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15 health myths that make doctors cringe

Do you believe in “base tans”? Have you sworn off bread forever? Are you logging endless kilometres on the treadmill? Read this. Now.

The more water you drink, the better
The more water you drink, the better
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Water may be the healthiest beverage (not to mention necessary to life) but you can definitely get too much of a good thing, says Neal Schultz, MD, dermatologist, founder of DermTv.com and creator of BeautyRx. At best, overhydrating will have you peeing every 30 minutes and at worst it can kill you. There is a “right way” to drink enough water and it comes down to trusting yourself. Your body is great at knowing how much water it needs, so forget drinking eight cups a day or any other prescribed amount. “You should drink to your thirst, not to meet an arbitrary number,” he advises. Meanwhile, find out these health myths that turned out to be true!
 



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