Top 7 Health Myths
There are many cultures that use flaxseeds in order to take care of various illnesses. It seems that the flaxseeds have lots of benefits, as they can even be turned into a paste, and applied on the hair in order to increase its health. Some say that they can cure diarrhea, constipation, and other stomach problems.
They contain lots of Omega-3 fats and fibers, and it is known that fibers can take care of the constipation. Some say that the flaxseeds can even help one’s heart.
There are many cultures who consider the balance between hot and cold to be very important. The theories about this mixture can often be seen in the kitchens of numerous Eastern countries. It seems that this concept is very popular in China, where they consider that each meal should contain a hot and a cold food. Of course, the hot and cold concepts do not refer to the actual temperature of the food. For example, in China the chilies, the beef, and the peppers are considered to be hot, whereas the lettuce, the oranges, and the beans are considered to be cold. It seems that the people from China believe that if they do not combine the hot and the cold foods, they will get sick, as the imbalance between them will cause health imbalances.
A person must eat both of these foods, because eating too much of one will result in undesirable consequences. It is a known fact that the Chinese cosine contains lots of spicy and crispy foods. Dr. Alan Weiss, who is an internal medicine physician at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio, said that eating very spicy foods could cause health problems, even though this happens very rare. He said that eating too many crispy foods could result in heart problems, but that was not proven.
In Romania, it is believed that if you go outside in the wind, especially if you have wet air, you will have very high chances of getting sick. However, Weiss said that the wind can not cause any health problems, even if we go out with the wet hair. He said that you might catch a cold if you go out with the wet hair, but the chances for becoming sick with the flu are minimum.
Even if you go out with the wet hair, you should not worry, as you will not catch a cold. The head is very hot, and you might lose heat through it, and that’s about it.
As I said, there are many cultures that use soup in order to take care of colds or flu. The so called “Jewish penicillin” is said to be able to cure even the harshest colds. However, Weiss said that there is no actual reason that the soups can cure these illnesses. Sure, they are tasty, and they might make you feel better, but from a medical point of view, it is impossible for them to be able to cure the colds. Since the soup is very hot, it might have the possibility of removing the phlegm from the throat, and that can make one feel better. It seems that the chicken soup is a placebo. But hey, if it makes people feel better, why not?