FALLACIES ABOUT YOUR BODY
Added on: 23rd Mar 2016
DRINKING ORANGE JUICE CURES COLDS
Although orange juice does contain some vitamin C (but not as much
as you think), and vitamin C is helpful to your immune system, it is
not a magic drug and will do very little in the way of curing a cold.
TILT YOUR HEAD BACK WHEN YOU GET A NOSE BLEED
This is actually quite a silly thing to do. The blood will now run down
your throat and into your stomach, potentially causing you to vomit.
Instead, try pinching your nose, sitting down, and leaning forward.
Blood might get on the floor, but that’s better than puking it up
and getting your vomit on the floor too.
PEEING ON A JELLYFISH STING NEUTRALIZES
This is a popular myth that is not true at all. Jellyfish stings are
activated by fresh water and most of your pee happens to be just that.
HEART ATTACKS ALWAYS HURT REALLY BADLY
About 40-60 percent of heart attacks go unnoticed, especially in
women. If you do feel the heart attack there is a good chance that it
will feel something like heart burn, tooth pain, or any number of
CRACKING YOUR KNUCKLES CAUSES ARTHRITIS
The crack is just negative pressure pulling nitrogen into the joint
and that isn’t harmful.
ALCOHOL WARMS YOU UP
Alcohol only makes you feel warm but only because it causes
blood vessels near the surface of your skin to dilate. Ironically,
this actually cools down your core body temperature.
YOU CAN SWEAT OUT TOXINS
Sweat consists of water, salt and electrolytes. Because your
sweat glands are superficial and only found in your skin, that
is all that your sweat will ever consist of. There is no way for any
mysterious “toxin” to be released through your sweat.
GOING OUT IN THE COLD, ESPECIALLY WITH WET HAIR,
MAKES YOU ILL
This is wrong. You get ill because of viruses. Viruses do not care
about the temperature. Furthermore, your immune system is not
significantly affected by the cold because your body maintains a
core temperature of about 37C (98.5F). If this drops by even a
couple degrees you will get hypothermia and die. The reason more
people get ill in winter is because you are likely to stay indoors
and around other people, which is exactly where all the viruses are.