There's a lot of health misinformation out there. While I'm just as susceptible to anecdotal evidence, I do everything in my power to analyze claims from a very practical standpoint and use scientific evidence where available (i.e. pubmed).
Much of the misinformation is with good intentions but misses the mark. Other information is designed to vilify certain food groups in an effort to sell products of the "good" food group.
One of your most powerful health and wellness tools is your curiosity. Ask questions. Not for the sake of asking questions (i.e. don’t become a heckler or cynical) but to start to develop an understanding of how your body works and how certain foods, supplements, and compounds interact. This also becomes your first line of defense the next time someone claims to have found some magic pill.