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Caitlin Dow

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Got Gas?

Activated Charcoal
“Charcoal capsules may well be one of the best emergency flatulence remedies available,” touts FlatulenceCures.com.

Is that just…um…hot air?

In one poorly designed study, people who took activated charcoal capsules reported   Read More

Gluten Clippers

“Before Gluten Cutter I would have done ANYTHING to eat gluten again! Now all I have to do is take a pill,” announces “Linda” on glutencutter.com.

“Gluten is a really tough   Read More

The sleep-weight connection

Apparently, we’re not sleeping as much as we used to. More than a third of adults report sleeping less than 7 hours a night. And that’s a fairly new development.   Read More

Running on empty

“There’s actually a lot of research that supports skipping eating before exercise to maximize your fat-burning potential,” claims FitDay.com.

True…as far as it goes. Which isn’t very.

In small studies in active   Read More

One and Done?

“The number-one cited reason for why people don’t exercise is lack of time,” says Martin Gibala,  professor and chair of the department of kinesiology at McMaster University in Canada.

Gibala’s group   Read More

The March for Science is this Saturday

Science and evidence-based policies are under attack. Don’t see it? Consider the budget cuts, censorship of government researchers, and threats to government agencies that put our health, food, and climate at   Read More

Get up, stand up

“There are about three dozen chronic diseases and conditions associated with excess sitting,” says James Levine, an endocrinologist at the Mayo Clinic.

For example, people who report sitting for the most   Read More

Diet clues for preventing diabetes

In the Nurses’ Health Study, which tracked 85,000 women for 16 years, those with the healthiest lifestyles had about a 90 percent lower risk of diabetes than those with unhealthy lifestyles   Read More

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