Healthy But Smart

Helping You Make Evidence Based Health Choices, Quickly & Easily.

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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.

Dr. Ceppie MerryDr. Ceppie MerryDr. Merry is an practising M.D from Ireland. She holds a Ph.D in pharmacology from Trinity College in Dublin, and a fellowship in infectious disease at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago.

Does Quercetin Have Health Benefits? A Doctor Explains
Dr Merry FRCPI PhD

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 Cupping Therapy Do Anything? A Review of The Research
Dr Merry FRCPI PhD

Introduction During the last Olympic Games, there was a media frenzy with photographs of odd-looking marks on the upper backs of some swimmers. Curiouser and curiouser. The large bruises were perfect for speculation about underwater attacks by blood sucking lamprey or...

How We Work

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

Cuisinart FP-14DC Review
Elizabeth Martin

If you are in the market to purchase a food processor, you have probably already started doing research on which models will best suit all your needs and are also within your price point. If you are looking for a food processor that is durable, powerful, and performs...