Daily Source Bias Check: Health Nut News

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  • Overall, we rate Health Nut News a Tin Foil Hat Conspiracy and Quackery level Pseudoscience website based on frequent publication of misleading, unproven or out right false claims regarding health and medicine.

Detailed Report

Factual Reporting: VERY LOW
Country: USA
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 48/180

History

Founded in January 2014 by Erin Elizabeth, Health Nut News is an alternative medicine and health website that routinely promotes pseudoscience. Erin Elizabeth is the girlfriend of Dr. Joseph Mercola, who is a well known promoter of pseudoscience and conspiracy theories. According their about page “As a long time “health nut,” author and public speaker, Erin Elizabeth has had a passion for the healing arts for nearly 25 years. Erin began Health Nut News in January 2014 with humble beginnings.”

The website lists only Erin Elizabeth as the author/poster of articles.

Funded by / Ownership 

Health Nut News is owned by Erin Elizabeth and derives revenue from online advertising and the sale of health related products.

Analysis / Bias

In review, Health Nut News (Erin Elizabeth) is a website that publishes news on alternative health, the environment, recipes and politics. Headlines often feature strong emotional language such as this: Connecticut DCF punishing Tennessee parents for taking their story public? Refuse to let parents visit baby. This story comes directly from Health Impact News, which is a Conspiracy and Pseudoscience website that promotes anti-vaccine propaganda, as well chemtrail conspiracies. Health Nut News frequently utilizes unreliable sources such as Mercola and Natural News, which both have numerous false claims attributed to them.

In general, HHN frequently promotes Anti-Vaccination propaganda and consistently insists on a link between Autism and vaccines, which is not supported by science. HHN also rejects the consensus of science regarding chemtrails and Gmo’s. They also promote conspiracy theories such as the Government suppressing cures for cancer to control population. Lastly, Erin Elizabeth dreamed up a conspiracy theory that holistic Doctors are being killed, supposedly by the pharmaceutical industry. Needless to say this has been thoroughly debunked.

Overall, we rate Health Nut News a Tin Foil Hat Conspiracy and Quackery level Pseudoscience website based on frequent publication of misleading, unproven or out right false claims regarding health and medicine. (D. Van Zandt 11/22/2016) Updated (5/8/2019)

Source: https://www.healthnutnews.com

 
 

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