Welcome to For Your Information. Today, Helen figures out if detox diets are a load of old milk thistle.
A toxic mix of scientism and a delusional belief in pseudo-history have created a world in which we pick and choose easy "answers", rather than search for actual knowledge.
Can’t shift those love handles? Diet not working? Sick of your cellulite? What about those new machines that freeze or fry your fat away? asks Loretta Marron.
Fascinating new files have been released from Margaret Thatcher's first year as British PM, containing revelations ranging from a debate with Jimmy Carter over the Iranian hostage crisis to the Iron Lady's 28-egg a week diet. Read them here.
Will the weight loss industry just standing there and take the imposition of professional standards, set by the Preventative Health Taskforcem without a fight? Not likely, writes David Gillespie.