Dont Swallow Your Gum

Price: $24.95

AUTHOR:  Aaron E. Carroll, Rachel C. Vreeman

TITLE:  Dont Swallow Your Gum: Myths, Half-Truths, and Outright Lies About YourBody and Health


YEAR:  June 2009

ISBN:  9780141044224


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 humour, providing the ultimate myth-busting collection of more than eighty enlightening, practical, and quirky facts about your health and well-being.

Why we love it: This book, by Aaron Carroll, M.D. and Rachel Vreeman, M.D., answers all those questions you've wondered about since you were a kid. Is the 5-second rule real? Do you swallow spiders in your sleep? Just think: You'll no longer be that girl who forwards the e-mail about a breast cancer-deodorant link. Now you'll be the one who explains why it's simply not true.