Tag Archives: gluten

The Trendiest Food Woo of 2014

I know it’s only coincidence that the newest Skeptoid episode, Student Questions: Food Woo, Food Woo, and More Food Woo, released on the same week that the new year turned over, but it feels appropriate that it came out the same … Continue reading

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A Bevy of Food Fads In One Small Cup

Grocery shopping can be a fun exercise for the skeptical mind. There’s not an aisle of my local big box store anymore where I can’t spot some sort of overblown food fad on display: organic cupcake mix, probiotic tea bags, … Continue reading

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Should You Go Gluten Free?

I couldn’t have said it better myself:

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Gluten Free Diets: Fad vs Fact

You know a food fad has really made it mainstream when the local mom and pop Italian restaurant here in the heart of rural Pennsylvania starts serving gluten free pasta.  I asked the server what was the deal with the … Continue reading

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Using Skeptoid as a Reference is Not So Easy

I should have known better, but sometimes emotions do get the best of us. On Twitter, a user was attacking a celebrity I follow. Normally I don’t get involved since a celebrity has to expect a certain level of negative … Continue reading

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Disappointing Woo from Outside Magazine

I have long been a fan of Outside magazine. The outdoors industry is, sadly for those of us of a scientific mindset but who love the outdoors, rife with pseudoscience. The all-natural fallacy is particularly ubiquitous, miracle diets abound, and … Continue reading

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