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Prevention is a popular magazine, targeted at women, that focuses on topics that are vaguely health related. The cover of each issue has a picture of a smiling, slim woman and a headline like "Fit After Forty" or "You Can Have a Flat Belly By Summer."
Some of their advice is commonsensical, like getting plenty of exercise and eating lots of fruits and veggies. But they also have a distressing amount of woo. As is typical of the alt med community they hype every possible shortcoming of conventional medicine while accepting homeopathy, aromatherapy and the like without question.
The magazine's medical writers include celebrity woo-meister Andrew Weil, who just happens to be affiliated with an institute that offers "complementary specialties including TCM, energy healing, botanical medicine, spirituality, and homeopathy." Conflict of interest, anyone?
- Official site of Prevention magazine.