Wellness Lies

Health

The Most Overhyped Wellness Promises, Debunked

Here's some healthy skepticism about Keto, colonics, charcoal, and more.
Tonic Editors
3.14.19
Wellness Lies

Carbs Are Not the Enemy

Many of us probably know people who've lost weight by cutting carbs, but it’s not a sustainable diet, or a particularly healthy one.
K. Aleisha Fetters
2.27.19
Wellness Lies

There’s No Such Thing as a Superfood

Experts are increasingly calling out “superfoods” like kale, almonds, and blueberries for what they really are—something between wishful thinking and really effective marketing.
K. Aleisha Fetters
2.14.19
Health

Celery Juice Is a Waste of Perfectly Good Produce

You could pulverize some celery because people on Instagram are doing it to "detox," or you could just eat the real stuff.
Kasandra Brabaw
2.12.19
Wellness Lies

Healthy People Don't Need to Avoid Nightshade Vegetables

Tomatoes, eggplants, and peppers do not cause inflammation.
Kasandra Brabaw
2.12.19
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
1.31.19
Health

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
1.31.19
Wellness Lies

Hydrogen Water Isn't Better Water

Experts confirm what we already expected: Adding molecules to H2O doesn't make it a cure-all.
Tracey Duncan
1.30.19
Tonic

Lemon Water Will Not Boost Your Metabolism

We set out to debunk and/or extol the virtues of drinking lemon water. The news is mostly sour.
Elizabeth Brown
1.28.19
Wellness Lies

Any Power Crystals Hold Is Thanks to the Placebo Effect

Crystals are pretty but they do not store healing, stress-relieving energy. The magic is in your mind.
Claire Lampen
1.25.19
Wellness Lies

The Effects of Collagen Supplements Are Way Overhyped

There's no good evidence that collagen pills and powders can improve your hair, skin, or nails.
Nicole Wetsman
1.23.19
Wellness Lies

Pink Himalayan Salt Is a Waste of Money

Sure it looks nice, but claims that it’s cleaner and more nutritious than regular salt are dubious at best.
AC Shilton
1.17.19
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