David Despain

Everything You Know About Breakfast Is Wrong

Think breakfast helps kick-start metabolism and boosts weight loss? These are widely believed myths not supported by evidence, scientists say. But breakfast does deserve high marks for increasing...

The Weird Trend of Breast Milk as Energy Beverage

There are grown men who drink breast milk. For some, it’s undoubtedly a kink. But for others, it’s something else: a “God-given” performance-enhancing elixir—and believers are paying top dollar for...

The Sham that Works: Gluten-Free Diets

You’ve been told that gluten-free diets are a fraud. That the science is settled. That it’s just the placebo effect. If so, how can the miraculous recoveries be explained? Enter the FODMAP, a rarely...

Is Sugar Really the Enemy?

Fed Up is the latest portrayal of added sugars as dietary villain. But is sugar really the cause of obesity, or is it overall diet and lack of physical activity?