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The Problem With the Grain Brain Doctor — Science of Us

Back in the fall of 2013 on the recommendation of a few friends I read the immensely popular book Grain Brain by Dr. Richard Perlmutter and thought it was over the top with miracle claims and methods and was even supported at the time in my thinking by some very critical reviews of the book and Perlmutter himself. It turns out I’m not alone in my skepticism.

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How ‘Diet Gurus’ Hook Us With Religion Veiled In Science : The Salt : NPR

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You can’t detox your body. It’s a myth. So how do you get healthy? | Life and style | The Guardian

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I Fooled Millions Into Thinking Chocolate Helps Weight Loss. Here’s How.

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Detoxes: One of the Biggest Scams Out There

A couple of articles  looking at one of the biggest scams out there,… detoxing

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Is there anything actually wrong with artificial sweeteners? Turns out, no.

Roger M. Wilcox‎ in the GMOLOL Facebook Group

Apparently, a reposting of this article on the Food, Inc. facebook page caused a huge uproar, and they had to take it down. Their followers ranted against it with, I’m guessing, record-breaking numbers of exclamation points. They did NOT want to hear that something harmless is actually harmless.

I concur…

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GroundedParents.com: Why This Mom Boycotts Organic and Will Never Shop at Whole Foods

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Another Health Immune System Myth Debunked

I’m pretty sure I recall first hearing Dr. Steven Novella in his Medical Myths, Lies, and Half-Truths: What We Think We Know May Be Hurting Us for the The Great Courses series talk about the bogus claim we often hear about a lot of “natural” products being sold out there that they can improve or boost the immune system. Its nonsense…

Well this article in Slate follows up and reinforces that thinking…

Boost your immunity: Cold and flu treatments suppress innate immune system
Natural remedies that claim to “boost your immune system” don’t work, and it’s a good thing they don’t.

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BulletProof BS

I first heard of this newest of fads called “bulletproof coffee” this summer reading about it in a Paleo blog somewhere and then after googling around to learn more about it it popped up over and over and over and over again on my Facebook feed until I blocked it. While I was skeptical of it benefits I gave it a try with both butter and coconut oil thinking well maybe it tastes really good and make your coffee creamier. Well in all honesty I don’t think the taste is anything special at all and all my research regarding its health benefits only left me the greasy taste of snake oil in my mouth. It’s bullshit nonsense and something I am sure Dr. Oz must be or already has promoted on his televisions show.

Why putting butter in your coffee is a big, steaming cup of ‘bulletproof’ nonsense

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