Tag Archive for diet

Half-baked ideas about diet, autism and fluoride in Australia

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If you don’t know who “celebrity chef” Pete Evans is, you’re probably not Australian – or you missed several years of TV shows involving food judging, food eating, more food judging and eventually judging of what the audience considers nutrition by one of the judges. To be honest, you didn’t miss much; these shows all…

It’s probably not the evil gluten

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More evidence that self-diagnosed gluten sensitivity is bogus. Researchers Who Provided Key Evidence For Gluten Sensitivity Have Now Thoroughly Shown That It Doesn’t Exist. In one of the best examples of science working, a researcher who provided key evidence of (non-celiac disease) gluten sensitivity recently published follow-up papers that show the opposite. The study was…

The “great” and “doctorful” Oz admits he doesn’t have miracle solutions

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No kidding! This truly is great. I wish I’d seen it. But Consumerist has an excellent summary that sounds like when Dr. Oz went to Congress he got more trouble than he bargained for. McCaskill deserves applause. Dr. Oz Grilled By Senator Over “Miracle” Weight-Loss Claims – Consumerist. Since he started appearing on pal Oprah…

Before and after pics are less than truthful

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In the category of Quelle Surprise… extreme photos are not as they seem. Dieters beware: Those before-and-after weight-loss photos aren’t always legit. Many weight-loss ads draw you in with dramatic “before-and-after photos” of real people. But the truth behind some of those ads is surprising. One such ad, for Wu-Yi Source Tea, claimed to promote…

Raw meat diet is rare

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Warning: This link contains some rather distasteful imagery. I’m OK with raw meat but this goes WAY too far. This Guy’s Eaten Nothing but Raw Meat for Five Years | VICE Canada. After feeling poorly on other diets, Derek Nance gives this unconventional diet a try. VICE: Hi, Derek. Can you tell me more about…

The gluten overreaction

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This seems more complicated than “I’m allergic to wheat products”. Doctors Say Changes In Wheat Do Not Explain Rise Of Celiac Disease : The Salt : NPR. Gluten-free diets are all the rage, now a best-selling book is helping raise the interest. A cardiologist has authored a book saying “Wheat is the most destructive thing…

Detox days of wine and horses

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Woo hoo – every story that contains the word “detox” is bound to be chock-full of nonsense. This is no exception. A red wine detox holiday in France | Travel | The Guardian. Margaretha is a doctor but decided several years ago to concentrate on health rather than sickness. She’s an expert in motivational hypnotherapy…

The virility diet is a bit floppy

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A virtual smorgasbord of questionable claims. The virility diet | Fox News. Originally posted in Details. Some of these diet fads seem like they just won’t die. This virility diet contains most of the tired, recycled and disproved claims one finds about antioxidants, dark chocolate, red wine, but repackaged into a virility context. Previously covered by…

‘It’s All Woo’ cookbook

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Somehow, I’m doubtful these gluten-free, sugar-free, fun-free recipes are any “good”. ‘It’s All Good’? Actually, Gwyneth Paltrow’s new cookbook borders on quack science – Science-ish – Macleans.ca. Today marks the release of Gwyneth Paltrow’s new cookbook, It’s All Good. Already, this latest offering from the Oscar-winner has been lambasted south of the border for its…

Actress Somers opines about toxins affecting mass murderer’s brain

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Every once in a while, a person says something so profoundly stupid that we have to call a spade a spade and call them idiotic. When it’s a “celebrity”, it’s even worse because for some strange reason, the public gives people they recognize or like more credence even when they are spouting utter nonsense on…

Underwear to melt your fat away. HAHAHAHA…

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An awesome example of a sciencey product that is complete nonsense. Doctor says ‘fat-melting’ undies ‘pseudo science’ | News.com.au. ADVERTISEMENTS for a popular brand of women’s underwear which claim to melt fat or “reshape your body” using infra-red energy are the subject of a complaint to the Therapeutic Products Advertising Complaints resolution panel. Dr Ken…

Celebrity Scientologists use shady expert on TV show (Update: Autism claims)

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Kelly Preston Uses Convicted Pharmacist with Suspended License As “Expert” on TV Show “The Doctors” | Showbiz411. On the November 21st episode of the syndicated TV show “The Doctors,” spooky Scientologist Kelly Preston shilled for her fellow sect member Kirstie Alley’s Organic Liaison diet program. As part of the show, Preston presented a taped piece…

Those evil, dishonest meat-eaters…

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Indian textbook slams non-vegetarians as liars, potential criminals – UPI.com. An Indian publisher is drawing criticism for a school textbook that says meat eaters “easily cheat, tell lies, forget promises … and commit sex crimes.” “New Healthway,” a health and hygiene textbook published by S Chand for 11- and 12-year-olds, includes a chapter titled “Do…

Wonder nut powers, activate!

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Activated nuts? What are they and should you eat them? Social media buzzing with talk of activated almonds | The Australian. TWITTER literally went nuts when a TV chef’s bizarre diet plan involving “activated almonds” which was published in a Melbourne newspaper, went viral. Chef and My Kitchen Rules judge Pete Evans became the butt…

Herbal diet pills caused severe illness for 18 yr old woman

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Public warned against online drugs after girl has colon removed » Kildare Nationalist. Health professionals are warning about the dangers of buying drugs online, after a teenage girl had to have her colon removed in Beaumont Hospital. The 18-year-old developed a life-threatening condition after just five days of taking diet pills she bought on the…

FDA warns Reumofan supplement contains dangerous drugs

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Diet supplements linked to bleeding, deaths – Diet and nutrition. The Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers not to use Reumofan dietary supplements, after receiving reports of bleeding, stroke and death among people taking the pills. Reumofan Plus and Reumofan Plus Premium are marketed as natural remedies for arthritis and muscle pain, but the…