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
3.14.19
NETFLIX

The Dangers of Mainstreaming Goop

Gwyneth Paltrow inking a deal for a Netflix show could be a victory for pseudoscience.
Susan Rinkunas
2.5.19
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 Anne Duncan
1.30.19
Blood

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
1.15.19
You're Smarter Than That

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.
Christine Ro
1.8.19
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 Anne Duncan
1.3.19
Asking for a friend

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
12.3.18
You're Smarter Than That

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.’
Shayla Love
10.1.18
body

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?
Colleen de Bellefonds
9.18.18
you've been gooped

Goop Settled a Lawsuit Over Unscientific Claims About Its Products

Gwyneth Paltrow's company is also offering refunds to anyone who bought its now-infamous vaginal eggs.
Susan Rinkunas
9.5.18
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