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  • - "Moderate beer consumption

  • "lowers your risk of heart attack by 25 to 40," lies!

  • Instagram has some controversial medical information on it,

  • but Facebook is known to be the home to medical conspiracies

  • so let's check out these health posts,

  • and give a huge thank you to Thrive Market

  • for sponsoring this video

  • and these sweet potato chips.

  • (loud crunch)

  • Wee woo!

  • "The best breakfast for you based on your zodiac sign."

  • (laughs)

  • This is a meme, right?

  • Like this is not a Facebook health post.

  • A Gemini should eat raisin bran?

  • A Leo, it looks like a wrap from Dunkin Donuts.

  • This is absolutely ridonkulous.

  • "Health benefits of dance.

  • "Boost memory, improve flexibility, reduce stress,

  • "increase anxiety, improve balance and posture."

  • (hip hop music)

  • (grunts)

  • Okay look.

  • Is dance gonna boost your memory?

  • Probably not.

  • Is it gonna improve flexibility?

  • Probably 'cause you gotta keep your hips moving.

  • Any time you got through a wide range of motion,

  • you're gonna improve flexibility.

  • Are you gonna reduce stress?

  • Yeah, 'cause it's awesome to dance.

  • Are you gonna increase energy?

  • Yeah, because you're exercising.

  • Are you gonna improve balance and posture?

  • Yeah, 'cause look at these moves.

  • (beeps)

  • (imitates cat)

  • I actually took some dance classes

  • at the beginning of this year

  • and they got shut down 'cause of COVID.

  • My dance moves are awful because of COVID

  • and I'm sticking with that statement.

  • "How to calm a crying baby in one minute," ooh I like this.

  • "These pressure points will help to relax them."

  • (lively music)

  • I'm scared where this is going.

  • Head and teeth.

  • (lively music)

  • Wait, wait, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa,

  • whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa.

  • It says, "Head/Teeth," and then they're pressing

  • on the baby's toes.

  • I don't know what's going on in this video,

  • it already seems highly inaccurate.

  • Chest, and then the foot lights up.

  • Wait, I'm so confused.

  • Don't listen to this.

  • If a baby's crying, A, you need to figure out

  • what could be going wrong.

  • Are they hungry, have they wet themselves,

  • is there a part of their body that's bothering them,

  • and if you've checked all those things

  • and you think your baby's all right,

  • you should really try and move the baby around.

  • I wanna tell you about my long partner, Thrive Market.

  • It's an online marketplace

  • that makes healthy eating and healthy shopping affordable.

  • They have 25 to 50% off retail prices.

  • They have home goods, beauty products, food.

  • What I love is when you go on their website,

  • you can actually sort it by the things

  • that are important to you.

  • Values, diet, for example, if you're following Keto,

  • click Keto, Paleo, Paleo, cruelty-free it's there.

  • And during COVID, it's really convenient

  • to have all these things delivered right to your home.

  • I've used it for a really long time

  • and I've been recommending it for you guys as well.

  • There's all sorts of membership options.

  • For me, the 12 month package at $5 a month

  • is the no-brainer to select.

  • They have a money back guarantee option

  • and their warehouses are zero waste.

  • So it's not only good for you,

  • it's also good for the environment.

  • "You can run on one!

  • "Some people are born with just one kidney

  • "and live healthy lives."

  • Can you live with one kidney?

  • Absolutely.

  • In fact I know people who have donated a kidney

  • to their loved one or a compatible match.

  • Hold on, I believe Selena Gomez received

  • a kidney from one of her friends,

  • but you have to take really cautious steps

  • once you only have one kidney.

  • You really need to make sure you're well-hydrated

  • and you're not taking medications

  • that could potentially harm your one kidney

  • 'cause you are at higher risk

  • for certain medical problems.

  • Obviously 'cause you don't have a backup kidney.

  • "Miracle cure," I already love the name of this page

  • 'cause we all need a miracle cure.

  • Doesn't exist but we all need one.

  • "Try these sleeping positions to improve your health."

  • Well why does it say "try these sleeping positions,"

  • when it says two out of three those are wrong,

  • and only one of them is right?

  • I don't like that sleeping position that much.

  • I mean for certain people it might be comfortable.

  • Keeping your arms like that, elevated above your head,

  • can really cause some impingement issues,

  • especially around your rotator cuff.

  • Your rotator cuff is made of four muscles

  • that attach to your shoulder,

  • really give it fine motor control.

  • This is the infraspinatus, supraspinatus,

  • teres minor and subscapularis,

  • sometimes that one gets stuck in my head.

  • When you have them in this position,

  • that can sometimes put pressure there, decrease circulation.

  • You wake up sort of with a dead arm,

  • so I'm not a huge fan of that position.

  • Laying on the side is fine, laying on the back is fine,

  • if you have the right pillow and mattress combination.

  • Ideally you want to have a firm enough bed,

  • where you have support,

  • so you're back doesn't completely collapse,

  • but not so firm that it puts pressure on you

  • as a side-sleeper into your shoulder

  • 'cause that could also be quite uncomfortable.

