All posts filed under: But Does It Work?

But Does It Work? Revisiting Norovirus Prevention Methods

Disclaimer: This information is strictly for the examination of the listed products and their effectiveness against NOROVIRUS. This article does not deny that there could be other, valid health benefits to any of these methods when done in moderation and under the direction of your doctor. So, over the course of a few months I did a couple But Does It Work? articles on very specific norovirus prevention methods. Specifically grape juice, apple cider vinegar and activated charcoal. I had a lot of knowledge at the time of writing those articles, but in 2017, I have more knowledge, and a better understanding of all these methods, and what it means for norovirus. In the effort to provide the best, most informative articles I can, I’ve decided to re-do all those articles, plus add a few more, to make one big comprehensive tell all on these commonly used norovirus prevention methods, and finally answer once in for all: But does it work? Method One: Grape Juice The Story: If you drink 3 glasses of grape juice every …

Introducing: Dear Fearless…

In an effort to keep this site new and diverse, we here at #Fearless are very excited to announce the newest addition to our weekly content: Dear Fearless… What is Dear Fearless? Simply put, it’s our version of an advice column. You, our readers, will submit questions anonymously to our advice columnist, Fearless, and then Fearless will give the best advice they can based on the information you gave them. Each week (likely Saturdays at 10:00 a.m. ET), we’ll publish a new advice column and hopefully help the world one article at a time. Once we have a couple questions lined up, we will start publishing them. We will post only when we receive requests for advice, but we hope to make this a weekly column very soon! So, if you want to submit to our new column, here’s what you need to know: All questions will be anonymous, and we suggest you use a creative pen name to sign off as so you know your question is being answered! If you can’t think of …

But Does It Work? Alcohol & Food Poisoning Prevention

The following conversation you are about to read is in no way exaggerated or altered in any way; it probably literally went just like this: “I looooove shrimp,” said Jane Doe. “Oh, I don’t eat seafood, to me it seems far too risky to eat. Plus, every time a family member has gotten food poisoning it’s from seafood.” “Well, I eat shrimp without fear because I take a shot of alcohol before I eat any seafood,” exclaimed Jane Doe. “What? Why does that matter?” I was completely flabbergasted as to what that correlation was. “You don’t know?” she said. “They say if you take a shot of alcohol, like vodka for example, it helps kill any bacteria that could make you sick in your stomach! I do it every time I eat seafood, and so far? I haven’t been sick.” Now, if you know me, not only was I insanely skeptical, but I started smirking while thinking my favorite phrase: correlation does not imply causation. Beyond all that, if this was something that was so …

But Does It Work? Local Honey for Combating Allergies

I’ve heard it hundreds of times before, and the old saying goes: if you eat local honey, it’ll help desensitize your body to local allergens that make your nose drip and your head pound. I don’t particularly like honey, but I would be lying if I said that I occasionally didn’t consider eating a spoonful of honey if it meant I’d gain some relief from the seasonal allergies that plagued me each year. Of course, with every circulating method comes a small bit of skepticality on my part. If it was really something that was such a magical remedy for seasonal allergies, wouldn’t it be more commonly practiced and suggested? People seem to think it’s the way to go for curing their allergy driven sniffles, so now #Fearless gets to do the fun work and ask: But does it work? Initial Thoughts So, my initial thoughts about this are what’s not to believe? Bees pollinate flowers, flowers carry pollen, bees take pollen back hive and make honey, and pollen gets into honey. It seems simple …

Welcome to #Fearless

Hello,  and welcome #Fearless, a movement dedicated to sharing real stories, about real people, and their real life. We are focusing on a lifestyle that promotes the idea that being fearless isn’t about the absence of fear, but finding ways to power through regardless of it. We are hope, strength, love, courage, struggle & perseverance. Over the next few days, I will be releasing a multi-part series called Finding #Fearless, which is the story of me, my struggles and where I am today. It’s taking a look at the important parts of my life and the trials I endured that have laid the foundation for making myself a better me. It wasn’t always easy, but the road to a happy and fulfilled life rarely is. It takes hard work, dedication and persistence to achieve your goals, and Finding #Fearless is my personal road map.

But Does It Work? Panic Googling for Anxiety

I’ve been wanting to do an entire New York Times worthy exposé on panic googling. It’s the pandemic sweeping our anxiety riddled world and taking down the bravest people in its wake, and it’s time it got its five minutes of fame. There would be gripping story lines, tragic tales of good people losing their way in the darkest catacombs of the internet. It would delve into the complex way that panic googling is creating quick-fix, answer-craving addicts and the dizzying, whirlpool-like cycle they end up in at the start of every anxiety attack. There’d be a cheesy journalistic tactic to pull at your heart strings in every paragraph, and strategically placed, over the top black and white photo journalistic spreads to tell a story that words simply could not. It would be a work of art so unrivaled by its greatness that some would call it the written word Mona Lisa, or the prose reincarnation of Van Gogh himself. This will not be that exposé.

But Does It Work? ASMR For Anxiety & Relaxation

As of yesterday, I can say that I tried ASMR. You know, that thing that has been taking the internet by storm, claiming it gives you “braingasms” and “gives you the tingles”? Well, until yesterday all I knew of ASMR was it was a bunch of people whispering into a camera, putting it on the internet and people would feel better. Now, I don’t know about you, but whispering doesn’t usually calm me down. If anything, it freaks me out and makes me anxious, just as I’ve learned by watching Bob Ross. I don’t know about you, but that dude freaks me out. He’s too calm, so he’s probably a pyscho killer right? Or maybe that’s just me.

But Does It Work? Cure Your Emetophobia & Thrive, Part 2

It’s been a while since I have visited the Cure Your Emetophobia & Thrive book. That’s also why this is only going to be one chapter, instead of my standard two. Amidst a move, I didn’t exactly have time to read, and now that I do, I wanted to ease back in. So let’s get right back into it. I forgot just how fascinating this book is, and how informative it is. There is something really beneficial to understanding why we are the way we are, and for me it helps me gain a bit of control internally. That’s something that I think a lot of emets lack.

But Does It Work? Activated Charcoal Pills & Stomach Bugs

This article has been updated and can be found here! If you have any more questions, don’t hesitate to leave a comment! Flu season has gotten a very slow start this year. It wasn’t until recently that my state upgraded from Sporadic to Regional, and it’s February. The above average temperatures have kept people out more, meaning less chance of passing germs from family member to family member. Now that it’s really starting to make its rounds, I guess it’s a good time to investigate another home remedy to the pesky stomach flu. I got this suggestion from someone in my support group, and I’m excited to do some research on something I don’t know much about: activated charcoal pills.

But Does It Work? Apple Cider Vinegar & Stomach Bugs

This article has been updated and can be found here! If you have any more questions, don’t hesitate to leave a comment! In the next few months, colds will ravage our home towns, influenza will be in full force and the stomach flu will seem almost unavoidable. Of course, with this season comes people searching for home remedies to keep themselves and others safe from what may seem inevitable. While some may seem outrageous, I’ve heard a lot about the benefits of apple cider vinegar. Of course with so much on the internet, it’s easy to get lost and not find reputable sources. So, I’m on a mission to answer the most important question of all: but does it work?