Embarrassing Medical Myths Debunked

From dieting to anti-aging, myths are prevalent in many decisions we make concerning our health. But how many of the health facts that we steadfastly believe in are actually false? Even Dr. Oz has had to come clean about some of the myths he once believed.

Read more to find out which medical myths have been fooling you!


Beans = Smelliest Gas

Many people associate beans with gas, but dairy tops the list as the worst offender in terms of causing bloating and smelly gas. Lactose, found in dairy, can be difficult for some people to digest. Frequent gas and bloating from dairy can also be the result of lactose intolerance. \r\n

\r\nIf you love dairy but don’t love the pain and gas that might come with it, here is a list of lactose offenders from low to high, so you know which foods will affect you more than others. \r\n

\r\nLow Lactose Foods
\r\n• Aged cheese (Swiss, cheddar)
\r\n• Sour cream
\r\n• Whipped cream
\r\n• Butter\r\n

\r\nMedium Lactose Foods
\r\n• Ice cream
\r\n• Pudding
\r\n• Goat’s Milk\r\n

\r\nHigh Lactose Foods
\r\n• Yogurt
\r\n• Eggnog
\r\n• Chocolate Milk
\r\n• Milk

5 Things to Say (& Not to Say) If You See Signs of Dementia in a Loved One

Talking to them about it may be uncomfortable, but it's important not to put it off.

Tackling the issue of dementia when it affects someone near and dear is very difficult, and it is hard to know how to discuss the subject with your affected loved one. However, it is important not to put it off. Just try to make sure it is a gentle encounter — for both of you.

Here are the experts' recommendations on having the first talk.

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