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- Overall, this is a quackery-level pseudoscience website based on the promotion of unproven and unsafe remedies and miracle cures.
Bias Rating: PSEUDOSCIENCE
Factual Reporting: LOW
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: High Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: LOW CREDIBILITY
Dr. Axe is a health and nutrition website run by Joshua Lee Axe. Mr. Axe practices chiropractic and naturopathic medicine. He has a doctorate in chiropractic and naturopathic medicine; he is not a medical doctor.
Funded by / Ownership
The website is owned by Joshua Lee Axe and is funded through advertising and a shop that sells or markets products.
Analysis / Bias
The mission of the website appears to be the sale of questionable nutrition and natural health-related products, with articles promoting a wide variety of health-related pseudoscience. For example, Dr. Axe promotes chelation therapy as a treatment for autism, even though it has been thoroughly debunked. He also promotes coffee enemas as a means to fight cancer even though they have been shown to be unsafe. On this website, you will also find many more articles promoting natural foods and health products that are not scientifically based.
In general, this is a website that promotes dangerous homeopathic remedies for serious conditions that require real medical attention.
Failed Fact Checks
- Three additives in peanut butter cups, soy lecithin, PGPR, and TBHQ, are inherently dangerous and should be avoided. – Mostly False
- Is bacon better for you than tilapia? Does tilapia cause cancer and/or Alzheimer’s disease? – False
Overall, this is a quackery-level pseudoscience website based on the promotion of unproven and unsafe remedies and miracle cures. (D. Van Zandt 10/26/2017) Updated (09/09/2022)
Last Updated on May 24, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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