Truth or Tale: Old Wives’ Tales Put to the Test!

Mom is always full of tips to keep you safe, happy and healthy – and many of her recommendations have been passed down for generations. But some of these health adages are nothing more than urban legends. Dr. Oz put the most common old wives’ tales under the microscope to find out if they’re fact or fiction. From stress causing graying hair to not swimming after you eat to the link between spicy foods and ulcers and more – learn the truth about the advice you’ve grown up with!

Feed a Cold...

...and starve a fever? Forget this old adage; there’s no truth to it. Whether you have a cold or a fever, you should continue to eat normally and push your fluid intake. It’s crucial to stay hydrated, and fluids help your whole body flush out infection. For an extra boost to your immune system, serve up some chicken soup – there’s truth behind this dish’s healing power. Studies have found that it can help to decrease the length of the common cold. As a bonus, inhaling the soup vapor can help clear your sinuses.

Want to know how to look marvelous without splurging so much? Dr. Oz invites three beauty experts to share the smartest ways to save money while looking fabulous starting from your hair and makeup tools to the beauty products you use.