Healthy But Smart

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Who Are We?

HealthyButSmart is a team of academics and health care professionals who examine popular health claims according to current research, then translate their findings into language that’s easy to understand, and easy to act on.

Whether it’s garlic curing the common cold, or water fasting helping with weight loss, we provide clear answers that help you avoid harm, save money… and settle arguments.

Michele BermanMichele Berman M.D.Dr. Berman served as Staff Pediatrician at DePaul Hospital in Bridgeton, Missouri, and as Clinical Instructor at Georgetown University and George Washington University in Washington, DC.

Marilia CoutinhoMarilia Coutinho Ph.DMarilia Coutinho is a Brazilian researcher, university professor and technical consultant. She has majored in Biology, holds a M.Sc. degree in Chemical Ecology and a Ph.D. in Sociology of Science.

Melissa WaineMelissa Waine B.Sc.Melissa Waine holds a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) Hons (I) in Molecular Biology, from UNSW in Sydney, Australia, and a Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com.).

Nicholas FerraraNicolas Ferrara PT DPTPhysical therapist specializing in orthopedic, neurological, and prosthetics rehab. Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science from Hofstra university and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Stony Brook university.

Sonja RistevskiSonja Ristevski B.Sc.Sonja holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours, 1st class) degree from Melbourne University and a Graduate Certificate in Health Promotion from La Trobe University.

Does Quercetin Have Health Benefits? A Doctor Explains
Ceppie Merry

Introduction Quercetin is marketed as an 'ergogenic' or an agent that enhances physical performance. Needless to mention, the promise of ergogenic benefits is of great interest to many people. Me included. To be honest, I would love to add another few hours to my day...

Mediterranean Diets: What Does The Science Say?
Nicolas Ferrara PT DPT

Almost everyone wants to lose weight and be healthy. However, it may be difficult when there are always new diets to choose from, new superfoods to try, or new approaches to eating. One diet that has consistently survived much public scrutiny is the Mediterranean...

Does Ecotherapy Have Health Benefits? A Review of The Research
Ceppie Merry

Introduction Have you noticed how Japanese books are crushing it on the bestsellers list recently? I have cleaned out my sock drawer having read ‘The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying’. I tried to be all ‘Ikigai’ by using the Japanese secret to a long and happy life. I...

How We Work

To fund our fact checking and research, HealthyButSmart also provides reviews and comparisons of health promoting devices, kitchenware and home gadgets.

Bella Air Fryer Review: An Affordable Air Fryer Below $100
HBS Review Team

Air fryers like the Bella 14538 Electric Hot Air Fryer are popular for their “crispifying” abilities, health-promoting cooking methods and easy, countertop convenience. The Bella Air Fryer has a common air fryer aesthetic: the black, rounded unit with a pull-out...

What Are The Best Food Processors For Baby Food In 2018?
HBS Review Team

Making your own baby food at home can be quick, easy and very cost effective if you have the right equipment. Funnily enough, not all food processors are ideal for baby food so before you buy just any old machine, take a look through our list. There are a few options...

Cuisinart prep 7 Cup Food Processor Review: Is It Worth It?
Elizabeth Martin

Today you can find dozens of food processors made by several excellent manufacturers like Cuisinart. With the 7 Cup Cuisinart Food Processor, you can slice, chop and shred various kinds of ingredients including meat, vegetables, and cheese. You can also mince parsley...