Who Should Take Probiotic Supplements? The Surprising Answer

Who should take probiotic supplements?  It’s an excellent question.  The answer is becoming clear – and disappointing. I get a lot of questions about probiotics: Q: “If I eat probiotic supplements, can I eat more carbs?“  A: Yes, but you will get fatter. Q: “Will probiotics help my diet?”  A: No. Dieting will help your…

How Fake Research Creates Fake Health News

Fake health news.  Why is it so common?  Considering all the acidic lies currently eructing from Washington, health-conscious people expect something better.  We deserve honest, useful research; instead, we get poorly designed, haphazardly run studies with meaningless results.  Wonderful studies announcing wonder-filled conclusions about not-so-wonderful products turn out to have been funded by an unwonderful…

8 Glasses of Water Every Day: Truth, Myth, or Scam?

Should you drink 8 glasses of water every day?  It’s great advice, but only if you’re a flounder. If you’re human, it’s a silly health myth that refuses to die. Regardless, dieters obey it like an eleventh commandment: “Thou must drinketh water until thou waketh three times nightly to pee.” Not long ago, I watched Dr. Sanjay Gupta interview…

How Much Exercise Do You Need? The 16-Word Diet Series

Do you get regular, vigorous exercise?  More importantly, would you rather be overweight and live a long, healthy life, or be thin and live a shorter, unhealthy life?  The answer is obvious (unless you are more narcissistic than Donald Trump), yet everyone gets it wrong.  We loudly shout HEALTHY! but we secretly want THIN!  That’s…