Myths & Truths Archives | Chris Kresser

Myths & Truths

In today’s digital world it is hard to distinct myths & truths about health and medicine. We will try to provide clarity in these articles.

The Top 5 Myths about Meditation
Fortunately, meditation has gone mainstream—at least, much more so than it once was. But, as with so many beneficial practices that become widely popular, it is also a victim of its own success. There are...
Contrary to some common myths about meditation, you don’t have to sit cross-legged—like this young man is doing—to meditate.
Why You Should Be Skeptical of the Latest Nutrition Headlines: Part 2
In my last article in this series, I talked about why observational studies aren’t a great tool for proving causal relationships; how the data collection methods researchers use rely on memory, not facts; how the...
Collecting data, like this researcher is doing by examining a petri dish, impacts the latest nutrition headlines.
Why You Should Be Skeptical of the Latest Nutrition Headlines: Part 1
You’re not crazy for doubting the latest media headlines or just throwing up your hands in frustration! Here are the reasons why skepticism is an appropriate response when it comes to most nutrition studies. Armed...
Collecting data, like this researcher is doing on a patient chart, impacts the latest nutrition headlines.
The Effects of Non-Antibiotic Drugs on the Microbiome
Most people know that antibiotics can have adverse effects on the composition of the gut microbiome. But did you know that nearly a quarter of non-antibiotic drugs can as well?
Do Low-Carb Diets During Pregnancy Increase the Risk of Birth Defects?
A recent study suggests that a low-carb diet may increase the risk of birth defects. But was it really the lack of carbohydrates, or was it something else? Read on to get the full scoop...
The Dark Side of Green Smoothies
The green smoothie fad has taken the world by storm, but these drinks have a dark side that people aren’t aware of. Learn about why these beverages may not be conducive to optimal health.