Tag Archives: nutrition

Is Soda Bad For You?

This is a reader-recommended topic. In the comments to my post “Please Don’t Tell My Daughter There Are ‘Chemicals’ In Her Soda,” ‘Kristin’ said: Sodas ARE bad for you. It’s a fact, and believe it or not I’m not trying … Continue reading

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Why Didn’t The FTC Just Outright Ban Sensa?

Shocker! It turns out that Sensa, the “tastant” food additive that supposedly curbed cravings and led to weight loss, doesn’t actually do what it’s advertised to do! At least, that’s the finding of the Federal Trade Commission, following on the … Continue reading

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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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All GM Foods Are Not Created Equal

The Skeptic’s Guide to the Universe is a podcast that I enjoy every week. This week, the panel discussed the topic of GM foods; and while I don’t disagree with anything they said, I did have to grit my teeth … Continue reading

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Learning from reddit

The Internet is chock full of sources of information, some better than others. I happen to think that a particular area of the site Reddit is quite good. So I’ve decided to write an article discussing some cool stuff learned … Continue reading

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Fact Check:Five Reasons to Buy Organic

I came across a sign entitled “5 Reasons to Buy Organic” at my local grocery store. Some of the reasons struck me as being inaccurate, or at least misleading, so I decided I would take a quick look at the … Continue reading

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Konstantin Monastyrsky – Pseudoscience of Nutrition (Part 1)

Surfing through my Facebook wall last week, I came across a post by a self-taught nutrition “expert” Konstantin Monastyrsky. I hesitate to even link to his website here, as it is so full of bad information, misrepresentation, and misdirection that I don’t … 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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