THE 5-SECOND RULE WILL MAKE YOU SICK
We live in the golden age of information. The answers to many of life’s questions are just an internet search away. Despite this readily available wisdom, we still have a bad habit of believing health-related myths. Here are three popular health “facts” that are total works of fiction.
The 5-Second Rule Keeps Food Safe
Obviously germs and bacteria don’t really wait five seconds to pounce, but snatching your chip off the floor fast keeps most of the germs away, right? Not according to a 2006 study published by Dr. Paul Dawson. He found conclusive evidence that when food comes into contact with a contaminated surface, bacteria are transferred immediately. Even one second spent on tile, wood, or carpet is enough to infest your food with salmonella or another serious contaminant. People seeking out safer water alternatives increases the sales of bottled “spring water” each year. However, bottled water is more expensive, bad for the environment, and, as Dr. Morton Tavel of the Indiana University School of Medicine pointed out, over 50 percent of bottled water is just filtered tap water. The same effect can be achieved with a home Bottled Water Is Safer Than Tap Water
3 HEALTH MYTHS YOU PROBABLY BELIEVE
Have You Heard the Good News?
My daughter has received services from the amazing BrightStar Care staff for the past 10 years. She requires transportation and assistance with errands in the community on a weekly basis. She has always been matched with warm and friendly caregivers she relates to as friends. She always arrives home happy and feeling independent, which is important to her. Most important to me is their ability to tailor services to my daughter's needs rather than the other way around. -Nancy Mueller
When we called Brightstar of Central Dupage, Sonia answered and listened carefully to what our needs were. She then referred us to Diane Thorson, who has since helped our family so much in medication management for our loved one. Diane even went the extra mile at one point: When our loved one became ill, Diane went out of her way to stop off at a store to pick up chicken soup, crackers, and bottled water on her way to check up on our loved one! Not only is Diane very qualified (she is an RN), she is also very reliable, caring, and has a very cheerful personality! We are very thankful to have Brightstar, and especially Diane, helping us! -Judy Wang
John 16:33— “I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.” 1 Thessalonians 5:11— “Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.” Philippians 4:19— “And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 3:13–14— “One thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus”
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Ephesians 4:32— Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you”
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