Are those 'detox socks' gonna do the job?

by David Lightsey -- Now that Thanksgiving has passed, get ready for the onslaught of various body detox regimens to cleanse what you purportedly "polluted" your body with. It could be in more…

Mushrooms slow aging? Not so fast

by David Lightsey -- In the fairytale "The Boy Who Cried Wolf," it only took two times for the young shepherd boy to mislead the villagers before the villagers would no longer more…

Latest 'poison' apple scare: Fake news

by David Lightsey -- For whatever reason, this past week was a scary week for the media regarding food. One piece of news came from Consumer Reports regarding aspartame, yet again, as more…

Consumer Reports' spin on eating your veggies

by David Lightsey -- A recent Consumer Reports article highlights why consumers find it so difficult to navigate through all the misinformation in the nutrition science field. On Sept. 17, 2017, Consumer more…

A nutrition professor and my diet Dr. Pepper

by David Lightsey -- There are some very basic principles taught in a beginning college nutrition course that help students learn to differentiate between junk science and real science reports. Students are more…