Markham Heid

Wellness Lies

The Anti-Gluten Craze Is a Huge Wellness Lie

There’s almost no proof that going gluten-free will do the average person any favors.
Markham Heid
3.14.19
mental health

Some People Actually Fear Getting Credit for Their Accomplishments

The anxiety that's triggered by positive recognition goes way beyond run-of-the-mill shyness or modesty.
Markham Heid
1.8.19
body

These Are the Five Most Effective Ways to Cure the Hiccups

Here's what the science says about a few of the most common techniques.
Markham Heid
12.6.18
diet

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.
Markham Heid
12.4.18
mental health

How to Tell if You Should See a Psychiatrist Versus a Psychologist

As a general rule, television shows and movies completely screw this up.
Markham Heid
8.31.18
VICE TONIC

Everything We Know About E-Cigarettes So Far

Is vaping bad for you? Is it safer than smoking regular cigarettes? Can e-cigarettes help you quit? And other questions, answered.
Markham Heid
6.24.18
mind

How to Deal With Imposter Syndrome

If you feel like a fraud, you're probably better than average.
Markham Heid
6.24.18
The Final Word

So Is Red Wine Healthy Or Not?

Here's the bottom line.
Markham Heid
4.6.18
happiness

Trying too Hard to Be Happy Can Make You Feel Like Crap

It's like sleep—the more you strive for it, the more elusive it can become.
Markham Heid
11.19.17
Health

We’re All Guinea Pigs in a Failed Decades-Long Diet Experiment

"The change in dietary advice to promote low-fat foods is perhaps the biggest mistake in modern medical history."
Markham Heid
9.16.16
Health

The Tangled Web of Lies Behind Many Restaurant Menus

You might want to wait till after lunch to read this.
Markham Heid
7.28.16