You're Smarter Than That

Health

The Most Overhyped Wellness Promises, Debunked

Here's some healthy skepticism about Keto, colonics, charcoal, and more.
Tonic Editors
2.12.19
NETFLIX

The Dangers of Mainstreaming Goop

Gwyneth Paltrow inking a deal for a Netflix show could be a victory for pseudoscience.
Susan Rinkunas
2.6.19
Health

'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.
Emily Cassel
2.5.19
wellness

You're Using Coconut Oil For Way Too Many Things

Here are the very few uses that can actually benefit your health.
Elizabeth Brown
Nicole Wetsman
2.1.19
Beauty

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.
Shaena Montanari
1.17.19
You're Smarter Than That

There's No Such Thing as 'Sweating Out Toxins'

"Doesn’t smelly sweat mean something evil is leaving my body?"
Tracey Duncan
1.8.19
Food

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
muscle

How to Lose Weight and Get Back in Shape

A personal trainer explains why you don’t need a detox, a fad diet, or a boutique workout to burn fat and build muscle.
Christian Finn
8.2.18
mind

The Bizarrely Effective Way Placebos Change Our Bodies

It's not just mind over matter.
Nina Shapiro, M.D.
5.3.18