Fact or Myth

Fact or Myth: Is Nutritional Yeast Brewer’s Yeast?

Fact or Myth: Is Nutritional Yeast Brewer’s Yeast?

This is a MYTH. Brewer’s yeast is a byproduct of beer making. It’s pretty unpalatable with an extremely bitter taste. Nutritional yeast, on the other hand, has a nutty, cheesy [...]

Fact or Myth:  Tea Lowers Blood Pressure?

Fact or Myth: Tea Lowers Blood Pressure?

This is a FACT. The link between tea and blood pressure remained tenuous until just this last month, when Chinese researchers published a review of 25 randomized controlled trials in [...]

Fact or Myth: Can Cloves Numb Toothaches?

Fact or Myth: Can Cloves Numb Toothaches?

This is a FACT. Hailing from India and Indonesia, cloves are a spice used to warm mulled drinks and chai. Cloves are also coveted for their medicinal properties. Both antiseptic [...]

Fact or Myth: Can Manuka Honey Heal Wounds?

Fact or Myth: Can Manuka Honey Heal Wounds?

This is a FACT. Once upon a time, honey was the go-to healing aid for wounds. In the early 20th century, however, with the discovery of penicillin and subsequent antibiotics, [...]

Fact or Myth: Low Vitamin D Levels Are Linked to Parkinson’s

Fact or Myth: Low Vitamin D Levels Are Linked to Parkinson’s

This is a FACT. Recent research flips the script. Having low vitamin D levels isn’t a symptom of Parkinson’s disease (as previously espoused) but a cause! Parkinson’s disease, a neurodegenerative [...]

Fact or Myth: Eating Spicy Foods Causes Ulcers

Fact or Myth: Eating Spicy Foods Causes Ulcers

This is a MYTH. For decades, medical professionals attributed ulcers to causes such as eating spicy foods, chronic stress, tobacco, alcohol and other less-than-optimal lifestyle habits. A common prescription for [...]

Fact or Myth: Drinking Water Flushes Toxins from Your Body

Fact or Myth: Drinking Water Flushes Toxins from Your Body

This is a FACT. Truth: drinking water flushes toxins from your body. And no, the water that is part of your soda, or tea, or coffee, or sports drink (or [...]

Fact or Myth: Is Burning Incense Bad for Your Health?

Fact or Myth: Is Burning Incense Bad for Your Health?

This is a FACT. The wafts of smoke, the calming effects of aromatherapy…there is something magical about burning incense. It’s a practice with spiritual, cleansing, purifying, even healing applications. But [...]

Fact or Myth: Is Chewing Gum Bad for You?

Fact or Myth: Is Chewing Gum Bad for You?

This is a FACT. Not only can the very act of chewing gum ruin your teeth and harm your digestion, but the primary ingredients in chewing gum pose significant hazards [...]

Fact or Myth: Chicken Soup Cures a Cold

Fact or Myth: Chicken Soup Cures a Cold

This is a FACT. Whether canned or homemade, a bowl of steaming hot chicken soup cures a cold! The chicken soup cure has been healing sore throats and stuffy noses [...]