Articles tagged with: Nutrition


The Atlantic provides accurate summary of research on gut microbiome, hypothesizes well-reasoned potential benefits of consuming fresh produce

in The Atlantic, by James Hamblin

— 02 Sep 2019

"The article provides a well balanced discussion of current knowledge surrounding the gut microbiota and benefits of eating whole foods. The author could have provided more details..

Viral news article misinterprets classification of processed meat as carcinogenic in claiming it is “as harmful as cigarettes”

in Truth Reporter, by vinit

— 05 Dec 2018

"The classification of processed meat as “Group 1” – carcinogenic to humans means that the evidence is as strong as for other risk factors included in the Group 1 category, i..


No scientific evidence supports the claim that consuming apple cider vinegar is a rapid and effective long-term weight control approach

Apple cider vinegar and thermogenic supplements are effective for rapid weight loss

SOURCE: Facebook users, Facebook

Published: 20 May 2022


Excess mucus is a common symptom rather than cause of disease; soursop is not a cancer treatment

“Mucus is the cause of all diseases”; “Soursop [is] 10,000 times more effective than chemotherapy for cancer”

SOURCE: Facebook User, Facebook

Published: 02 Sep 2021


There is no evidence that eating cucumbers reduces the risk of cancer; cucumbers contain cucurbitacin B, which could be a candidate for developing new anti-cancer drugs

“Cucumber kills lung cancer cells”; “cucurbitacin B suppressed growth of human lung cancer cells by 90%, reduced their ability to invade surrounding tissues by 75% and reduced migration ability by 88%”

SOURCE: Ethan Evers , The Eden Prescription

Published: 04 May 2021


No evidence that “keto diet pills” are effective for long-term weight management; Shark Tank judges didn’t endorse a “keto diet pill”

Ketogenic-based supplements let you lose weight while sleeping; Shark Tank judges backed “keto diet pill”

SOURCE: Anonymous, Facebook

Published: 15 Apr 2021


There is currently no cure for AIDS; reports to the contrary are incorrect

AIDS was cured in more than a dozen patients

SOURCE: Alfredo Bowman, Facebook

Published: 09 Apr 2021


No evidence that the milk protein casein causes cancer; claim is based on animal studies involving other well-known risk factors for liver cancer like hepatitis B virus infection

“Milk from cows 'has the most relevant carcinogen ever identified’ and ‘turns on cancer'"

SOURCE: Arjun Walia, Collective Evolution

Published: 21 Mar 2021


Bananas may be healthy, but consuming them won’t treat gastrointestinal diseases nor limit the replication of HIV

"Bananas are a powerful antiviral food—so powerful that they have the capacity to repel growth of the retrovirus HIV"

SOURCE: Anthony William, Medical Medium

Published: 02 Mar 2021


More evidence needed for the claim that vitamin D supplements reduce risk of COVID-19 infection

“Habitual use of vitamin D supplements was associated with a 34% lower risk of COVID-19 infection”; “This is an observational study so causation cannot be established”

SOURCE: Rhonda Patrick, Instagram

Published: 22 Feb 2021


No, the Shanghai government has not recommended intravenous vitamin C as a treatment for COVID-19

The government of Shanghai, China has announced its official recommendation that COVID-19 should be treated with high amounts of intravenous vitamin C

SOURCE: Andrew W. Saul, Orthomolecular Medicine News Service

Published: 20 Mar 2020


Chemical in garlic eliminates certain bacterial cells faster than two common antibiotics, but not by 100 times

Garlic proven 100 times more effective than antibiotics

SOURCE: Anonymous, Why Don't You Try This

Published: 17 Feb 2020