Another episode of TRC is here and you can put that on your toast! Elan explores detoxification, Adam responds to a listener’s request to look into health at any size and Pat closes things out by asking: did his co-hosts repeat a myth about tattoos and burial in Jewish cemeteries?
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Sense About Science – Debunking Detox
BBC News – Scientists dismiss detox schemes
Health At Every Size
Healthy Weight: Effects of Overweight – DNPAO – CDC
The Reality Check #80 – IQ Correlations, Dr. Yoni Freedhoff Interview & Trillium Myth
Why HAES May Never go Mainstream – Weighty Matters
Weight and mortality – Harvard Gazette
Body-Mass Index and Mortality among 1.46 million white adults – NEJM
Jewish Burial And Tattoos
Other Items Mentioned In The Show
Episode 41 must have been the first appearance of Elan, right?
I enjoyed the detox segment, but wondered if you have encountered people using the term in a really generic way and not linked to the woo products. I work with several people who have engaged in a “detox” over the past year and I always ask for more information hoping to save them money on junk products like foot strips or nutritional supplements. However, each person I asked defined detoxing more like just going on a diet. They talked about wanting to do a “cleanse,” but they were just talking about not wanting to eat junk food and trying to lose a bit of weight. I was pretty surprised, there was no apparent woo involved, I think they were just trying to use trendy words.
Yeah but what sucked about that episode?
Did you guys figure out why there was a traffic spike?
We did, Tim. A listener wrote in to let us know that the podcast had been “featured” in iTunes Australia.