Category: Herbs & Supplements

Columbia University finally cuts ties with America’s Quack Dr. Oz

Decades after Dr. Oz pioneered "integrating" quackery into medicine and after many years of promoting diet scams and quackery on a nationally syndicated daily television show, Columbia University appears finally to have had enough and has quietly downgraded his status. What took so long?

/ May 2, 2022

Does marshmallow root tea have medicinal benefits?

Many medicinal benefits are attributed to marshmallow root. What does the evidence actually say?

/ April 14, 2022

The World’s First Productivity Drink

Magic Mind claims to be the world's first productivity drink. There's no supporting evidence.

/ April 12, 2022

Nugenix Total T

Nugenix Total T is one of many so-called testosterone boosters on the market. Vague claims, insufficient evidence.

/ April 5, 2022

Vitamin D for the prevention of COVID-19: A randomized controlled trial

A large clinical trial shows vitamin D supplementation had no effect on COVID-19.

/ March 31, 2022

Death by Aromatherapy

An aromatherapy room spray was contaminated with bacteria that caused melioidosis, resulting in deaths and serious sequelae. Buyers were misled.

/ March 22, 2022
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Detox: What “They” Don’t Want You To Know

Before you start your New Year’s detox, here's a tip that will save you time, money, and possibly your health.

/ January 2, 2022

NAD Therapy

NAD therapy is touted as a cure-all for addiction and several chronic diseases. Evidence supporting these claims is lacking.

/ December 9, 2021

Pandemic drives huge surge in herbal remedy sales

The COVID-19 pandemic has fueled a boom in herbal supplement sales.

/ November 11, 2021

Dry Scooping – A Harmful Internet Fad

Dry scooping is just one more dangerous health craze being promoted online.

/ October 13, 2021