Fact or fiction? Debunking 5 medical myths
Dr. David Samadi sounds off
- Duration 2:57
- Date Sep 19, 2012
Dr. David Samadi sounds off
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Well -- -- -- -- just from Felicia good makes the medicine go down like this lovely lady taught us we were a little bit married since she might not something.
So what about those other old wives' tales like don't swallow your gum -- it's gonna sit in a big piling your stomach.
Did they have merit or are they just medical -- Doctor David somebody with a box of medical eighteen this year to back up or to debunk.
A few of those Mets for -- good morning -- got his -- going.
I'm great this is interesting what an interesting topic let's start with the wet hair you -- catch cold -- go outside with wet hair.
Well we all remember as a kid that was the biggest myth that we have and it's actually -- real -- The way you catch a cold is really through bacteria or virus and that's how you give them.
Flu or -- so whether your hair is whether or not has nothing to do -- getting a flu and that's a complete -- I can't what I should -- cult and starve a fever -- that's an interest in 100 they'd make sense but he is really not true.
He really has what you eat has something to do I would -- better you're gonna feel this really the hydration and the fluids.
So it has to do with the amount of food that your dragon that's really important when you have that all -- that you you well real well hydrated and drink a lot of fluid.
Now we've always heard a -- volume -- it's gonna set in your stomach for seven years so we're not all like.
Doing this and kids and then going off to high school with pollen -- in our stomach right.
Yeah well this is a tough for a -- it's should they -- is very difficult to digest but thankfully.
You have -- -- in this someone that's gonna break it down and it's not gonna say -- assistant for seven years it's basically just gonna go through.
And eventually get rid of it.
All right so it's okay to do that -- your strategy.
You don't wanna do too often we -- about Mary Poppins the stand Felicia there definitely do that Garrett at the handful of sugar to get medicine go down up.
Well you know -- when -- -- about hiccups right you have this spasm of the muscles so all of his myths about holding your breath and everything else it's not true American public is probably right.
Spoonful of sugar can actually make the -- go away and out of all of those studied them nineteen out of twenty times it worked.
Believe it or not they actually did this study so it's true we're gonna have to start doing that point -- in the warm milk does that help you fall asleep.
You know milk has tryptophan and so it does actually calms you down but in order to really follows the from the -- You have to drink gallons and gallons of milk which nobody in his right -- would do.
But I think you know it's okay doesn't hurt you -- I think it's all right.
The -- to fall asleep if you really have a problem.
Take melatonin that's the one they -- you want to remember.
Melatonin I don't summation of that -- is comfortable given the computer's picture delighting in the -- is comfortable for you and you have a great nineteen.
This tether so our husbands have no excuse when they sit on the soap after Thanksgiving dinner because they're not eating gallon down on the Internet you're right -- -- I do.
-- -- we tell deception thanks so much longer on the he's done is that and they're -- I'm just glad to know we can keep swallowing that got married outfit I.