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Netflix’s ‘(Un)Well’ delves into the dark side of fasting, essential oils, tantric sex, and other popular ‘wellness’ trends

The new Netflix docuseries “(Un)well,” which premieres August 12, reveals criticisms and personal anecdotes from the alternative wellness industry. Each of the six episodes focuses on a different product or element of the industry, from essential oils and bee sting therapy to tantric sex and extreme fasting. The show highlights […]
Netflix’s ‘(Un)Well’ delves into the dark side of fasting, essential oils, tantric sex, and other popular ‘wellness’ trends
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Some members of multilevel-marketing company Young Living are making questionable claims about ‘essential oils’ curing cancer and coronavirus

Some sellers of Young Living products are using social media to claim that essential oils are “tested and shown effective against corona viruses.” That isn’t true. The $US1.5 billion multilevel-marketing company has a long history of making unsupported medical claims. In 2014, it received a warning letter from the US […]
Some members of multilevel-marketing company Young Living are making questionable claims about ‘essential oils’ curing cancer and coronavirus
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Dr. Pimple Popper shut down beauty guru Michelle Phan’s claim that burning ‘antiviral’ essential oils can kill off viruses before they enter your system

Amid fears about the Wuhan coronavirus, Dr. Sandra Lee, known as Dr. Pimple Popper, shut down a claim on the beauty guru Michelle Phan Instagram Story that “antiviral” essential oils could kill off viruses. Phan had posted a picture of her essential-oil diffuser with the caption “If you are burning […]
Dr. Pimple Popper shut down beauty guru Michelle Phan’s claim that burning ‘antiviral’ essential oils can kill off viruses before they enter your system