Evidence

Here we investigate and assess the health claims of the internet against the best currently available scientific research.

FOODS

Does Turmeric help improve eyesight? Does Cacao improve mood? The internet is full of claims that eating this food or that one will incur special health benefits… but what does the evidence say?

SUPPLEMENTS

Some supplements have health benefits. Others claim benefits that haven’t been proven. Others still claim benefits that haven’t even been studied. Which are which? Find out here.

TREATMENTS

If your friends are telling you to stand in one of those cold Cryotherapy chambers, or shine a Red Light emitting wand on your nether regions… this is the section to visit before making a decision.

PRACTICES

Is meditation helpful? Does showing gratitude have health benefits? What about stretching after a workout? See the conclusions from the most current research.

DEVICES

The rise of technology has brought an increasing number of devices that are said to confer health benefits. Think of posture correctors, foam rollers, or blue blocking glasses. Do any of them actually do anything?

FOODS

Does Turmeric help improve eyesight? Does Cacao improve mood? The internet is full of claims that eating this food or that one will incur special health benefits… but what does the evidence say?

PRACTICES

Is meditation helpful? Does showing gratitude have health benefits? What about stretching after a workout? See the conclusions from the most current research.

SUPPLEMENTS

Some supplements have health benefits. Others claim benefits that haven’t been proven. Others still claim benefits that haven’t even been studied. Which are which? Find out here.

DEVICES

The rise of technology has brought an increasing number of devices that are said to confer health benefits. Think of posture correctors, foam rollers, or blue blocking glasses. Do any of them actually do anything?

TREATMENTS

If your friends are telling you to stand in one of those cold Cryotherapy chambers, or shine a Red Light emitting wand on your nether regions… this is the section to visit before making a decision.

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