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Gluten is bad for you

Gluten is bad for you

Eliminating gluten from your diet does not offer health benefits. Whole grains are a great source of fiber and vitamins. 

Only a handful of people should consider avoiding gluten. These are people with Celiac disease and the small number of people who have gluten intolerance.

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MORE IDEAS FROM 15 Health Myths That Make Doctors Cringe

Cardio to lose weight

Sixty to ninety minutes of daily cardiovascular exercise is not an effective method to lose weight.

To lose weight, you need to build more muscle, because the more muscle you have, the higher your basal metabolic rate.

Strength training is an essential part of your exercise routine.

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You can diagnose yourself

In spite of the validity of reputable sites, Dr. Google is not the best doctor. A lot of information is irrelevant, incomplete of plain false.

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Medical X-rays and cancer

You have a greater risk that a doctor might miss something important because you declined an X-ray than the small risk posed by the machines.

An hour in the sun exposes you to more radiation than a full set of dental X-rays.

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STD through sex

You can get STDs through any type of sexual contact, even just skin-to-skin contact if one partner has open sores.

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“Detoxes” work

Your body can detoxify itself, provided you have a healthy liver and kidneys.

Detox diets may even harm you. Juices high in sugar can increase your blood sugar level. A juice fast may also lead to malnourishment.

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Breast cancer is the #1 killer

Breast cancer is not the leading cause of death in women.

Heart disease is still the primary cause of death. Lung cancer is killing nearly twice as many women as breast cancer.

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The more water you drink, the better

Water is necessary to life and a healthy beverage, but not in excessive quantities.

Your body can give you an indication of how much water it needs. It is better to drink to your thirst.

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A hypoallergenic dog

A hypoallergenic dog is a myth. Dog allergies are caused by microscopic proteins derived from the pet's skin dander and saliva.

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You can exercise your way to a six-pack

Everyone has abs, they're just hiding under layers of fat.

Great abs are the result of diet and exercise. 

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Getting a base tan can prevent sunburns

Tanning can increase your risk of cancer. Sun damage is the primary cause of wrinkles. 

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Sunscreen interferes with vitamin D

Your body makes vitamin D when exposed to the sun. While sunscreen blocks the sun's rays, new studies revealed wearing sunscreen does not cause vitamin D deficiency.

Vitamin D is gained through food, supplements and small doses of sunshine.

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The best time to make a baby

Many people believe a woman has the best chance of conceiving the day of ovulating or shortly thereafter.

The best time to conceive is just before ovulation.

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You can eat whatever you want

We should think of food in terms of quality, not just quantity. 

Food high in sugar is associated with cancer and should be eaten in limited amounts.

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Taboo topics with your doctor

Failing to bring up gross symptoms with your doctor can make it harder to get the right diagnosis and treatment.

Doctors have to continually remind their patients to talk about these icky topics.

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Vitamin D and sunshine

Vitamin D is essential for calcium absorption and many other biological processes. Lower levels of Vitamin D increase the rates of almost every disease like cancer, diabetes, osteoporosis, cognitive impairment, autoimmune conditions and more.

Vitamin D is a hormone manufactured by the skin when you are in the sun. It is difficult to obtain enough through diet. 

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Drink 8 Glasses of Water a Day

Everyone has a different requirement for water. Temperature, humidity, size, age, gender and activity have an influence on your fluid needs.

Instead, drink when you are thirsty.

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Individual Supplement Studies

Looking at individual studies won't determine if vitamin supplementation is good for you. They're scientifically dense and the conflicts of interest can be very hard to spot.

"Systematic review papers" are much better suited for that. This is where independent scientists gather up all the available data and re-analyze it to answer big questions.

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