Health Myths That Just Won’t Die

Science has come a long way since the days of the tape-worm diet. Unfortunately, we’re still waiting for the “old-wives” to catch up. Although the scientific method has debunked a truck load of crack-pot health and wellness myths, the ghost of their existence persists.

Today on Healthversed, we’re going to do our very best to finally lay these 20 health myths to rest. Let’s go!

Cracking Your Knuckles is Bad

You probably know someone who holds fast to the claim that cracking your knuckles causes arthritis. It’s simply not true. It may be annoying or even gross to some, but there is absolutely no scientific connection between cracking your knuckles and developing arthritis later in life. That’s just not how arthritis works!

Jaysin Trevino

A Heart Attack is Always Painful

This popular health myth can actually be quite dangerous. The thing is, heart attacks occur in varying degrees and can present symptoms of varying severity. What may feel like heartburn or vague chest discomfort could actually be a heart attack. Heart attacks aren’t always immediately debilitating or painful. Know your symptoms and don’t be afraid to call 911 if you feel that it might be necessary. / Shutterstock
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