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Common Food and Health Myths, Busted

Doctor with apple

Woman holding capsule

Always take vitamin E with food

Vegan milk from nuts in glass jar

Nut milks are better than dairy-based milk

Grilled Sesame Tuna Steak

A regular fish habit is a surefire way to improve cognition

Acne skin problems

Dairy products, chocolate, and fried foods make acne worse

Buffalo Wings with Celery Sticks and Beer

Alcohol, spicy foods, and stress can all cause ulcers

Wet hair

Going out in the winter with a wet head = catching a cold

Close-up of red royal gala apples

An apple a day keeps the doctor away

Nature's Bounty Probiotic dietary supplement

Always take probiotics with a course of antibiotics

Woman eating carrot

A daily carrot habit improves vision

Amy Hendel, P.A.

Amy Hendel, P.A.


Known as "The HealthGal", Amy Hendel P.A. is a medical and lifestyle reporter, nutrition and fitness expert, health coach and brand ambassador. Trained as a physician assistant, she maintains a health coach private practice in New York and Los Angeles. Author of The Four Habits of Healthy Families, find her on Twitter @Healthgal1103 and on Facebook @TheHealthGal. Check “Daily Health News” at Her personal mantra? “Fix it first with food, fitness, and lifestyle.”