Weekly health quiz — Pathogens, dementia and bathing

By | July 15, 2019

1 Which of the following is a real project being run on Wikipedia; its editors altering certain pages to control the narrative?

  • Guerilla Skepticism

    A specialized Wikipedia project called Guerrilla Skepticism on Wikipedia recruits sceptics to edit pages and squash opposing views. In 2018, this project had at least 120 editors. Learn more.

  • The Holistic Angel Brigade
  • Homeopathics-For-All
  • The Cryptozoology Academy

2 Which of the following entities does not rely on Wikipedia as a primary tool for establishing credibility of online material and authors?

  • Google
  • AOL

    Google, Facebook and YouTube rely on Wikipedia — none of whose anonymous authors have any verifiable credibility — as a primary tool for establishing credibility of online material and authors. Learn more.

  • YouTube
  • Facebook

3 Which of the following foods is statistically the safest and least likely to make you sick from foodborne pathogens?

  • Chicken
  • Beef
  • Raw milk

    While the U.S. FDA and the USDA insist raw milk will increase your risk of death and disease, foodborne illness statistics offer no support for such claims. In fact, data analysis reveals you’re 35,000 times more likely to get sick from any other food than raw milk. Learn more.

  • Pasteurized milk

4 Which of the following drug classes has been found to significantly raise your risk of dementia?

  • Antibiotics
  • ACE inhibitors
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories
  • Anticholinergic drugs

    Anticholinergic drugs, prescribed for a wide variety of conditions, including depression, incontinence, insomnia, allergies and epilepsy, have been linked to a significantly increased risk of dementia. Learn more.

5 Which of the following fruits is known as “the jewel of autumn,” and is praised in both the Talmud and Bible?

  • Pomegranate

    Pomegranate has long been revered as a symbol of strength, abundance, hope, joy and fertility. Both the Talmud and Bible praise it, and it features heavily in mythologies from various regions, including Egypt, Greece and China. They’re rich in antioxidants and contain compounds that stimulate mitophagy, thereby promoting health and longevity. Learn more.

  • Persimmon
  • Durian
  • Cherimoya

6 Forest bathing refers to

  • humans bathing in pure streams found in forests
  • humans taking in the forest through their senses

    Forest bathing, also known as shinrin-yoku, is a long-standing tradition of taking in the forest through our senses. Learn more.

  • mists that come in from oceans and blanket forests
  • animals seeking forest groundwater sources

7 According to an in-depth investigation of the medical literature by Dr. Chris Knobbe, an ophthalmologist, macular degeneration is not a disease of aging but rather a disease of:

  • Genetics
  • Excess alcohol consumption
  • Processed food diets, particularly processed vegetable oils, trans fats, refined flour and sugar

    Research by Dr. Chris Knobbe, an ophthalmologist, reveals macular degeneration is a disease of the westernized diet. Knobbe recommends an ancestral diet; you can eat anything you want, provided it’s real food, made from scratch without polyunsaturated vegetable oils or trans fats. Refined white flour or sugar should also be minimized. Learn more.

  • Excess sun exposure


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