Wake Up Tri-Counties OSF Healthcare Tackling Influencer Diet Trends


Recently, lifestyle influencers on social media sites like Instagram and TikTok have been extolling the supposed virtues of the humble pickle. And, while the pickle can be a tasty treat, it’s health benefits may be getting a bit of an exaggeration. Samantha Rux from OSF Saint Luke and OSF Saint Clare Medical Center joined Wake Up Tri-Counties on Monday to talk about lifestyle influencers and bad information, specifically when it comes to fake experts claiming something has health benefits that it doesn’t really have. Pickles aren’t bad for you but too many pickles or the practice of drinking pickle juice have become one such source of health misinformation gaining traction on social media.

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