Don’t step on the crack or you’ll break your mothers back, sounds familiar? Haha, brings me back to jump roping in elementary school. Well, wives tales have been passed down from mother to daughters and fathers to son FOREVER, I thought I’d write a list and see of the many I have heard then check their accuracy and share them to see if you’ve heard any of them. Hope you like it.
1. An Apple a day keeps the doctors away
This is one wives tale that holds true. Apple skin, in particular, has high levels of plant compound flavonoids ( A.K.A the apple coloring) which helps prevent cell damage, reduce cancer risk, and help people maintain a healthy weight. A somewhat natural doctor repellent but don’t skip out on your annual checkup just yet.
2. Putting Earwax on Coldsores?
Although it sounds kind of gross, strange and “different”. You can actually aid the healing process of cold sore through the use of Earwax. Earwax is made of fats, proteins, squalene and alcohol, The alcohol makes this an effective method at cleaning and healing cold sore.
3. Hot Baths for man mean no babies in the land?
According to NY Times a study done at the University of California, San Francisco explains that regular exposures to hot tubs and hot baths can “decrease” male fertility, but the effects are reversible if exposure is prolonged” Protect Mr.Willie and he will show you appreciation.
4.Putting Ice Cubes on carpets can remove dents
This is my personal favorite, putting ice cubes in the indentation, and letting the cubes slowly melt. Wait 12 hours, blot up wet spots, then use the edge of a spoon to lift carpet fibers back up. This technique is great for the re-arranger, you know” when the couch never looks in the right spot.” Good-House Keeping
5. Senior people can predict weather…
Senior people have been known to say it’s going to rain, because they “feel it in heir bones.” This claim holds some truth. Stormy weather is preceded by a drop in air pressure, which causes pain in joints of those who suffer from arthritis.
6. Fish is brain food
Researchers at the Rush Medical Center in Chicago have proved that eating fish is, indeed, good for the brain. A significantly lower occurrence of Alzheimer’s Disease was observed in those who ate fish regularly. Mercury content in some fish might have negative effects on our health, but the benefits of including fish in our diet easily outweighed the risk.
7. The Full Moon can make you act strange
Yes, this true! Several studies have shown that the incidences of crimes, emergency room admission, surgical mistakes, and other unusual events are higher on nights under a full moon than on any other nights.
8. Cheese Curse?
Can cheese cause you to have bad dreams? Yes and no, Calcium (found in cheese, yogurt, milk,c helps the brain use the tryptophan found in dairy to manufacture sleep-triggering melatonin. But, the quality of your dreams depend on the content of your day. Which explains why a warm glass of milk can send a disturbed child to sleep
9.Onions relieve pain from bee stings
Dr. Eric Block of the State University of New York at Albany. He agreed that a fresh-cut onion might ease the pain of an insect sting because of “Quercetin ” an an anti-inflammatory antioxidant ingredient found in onions which breaks down chemicals responsible for inflammation and discomfort.
10. Cold water makes luscious locks
Yes, from personal experience I can tell you this is truth! The best way to wash your hair is to use warm water to wash and cold water to rinse. The theory is warm water raises the hair cuticle and allows for moisture to enter but also leaves the hair, Causing hair to dry out. Cold water locks in moisture. Which is a plus, washing with cold water helps you retain moisture and strength and allows hair to grow long, healthy and beautiful.
11. Ear Infections can make you unbalanced
The inner ear has sensory cells called hair cells. These hair cells extend into the fluid and move with the fluid when you shift your head to a different position. When the hair cells move, they send signals to your brain informing it of the movement and positioning of your head. Your brain, in turn, responds to these signals by keeping the rest of your body balanced despite the position of your head. When these chambers are infected, however, they become inflamed and the hair cells don’t send the proper signals, creating dizziness and problems with balance. When you see a toddler wobbling and falling have their ears checked they may be infected.
This wives tale explains itself, the early bird gets the worm. Well, I hoped you like this please leave a comment and let me know what you think.