15 episodes

Stacey Morrison looks at the latest food & fitness trends to discover what's good for you and what's gobbledygook. In short: Do they work?

RNZ: Healthy or Hoax Radio New Zealand

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.5 • 29 Ratings

Stacey Morrison looks at the latest food & fitness trends to discover what's good for you and what's gobbledygook. In short: Do they work?

    Fermented Foods: For or Against?

    Fermented Foods: For or Against?

    Fermented foods have been around for longer than refrigeration, but recently they have developed a reputation for having numerous health benefits. We find out if that reputation is founded in reality.

    • 34 min
    Essential Oils: Can we live with or without them?

    Essential Oils: Can we live with or without them?

    Can something make us feel better just by smelling nice? And if it can do that, could we get even more benefits from rubbing it on our skin or even eating it?

    • 20 min
    Turmeric: Too Good to Be True?

    Turmeric: Too Good to Be True?

    Turmeric is supposed to help a range of ailments from arthritis to Alzheimer's. But is this spice the real deal or just fool's gold?

    • 23 min
    Shakti Mats: Pain or Gain?

    Shakti Mats: Pain or Gain?

    Shakti Mats made a big splash when they arrived in New Zealand a few years ago. But does lying on thousands of tiny spikes improve our health or is it just a painful hoax?

    • 23 min
    Fasting: The Quick Way to Better Health?

    Fasting: The Quick Way to Better Health?

    Studies show fasting could improve outcomes for a huge range of medical conditions... in mice. Do those benefits cross over to humans too?

    • 33 min
    Charcoal: Black gold?

    Charcoal: Black gold?

    Charcoal is credited with getting rid of gas, bloating, hangovers and generally helping us cleanse and detox. Healthy or Hoax finds out if the claims are backed up by science.

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
29 Ratings

29 Ratings

Joey Sauer ,

Great insights.

Really interesting podcast - I like the attempt to demonstrate both sides of the argument and kinda leave the listener to make up their own mind which I appreciate. As pointed out by the slightly dramatic review below this one about the almond milk episode, dairy did seem to be overly glorified in that episode without much question.

SharBontz ,

Awesome info

Love it! Good listening, and good advice/info

Bo1970 ,

Good info

Loving it!

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