Is coconut oil good or bad?
It’s hard to figure out what’s healthy when there’s so much conflicting information in the media.
It’s also hard to navigate your choices when blog authors and news journalists alike are sharing their own opinions on research regarding what you need to do for your health. Current media confusion includes:
Saturated fat was taboo and now it’s great for you. Coconut oil was unhealthy, now it’s all the rage. Some say red meat causes cancer, others say it’ll save your life. Some say you can be fit with a 4 minute workout. Others say you need to exercise for an hour. You can’t lose weight if you exercise (false), and when you want to strengthen your core, you’ll hear plenty of argument about whether you should do planks or crunches.
The lists go on.
How do you know if a particular author knows what he or she is talking about? Currently, everyone and anyone can have a voice. We’re here to tell you not to be discouraged, and you can find the truth!
In this video, Courtney Spoutz and I talk about how research is done and what media does with it.
Courtney is currently a senior at Taylor University, in the exercise physiology program, and is intricately involved in doing research right now. Our discussion is with the hopes that everyone who watches it will become a little more confident in understanding health research and what it means. We want you to be able to make the best decisions for your SELF.
We talk about: How research is done by good scientists Difference between a good and mediocre scientist Difference between popular news articles and journal articles The shock factor that media feeds off of How to find a good source for the truth
How do you keep your bearings when reading news articles about health?
We hope this video helps. And if you have other suggestions or comments, let us know in the comments below.
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