Last updated on July 29th, 2021 at 03:37 pm
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- Overall, we rate Anya Vien a quackery level pseudoscience website based on the promotion of unproven or debunked medical and health claims.
Bias Rating: PSEUDOSCIENCE
Factual Reporting: VERY LOW
Country: USA (44/180 Press Freedom)
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: LOW CREDIBILITY
Founded in 2016, Anya Vien is an alternative health website promoting natural products in an online store. The website was founded by Anya Vien, a natural health advocate who states the website’s mission is to “empower people with factual facts about the toxic chemicals, heavy metals, hormone disruptors found in foods, medicine, and personal care products.” She also states that she “does not trust the mainstream media.”
Funded by / Ownership
The owner and publisher of the website is Anya Vien. She also publishes livingtradionally.com and LAhealthyliving.com, which all direct to an online store livingtraditionallystore.com that sells various health, nutritional, and pseudoscience products. The website also generates revenue through advertising and sponsored content.
Analysis / Bias
The primary purpose of the Anya Vien website is to sell health and nutrition-related products. This is accomplished by publishing articles on health, nutrition, and wellness that usually link to an Amazon affiliate link or products in their online store. Articles and headlines use minimally biased wording such as this SIMPLE APPLE CIDER VINEGAR DETOX DRINK TO BOOST THE IMMUNE SYSTEM AND IMPROVE YOUR HEALTH.
Anya Vien consistently promotes false information and pseudoscience, especially when it relates to the dangers of certain foods. For example, this article MCDONALD’S USES LIVING TOXIC PESTICIDES ON POTATOES THAT MUST “GAS OFF” FOR SIX WEEKS BEFORE THEY ARE SAFE FOR CONSUMPTION, which does not contain a single hyperlink to support the claim. It also is not true. The website also promotes the debunked claims that Fluoride is harmful TOP 11 BRANDS OF BOTTLED WATER THAT ARE FULL OF TOXIC FLUORIDE. Finally, since the Covid-19 pandemic, they have frequently promoted false information such as claiming Covid-19 is not worse than the flu and miracle treatments for viruses such as essential oils, which are considered a pseudoscience. In general, this website promotes quackery level pseudoscience in an attempt to sell products.
Failed Fact Checks
- “How turmeric kills cancer and how to take it to be more effective” – False
- “SCIENTISTS FINALLY ISSUE WARNING AGAINST CANOLA OIL: IT DAMAGES YOUR BRAIN, CAN CAUSE DEMENTIA, AND WEIGHT GAIN” – False
Overall, we rate Anya Vien a quackery level pseudoscience website based on the promotion of unproven or debunked medical and health claims. (D. Van Zandt 6/23/2021)