Headaches are one of the most common health issues that everyone faces. With triggers like stress, allergies, fatigue, hormonal imbalance, poor diet, and poor posture, it’s hardly surprising that no one can really say they’ve never experienced some kind of headache. Pain killers are relatively inexpensive and most of us don’t think twice about taking Advil or Ibuprofen to get through the day, but what we don’t often think about is the negative side effects from frequently taking these pain killers such as kidney and liver damage.

Around 10% of the world’s population has a fear of needles. Being a member of that 10%, I have to admit the idea of acupuncture seemed like some kind of twisted joke to me. Who would want to be stuck with more than one of those awful needles? And people enjoy this? Turns out, most of what I knew about acupuncture was made up of common misconceptions of the practice. Turns out, the needles used for acupuncture are incredibly small and the benefits are huge.

It seems like we can’t talk about any sort of health or home issue without hearing how coconut oil can fix it. From squeaky doors and rust covered tools to teeth whitening and acne scars, everything has some sort of “cure” to be found in coconut oil. So, are the benefits of coconut oil really as awesome as everyone says? Or is this another case of “if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is?”