“I can’t eat spicy food on my period”
“Because the food we eat plays such a vital role in every aspect of our lives, it is often thought to influence several bodily functions and organ systems including the menstrual cycle. Some women think that eating certain foods can alter or hasten the end of their period. But the truth is that menstrual cycles are controlled by hormones. The effect of eating spicy (or any other) food is likely mental rather than physiological.” David G. Diaz, MD, a reproductive endocrinologist at Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center in Fountain Valley, California
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“Drinking human breast milk has health benefits for adults”
“The benefits of breast milk are immense—for babies. But I once had a patient who showed up in the emergency room with a severe headache despite ‘hydrating myself with my own breast milk.’ The patient was swallowing her own breast milk and not getting any extra fluid from the outside—she was only recycling her own bodily fluids! Really the only person who should be drinking breast milk is the infant.” Gerardo Bustillo, ob-gyn at Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center in Fountain Valley, California