7 horrifying things people thought were healthy

Today we know a lot about our body and the ways to keep it healthy. It hasn't always been this way, and people of the past tried some truly horrible things in order to get rid of illnesses.

Have you heard these stories before? Which one surprised you the most? Do you think we still can unwittingly hurt ourselves because of the lack of knowledge?

Tell us in the comments.

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What are your thoughts on this subject?
Emma Alabaster
Can I just say that Buyer would've probably had holes in his head not wholes.
Jun 17, 2019 4:19PM
Vladimir Orozco
Most of us know by now that what is good ”today” accordingly to the food industry as well as the food and drug administration, may become dangerous to our health “tomorrow”
Jun 20, 2019 6:05PM
Pat Roberts
Chemotherapy will probably be on this list in the future. It cures cancer now but when they find something safe,it will be seen as horrific probably
Jul 24, 2019 10:20AM
bina sarmah
Whatever we are using as medicine, ppl will be horrified in 50 years from now. Science change everyday. Even in my lifetime I found lots of foods, which were considered good for health, now it is considered not good for health.
Apr 19, 2021 4:08PM
When people look back on our practices, all the chemicals poured into our bodies Daily prescribed by physicians, plastic surgery, some controversial surgeries, will we look barbaric?
Mar 6, 2020 8:52PM
pamela faulkner
Radioactive water. Yikes. Did they glow in the dark?
Jan 30, 2023 4:29PM
Patricia Green
lmoores, No - Little Miss Muffett was eating curds and whey when “Along came a spider that sat down beside her snd frightened Miss Muffet away.”
Dec 13, 2022 4:53PM
Patricia Green
Recently - I think within the past few years _ I read that pregnant teenagers in the UK were taking up smoking. Smoking leads to low birthweight babies, and they thought this was a good way to have a less painful labor snd delivery.
Dec 13, 2022 4:48PM
Lourdes Ayala
I think the tapeworms surprised me the most!
Sep 11, 2022 8:39PM
John W Shreve
tashabean, Or even a tapeworm with syphillis.
Aug 23, 2022 5:00PM
Trixie - Rose
Michael Shapiro, bloodletting was done with leeches
Jul 5, 2022 5:29AM
Trixie - Rose
The business of lobotomising women horrifies me. Another form of gender based violence on so called "hysterical" women. Even the word hysterectomy annoys me. Joe Kennedy snr had one of his daughters (a sister of JFK), lobotomised. All she did was rail against society and her father's draconian rules, a rebellious teenager😢
Jul 5, 2022 5:27AM
Caroline Weis
Emma Alabaster , I think you need to get your glasses changed because I read that he had HOLES in his head at the time of his death.
Jul 3, 2022 12:01AM
Graham Collins
Gary McLean, Bloodletting is still used as a medical procedure. It’s a treatment I need, to lower red blood cell count when it gets too high.
Mar 19, 2022 6:15PM
Peter Robertson
gingervansky, Well,what ever we are doing today,we are living twice as long so must be better than the middle ages,wouldn't you think?
Jan 24, 2022 6:43PM
Julie Domaille
Emma Alabaster , lol well spotted
Jan 1, 2022 7:02PM
Mother of Dogs
Emma Alabaster , Maybe they were whole holes. Yes, I am being sarcastic.
Dec 8, 2021 5:17PM
vasily tchaikovsky
Thank you helpfull at any time
Nov 12, 2021 3:27PM
Wayne Roberts
I have heard that tape worms can be used in the treatment of allergies! It gives the body something to defend against instead of over reacting to allergens! Any further comments on this would be appreciated.
Oct 3, 2021 6:36PM
Vladimir Orozco, I'm pretty sure ingesting a tapeworm is still going to be a bad thing.
Aug 20, 2021 11:53AM

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