December 2009

Jillian Michaels, "Master Your Metabolism"

Jillian Michaels is a frustrating example of the rise of pseudoscience, because she is both popular and effective.  Unfortunately, her most recent book is a mind-blowing combination of fuzzy logic and pseudoscience, because Michaels has helped a lot of people, and her advice is generally sound.

Jillian Michaels is a fitness expert and personal trainer who really skyrocketed into the public eye as the strength trainer on the television show "The Biggest Loser."  She has parlayed that television success into other media, including a wildly successful website, a radio call-in show, and a series of popular weight loss and exercise advice books.