Is grounding / earthing for real?

No, its fake. Its made up nonsense.

Resources for: Is grounding / earthing for real?

From ScienceBlogs: “Earthing” Is a Bunch of Crap

From Skeptic: Bogus Claims About Grounding Your Feet to Earth Promote Medical Pseudoscience

From Skeptoid: All About Grounding

From PodiaPaedia: Grounding

From RRJ: Grounding: Going barefoot to prevent cardiovascular disease!

From Podiatry Arena: Earthing (grounding) the human body reduces blood viscosity-a major factor in cardiovascular disease

From Skeptic Blog: Are You a Grounded Person?

From Its a Foot: ‘Grounding’ or ‘Earthing’ is still bollocks

Please note:

If you have any actual published peer reviewed science that grounding or earthing does actually work and that evidence stacks up to scrutiny, please please contact us and it will be added above.

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The Death of Expertise: The Campaign against Established Knowledge and Why it Matters
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Is overpronation bad?*

Yes, it is. Despite the rhetoric and propaganda, it is a problem for runners but not a big problem.

Resources on is overpronation bad?

From Run Research Junkie: http://www.runresearchjunkie.com/the-nonsensical-understanding-of-overpronation/

From Its a Foot Captain: https://www.itsafootcaptain.com/pronation-mythology/

From PodiatryCPD: https://podiatrycpd.com.au/2020/06/15/whats-the-deal-with-overpronation/

From More to Life than Running: http://www.moretolifethanrunning.com/2020/08/is-overpronation-a-death-sentence-for-runners/

*This topic is not exactly mainstream skepticism, but sorry about that. I am a runner and this is an issue in the running and sports medicine communities.

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Escaping the Rabbit Hole: How to Debunk Conspiracy Theories Using Facts, Logic, and Respect
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  • West, Mick (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 304 Pages - 09/18/2018 (Publication Date) - Skyhorse (Publisher)
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The Death of Expertise: The Campaign against Established Knowledge and Why it Matters
  • Nichols, Tom (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 280 Pages - 10/01/2018 (Publication Date) - Oxford University Press (Publisher)
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The Skeptic's Guide to the Universe
  • Novella, Steven (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 528 Pages - 12/03/2019 (Publication Date) - Grand Central Publishing (Publisher)
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The Doctor Who Fooled the World: Science, Deception, and the War on Vaccines
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  • Deer, Brian (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
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Are COVID toes a real thing?

In April 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic reports began to surface of skin lesions (chilblains) appearing on the toes with a high frequency in those infected with the novel coronavirus causing COVID-19. Are they a real thing?

Resources on COVID toes:

This thread on the forum, Podiatry Arena, lists and links to all the differing opinions and research on COVID toes:
https://podiatryarena.com/index.php?threads/chilblains-and-covid-19-covid-toes.112258/

This chat from PodChatLive discussed the current issues around the concept and if it was a real thing:
http://podchatlive.com/episode-81-with-nadia-dembsky-chilblains-and-covid-toes/

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Escaping the Rabbit Hole: How to Debunk Conspiracy Theories Using Facts, Logic, and Respect
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  • English (Publication Language)
  • 304 Pages - 09/18/2018 (Publication Date) - Skyhorse (Publisher)
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The Skeptic's Guide to the Universe
  • Novella, Steven (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 528 Pages - 12/03/2019 (Publication Date) - Grand Central Publishing (Publisher)
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The Death of Expertise: The Campaign against Established Knowledge and Why it Matters
  • Nichols, Tom (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 280 Pages - 10/01/2018 (Publication Date) - Oxford University Press (Publisher)
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The Doctor Who Fooled the World: Science, Deception, and the War on Vaccines
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  • Deer, Brian (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 408 Pages - 09/29/2020 (Publication Date) - Johns Hopkins University Press (Publisher)

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