Tag Archives: nutrition

Is Alkaline Water the Next Great Miracle Cure?

In late August, Good Morning America ran a story about the health benefits of alkaline water. The story claims a multitude health benefits from drinking water that has an alkaline pH. Alkaline water is slightly less acidic than tap water, and remarkable effects have been … Continue reading

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Finally! Real Research On Curing Autism!

OK, not really. For those of us in the skeptic community, we understand Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) are a complex set of brain-based disorders that share some common traits but can vary greatly in severity. In many cases, autism isn’t necessarily something that needs … Continue reading

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Food Woo 2014: Year in Review

I enjoy cooking and I enjoy eating, and so it’s not too surprising that I have also begun to enjoy writing about “food woo” here on Skeptoid. Here at the end of the year, I thought it would be fun … Continue reading

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Should We All Be Drinking Pickle Juice?

Let’s talk pickle juice. Places like Livestrong, Medical News Daily, and many other sites across the Internet tout drinking pickle juice — yes, that brackish water left over in the jar after you eat all the pickles — as a … Continue reading

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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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