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A Supplemental Reality: Vitamin Sales Are Booming, But We’re Not Getting Any Healthier.
Health / Nutrition

A Supplemental Reality: Vitamin Sales Are Booming, But We’re Not Getting Any Healthier.

Last year, Ben Goldacre, the particularly articulate author of Bad Science, wrote an article which highlighted the ironic psychological interplay between apparently health promoting activites like taking vitamin pills, and actively damaging habits like smoking. Fundamentally, when many smokers take vitamin pills with apparently health-promoting initiative, this gives them a psychological “licensing effect” to be … Continue reading

Milk. Health. A Thorough Controversy.
Dairy / Health / Nutrition / Weight Loss

Milk. Health. A Thorough Controversy.

Fortified, filtered, or homogenized? Fat-free, lactose-free or full fat? Should you bother with organic?… Is bovine best? What are the reasons behind the existence of all these varieties of milk, could the white stuff really be so ‘hyperallergenic‘? This article makes use of all the relevant scientific literature and will get to the bottom of … Continue reading

Should You Stop Eating Bacon?
Health / Nutrition

Should You Stop Eating Bacon?

The health concerns centred around bacon are linked to the preservatives used to maintain it’s salty freshness. But should we really worry? Pernicious preservatives… A number of preservatives are used in processed meats to maintain freshness and add flavour and colour. The most prevalent preservative is sodium nitrite, but sodium nitrate and potassium nitrate are … Continue reading