FFF 053: Toxins, Diet Cokes, Pseudoscience & Fighting The March Of Unreason – with Yvette ‘SciBabe‘ d’Entremont


Yvette ‘SciBabe’ d`Entremont is a science blogger, speaker and former analytical chemist with a background in both forensics and toxicology.

When she isn’t speaking at conferences, writing for magazines or battling health gurus, she runs her website full time where she busts pseudoscience with a great mix of humour, real life stories and science.

In this episode we’ll chat about why some people often become emotionally attached and harbour illogical and unsubstantiated fears over seemingly insignificant issues. Just like when Facebook went crazy over our article diet coke, is it actually bad for you? Why do some nutrition and health issues stimulate such emotional responses? If someone eats gluten and drinks diet coke, is it that big a deal? What’s with the dietary tribalism.

We’ll look the suggestion that pharmaceutical companies are keeping cures from the general public, Yvette explains why all studies aren’t sponsored by multinational corporations, exactly what are ‘toxins’ and why they’re everywhere and her thoughts on ‘biohacking’ – is it legit or pseudoscientific BS?

Yvette also talks about her experiments with homeopathy and she’ll shed some light on many other exaggerated, unscientific crazes that people love to get sucked into.

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Scott is the owner and founder of Food For Fitness. He is a fat loss coach, speaker and fitness writer with a masters (MSc) degree in Applied Sports Nutrition.