I admit it, I’m a science junkie. I like to read research studies, then spend just as much time trying to figure out what the hell it all means. I could even go as far as to say I’m a quasi-scientist because I perform experiments in baking, diet, and supplements. Obviously none of my results can be accepted as fact because the test group is me, myself, and I. They’re mostly observations that lead me to certain conclusions, like popcorn=death. Or nicotine helps my colitis pain.
I’m guilty of occasionally quoting certain studies from questionable outlets, but I leave it to people to do their own research to validate or discredit something. I’m lazy like that. When I do the research for myself, I go directly to the source (usually medical journals) to see what methods were used, and whether studies were done in vitro, in animals, or in humans. Who funded the study is also important.
“Studys show soda does not cause obesity and diabetes” sponsored by Coca Cola
Question everything and when in doubt, go directly to the original published study. Educate yourself. Learn, learn, learn. Look for conflicts of interest, and form your own opinions.
I love this guy.