10 Things Scientists Used To Think Were Healthy

In the good old days, alcoholism was treated with LSD and a cough was cured with actual heroin. Oh, and do you remember when we all thought our health issues could be solved by vitamin water? Turns out, it’s not good for you. Here are few other things that were not exactly supporting your health either.


1. LSD was used to cure alcoholism – by replacing it with another addiction.

2. Past fatburners were the worst: They contained actual parasites, called tapeworms, which made you lose weight by causing diarrhea and vomiting.

3. Deemed as a cure for mental disorder, 50,000 lobotomies were performed in the 1940s and ’50s in the US.