Flim-Flam Friday: Chlorella

Last week I glimpsed a Facebook ad for "nature's perfect superfood", Chlorella, a freshwater green algae that grows naturally in certain parts of Asia. Every single time I hear the term "superfood", this happens: There are two reasons for that. 1. Sure, certain foods are nutrient-dense, but foods slapped with the prefix "super" usually turn... Continue Reading →

Flim-Flam Friday: A** Coffee

I first heard about coffee enemas from "Gus", a raging conspiranoid who wanted to screen The Beautiful Truth, a documentary about the German quack physician Max Gerson, in my city. You wouldn't think a film with both "truth" and "beautiful" in the title would involve squirting coffee up your butt, but Gus was adamant that... Continue Reading →

Flim-Flam Friday: Cherry Supplements

For the past few years, one of the trendiest trends in the alternative-health universe has been dietary supplements made from sour (tart) cherries. They're particularly popular with athletes and arthritis sufferers. What does the product supposedly do? Cherry supplements supposedly work as anti-inflammatories, helping to relieve joint pain and muscle soreness without the side effects... Continue Reading →

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