Dr Oz: Jillian Michaels Stretching Advice
Dr. Oz was talking about some of the biggest health-related old wives’ tales that we have all been told since we were kids. He already revealed the truth about chocolate causing acne and stress causing gray hairs, but what are some of the wives’ tales you have always wondered about? Find out if they are true or just a tale!
Dr Oz: Feed a Cold, Starve a Fever?
Would it surprise you that even some doctors believe in certain wives’ tales? Dr. Tara Margarella said that she was always told, and believes, that you should feed a cold and starve a fever. Do you believe this wives’ tale is true? Dr. Michael Roizen said this one is absolutely false because you need to stay hydrated and nourished when you are sick, both to fight fevers and colds. Dr. Oz added that the one wives’ tale that is true when you are sick is eating chicken soup. He said not only is it good for you, but the vapors will help to clear your sinuses.
Dr Oz: Does Caffeine Stunt Your Growth?
Dr. Nancy Simpkins told Dr. Oz that she has always believed the wives’ tale that drinking caffeine will stunt your growth. She said she always wanted to dip her cookie in her dad’s coffee when she was a child, but her mother always said no, which led her to never allow her own children to drink caffeine. Did she do the right thing? Sari Greaves, a registered dietitian, said that caffeine by itself does not stunt a person’s growth, but it does offer other health problems, especially for kids. Drinking even a small amount of caffeine can affect your sleep at night and since kids need more sleep than adults, it is very important that they avoid drinking caffeinated beverages, especially in the evening.