Yvette d’Entremont
Yvette d’Entremont, aka “SciBabe”

The market for health and wellness products is exploding. Every day there is a new cure, miracle berry, diet, homeopathic remedy, etc., and it’s easier than ever to throw together a webpage and reach a global audience.  And this is all fine and well… except for the small fact that the vast majority of these products don’t work and can actually be flat out dangerous (and also expensive). Knowing who to trust is harder than ever, so let’s just trust science.

Welcome to the podcast Yvette d’Entremont, aka “SciBabe“. Yvette has always looked at the alternative medicine and pseudoscience movements with a skeptical eye. So when Vani Hari, a.k.a. the Food Babe, took a swipe at her Pumpkin Spice Lattes, (Vani basically said they cause cancer…they don’t) it was time to use her science chops to call out the frauds and give us the truth. Yvette launched her website “SciBabe” to use actual science to get to the bottom of all the erroneous claims being made throughout the health and wellness industry. Her site has since exploded, bringing her hundreds of thousands of loyal fans, a book deal, and more. 

Yvette holds a B.A. in theatre, a B.S. in chemistry, and an MSc in forensic science with a concentration in biological criminalistics. 

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Comments (3)
  1. I was very disappointed in this episode. As a person who works in the healthy food arena, I would have expected you to do more research and ask better questions. There are approximately 16 thousand children diagnosed with cancer every year: “Genetics specialists estimate that only about 2 or 3 in every 100 cancers diagnosed (2 to 3%) are linked to an inherited gene fault.”

    I’m not saying the use of “toxic” is not overused, but she gives way too much credit to the difficulty of getting products to the public: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/272986.php

    If she wants to go after people who sell crap “health” products, that’s great, but don’t go after an industry/population that wants to protect the consumer from the greedy corporations that have polluted our environment and people through out history.

  2. the ist comment makes sense …but…scibabe and her work are important.Some scientists may disavow most alternative things but a real scientist will look at the science , published papers and so on..she does that.

  3. Youre not supporting farmers if you buy industrially produced meat. Youre supporting a system that turns a living being into a product and subjects them to insane amounts of suffering

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