Last updated on October 19th, 2020 at 04:10 pm
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- Overall, we rate DailyHealthPost a strong conspiracy source and quackery level pseudoscience website. The information contained on this website is often not factual and in some cases dangerous if a person chooses to use their alternative cures instead of traditional science-based medicine.
Factual Reporting: LOW
World Press Freedom Rank: Canada 16/180
Founded in 2012, DailyHealthPost is a website that publishes natural health information, which is often false or misleading. According to their about page, they state “We cover a broad range of topics under the umbrella of natural health, which includes nutrition, wellness, yoga, holistic medicine, inner peace, prevention and much more.”
DailyHealthPost completely lacks transparency by not naming authors, editors, or ownership.
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Funded by / Ownership
Although the website does not openly state ownership, their contact page leads to a mailing address at 53 Formulas Inc., which claims “We deliver curated health solutions through engaging content and superfood products. Each month millions of people discover our content and products and connect in communities online.” Revenue is derived from advertising.
Analysis / Bias
In review, DailyHealthPost publishes natural health news that often promotes pseudo-scientific quackery. For example, they have made numerous natural cancer cure claims. The following is a short list:
- Carrot Juice Cures Stage 4 Cancer
- Man With “Terminal” Lung Cancer Cures Himself With Cannabis Oil
- Not Even Cancer Can Stand Up To This Combination of Honey And Baking Soda
While all of these natural products may have some small value to health, there isn’t any scientific evidence that they cure cancer.
DailyHealthPost also promotes quackery products such as detoxing foot pads that they allege draw toxins from the body. However, the medical community reports there isn’t evidence to support this. Further, they also make false claims about refined sugar being a cause for cancer, which is not supported through direct evidence. Excessive sugar intake may lead to obesity, which is a risk factor for cancer, but cancer is not a direct result of sugar. Finally, they also report conspiracy theories such as this: 50 Holistic Doctors Have Mysteriously Died In The Last Year But What’s Being Done About it?. In general, they do not hold a particular political bias.
Failed Fact Checks
- Have doctors warned people to avoid eating instant noodles because of the risk of cancer and strokes? – False
- Have Sixty Holistic Doctors Died Suspicious Deaths In the Past Year? – False
- Did researchers reveal that people who are messy are actually productive geniuses? – False
- The act of fasting for as little as three days can regenerate the entire immune system – Unsupported
Overall, we rate DailyHealthPost a strong conspiracy source and quackery level pseudoscience website. The information contained on this website is often not factual and in some cases dangerous if a person chooses to use their alternative cures instead of traditional science-based medicine. (D. Van Zandt 9/23/2019) Updated (10/19/2020)