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TikTok Trends: Do or Diet Plan ‘C’ Garlic Where?

We can look forward to brighter and more pleasant days in 2022, as the year is rapidly approaching its end. Some odd remedies are popping up on TikTok as they often do with daylight savings, seasonal depression and the cold and flu season appearing as temperatures fall across the Northern Hemisphere.

The Good Doctor reveals the Truth About Dieting

Chisom Ikeji, MD, is a critical care clinical fellow at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and is also on TikTok under the username @drchizmd. In a TikTok with almost 200,000 views and over 18,000 likes, Ikeji explains to all those who make resolutions for the New Year that dieting isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. She states that dieting can result in your body losing weight and then gain weight in a continual cycle.

Lemon water is a favorite drink with celebrities and their friends. Some of these diets might work. Ikeji states that diets that contain gadgets aren’t sustainable and can cause weight loss and gain cycles. Furthermore, adsociating “points” with foods or separating them into “good” or “bad” categories, encourages eating habits that can lead to disordered eating.

It is crucial to implement lifestyle changes that last to lose weight. In contrast, going back to dieting every year (the rapid cycle of losing and gaining weight is called “yo-yo” dieting) can have a bad impact on your health, including an increased risk of heart disease as well as metabolic issues.

“The best thing you can do for your body, and also to help you lose weight is to stop eating a diet,” Ikeji says. “Incorporate whole food items into your diet, and make sure you move your body. You’ll be guilty if you don’t. This is not the way to live your life.

The Bad: Vitamin C Contraceptive

In this TikTok, user @<a href="https://www.tiktok.com/@itsdiosa? Itsdiosa shares her contraception hack to anyone who is having unprotected sexual encounters. Vitamin C can help prevent unwanted pregnancy in those who do not take the Plan B pills. She recommends taking four or five vitamin C tablets per every day for a few days to help return to a normal period.

Vitamin C is not reliable or safe There are no studies to support @itsdiosa. Vitamin C can cause stomach discomforts.

Karan Rajan MBBS, Imperial College London and University of Sunderland in Britain, responded via TikTok to confirm this claim isn’t supported by science.

“Vitamin C does not start or stop a period. Period,” he commented on the video.

The Ugly: Garlic Sinus Decongestant

Now Nowthis became viral one went viral , with over 5.2 million likes. In this TikTok, @hwannah5 and her boyfriend try out a new trend of putting an unpeeled clove of garlic into each nostril in order to relieve congestion. It appears like the boyfriend is getting rid of all the snot, but that’s not the case.

It’s not new as people have been using strange things in nasal rinses for some time now and garlic is a tried and true favorite. Garlic has and medically-acceptable uses. The research has shown that garlic consumed orally may improve insulin in people with diabetes, reduce cholesterol a little and lower blood pressure in people with hypertension. Home remedies have been used for centuries to treat various ailments. However research has not proved these claims. But taking a garlic supplement and putting raw garlic on your nose are two completely different things.

New York-based board-certified dermatologist Whitney Bowe, MD, weighed in on the viral trend.

She explained in her video of reaction: “Guys this is not a good idea. The garlic actually triggers contact dermatitis, and the mucosa is trying to protect itself by producing a lot of mucus. It’s causing swelling.”

If you’re tempted to try this “remedy”, adding a few drops of essential oil in a hot bath is a far more effective (and much less disgusting!) way to relieve congestion.

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