tobacco packaging warning pictures

Priority request: found on every tobacco package in Eastern Europe, Austria, among about 80 different countries.

Nordic bath: alternating hot and cold water therapy

Priority request: I’m wondering about the benefits of cycling between hot (sauna, steam or hot tub) & cold (bath or lake), alternating back & forth a few times. Many claim it’s beneficial for lymphatic drainage, circulation, metabolism & the nervous system.

sleeping but not resting

Request: waking up tired.

wearing hearing aids for hearing loss

Priority request: hearing aids can prevent further hearing loss from occurring. That's because they stimulate the auditory cortex, refining its ability to interpret incoming sounds. When this stimulation is absent tissues atrophy, leading to worsening symptoms.

GAPS Diet (by Natasha Campbell-McBride)

Request: an elimination diet that involves cutting out grains, pasteurized dairy, starchy vegetables and refined carbohydrates.

protein powder / shakes / protein supplementation

Request: used by gymgoers.

impact of the contraceptive pill on women's health

Request: There has been lots of controversy about potential ill effects of the contraceptive pill on women’s health including doubts around breast cancer. It would be important for women to know if contraceptive pills are safe to use in absolute terms.

drinking even a single glass during pregnancy can cause birth defects

Referring to an alcoholic beverage.


Request: a medicinal (temporary) diet used to restrict heavily on foods that aggravate one's gut. As symptoms relax, one slowly reintroduces foods to see which they still have reactions to. Is it helpful or too overtly restrictive?

Manuka honey

made in Australia and New Zealand by bees that pollinate the native leptospermum scoparium bush (also known as a tea tree). Advocates say it can treat wound infections and other conditions. -- WebMD


a diet that consists primarily of consuming fruits and possibly nuts and seeds, but without any animal products -- wikipedia

having a beard vs. being clean shaven

Calibrated: the level at which this is a question of significance. Levels lower or higher likely don't care much one way or the other.


Request: Quackery or not?

pescatarian diet

"seafood as the only source of meat in a diet that is otherwise vegetarian" --wikipedia

blue zones diet

Request: The diet stems from five areas around the globe where people tend to live the longest, healthiest lives.