The Hearty Soul – Bias and Credibility

Hearty Soul - Pseudoscience - Biased - Not credible or reliable - Alt HealthFactual Reporting: Mixed - Not always Credible or Reliable


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  • Overall, we rate The Hearty Soul a mild Pseudoscience website based on promoting questionable natural remedies that may be misleading or harmful without further research.

Detailed Report

Factual Reporting: MIXED
Country: Canada
MBFC’s Country Freedom Rating: EXCELLENT
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic

MBFC Credibility Rating: LOW CREDIBILITY


Founded in 2015, The Hearty Soul is a Canadian website that publishes news on health, lifestyle, and positive news. According to their about page “The world is a place full of love and light, but it has some darker corners. And in years like 2022, those darker corners seem to get bigger and bigger. Our goal at The Hearty Soul is to brighten up your life with fun, funny, interesting, heartwarming, and moving articles about everyday people making it work.”

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Funded by / Ownership

The Hearty Soul is owned and published by Outmatch Associates, which publishes seven web properties. Advertising generates revenue.

Analysis / Bias

In our previous review, we rated The Hearty Soul as a strong pseudoscience website based on promoting homeopathic cancer cures and relying on discredited sources such as Joseph Mercola, who is also on our pseudoscience list for the promotion of unproven homeopathic remedies and anti-vaccination conspiracies. They also published articles about the existence of human souls and ghosts, which have not been proven to exist. There are some valid articles on this website.

Since our last review, they removed most of the questionable content and generally publish fact-based content. However, we still find the publication of mild pseudoscience articles such as this Eat Brussel Sprouts Regularly, Your Body Will Thank You. In this article, they claim that Brussel Sprouts can prevent certain types of cancers. According to the Harvard School of Public Health “There is no direct evidence that Brussels sprouts have anti-cancer effects in humans, and some evidence has suggested that they may increase the risk of pancreatic cancer.”

In general, The Hearty Soul has improved their journalistic standards, but there is still misleading pseudoscientific content, as evidenced above. However, the improvements are dramatic since the last review.

Failed Fact Checks

  • The Hearty Soul has removed most of its old questionable content.

Overall, we rate The Hearty Soul a mild Pseudoscience website based on promoting questionable natural remedies that may be misleading or harmful without further research. (D. Van Zandt 6/24/2017) Updated (02/22/2023)


Last Updated on July 1, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check

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