All posts by Scott Gavura

Pharmacy shelf of priobiotics

Probiotics, revisited

New guidelines do not recommend probiotics for most gastrointestinal conditions.

/ July 9, 2020
The Light Spectrum

Blue light blocking glasses: How much of the hype is science-based?

Blue light from our electronics is said to be harmful, and "blue blocking" glasses are touted as a panacea to numerous health issues. Is there any evidence to substantiate these claims?

/ June 25, 2020

An incomplete list of COVID-19 quackery

Possibly the only thing spreading faster than COVID-19 is the pseudoscience about COVID-19.

/ May 28, 2020
cigarette smoking ashtray

Smoking and COVID

Does smoking worsen COVID infections? Or is it protective? As more evidence emerges, the smoke is starting to clear.

/ May 14, 2020
Prescription Drugs

More drug shortages due to COVID-19

COVID-19 is worsening a long-standing problem: Drug shortages

/ April 16, 2020

Chiropractors continue to make claims about chiropractic and COVID-19

Chirorpractors continue to make unsubstantiated claims about COVID-19.

/ April 2, 2020

Supplement vendors make unfounded cancer treatment claims

A new analysis shows widespread marketing of natural health products for the prevention or treatment of cancer.

/ March 5, 2020
DNA Image

“DNA-based” personalized nutrition advice: Not ready for prime time

There are countless vendors offering "personalized" nutrition recommendations, some based on DNA- or microbiome-testing. What does the evidence actually say?

/ February 20, 2020
Statin Image

Can statins make you an asshole?

Can statins have rare but significant effects on behavior? A case study.

/ February 6, 2020

You’ve done a detox. Now what?

What is the best thing to do after you've completed a detox or cleanse?

/ January 23, 2020