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Good Nutrition or Snake Oil?

I love this chart and interactive graphic.  It goes a long way to helping to choose some good examples for teaching searching for health related stuff and health literacy.

“Do you take supplements as a part of your “healthy” living? Do you know which ones work and which ones don’t (i.e., according to the scientific research)? Well, here is a wonderful inforgraphic to help. Check out the effectiveness (heigth on the chart [higher is better]) as well as the popularity (the size of the bubble [bigger is more popular]). The items below the “worth it” line don’t have enough scientific evidence to warrant having much value or benefit. And, here is a link to an interactive version ( lets you filter the supplements by function).”


Cool.  Thanks Tom [] for the link.



Posted on: July 26, 2012, 6:42 am Category: Uncategorized

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  1. Wow, that’s a really great chart. Bookmarked. The lies and misinformation out there about nutrition is just incredible. For example, my mind was blown when I learned that not only is cholesterol actually good for you, not having enough can cause heart disease. I learned this from a great book, “The Great Cholesterol Lie”; my review is at my website.