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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 Dandelion Have Health Benefits? 792 Studies Reviewed
Dr Merry FRCPI PhD

Introduction As Europe basks in record summer temperatures, many parents are engaged in battle with their kids to leave technology and venture out into nature. I recently found myself telling my kids about life BG (Before Gaming). I told them about spending summers in...

Does Craniosacral Therapy Work? The Evidence Reviewed
Nicolas Ferrara PT DPT

Introduction Craniosacral therapy (CST) is a form of light touch manual therapy practiced by osteopaths, chiropractors, massage therapists, and physical therapists, that involves applying gentle pressure to the patient’s head and neck to treat various conditions. The...

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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...

Power AirFryer Oven Review: An Oven-Style Countertop Air Fryer
HBS Review Team

We are looking at one particular countertop multi-talented item today, the Power Air Fryer Oven. This “As Seen on TV” number is described as an “all-in-one” appliance with rotisserie and dehydration abilities. It can bake, roast, grill, steam and fry in a healthy,...

Chefman Express Air Fryer Review: Is It Worth the Money?
HBS Review Team

Kitchen appliance company Chefman has a pretty wide range of air fryers of all different sizes, designs and functions. But for this review, we are honing in on the Chefman Air Fryer RJ38, which is the 2.5-litre/.64-Quart size. However, there are similar models in the...

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