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.

How We Work

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

Winix Plasmawave 5300 Review: Should or Shouldn’t You Buy?
HBS Review Team

A thorough look at another model in the vast range of Winix Air Purifiers, the 5300 PlasmaWave. Yes, this model has been discontinued and replaced with the 5300-2, but it is still available to buy from certain retailers, so it's worth a good assessment. What differs...

Winix C535 Review: Do You Need All the Bells and Whistle?
HBS Review Team

Air purifiers have the potential to greatly improve your life, or completely irritate you with unsuitable features. What works for someone else may be completely wrong for you, so it's important to get right into the tiny details of an air purifier before you hand...

Kitchenaid KFP0711 Review: All You’ve Ever Wanted To Know
Elizabeth Martin

Whether you’re a hobby chef or just making meals to get by, most people can agree that they want to spend less time preparing food and spend more time enjoying it with friends or family. In comes the food processor, one of the most efficient multitasking kitchen tools...

Kitchenaid KFP1330CU Review: A true Energy And Time Saver?
Elizabeth Martin

These days the majority of people prefer to eat out or order in rather than slave away in the kitchen for a quality meal. With most people’s work day, it can be impossible to find adequate time to prepare meals. However, with the introduction of a food processor to...