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Health and Wellness: Don’t Take Instagram's Word For It



Wellness gurus on the platform often claim the authority to give health advice—but science doesn’t back them up. The platform is rampant with misinformation about wellness, argues the Atlantic staff writer Amanda Mull. Behind many fads are Instagram influencers with perceived authority on health and wellness—the majority of whom have no real nutritional training or expertise.

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  1. uh Ya its structured water and has electrolytes, helps with the bodies automatic detox system. medical professors are not trained to understand how the body works on a quantum cellular level. listen to Dr. wallachs and pharmacists ben fuchs work. I have no idea what medical professionals your talking about but with pink hymalayan salt your body is able to use it easier. table salt has to get detoxed by the liver cause its too pure and the body recognizes it as a toxin. thats factual biochemistry.

  2. uh Ya its structured water and has electrolytes, helps with the bodies automatic detox system. medical professors are not trained to understand how the body works on a quantum cellular level. listen to Dr. wallachs and pharmacists ben fuchs work. I have no idea what medical professionals your talking about but with pink hymalayan salt your body is able to use it easier. table salt has to get detoxed by the liver cause its too pure and the body recognizes it as a toxin. thats factual biochemistry.

  3. Here I thought Tussin fixed everything……no wonder my broken leg is so weird.

  4. The scientific formula for successful body fat loss. Consistently, and daily, eat less calories than burned. Calories consumed – Calories burned < 0 (zero). Better than any personal trainer, health guru, or doctor is a handy dandy physical fitness and nutrition watch like the Fit Bit. I realize Amanda believes that self-control is a dirty word especially for women (employing self-control makes people independent individuals) but the Fit Bit and other fitness watches are great tools and monitors if you truly want to be individually responsible and in control of your own health and fitness. Relying on others for what you can control and be responsible for, makes you dependent and you will never succeed in your goals because you are dependent on others. The Fit Bit puts the control and responsibility squarely in your hands, and if you consistently use such physical fitness and nutrition watches, you will get the results you want and be in more control of your health and fitness than you could hope for – this is about long term health – not a look. If you are obese, you need to lose body fat so you can have long term health and remain independent throughout your lifetime.

  5. Excellent video Amanda. I enjoy your Twitter and I am glad I never fully stepped into the IG realm. George Carlin was right about people and what they will believe.

  6. So gullible and uninformed people use Instagram

  7. i have acne… and i drink celery juice every morning and it’s clearing up my face more than any other products like proactiv

  8. Where there is popular media, there will also be quacks, cranks and charlatans.

  9. For a fat chick, bitter much? Celery has health benefits. It's a green juice for one and adding nutrients while lestening the load on y'alls meat stuffed guts. Any juicing is benefiting as long as you don't overdo it. I like apple celery carrot lemon juice a few times a week. Plus I eat a plethora of full fibre plant based foods. So what I see here is a biased fat chick who noticed something harmless on the Internet and equated it with a harmful fad. Not a stretch for a congested fatty who could just go plant based and then find a dick to sit on.

  10. maybe if you only drink celery juice for a while

  11. I wonder if he's behind the diet tea that instagram fitness models have been hawking?

  12. Welcome to modern society!

  13. Ignoring science is one of today's greatest dangers to humanity.

  14. I bought a Dr. Brown’s celery soda yesterday and it was awful. Strawberry soda doesn’t taste like strawberry and orange soda doesn’t taste like orange, but celery soda tastes exactly like celery

  15. No one ever thinks of going to the gym…

  16. you look pretty good, for a hambiest

  17. There are no "Superfoods" . No one food is superior to any other. What's important is a balanced diet.

  18. 2:05 I like that you called out an identifiable antagonist for this story. People should be held accountable for spreading misinformation.

  19. I mean, I agree: the juice of any plant(fruit or Veggie) mitigates one of the primary benefits of the produce: the fiber. Commodification of food-stuffs is definitely a problem for people trying to find what's healthy, and how they should eat. Unfortunately, you're missing the point by attacking Celery's health benefits/ grouping together realistic benefits, with extremes. I think, also, for an article that's trying to present the information from the basis of "scientific evidence" you really didn't include very much information relative to scientific research . Granted, there isn't enough nutritional research regarding the recommended amounts of certain anti-oxidants, and Phytonutrients; so the relative amount and effects of their relative concentrations are not applicable. I guess it just goes along with all the other opinion-based vantage-points we all perpetuate relative to diet: sometimes even by our own FDA: the most prolific example being the food pyramid itself: being designed more to perpetuate and support a federal subsidy of grain agriculture in the wake of the great depression, than a guide for healthy or normal quantities of food to ingest. Although scientists have rectified the chart; the public still proliferates it to a large extent: given our level of awareness, and the effort we put into understanding food, and health. Honestly, though, we might just be able to survive on whatever depending on the bacteria our individual gut-micorbiomes are hosting (currently). Anyway, Celery's a pretty healthy Veggie! Those watery veggies can be especially good for us: just take cucumbers: the best plant-based source of collagen (necessary for cell repair, and no, you can't absorb adequate amounts by putting it on your skin directly like most cosmetic companies want you to believe).

    Celery: 1 cup contains (DV) 40% Vit K, 8% Potassium, Manganese 6%, Calcium 4%, Dietary Fiber 7%,

    Contains: apigenin, luteolin, polysaccharides, and phytonutrients

    Preliminary reasearch shows that it reduces Hyperlipidemia which makes it a great substance to consume with high-fat foods (like PB).

    Conclusion: Please don't believe that the health benefits of eating plant-based foods are pseudo-science. We're on the cusp of many discoveries in the realm of health, and unfortunately; it's all happening against the current of our current health-system which has its funding channels set deeply within the Pharmacological aspects of treatment. Which has been great for advancement! We're able to treat things' at extreme levels: but we're really only scratching the surface of what the cause of certain ailments truly are. Our recent discovery relative to Cholesterol's presence v it's involvement with cardiovascular health is just one of many examples. Science is a slow- often inconclusive process. It really can't be tied-up neatly (like this video-article is trying to do).

    Eat your Vegetables! Just, not in juice form.

    Sources:
    Relative to Health Benifits: https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/270678.php
    Food pyramid/ subsidies : https://www.cbsnews.com/news/usdas-dinner-plate-vs-farm-subsidies-its-still-no-contest/
    https://www.today.com/series/start-today/celery-juice-benefits-does-it-help-weight-loss-or-inflammation-t146318
    https://www.healthline.com/health/food-nutrition/health-benefits-of-celery#1

  20. Watching this while eating chocolate 😬

  21. As Sawbones says "Cure alls cure nothing"

  22. Some people are very gullible.

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