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- Overall, we rate Medical Medium a Quackery level Pseudoscience website based on promoting miracle cures that are not supported by science.
Bias Rating: PSEUDOSCIENCE
Factual Reporting: LOW
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: LOW CREDIBILITY
Founded in 2003 by Anthony William (Coviello), Medical Medium is a website that publishes pseudoscientific medical and health advice based on alleged communication with a spirit. Anthony William claims to be a Medium, and according to the about page, he “was born with the unique ability to converse with the Spirit of Compassion, who provides him with extraordinarily accurate health information that’s far ahead of its time.”
The spirit that advises Anthony William has apparently helped him sell pseudoscientific books.
Funded by / Ownership
Anthony William owns medical Medium through his company, Anthony William, Inc. Revenue is derived through the sale of his books and the sale of herbal supplements through Amazon Affiliate links.
Analysis / Bias
In review, Medical Medium publishes news on alternative health and nutrition. Anthony William does not hold any medical degrees; however, he claims his information comes from the “Spirit of Compassion.” This spirit has misinformed him numerous times, such as advising him that Celery Juice is a miracle food that can cure numerous ailments. For example, he claims that celery juice can help chronic fatigue syndrome How Celery Juice Helps Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. In fact, Anthony William claims without evidence that celery juice will cure most medical problems.
Medical Medium also promotes that Celery Juice will detox the body from heavy metals such as mercury, which they falsely claim causes autism: Study: No Link Between Mercury Exposure and Autism-like Behaviors. In general, this is a quackery-level pseudoscience website that frequently makes false or misleading claims regarding health.
Failed Fact Checks
- “Bananas are a powerful antiviral food—so powerful that they have the capacity to repel growth of the retrovirus HIV“ – Incorrect
Overall, we rate Medical Medium a Quackery level Pseudoscience website based on promoting miracle cures that are not supported by science. (D. Van Zandt 5/29/2020) Updated (07/15/2022)
Last Updated on July 15, 2022 by Media Bias Fact Check