Welcome to Common Health Myths! I’m Marlo, your host (the one on the left*) and am happy to know you too, are interested in dispelling all those nonsensical “gotta be good for you” health claims out there.
A little about me. I’m a health enthusiast, expert researcher and published writer for several online health websites and magazines that include Vida Vibrante, Daily Glow, Vista Magazine, Para Ti Mujer, NewsTaco.com and Voxxi News, as well as peer-reviewed health articles for Lifescript (now Everyday Health).
I’ve also been quoted in AOL Travel, Newsbreezer.com, Des Moines Register – Part of the USA Today Network and King5.com – Part of NBC News.
My career also includes managing editor for three newspapers and one glossy magazine, none of which had anything to do with health…or myths…so we won’t go there.
I can’t help but make a sour face every time I come across articles that claim “research shows” or “studies have found” without links to those credible research studies.
The reason they do not link to the study is because, often times, they are reinforcing unsubstantiated beliefs, in which case, accepted medical studies will not exist.
Pseudoscience runs rampant, not only across social media, but also in numerous well-known publications that fail to back up their health story claim with links to the research.
Each time I read these heightened online health claims, I roll my eyes and sigh heavily at the intentionally misleading and/or scientifically unfounded health claims that are out there today.
With Common Health Myths, I’m here to do my best to fix this and set the record straight in an industry rife with deception (and manufacturer-sponsored studies).
While surfing through the Common Health Myths website, I truly do hope you find it fun and enlightening. If you have any health myth concerns of your own, feel free to let me know and I’ll see what I can do!
*Oh, in the event you’re wondering about my skinny friend, her name is Catrina. I live along the Caribbean shores of Mexico where Catrina figures are very popular, mostly during Dia de Muertos (Day of the Dead). Catrina, in her elaborately-dressed skeletal form, is an icon around the country, having once been a real person.
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