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- Overall, we rate Healthy and Natural World a strong Pseudoscience website based on the promotion of debunked scientific information.
Factual Reporting: MIXED
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Founded in 2010, by Jenny Hills who is a nutritionist and professional medical author, Healthy and Natural World is an alternative health and nutrition website. According to their about page, “Healthy and Natural World is on a mission to empower people to take control of their own health by providing comprehensive, practical, and well researched medical information.” They further state “All the content of this website is written and medically reviewed by experts who are passionate about health and wellness.”
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Funded by / Ownership
Healthy and Natural World is owned by Jenny Hills. Revenue is generated through advertising.
Analysis / Bias
In review, Healthy and Natural World publish news and information related to alternative health and nutrition. Many stories focus on herbs, home remedies, and beauty. An example of a typical home remedy story reads like this The Best Home Remedies For Sinus Infection. While the effectiveness of these remedies is questionable there is little harm in trying these at home. In fact, most information on this website is benign. However, Healthy and Natural World do publish pseudoscience that could be considered dangerous, such as natural cures for cancer: How To Make Alkaline Water To Fight Fatigue, Boost Immune System, Protect Kidneys and More. In this article, they claim that “there is even some evidence that alkaline water may halt cancer development.” At this time there is zero evidence to support this claim.
When it comes to supporting the scientific consensus on GMOs, they don’t: 8 Hidden Ingredients You Didn’t Know Were In Your Bread. In general, Healthy and Natural World publish a mix of credible scientifically backed information as well as debunked pseudoscience.
Failed Fact Check
- This source has not been fact-checked by an IFCN fact-checker.
Overall, we rate Healthy and Natural World a strong Pseudoscience website based on the promotion of debunked scientific information. (D. Van Zandt 4/22/2020)
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