fact or fiction

Is it a fact or is it merely fiction? Fact or Fiction explores the lesser known truths in the health and wellness world of Longevity.

  • Megan Hindmarsh
    Published 16 days ago
    The Dancing Plague of 1518

    The Dancing Plague of 1518

    Let’s go way back to Strasbourg, Northern France, July 1518. Despite the lack of musical accompaniment, Frau Troffea began to dance on the cobbled street outside of her home. Onlookers apparently enjoyed and clapped for her energy and, despite the pleas from her husband, Frau Troffea continued to dance for hours, until she finally collapsed of exhaustion before awaking the next morning and beginning the bizarre spectacle all over again on her swollen feet, with no food or water. Frau Troffea continued to dance with no rest for the next six days before frightened authorities sent her 30 miles away in a wagon to Saverne to be cured. However, some of those who had witnessed her performance began to mimic her and, within a week, 34 people had joined in the mania, reaching 400 dancers by the end of the month. At the height of the dancing mania, 15 people a day were dying from strokes, heart attacks and sheer exhaustion.
  • Paula Winemiller
    Published 26 days ago
    5 Common Old Wives Tales

    5 Common Old Wives Tales

    When I was young I remember my Sicilian grandmother had a thousand old sayings/wives tales. Here are just a hand full. 1) An Apple A Day Keeps the Doctor Away
  • Jaliene Collard
    Published about a month ago
    Herbal Medicine Should Be Primary

    Herbal Medicine Should Be Primary

    I am not exactly sure why everybody does not choose to use herbal medicine over any other form of medicine. It confuses me because herbs have been around since the beginning of time; making herbs the first method of medicine and healing. If the ground we walk on provides us solutions to the problems that the ground itself creates, why don’t we use those solutions? Instead we use things the earth provided us, add chemicals and lab based ingredients to it, and call it medicine. Does it help? Sure, but there is also a very high chance you will develop negative symptoms the first day to the last, and don’t forget the lifetime effects it has on your body and mind; but your cold is gone, isn’t it?
  • Douglas E. Summers
    Published about a month ago
    Myth Diabetes No. 2 - There is no cure for diabetes

    Myth Diabetes No. 2 - There is no cure for diabetes

    You may have heard it when it was said: "There is no cure for diabetes". You may have been involved in researching medicine. I've also heard, "If someone says you have diabetes, do the opposite!" But this is not true. Many diabetes cases can be completely reversed and include permanent remission. Is that a cure? Read it and you will tell me.
  • Douglas E. Summers
    Published about a month ago
    Three Facts About Fat Foods, Sugar Fat And Fatty Foods

    Three Facts About Fat Foods, Sugar Fat And Fatty Foods

    1. If sugar-free foods help to lose weight, why do most US consumers of these foods have the highest incidence of obesity?
  • Agnes Rosenblum
    Published about a month ago
    How to Lose Weight Quickly - A Common Myth

    How to Lose Weight Quickly - A Common Myth

    Myth: You will be healthy with high protein Fact: This identifies foods that are intended to reduce the amount of calories from fast foods, such as meat, dairy products and eggs, with a split dietary supplement from foods high in carbs (wealth) , pasta, potatoes and fruit). The biggest problem with these foods is that shared and favorite foods are denied, which makes one feel uncomfortable or confused.
  • Bruno Lopes
    Published 2 months ago
    Can Hemp Improve the Keto Diet

    Can Hemp Improve the Keto Diet

    With regards to health insurance and well-being, hemp and diet that is ketogenic popular favorites. But are they appropriate? In line with the research that's available, the huge benefits appear to be complementary. This means that hemp and keto are perhaps not just suitable, but they are able to also be considered a duo that is really dynamic.
  • Tracy Stine
    Published 2 months ago
    The Debate on Deafness as a "Disability"

    The Debate on Deafness as a "Disability"

    You might have learned or read that deafness isn’t a disability and you may think that doesn’t make any sense, if one can’t hear they are missing that sense - therefore they’re disabled.
  • Val R
    Published 2 months ago
    Myths about Cancer

    Myths about Cancer

    THE MYTHS ABOUT CANCER A few days ago, I received a comment and a review (from the same person) on my facebook blog, stating that I didn’t have cancer, that I am a scam artist, and that I’m mentally ill.
  • Alisha Hill
    Published 2 months ago
    Growth Hormones: What Are They?

    Growth Hormones: What Are They?

    HGH or Human Growth Hormone is what makes people believe that they can be youthful for a longer time. The brain produces growth hormone that controls the height, bone and muscle growth of the body. Natural levels of growth hormone fluctuate during the day, seemingly influenced by physical activity. For example, levels rise when we exercise.
  • Michael Godbout
    Published 2 months ago
    Colloidal Silver NB

    Colloidal Silver NB

    What to use Colloidal Silver For This is a sampling of the pros and cons that is said about this subject. Use your own discernment as to when to use it.
  • Cheryl E Preston
    Published 2 months ago
    Earthing/Grounding may be beneficial regarding COVID-19

    Earthing/Grounding may be beneficial regarding COVID-19

    Americans have now just passed the mark of 200,000 dead from the coronavirus. People are weary of all the scientific jargon and conflicting evidence coming from the White House. What is desired and needed is a way to reduce the side effects of this dreaded disease and perhaps boost one's immune system to prevent it or shorten it's duration. Ther possible is something very simple that could make the biggest differnce. Earthing AKA Grounding takes place naturally when you walk barefooted on the ground. You must be outside as walking on the floor of your home will not be beneficial.