Debunking the junk science behind health fads, wellness scams and nonsensical nutrition advice.
The closing argument of our two-part Oprahsode starts in a Texas courtroom, wanders through some British slaughterhouses and ends with... more
On April 16, 1996, Oprah Winfrey did a show about mad cow disease. Six weeks later, a couple of Texas... more
This week we're digging into the weird history of an omnipresent fitness goal. Episode comes free with a happy meal.Support... more
This week we're tackling three big ideas about sugar: It causes hyperactivity in kids, it's as addictive as cocaine and... more
A viral documentary says a "whole foods plant-based diet" will prevent heart disease and cure cancer. But once we look... more
Aubrey tells Mike about the diet that took over New York City (and its bathrooms).Support us:Hear bonus episodes on PatreonDonate... more
Last month the American Academy of Pediatrics released a new set of guidelines for "childhood obesity." We have some comments.... more
History should make you feel weird and so, apparently, should diet books. Support us:Hear bonus episodes on PatreonDonate on PayPalGet... more
This week, we're talking about Aubrey's new book, "'You Just Need To Lose Weight' and 19 Other Myths About Fat... more
Charging disabled people more for health care is illegal. But what about ... charging non-disabled people less?Support us:Hear bonus episodes... more
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