You're Smarter Than That
The Most Overhyped Wellness Promises, Debunked
Here's some healthy skepticism about Keto, colonics, charcoal, and more.
The Dangers of Mainstreaming Goop
Gwyneth Paltrow inking a deal for a Netflix show could be a victory for pseudoscience.
'Natural' Sugars Are Not Better for You Than Regular Sugar
Experts tell us why using agave, coconut sugar, raw honey, maple syrup, or any other sweetener with a health halo is not going to make you any healthier.
You're Using Coconut Oil For Way Too Many Things
Here are the very few uses that can actually benefit your health.
Hydrogen Water Isn't Better Water
Experts confirm what we already expected: Adding molecules to H2O doesn't make it a cure-all.
We Looked Into the Big Claims Around Blood Facials
They've been around for years (see: Kim K getting a Vampire Facial in 2013), but a new study tries to determine just how effective they really are.
Gluten Is Perfectly Fine for the Vast Majority of People
There’s almost no proof that going gluten-free will do the average person any favors.
Colonics Aren’t Cleansing, They’re Dangerous
The belief that the colon needs to be cleansed recurs throughout history, but there's no reliable evidence that colonics have any health benefits, and they do come with risks.
There's No Such Thing as 'Sweating Out Toxins'
"Doesn’t smelly sweat mean something evil is leaving my body?"
This Is What Would Happen to Your Body if You Ate Instant Ramen All the Time
Depending on the product you buy, each one may contain 1000 mg (or more) of sodium.
Wellness Trends Represent an Erosion of Critical Thinking
Tim Caulfield explores our attraction to detoxes and other alternative health practices in ‘A User’s Guide to Cheating Death.’
We Looked Into Whether It's Worth Taking Magnesium Supplements
Magnesium has been touted as a treatment for everything from insomnia and depression to high blood pressure and glucose levels, but does it really work as advertised?