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Should we worry about arsenic in wine?

20 Mar 2017

A story about arsenic-laced wine is panicking a lot of people. It’s all about a lawsuit brought against the producers of some wines claiming they contain unsafe amounts of arsenic. As far as I can...

Niacin Bites the Dust

20 Mar 2017

It's frustrating, but most scientific studies end with the line, "more research is needed." But not always. We have one of these rare cases in a study published in the New England Journal of...

Breast Cancer from Storing Phones in Bras?

20 Mar 2017

Yesterday Dr. Oz had a 21 year old woman as a guest who believes that keeping a cell phone in her bra for four years caused her breast cancer. Oz described that the location of the tumour...

Bacopa Monnieri

20 Mar 2017

Herbal medicine is the oldest form of medicine. When our early ancestors foraged for plants to eat, they encountered some that had benefits other than curbing hunger. Maybe it was pain relief from...

Dr. Oz and the Fast Metabolism Diet

20 Mar 2017

So.. Dr. Oz is at it again. This time he was fawning over Haylie Pomroy's "Fast Metabolism Diet." Haylie's qualifications are not clear but she is described as a "lifestyle counsellor." Hmmm....

Should we root for astragalus root?

20 Mar 2017

Dr. Oz likes the herb astragalus. He says that it "actually slows down the aging process right where it happens, inside of our cells, where the blueprint of our cells resides." This is based on...

Dr. Oz Should be Red-faced Over Promotion of Red Palm Oil

20 Mar 2017

Dr. Oz is a powerful guy. A mention of one of his miracles sends people scampering to stores to empty shelves of the latest wonder. And that wonder is red palm oil. According to the simple laws of...

Dr. Oz's Lingo Needs to be Detoxified

20 Mar 2017

To anyone with a scientific bent, Dr. Oz continues to be a source of amazement, amusement and frustration. His most recent foray into optimizing our health takes him down the “detox” path. It’s a...

Put a Sock in it, Dr. Oz.

20 Mar 2017

Dr. Oz is being sued. Not for dispensing silly advice about "natural" weight loss supplements. Not for shamelessly promoting "Dr.Oz's homeopathic kit." Not for having nutcase Joe Mercola on his...

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