Dr. Friedman and Kim chew on sneezing dangers, health risks of raw cow's milk, trendy coffee enemas, and oatmeal myths.
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According to the British Medical Journal, a man who held in his sneeze suffered a serious neck injury and a perforated trachea. He was hospitalized for two weeks.
A sneeze produces pressurized air that can explode at speeds of 100 miles per hour. In Dr. Friedman’s office, he’s seen patients come in with cracked ribs, debilitating headaches and herniated discs after sneezing. Dr. Friedman shares the best way to sneeze to protect yourself from being injured.
Health Risks of Drinking Raw Cow’s Milk
If you have consumed raw cow’s milk, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) says you need to see a doctor. The CDC was especially concerned that people who bought raw milk from a company called Udder Milk could be infected with a serious germ called Brucella abortus. They issued a national warning when a New Jersey woman became ill after drinking raw milk from the company.
The infection can destroy the spleen, liver and heart valves and may eventually lead to death. Despite decades of government and industry propaganda about the health benefits of dairy products, unbiased science proves that cow’s milk is not healthy for humans (raw or pasteurized). Contrary to all those milk mustache ads, milk doesn’t build strong bones. In fact, research shows milk is a contributing factor to the cause of brittle bones.
We are taught as children if we want to grow up big and strong we need to drink milk. Yet, children that drink milk get more chronic ear infections, have more allergies, are more likely to be overweight, and are at greater risk of diabetes.
Dr. Friedman and Kim discuss why milk is not a good source of calcium and offer other, more beneficial foods the provide an appropriate calcium/magnesium ratio.
Coffee Enemas are becoming trendy for health and well-being after actress Gweneth Paltrow featured an at-home device in her wellness magazine Goop. Many other celebrities have embraced coffee enemas for improving health, including Madonna and Suzanne Somers.
Coffee enemas are a type of cleanse in which you insert coffee through the rectum into the colon. This therapy has been used as a remedy for everything from depression and autoimmune disease to allergies and even cancer.
Dr. Friedman and Kim chime in on this latest trend and discuss the potential health risks, including infection, rectal burns, perforation, proctocolitis (inflammation of the rectum and colon) and even death.
Oatmeal: Good or Bad?
Research has proven oats can help lower cholesterol, balance blood sugar and reduce the risk of heart attacks. But, that isn't the whole story according to Paleo Diet advocates. They claim all grains are unhealthy and since "our caveman ancestors didn’t eat them, we shouldn’t either.” Dr. Friedman and Kim debunk this fad diet restriction and discuss the health benefits of adding oats to your diet.
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