Don’t Swallow Your Gum!: Myths, Half-Truths, and Outright Lies About Your Body and Health

This new book addresses all the medical myths we’ve been told since youth, and how they’re just that: myths.

A recent press release noted that the book covers such myths as:

. Do men really think about sex every seven seconds?
· You can’t get pregnant if you have your period.
· Can your antibiotic decrease the effectiveness of your birth control pill?
· Can you tell the sex of a baby by the shape of the mother’s belly?

Authored by Aaron Carroll MD and Rachel Vreeman MD, the product description notes:

“The truth behind all those weird and worrisome things you think about your body—EXPOSED!

Face it—you have more access to medical information than ever before, and yet you still believe “facts” about your body and health that are just plain wrong. Don’t Swallow Your Gum! takes on these myths and misconceptions and exposes them for what they are. Inside these pages, the following myths (and many more!) are dispelled:

You need to drink eight glasses of water a day
Chewing gum stays in your stomach for seven years
A dog’s mouth is cleaner than a human’s

Dr. Carroll and Dr. Vreeman blend authoritative research with a breezy sense of humor, providing the ultimate myth-busting collection of more than eighty enlightening, practical, and quirky facts about your health and well-being.”

St. Martin’s is the publisher, and more info can be found on Amazon.


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