Tonic Talks


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.’


The Massive Racial Blind Spot in Cancer-Drug Studies

A new ProPublica investigation sheds light on this considerable problem.


Fish Oil Supplements Harm the Ocean and They May Not Even Be That Good for You

The fish oil industry could lead to the collapse of certain species and we can’t even prove omega-3 supplements are as beneficial as we think they are.


The Surprisingly Positive Effects of Being a Pessimist

Author and professor Eugene Thacker tells us about how pessimism can be a form of self-help.


Rudeness Is Becoming an Epidemic

It's like poison for the brain.


T-Boz is Not Here for People Trolling Her About Illness or Trump

The T in TLC, a sickle cell disease advocate, talks about managing chronic illness and as well as her haters.


This Guy's Job is to Help People Trip Safely at Music Festivals

Drug-checking and advice, judgment-free.


We Treat People With Addiction a Lot Better Than We Used to

But there’s still a lot of work to be done.


A Shot Could Have Prevented the Cancer That’s Killing Me

“I’d like to show the anti-vaxxers my chest tube and ask, ‘Would this be problematic for your child?'"


Our Culture of Comparison is Making Us Petty

One of Ted Talks' MVPs, Simon Sinek, tells us why being an alpha won't make us happy.


What Considering an Abortion Does to a Couple

A filmmaker draws on her own experience to bring awareness to those who grapple with challenging decisions during pregnancy.


Yoga Isn’t All Sunshine and Handstands

Trauma and darkness often draws people to the mat.