Dr Oz: Biggest Health Lies You’ve Been Told
Doctor Oz took a look at health myths we have passed down for decades. Find out whether what you think you know is true or false. Do you lose heat through your head? Does drinking alcohol warm you up? Get answers to these and more questions. Plus, try the Ice Water Gargle Hiccup Remedy.
Dr Oz: Do You Floss Every Day?
Three women got to participate in Dr Oz’s lie detector tests to reveal whether the things they say and think. For example, one of them got busted for lying about flossing her teeth. Did you know that only 40% of people floss daily?
Dr Oz: Do You Lose Heat Through Your Head?
Do you lose the most heat from your head? That’s why mom always told you to put on a good winter hat. The audience agreed with guest Lisa that this was true, but the reality is that it’s a lie.
To test the theory, Dr Oz took Lisa outside in a bathing suit and used a heat-sensing camera to show what was really going on. Her hair was actually insulating her head!
Dr Oz: Do You Lie About Your Age?
Amore was the next guest who had a health question to test in the lie detector. Dr Oz started by testing her lie detector. She lied about her age, but at least 20% of people do that. Are you surprised that men lie more often than women about this?
Dr Oz: Ice Water Gargle for Hiccups
An Ice Water Gargle gets rid of hiccups, according to Amore, who learned this tip from a friend. She tested it on her daughter, and Dr Oz said it was true as well. He explained why it worked, because the diaphragm spasms and the vocal cords shut.
Gargling ice water makes it hard for the diaphragm to spasm. It shocks and confuses the nerves, preventing the signal for hiccups from getting through.
Dr Oz: How Often Do You Pass Gas?
Lillian also had a health quandary to investigate with Dr Oz. She was surprised when she failed a lie detector quiz question about passing gas. Oz said that everyone does this about 14 times per day, which is approximately once per hour when you are awake.
Dr Oz: Does Drinking Alcohol Warm You Up?
The last lie detector health question was this: does drinking alcohol warm you up? Surprisingly to the audience, this turned out to be a lie. Dr Oz explained why: despite a soothing sensation, alcohol actually causes you to sweat more, and that sweat freezes on your skin. In fact, alcohol could be making you even colder!