Top Five Health and Diet Myths

The book cover of Appears Younger Than Stated Age by Dr. James Hardeman.

July 25, 2013 10:18:11 AM PDT
From weight loss to health and mood enhancers, from sleep aids to body building supplements, thousands of products line the shelves of grocery, drug and health food stores.

But the US government says up to a 5th of supplements make questionable claims and some 300 diet products are outright fraudulent. With so many deceptions and misconceptions, how do you get straight answers? Dr. James Hardeman gives insight into what supplements you need and what are a waste of your money in his new book "Appears Younger Than Stated Age: A Doctor's Secrets on the Art of Staying Young." He also reveals his top 5 health and diet myths.

  • Myth 1 ? You should drink at least 8 glasses of water a day.
  • Myth 2 ? Eating before bedtime puts on more fat than eating earlier in the day.
  • Myth 3 ? Certain fat-burning foods help you lose weight and stay lean.
  • Myth 4 ? You should take your vitamins every day.
  • Myth 5 ? Heavy or otherwise overweight people cannot be healthy.
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    Dr. James Hardeman has been a practicing physician for 30 years. He is triple board certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, and Critical Care Medicine and maintains both a hospital-based and office practice. After graduating Summa Cum Laude from the University of California at Irvine he attended Baylor College of Medicine, where he received his training in Internal Medicine and Pulmonary/Critical Care at USC and UCI.

    Over many decades and thousands of patient interviews and examinations, Dr. Hardeman has developed his strategy for sustaining good health. He recommends these methods in his patient care, applies them in his own personal practice, and now communicates them in his debut book Appears Younger Than Stated Age ? A Doctors Secrets on the Art of Staying Young. He has been given numerous awards for excellence in patient care from St. Jude Medical Center in Fullerton, California where he lives and works.

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