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myth busting

Food & nutrition
August 14, 2020

Myth busting: How much water do you really need to drink?

What happens to your body if you don’t drink enough water? Will your organs shrivel up and die from dehydration? Where did the magic number of “8 glasses” a day come from anyway?
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Healthy Lifestyle
June 22, 2017

Hair care myth-busting

Is avocado good for your hair? Do egg treatments really make it shine? Before you mix up a hair potion, you need to understand the crown on your head first. Let’s sort fact from fiction. Know your hair type; and what your hair needs before trying old wives’ tales. Fact or fiction? Black hair is stronger than blonde hair. False. Natural blondes have more hair than brunettes. Brunettes have thicker hair strands than of fair hair. This doesn’t mean that darker hair is stronger. Dandruff is caused by dry hair. False. Dandruff is caused by a type of fungus called…
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Women's Health
May 24, 2017

Pregnancy & Periods: Truth vs. Myth

You’re on your monthly period, so falling pregnant is highly unlikely right? Wrong. When it comes to menstruation and pregnancy, there are many misconceptions. And, if you follow them blindly, you may harm your health. We separate myth from fact. Myth #1: Your period protects you from pregnancy Ovulation is when you release an egg each month. During this process you may bleed and confuse it with your monthly period. You’re at your peak fertility in ovulation, so if you have unprotected sex during this time, you’re more likely to fall pregnant. A male’s sperm can live inside a woman…
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Ageing
May 17, 2016

Myth busting – live longer and better

We all want to live a long and healthy life, but none of us want to get old. It seems the idea of longevity is only appealing if we can retain our youthful fitness and health. Is longevity possible, is it something you should take, or something you should do? What IS the secret of youth? We take a look. (more…)
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Fertility
May 4, 2014

Don’t let fertility myths get you down

The answer to falling pregnant may seem obvious, but thanks to all the unfounded and sometimes downright strange information available these days, many women are confused about their reproductive health. (more…)
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Pregnancy
February 23, 2014

We answer your top pregnancy questions!

When it comes to pregnancy, everyone’s an expert! As a first-time mom, there’s plenty of excitement, nerves and changes to your body – on an almost daily basis. And, as if that isn’t enough to deal with, there’s the constant stream of advice, often given by complete strangers. (more…)
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