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8 False Medical Beliefs That Are Still Widely Accepted As True


To remain healthy, we rely on beliefs which tell us what to do and what not to do. Unfortunately, beliefs become outdated as the world advances and grows. So what if I was to tell you that even the beliefs that we follow today are not completely true? As science begins to progress, it’s more evident that there are many false medical beliefs.

To ensure that our bodies remain healthy, we have to make sure that the beliefs we have are the correct ones. The last thing that you want is to be following a belief that could harm your body instead of protecting it.

With that said, below you will find health tips that are worth following, and ones that you will want to leave behind.

Pregnancy Lasts 9 Months: In the past, having a child meant that you would go through a 40-week pregnancy. That timeline is no longer correct. Research now shows that a pregnancy can vary. Research also indicates that only 5% of children are born on the exact date that is given.

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Overweight Means Unhealthy: People who are obese are often said that they are “suffering” from a condition. But that is not true. An overweight person may not be as unfit as you may think. According to a study that was conducted by Dr. Steven N. Blair, an overweight individual who exercises regularly is only half of the death rate of a person who falls under the normal weight category.

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Too Much Salt Is Not Good: Many people have heard the advice which says to reduce your salt intake if you want to lose weight or maintain a healthy blood pressure level. Although those may have some merit to them, it doesn’t mean that having too much salt is a bad thing. Studies indicate that there are some serious health benefits in an increased salt intake. If you have low salt levels, you increase your risk of developing diabetes and a decrease in your sex drive.

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No Pesticides In Organic Food: Many people have jumped on the organic food train because of their sensational health benefits. Unfortunately, these benefits are not entirely correct. Even farms that grow organic foods are susceptible to pollution and chemicals from factories that pollute the air. So in order to protect the crops, farmers need to protect their crops with chemicals.

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