Raw milk: While some people promote it as "healthier", they never really say why. We know why it isn't healthy: it can cause serious, life threatening infections. On this episode, we listen to some stories from the CDC about people sickened by raw milk products, and we share some thoughts about how to get the word out about getting super sick.
When a recent outbreak of E.coli caused a national recall of the produce, CNN turned to a leading woo proponent for advice: Food Babe. We discuss her appearance on the network and how her vague, unrelated, and meandering tips put the entire nation at risk. E.coli: it's what's for dinner!
Boutique, exotic, grain-free pet diets are taking over the pet food space. We all want what's best for our pets, but how much of it is marketing versus reality? Are these foods actually better or is this just another ploy to take advantage of well meaning pet parents? We discuss pet food trends as well as a developing link between certain dog foods and heart disease.
Do animals have feelings? Heck yes they do! Dr. V and Dr. A discuss what we know and don't know about animal emotions, and Dr. V tells the story of an amazing, intrigue filled assassination event she saw when she was in Tanzania that redefined what we know about chimpanzee behavior.
Why do people willingly submit themselves to colon flushes when they don't have to? Is this even a medical procedure? Dr. A and Dr. V go through a promotional colon cleanse video and find the major warning signs that this is some serious woo. (hint: comic sans is involved.)
Doctors are professionals, but they are also human. Many of us worry when we're in with embarrassing questions or procedures that the doctor might be secretly judging us. Is she? Dr. A dishes the dirt on what your OB/GYN is thinking when she's doing your annual exam.