RNZ: Healthy or Hoax

RNZ: Healthy or Hoax

Stacey Morrison looks at the latest food & fitness trends to discover what's good for you and what's gobbledygook. In short: Do they work?

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April 5, 2021 23 min
  Stacey Morrison find out the best way to increase our collagen and keep our skin looking healthy and radiant.
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Stacey Morrison discovers whether a virtual gastric band is as good as the actual physical one.
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Stacey Morrison finds out just how reliable home-based DNA tests for health and fitness really are.
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Stacey Morrison faces a serious aversion to the cold to try cryo-therapy, to discover a classic case of 'what doesn't kill you makes you stronger...'
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CBD beauty products are being hailed as a 'beauty game-changer' overseas, but they're still illegal here. Stacey Morrison finds out if we're missing a trick.
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March 1, 2021 19 min
Kim Kardashian made waist trainers popular and the recent Bridgerton Netflix series saw a bump in corset sales. Stacey Morrison discovers if squeezing our tummies into shape is healthy or just a very uncomfortable hoax.
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February 15, 2021 2 min
The new season of Healthy or Hoax is on its way. Stacey Morrison not only hosts the show, but also faces her fears to trail some of the latest health fads.
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August 31, 2020 34 min
Fermented foods have been around for longer than refrigeration, but recently they have developed a reputation for having numerous health benefits. We find out if that reputation is founded in reality.
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Can something make us feel better just by smelling nice? And if it can do that, could we get even more benefits from rubbing it on our skin or even eating it?
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August 17, 2020 23 min
Turmeric is supposed to help a range of ailments from arthritis to Alzheimer's. But is this spice the real deal or just fool's gold?
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August 10, 2020 23 min
Shakti Mats made a big splash when they arrived in New Zealand a few years ago. But does lying on thousands of tiny spikes improve our health or is it just a painful hoax?
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Studies show fasting could improve outcomes for a huge range of medical conditions... in mice. Do those benefits cross over to humans too?
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July 27, 2020 26 min
Charcoal is credited with getting rid of gas, bloating, hangovers and generally helping us cleanse and detox. Healthy or Hoax finds out if the claims are backed up by science.
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Stacey Morrison puts her body on the line to find out if coolsculpting - a non-surgical fat removal technique - can help you get the perfect figure.
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July 13, 2020 2 min
It's been a long time coming, but the long-awaited second season of Healthy or Hoax is on its way!
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July 6, 2017 16 min
In episode six of Healthy or Hoax, Carol Hirschfeld wonders whether we would be better off eating food raw, rather than cooking it. I mean, who needs fire?
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June 29, 2017 17 min
In part five of Healthy or Hoax, Carol Hirschfeld gives flotation pods a try to see whether they could be an answer for those looking to de-stress.
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June 22, 2017 19 min
A raft of new dairy substitutes are turning up on supermarket shelves, but in part four of Healthy or Hoax we ask: can they really be called milk?
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June 14, 2017 18 min
Greens powders are firmly entrenched as part of the smoothie craze, but in episode three of Healthy or Hoax we find out there's one ingredient in there you might not expect.
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In part two of Healthy or Hoax, Carol Hirschfeld hits the gym for some High Intensity Interval Training and finds it can take you up a notch... if you fit the bill. So is HIIT right for you?
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