Articles tagged with: Food

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The Atlantic provides accurate summary of research on gut microbiome, hypothesizes well-reasoned potential benefits of consuming fresh produce

in The Atlantic, by James Hamblin

— 02 Sep 2019

"The article provides a well balanced discussion of current knowledge surrounding the gut microbiota and benefits of eating whole foods. The author could have provided more details..

Viral news article misinterprets classification of processed meat as carcinogenic in claiming it is “as harmful as cigarettes”

in Truth Reporter, by vinit

— 05 Dec 2018

"The classification of processed meat as “Group 1” – carcinogenic to humans means that the evidence is as strong as for other risk factors included in the Group 1 category, i..

CLAIM REVIEWS

To date, no therapy has been proven effective for preventing or treating COVID-19, contrary to claim by Dolores Cahill

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There is no need for social distancing because we have a treatment for COVID-19

SOURCE: Dolores Cahill, The HighWire

Published: 28 May 2020

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Eating alkaline food cannot prevent or cure COVID-19

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The pH for the coronavirus varies from 5.5 to 8.5. What we need to do to defeat the coronavirus is to consume more alkaline foods above the virus’ pH level.

SOURCE: Facebook users, Facebook

Published: 22 Apr 2020

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No, marijuana and ginger have not been shown to cure COVID-19

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Boil weed and ginger for Covid-19 victims, the virus will vanish

SOURCE: Anonymous, Nsemwoha.com

Published: 31 Mar 2020

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Gargling salt water or vinegar may soothe a sore throat, but it will not eliminate COVID-19

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Gargling with warm water and salt or vinegar eliminates the virus [SARS-CoV-2]

SOURCE: Facebook users, Facebook, Twitter

Published: 27 Mar 2020

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Vitamin C supplementation does not prevent viral respiratory infections, such as those caused by coronaviruses, in the general population

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The coronavirus pandemic can be dramatically slowed, or stopped, with the immediate widespread use of high doses of vitamin C

SOURCE: Andrew W. Saul, Orthomolecular Medicine News Service, Health Impact News

Published: 20 Feb 2020

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Chemical in garlic eliminates certain bacterial cells faster than two common antibiotics, but not by 100 times

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Garlic proven 100 times more effective than antibiotics

SOURCE: Anonymous, Why Don't You Try This

Published: 17 Feb 2020

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Manuka honey possesses potent antibacterial activity, even against some antibiotic-resistant bacteria, but only via topical application, not consumption

CLAIM
Raw manuka honey kills every bacteria scientists throw at it, including antibiotic-resistant superbugs

SOURCE: Sara Burrows, Return to Now

Published: 18 Jan 2020

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Impossible Whopper contains no estrogen; will not lead to men growing breasts if eaten in moderation

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The Impossible Whopper has 44 mg of estrogen and the whopper has 2.5 ng of estrogen

SOURCE: James Stanger, Tri-State Livestock News

Published: 10 Jan 2020

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Claim that ginger is more effective than chemotherapy for cancer treatment is unsupported

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ginger is 10,000x more effective at killing cancer than chemo

SOURCE: Anonymous, Feature Remedies, Health Holistic Living

Published: 30 Sep 2019

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Internet meme inaccurately claims that fruit is injected with HIV-contaminated blood

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a [group] of people is injecting fruits with blood containing HIV and AIDS

SOURCE: Anonymous, Flops n' Memes

Published: 13 Aug 2019

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