Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles - "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.