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- Overall, MindBodyGreen produces a fair amount of legitimate useful content, but we have no choice but to label them strong Pseudoscience based on fantastic claims not supported by the consensus of science.
Factual Reporting: MIXED
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
According to their about page: “At mindbodygreen we take a 360-degree approach to wellness that incorporates mental, physical, spiritual, emotional, and environmental well-being—because we believe these pillars of wellness are vital and interconnected.” According to Similar Web, MindBodyGreen is a popular website that averages 8.4 million visitors per month.
Funded by / Ownership
MindBodyGreen is owned by MindBodyGreen LLC and is funded through advertising.
Analysis / Bias
In review, MindBodyGreen is a typical Mixed factual Pseudoscience website. They publish plenty of credible articles that do not make fantastic claims, but within these, there are those that claim herbs prevent cancer and cure disease. For example, in this article, the headline reads that Avacodos may cure Leukemia: Avocados Could Hold The Key To Curing Leukemia. A review of the article shows this to be misleading. Avocados are a great food source and loaded with plenty of nutrients, but this misleading headline does not match the article. MindBodyGreen also does not support the consensus of science when it comes to GMOs as most articles paint them in a negative light. Interestingly, they do support the consensus of science with Climate Change. We call this selective science that may be financially or politically biased. Other articles promote incredible benefits from herbs, diets, and exercise routines that simply are not validated through peer-reviewed science.
Overall, MindBodyGreen produces a fair amount of legitimate useful content, but we have no choice but to label them strong Pseudoscience based on fantastic claims not supported by the consensus of science. (D. Van Zandt 4/30/2018) Updated (12/22/2018)