Big Picture Science Show: "Skeptic Check: Glutenous Maximus" Seth Shostak, Molly Bentley
Eat dark chocolate. Don’t drink coffee. Go gluten-free. If you ask people for diet advice, you’ll get a dozen different stories. Ideas about what’s good for us sprout up faster than alfalfa plants (which are still healthy … we think). How can you tell if the latest is fact or fad?
We’ll help you decide, and show you how to think skeptically about popular trends. One example: a study showing that gluten-free diets didn’t ease digestive problems in athletes. Also, medical researchers test whether wearable devices succeed in getting us off the couch and a nutritionist explains how things got so confusing.
Plus, why part of our confusion may be language. Find out why one cook says that no foods are “healthy,” not even kale.
It’s Skeptic Check … but don’t take our word for it!