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Episode 67

Episode 67: Ignore the Health-Hype Noise with Tim Caulfield

If you feel constantly stressed by the conflicting and alarming health information out there, you are not alone. Our media environment is practically designed to induce fear and anxiety. Tim Caulfield is the perfect person to help us break free of that. He has a remarkable talent for making sense of it all in the most engaging, entertaining way. Here he helps us stress less and relax more by making evidence-informed everyday decisions about our health.

Timothy Caulfield is a Canada Research Chair in Health Law and Policy, a Professor in the Faculty of Law and the School of Public Health, and Research Director of the Health Law Institute at the University of Alberta. He has published over 350 academic articles. He contributes frequently to the popular press and is the author of two national bestselling books: The Cure for Everything: Untangling the Twisted Messages about Health, Fitness and Happiness, and Is Gwyneth Paltrow Wrong About Everything?: When Celebrity Culture and Science Clash. His most recent book is Relax, Dammit!: A User’s Guide to the Age of Anxiety. Caulfield is also the co-founder of the science engagement initiative #ScienceUpFirst and was the host and co-producer of the award-winning documentary TV show, A User’s Guide to Cheating Death, which has been shown in over 60 countries, including streaming on Netflix in North America.


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Ellie Krieger

Well known from her Food Network show “Healthy Appetite” and Public Television series “Ellie’s Real Good Food,” Ellie Krieger is a New York Times bestselling, two-time James Beard Foundation award winning, and IACP award winning author of 7 cookbooks. She is a weekly food columnist for The Washington Post and has also been a columnist for Fine Cooking, Food Network magazines and USA Today. A registered dietitian nutritionist who earned her bachelors from Cornell University and her masters from Teachers College Columbia University, Ellie finds happiness living in NYC, where most days you can find her walking or biking around Central Park.

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