We all want to live long, healthy lives, so it’s no surprise that we’re awash in products that claim to help achieve that goal. Some are sensible, and many are scams. The wellness industry has been the object of a recent Netflix documentary, and in a piece for Slate, Eleanor Cummins detailed the industry’s push to sell self-improvement and quackery to men. Have you participated in a fad diet or used a product you later came to believe was dodgy? How do you currently evaluate products that purport to help you live better? Share your strategies for being a savvy consumer of wellness, in this week’s Open Discussion thread.
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