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.

Medical Examiner
Dec. 13 2016 9:00 AMThe FDA Should Approve Drugs Based on Evidence, Not EmotionsA new bill and Donald Trump could come together to undermine the FDA’s ability to safeguard the public from dangerous new drugs.  
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?
Medical Examiner
Nov. 16 2016 5:21 PMHomeopathic Medicines Will Carry Labels Saying They’re UnscientificBut for the people buying them, this will make them even more attractive.
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.