  • A little pro tip here.

  • Depending on how much you weigh,

  • will also play a role in the firmness

  • that you experience from a mattress.

  • If I, as someone who is 200 plus pounds

  • lay on a medium mattress,

  • I may find it too soft 'cause I'm heavier

  • than if let's say my sister,

  • who's like 120 pounds lays on that same mattress.

  • So always test them out if you have the option.

  • "Seven things about your tongue color

  • "can reveal about your health.

  • "Stick out your tongue for a quick health check-up."

  • Before we start, know that these videos

  • are almost never accurate

  • because there is variations to human color,

  • variations to organs

  • and there could be normal anatomical variations

  • that this thing can't take into consideration.

  • So it's bound to make huge generalizations,

  • which end up inaccurate,

  • but let's see how inaccurate.

  • Light pink, "You are healthy,"

  • and they painted the tongue the color of a neon highlighter.

  • If your tongue is the color of a pink neon highlighter,

  • you're a cartoon 'cause I don't think I've ever

  • seen that in a human body.

  • Whoa, what a jump from pink.

  • If your tongue is red,

  • "You might be suffering from an infectious disease."

  • This is the definition of healthcare associated,

  • health information associated anxiety.

  • This where we always make the joke,

  • you go on WebMD, you find out you have cancer,

  • this is the problem.

  • The fact that this says,

  • "Your tongue is red,

  • "it means you have an infectious disease,"

  • this would scare the life out of me.

  • If your tongue is a color that you're not used to seeing,

  • talk to your doctor about it.

  • Do not assume you have an infelicitous disease

  • 'cause honestly I look at my tongue

  • and say that it is red right now,

  • and I don't have an infectious disease, I promise.

  • "This is why beer is healthy."

  • Whoa, whoa, whoa.

  • "Beer increases bone density.

  • "Beer has a high concentration of silicon,

  • "which helps to bind muscle and bone tissue together

  • "and increases bone mass."

  • Not 100% certain about silicon whether

  • it helps bind muscle and bone tissue together,

  • but I will say that whatever ingredient in beer

  • helps you have strong bones,

  • can most definitely be gotten from other sources

  • without the need for alcohol.

  • So already I'm gonna say this is poo poo!

  • "Moderate beer consumption lowers

  • "your risk of heat attack by 25 to 40," lies!

  • They probably found an awful, poor quality,

  • uncontrolled study and they're trying

  • to draw conclusions from it.

  • This is absolutely not true.

  • In fact, the studies that we've used in the past

  • to say that there is some benefit to drinking alcohols,

  • usually came from studies

  • related to wine consumption, not beer.

  • In fact, heavy drinking increases the risk of heart disease.

  • Alcohol is actually cardiotoxic

  • to the chambers of your heart, the muscles of your heart.

  • It could actually cause dilated cardiomyopathy,

  • where your heart becomes so enlarged

  • that it's floppy and doesn't work well

  • in pumping blood throughout your body.

  • "Enjoying a beer also helps increase the amount

  • "of healthy HDL cholesterol in your body."

  • (sighs)

  • No, it does not lower your cholesterol level.

  • Drinking beer often will increase your cholesterol level

  • overall and cause more problems

  • leading to plaque formation,

  • which is why having a high cholesterol is worse.

  • So no, beer is not a solution

  • for any of these problems thus far.

  • Whenever I give advice about alcohol,

  • my advice is always, "If you don't need it, don't use it

  • "because there's no real proven benefit from it."

  • If you do use it, make sure you use it

  • in a smallest amounts possible

  • so that if there is a potential benefit,

  • you're maximizing that and minimizing the harms.

  • "Top nine benefits of grounding," oh this is my Mercola.

  • "Did you know that the energy from the Earth

  • "can help you live a healthier life?"

  • Yeah, like if you go out into the sun,

  • your body can create Vitamin D.

  • "Improves sleep quality and promotes

  • "feelings of restfulness upon waking."

  • Now I know this whole time,

  • my patients have been struggling with sleep,

  • I should've just told them to go out for a walk

  • on grass without their shoes on.

  • "Reduce muscle stiffness and soreness."

  • I mean these claims are just ridiculous.

  • At least give me how that could happen.

  • Like are you gonna make a stretch

  • and say there's an electrical charge

  • leaving my body and it becomes one with the Earth,

  • and that makes my muscles relax?

  • Like come on.

  • Like we have to be reasonable.

  • I'm gonna summarize this video for you without lying.

  • This is the honest version of this video.

  • Hey, go outside and go for a walk in nature,

  • and I guarantee you because you're happy,

  • because you're less stressed, you're breathing fresh air,

  • you're seeing green all around you,

  • which is actually more pleasing to the eye,

  • you're gonna feel more relaxed.

  • You're gonna have better health outcomes overall.

  • You can keep your shoes on or take them off,

  • whatever's most comfortable to you,

  • and I don't need to promise you anything

  • 'cause overall it's a healthy thing.

  • Ooh, "The Best Hangover Cure."

  • Just so you know, a hangover is usually oversimplified

  • when we think about it.

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