Tuesday, December 5

Online wellness claims are often utter bunk. Here’s how to spot a fake

Much of the information about wellness on social media is utter bunk. If you believe the TikToks, all we need to do is buy a $14,900 bio charger or the odd vaginal egg, breathe a certain way or follow a certain diet. Probably one that’s gluten and sugar-free because they are the devils in sweet delicious disguise.

“False health information spreads far faster than accurate, balanced scientific information because false information often comes across as novel or groundbreaking or revolutionary. It’s something new, right?” says British doctor Idrees Mughal, who has a master’s degree in nutritional research and is board-certified in Lifestyle Medicine.

Read more at Sydney Morning Herald