TRC #261: Common Pregnancy Myths + Exercise and Hair Loss + Bra Burning

pregnantCristina fills in for a vacationing Elan to tell us all about common pregnancy myths.   Pat interviews Dr. Paul McAndrews and corresponds with a couple of other dermatologists to get to the bottom of a listener request about whether exercising causes hair loss.   Lastly, Adam answers the question: did women really burn their bras in the 60’s.

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Common Pregnancy Myths

Dr. Rachel Vreeman Bio

11 Big Fat Pregnancy Myths

Pregnancy Hormones May Cause Memory Problems

True or False? 20 Common Myths About Pregnancy

Understanding the connection between twinning and family history

Antenatal Fetal Heart Rate and “Maternal Intuition” as Predictors of Fetal Sex

Hyperemesis gravidarum

Sickness in pregnancy and sex of child

Exercise and Hair Loss

Penn & Teller Tell a Lie with Dr. McAndrews

Dr. Paul McAndrews

Dr. Victor Hasson

Dr. Jerry Cooley

Study Looking At Twins

Bra Burning

Wikipedia – Miss America protest

No More Miss America! – The Feminist eZine



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4 Responses to TRC #261: Common Pregnancy Myths + Exercise and Hair Loss + Bra Burning

  1. WOW! I always thought that exercise and a healthy diet were two keys to maintaining a full head of hair. Thanks for the story!

  2. Eric says:

    I loved the segment by guest Reality Chequer Cristina. I hope she can join the show as often as possible. But I have a request for everyone. Can we please deprecate the phrase “old wives’ tale”? It’s sexist and outdated. There’s no connection to actual “old wives” except a undeserved and condescending stereotype of elderly women telling “tales”. There are plenty of other reasonable terms we can use instead.

  3. Hey Pat,
    Along the same lines,, Steer obvious of hair breakage, kinks, and snags by sleeping on pillowcases manufactured from silk or satin. The fat of the head around the pillow produces a terrific offer of friction, as effectively as your hair is caught inside of the center. The easy textures of silk and satin enable your hair to glide around the cloth as you go by way of your snooze, which indicates significantly significantly less tugging and breaking.

    The value of vitamin C in stopping hair reduction are unable to be understated. Vitamin C performs a sizeable function inside the creation of collagen, a vital component to preserving hair healthier and alive. For any one who is not getting satisfactory Vitamin C test to get a large amount more by consuming citrus fruits, or even just a Vitamin C candy fall.

    Fluctuating hormonal levels have also been linked to hair reduction. Whether they are fluctuating for the reason that of a birth management capsule, your time on the thirty day period, or menopause, altering hormonal ranges have currently been demonstrated to engage in a component in hair loss. If this is the case, it is important to not freak out largely due to the fact this hair reduction is typically temporary.

    Attempt using Rogaine or a unique cure that incorporates minoxidil to help protect against hair decline. This is a topical cure that has to be applied to the scalp 2 times for every day, and it can be employed by the two fellas and ladies. Many men and women see that immediately right after many months of use, their hair reduction ceases. Some even expertise a regrowth of hair.

    Switching your pillow circumstance will aid to halt hair reduction. Satin or silk pillowcases are even however to aid prevent hair loss. Sleeping applying a cotton or flannel pillow situation may induce friction for your head which may perhaps trigger injury for the hair follicles and make the hair slide out.

    In an effort and hard work to stop hair decline, you need to take into account consuming a diet plan that is surely rich in lean proteins. Keratin is typically a protein that might be discovered in human hair. Eating foodstuff better in protein, blended on leading rated of receiving Keratin, will retain your hair follicles solid and prevent hair reduction.
    Keep up the good work

  4. Nadine says:

    Great show.
    I am really glad that you demonstrated that the “feet getting bigger” is not a myth, because I don’t know how I would explain that I am now wearing size 7 when I used to wear size 6 before my two pregnancies. 😉

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