Last updated on October 19th, 2020 at 05:15 pm
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- Overall, we rate The Hearty Soul a strong Pseudoscience website for the promotion of natural cures that are not backed by science and anti-vaccination propaganda.
Factual Reporting: MIXED
World Press Freedom Rank: Canada 16/180
Founded in 2015, The Hearty Soul is a pseudoscience website that promotes alternative medicine, quack diets, and spiritual news. According to their about page, The Hearty Soul is “A small team of wellness warriors, healthcare practitioners and digital marketers that live and breathe natural health. You can find us whisking up some matcha tea or trying out a new bottle of essential oil at our headquarters in snowy Toronto. We appreciate being sent warm and loving vibes from all our readers around the world.”
Funded by / Ownership
The Hearty Soul does not disclose ownership, nor authorship of articles. The website is funded through online advertising.
Analysis / Bias
In review, one of their featured writers is Joseph Mercola, who is also on our pseudoscience list for the promotion of unproven homeopathic remedies and anti-vaccination conspiracy. They also publish articles about the existence of human souls and ghosts, which have not been proven to exist. There are some valid articles on this website, however there are also many as described above. Navigate this site with caution and fact check claims against scientific websites.
Overall, we rate The Hearty Soul a strong Pseudoscience website for the promotion of natural cures that are not backed by science and anti-vaccination propaganda. (D. Van Zandt 6/24/2017) Updated (2/9/2019)