Alan Levinovitz
Alan Levinovitz

Alan Levinovitz is an assistant professor at James Madison University and the author of The Gluten Lie: And Other Myths About What You Eat. His next book is about the meaning of “natural.” Follow him on Twitter.

Books
Sept. 14 2016 7:00 AMHow to Play Your Way to a Fun LifeJust don’t expect to enjoy everything all the time, says Ian Bogost in his new book, Play Anything.
Politics
Nov. 12 2015 3:40 PMWhy I’m a Professor of Religion and PhilosophySen. Marco Rubio thinks I should quit my job. I’m not quitting.
Science
April 22 2015 2:12 PMThe First SuperfoodOne miracle fruit can cure disease and make people lose weight? That’s bananas.
Medical Examiner
May 21 2014 11:52 PMThis Article Is Fortified With AntioxidantsThe food industry’s devious, ingenious, magical misuse of science.
Medical Examiner
Oct. 22 2013 11:50 PMChairman Mao Invented Traditional Chinese MedicineWhy did the U.S. Senate unwittingly endorse 1950s Chinese Communist Party propaganda?
Books
May 24 2016 9:15 AMBeware the Medical Beach ReadIt won’t give you nuanced science. But books of depth can—and Gluten Exposed is one of them.
Medical Examiner
Sept. 11 2015 4:23 PMShame on People Who Fat-ShameObesity isn’t nearly as bad for your health as poverty is. Let’s extend the logic …
Science
April 21 2015 10:00 AMThe Logical Failures of Food FadsWhy studying the humanities can help you live a healthy life.
Sports Nut
Dec. 30 2013 11:23 AMGet Your Stadiums Out of Our ChurchesIt’s time to evict big-time sports from American higher education.
Medical Examiner
July 9 2013 11:55 AMHold the MSGGluten and MSG intolerance may be only in your head. That’s nothing to be ashamed of.