Exposing Myths About Ionic Foot Baths

The cutting edge of medicine is fraught with misunderstandings, which may explain all the myths about ionic foot baths. Here’s the truth about three.

Myths about ionic foot baths are common nowadays, especially in the online world. This is no real surprise: purveyors claim that these baths produce negative ions that enhance cellular function. Bold claims, especially of the medical variety, often generate a plethora of myths and misinformation.

However, there’s no question that energetic foot baths can be invaluable in medical detoxification processes. Patients often use them to detox from Lyme Disease, as well as liver, kidney, and colon problems, and they can even help patients readjust their sleep patterns.

Let’s take a look at a few of those misleading myths.

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The Truth About Seven Common Mental Health Myths, Part II

Most of us labor under a number of misconceptions about mental health. In this two-part article, we take on seven of the most common.

In Part I, we provided the real deal on four of the most common mental health myths. Unfortunately, TV, movies, and other media have painted a very negative picture of mental health problems, with their plethora of psychopaths, sociopaths, and violent schizophrenics.

While such people do exist, the vast majority of individuals with mental illnesses aren’t dangerous; nor are they weak-minded, as some people think. Mental health issues are often real diseases with physical causes, which is why they respond well to medical treatment.

Now: let’s look at three more damaging myths about mental health.

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The Truth About Seven Common Mental Health Myths

Mental health is a far more complex subject than most people realize, so let’s work at busting some of the more common myths.

Mental health tends not to be discussed in polite company, which is no doubt why so many myths surround it. Unfortunately, these myths can be very damaging to those they’re directed toward, as well as their families.

In this two-part article, we’ll tackle seven of the more common mental health myths, and hopefully help dispel them.

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Some Sticky Myths About Peanut Butter

Mmm. Peanut butter. It’s a staple in most households. But is what you know about it true? Find out here…

Most of us grew up eating peanut butter, and let’s admit it: we still eat it all the time, even as adults. It’s tasty, it’s cheap, and it’s good for you, right? Well, the first two are true enough, but that last one can be argued (and we’ll argue it). Good old PB does have its myths, so let’s take a look at a few.

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Medicare Myths You Should Know the Truth About

If you’re a Baby Boomer or a loved one is, it’s best to know and understand the truth about Medicare myths before facing them head on.

As of 2013, we’ll have an estimated 73 million Baby Boomers in America alone…and many are starting to get their first tastes of Medicare myths. Some have already joined Medicare, the government’s medical insurance program for the elderly, swelling its ranks to almost 50 million.

Baby Boomers include everyone born from 1946 to 1964, so almost 25% of the population (!) is aged between 49 and 67. As you can see, the number of people on Medicare will more than double in the next 15 years, so it’s important to understand Medicare’s reality.

Today, let’s bust a few of its most prominent myths.

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Common Myths About Peanut Butter and Bird Feeders

For years, peanut butter and bird feeders went together almost like a PBJ. Then came the warnings about how peanut butter is bad for birds. What’s the truth?

Recently, you may have heard dire warnings about how peanut butter and bird feeders are a dangerous mix. Well, if you’ve been worried, calm down. While the warnings are well meant, they’re based on erroneous assumptions. Peanut butter is actually good for birds.

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Why Patents Don't Necessarily Make You Rich, and Other Myths

Have you invented something wonderful? Patent it! But don’t count on making much money.

Just about every significant modern convenience is protected by a picket fence of patents, and even the silly, cheap doo-dads you find at the bottoms of cereal boxes are usually patented or emblazoned with a “Patent Pending” statement. People patent anything that can make money these days… even genes.

There’s nothing wrong with that, because patents protect inventors from imitators and help us build our technology, piece by piece. And as Einstein proved, patent offices are great places to think (he conceived many of his greatest ideas while working as a patent clerk).

But patents and the patenting process, like everything else, have their myths. Let’s crack a few, shall we?

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Busting a Few Myths About Electricity

Like fire, electricity is a mysterious and dangerous servant; and also like fire, myths about electricity abound

It’s not surprising that there are all kinds of myths about electricity floating around out there. After all, it’s a constant in modern life; even a necessity, in the sense that people consider living without it a hardship. All such necessary things have their myths.

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Sushi Myths That Smell a Little Fishy

Despite certain sushi myths, the dish is more than just fresh fish bait. Let’s do a little quick myth-busting on the subject

Foreign delicacies that they are, those artistically presented bits of vegetables and seafood so common to Japanese cuisine have spawned a rather hefty set of sushi myths. But as it turns out, what you think you know may not be quite the truth. So, in the interest of fair play, let’s do some sushi myth-busting.

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Three College Myths You Shouldn't Believe

Don’t let these college myths block your path to the future

If you’re a college-bound senior, you’ve certainly encountered more than your fair share of college myths by now. But it’s crucial to do your research, and learn to separate myth from reality — because if you take the myths too seriously, you may impede your own efforts to succeed.

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