Fact or Myth

Fact or Myth: Is Oxybenzone Bad for You?

Fact or Myth: Is Oxybenzone Bad for You?

This is a FACT. In the name of safe sun exposure, we slather on broad spectrum SPF lotions to block UVA and UVB rays from burning our skin and increasing [...]

Fact or Myth: Does Green Snot Mean Sinus Infection?

Fact or Myth: Does Green Snot Mean Sinus Infection?

This is a MYTH. “Got green snot! It’s a sinus infection!” —a comma refrain among well-intentioned health enthusiasts, and even some out-of-touch health practitioners. The green-snot-sinus-infection connection is nothing more [...]

Fact or Myth: Does Fluoride Protect Against Tooth Decay?

Fact or Myth: Does Fluoride Protect Against Tooth Decay?

This is a MYTH. From toothpaste to mouthwash, professional dental treatments to drinking water, fluoride makes an appearance as an enamel-protecting ingredient that shields your pearly whites from tooth decay. [...]

Fact or Myth: Are Organic Energy Drinks Safe?

Fact or Myth: Are Organic Energy Drinks Safe?

This is a MYTH. While taking a sip of an organic energy drink made of exotic ingredients like ginseng and acai seems like a healthy alternative to downing a traditional [...]

Fact or Myth: Are Artificial Food Dyes Dangerous?

Fact or Myth: Are Artificial Food Dyes Dangerous?

This is a FACT. Ever wonder how your macaroni got so orange and your fruit punch so red? How about the strawberry-colored yogurt you like so much? Or even your [...]

Fact or Myth: Is It Okay to Cook with Olive Oil?

Fact or Myth: Is It Okay to Cook with Olive Oil?

The answer is YES…and NO! Olive oil has been the recipient of much acclaim—loaded with antioxidants like vitamin E it protects the heart and lowers your risk for cancer—and much [...]

Fact or Myth: Do Apricot Kernels Prevent and Treat Cancer?

Fact or Myth: Do Apricot Kernels Prevent and Treat Cancer?

This is a MYTH… …a popular rumor touted as an alternative health solution to chemotherapy drugs and based widely on anecdotal evidence! Apricot kernels, the seeds found in the center [...]

Fact or Myth: Is Butter Bad for You?

Fact or Myth: Is Butter Bad for You?

This is a MYTH. Time to turn those bland low-fat meals into buttery delights. The myth that butter is bad has been circulating for more than 50 years, ever since [...]

Fact or Myth: Is Rosemary Good for Memory?

Fact or Myth: Is Rosemary Good for Memory?

This is a FACT. In Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Ophelia asks her brother Laertes to reflect on their father’s murder with the gentle nudge that, “There’s rosemary, that’s for remembrance.” From the [...]

Fact or Myth: Is Stevia Bad for You?

Fact or Myth: Is Stevia Bad for You?

This is a FACT. Since its debut in 2008, Stevia extract has become the darling of sugar substitutes, touted as a calorie-free, “natural” sweetener. In reality, stevia is more of [...]