Read up on these simple tips to better understand science and empower you to fact-check wellness trends yourself. Evidence-based health and wellness doesn’t have to be hard!
I was first diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) as a college freshman. Having barely had a yearly cold while I was a kid, feeling suddenly vulnerable to the whims of my body was a rude adjustment. I spent months going to the doctor, with nothing really helping. Had at-home food sensitivity tests existed whenContinue reading “Everything You Wanted to Know About At-Home Food Sensitivity Tests”
A side effect of writing this blog is getting a LOT of targeted ads for various supplements, vitamins, and probiotics. It’s awesome because it gives me constant content, but also sends me on weird rabbit holes and makes me wonder whether these things are maybe actually worth their salt. Today we’re talking about so-called “probioticsContinue reading “Probiotics for Women- The Truth About Probiotics for Vaginal Health”
Mentions of the benefits of alkaline water or an alkaline diet show up in a fair amount of health blogs and wellness columns. If you’re looking to end your stomach pain, try an alkaline diet and drink alkaline water. If you’re worried about your cancer risk, try alkaline water. Bone density, muscle loss, growth hormones,Continue reading “Let’s Talk pH: Debating the Benefits of Alkaline Water”
Coffee without the caffeine crash and the potential to reduce stress—is adaptogen coffee the secret to good mornings?
After struggling to sleep and spending 90% of my day on my computer, I dove into the science of blue light glasses to see if they actually work, and what their potential benefits might be.
Does collagen coffee work? It depends, but the science behind collagen powder is a bit murky.
This article published in the Journal of Vascular Surgery received a lot of attention this week when it made the claim that ‘unprofessional content’ on social media pages may lead patients to choose another physician. The article was picked apart, Twitter erupted, and the discussion on #MedBikini and professionalism was born. The three investigators (aContinue reading “#MedBikini and Professionalism”
As if we didn’t already know, pseudoscience is a problem. We should probably stop giving it a platform, now more than ever.