internet and people are jumping on the celery juice bandwagon without question, all caused by unfounded claims from a non-medical spiritual healer with a large online following and a page of celebrity endorsements. Is this enough to turn science in… Read More »What are the health benefits of celery juice?
Have you ever been told that humans only use 10 percent of their brain then wondered how that would be possible? If so, you’re not alone since it is an old urban legend, or in this case, a Common Health neuroMyth. Not only is it… Read More »Only 10 percent! How much of our brain do we actually use?
In an age where confusing food labels are enough to drive consumers crazy, they are still an important part of the food choices we make. That, and the fact they are a huge selling feature for manufacturers. A plain black and white label pasted over… Read More »What does low fat, light mean on a food label?
If you’re in the market for information on the keto diet for beginners, the first thing you should know is that this diet is not your typical “get rid of excess body fat diet”, but is a person-specific way of eating to help treat those… Read More »The truth about the keto fad diet
That infamous paunch that many like to blame on beer is often the butt of a joke when it comes to having a large stomach, but is beer really to blame? Does beer really cause a beer belly? Beer guzzlers around the globe may be… Read More »Does beer really cause a beer belly?
That truly depends on who you ask. Holistic therapists will tell you that colloidal silver can cure a host of diseases from cancer and diabetes to arthritis, HIV/AIDS, herpes and even tuberculosis. The medical community, along with the US Federal Drug Association and Australian Therapeutic… Read More »What is colloidal silver good for?
A lot of men believe that a high level of PSA means cancer, but this gets filed in with common health myths. The reason being your PSA level can be effected by many factors, not only cancer. Let’s back up a bit and figure out… Read More »What is a high PSA level for a prostate exam?
Many of us have been taught to appreciate the smell of clean like the smell of bleach or chlorine. Maybe not necessarily to the degree of hospital clean, but clean to the point stinky smells are, well, not so stinky. The smell of chlorine when… Read More »What that chlorine smell at the pool really means
How many of us have ever wondered (hoped and prayed) that toothpaste could get rid of pimples overnight? It’s a question we’ve all asked at some point in our lives when we wake up with a zit the size of an erupting volcano the day… Read More »Does toothpaste get rid of pimples?
Good question! And the answer is….maybe. It’s become a generic health claim that you need to drink 8 glasses of water a day because no one clarifies just how big those glasses are! Are they eight shot glasses, eight mason jars or eight big-gulp sizes… Read More »Is drinking 8 glasses of water a day good for you?
Millions of people use a variety of artificial sweeteners every day to sweeten foods and beverages, so just how safe are they? Since we’re not here to sugar coat the realities, let’s just down to it. Those who benefit the most from using artificial sweeteners… Read More »Are artificial sweeteners harmful?
How often have you heard someone say that dark skin has a naturally built-in UV protector or that dark skin is more tolerant against sun exposure than light skin? The truth is that while dark skin may be more tolerant, it is only to a… Read More »Does having dark skin actually protect you from the sun?