How to Not Fall Victim to Heath ScaresPosted:
Decatur- There are so many surveys and health reports, some are even conflicting reports, so what do you believe?
"I don't pay attention to what other people have to say about what I should put into my body," said Taryn Teeters.
That's also what Teeters said she teaches her students at Mt. Zion High School. She wants them to do their research and don't believe everything they hear.
"We do talk about this a lot and I give them research, but I'm not on Doctor Oz and watching all those TV shows wondering about what to eat," Teeters added.
A new study links coffee consumption to heart health. Other data finds a bad night's sleep may lead a person to crave fatty foods the next day.
So do you believe it all of the reports?
"I pay attention to it but I don't give it much thought," Chuck Shonkwiler.
"Some things are exaggerated to create more of a stir up or a scare," Angelo Lozano.
"Where's the fact. Where's the evidence. Is this something that is tried and true or is it something that is the latest fad that is the easy fix. There is no easy fix," said Rachelle Parra from Physician's Choice Wellness.
Parra said, what people need to listen to is their body.
"It can be self destructive if you follow too many things. Find what works for you and stick with it," Parra added.
So don't fall victim to a health scare.
"I'm 83 I've been around a long time. I know what's right and what's wrong," said Bud Scherer.