Comment Policy

Comments are welcomed and encouraged on (“the Site”). We are dedicated to maintaining the Site as a place for open and respectful discussion, so there are a few things that I do not allow, and instances when comments will be edited or deleted. All comments are subject to these terms of use and any person in violation of this policy may be banned at our sole discretion.
Before commenting, please also consult the full Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. These pages govern your use of the Site, including anything you post in the comments. Accessing the Site or posting a comment indicates acceptance of these policies.

1. Official Site Comment Policy

We always welcome open discussion and disagreement in comments, but rude or personally attacking or degrading comments will be deleted. All comments must be made in a respectful manner towards your fellow users. If you act disrespectfully towards a fellow user e.g. by name calling, insulting other people, or promoting your product or service, we will delete your comment(s) and block you as a user to the Site.

2. Comment Guidelines

Comments that don’t contribute to the conversation, are spam, promotional in nature, or intended for back-link purposes will be deleted and the author banned from future commenting ability.

Please use your REAL first name and email address. Do not use a business name, blog name, nickname, initials, or any other fake name when commenting. Failure to do so will cause your comment to be marked as spam, deleted, or edited to conform to these guidelines and your comment will NOT be replied to.

Please do not put your personal blog or business website URL in the comment text unless it directly contributes to the comment and/or the conversation taking place, as it will cause your comment to be marked as spam and most likely deleted, or edited to conform to these guidelines. If you’ve never left a comment before and your first one includes a link, it will most likely be deleted automatically by the spam filter.

Please use correct spelling, grammar, punctuation, and letter casing when commenting. Occasional unintentional mistakes happen, but for the sake of comprehension, readability and clear dialog, please make a sincere effort to follow Basic English writing decorum. Comments which are unintelligible and/or don’t follow this policy will be deleted or edited to meet these guidelines.

Before asking a question in the comments, please read through all of the post’s prior comments to see if your question has already been asked by another reader and answered. If a question or comment was previously answered, your comment will most likely not be responded to.

In accordance with the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy, please assume that any comment you post on the Site is being posted publicly. By posting a comment on the Site you are providing and authorising us with the exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, sub-license, and transferable license to use, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of, display, perform, and otherwise use your comment in any way that we see fit.

3. Our Rights in Relation to Comments

All Rights Reserved: We reserve the right to edit, delete, move, or mark as spam any and all comments. We also reserve the right to block access via IP address to anyone or group from commenting, subscribing to, and from accessing the Site for violation of this Comment Policy.

Links: Comments containing links are automatically held in moderation. Any link included in a comment which is blatantly self promotional without genuinely contributing to the conversation will be marked as spam and the comment immediately deleted. Repeated attempts will cause the user email and IP address to be blacklisted from commenting further. Links that are relevant and contribute to the conversation within the comments of the blog post may be allowed, but if in doubt, please leave it out.

Copyright/Plagiarism: If notice is received that a comment contains proprietary, copyrighted or plagiarised information, the offending comment will be deleted and the commenter blocked from further commenting ability.
Email: An authentic, verified, email address is required for commenting and comment subscriptions. Personal email addresses are never published on the blog nor shared with any third party. Your email address may be used by us to privately contact you. By commenting on this blog, you are agreeing that we have the right to contact you via email in response to your comment, and for informational and promotional purposes. You can unsubscribe from blog comment notifications and email correspondence at any time.

Privacy: We take your privacy very seriously. Comments and messages containing email addresses, physical mail addresses, phone numbers, and any private or personal information will be edited or deleted to protect the privacy of the affected party. To prevent such editing or deletion, never share private information on the Site, blog comments or social media forums. Please read our Privacy Policy for more information.

Respect: Comments which include offensive or inappropriate language, or considered by us to be rude and offensive in our absolute discretion, will be deleted and the commenter banned from future use. No personal attacks are permitted in this blog’s comments. You may question or argue the content, but not attack the post author, or any other commenter. Failure to respect fellow participants on this blog will result in removal and blocked access. As a general rule, if you would not say it directly to or in the presence of your mother, grandmother, or two-year-old child, don’t say it to me or another commenter.

Relevance: Please keep all comments on topic and relevant to the post being read. Comments that are an obvious attempt at promotional purposes, intended to gain traffic, backlinks, brand exposure, or increased personal site traffic will be deleted and the commenter will be blocked from the Site. If you leave a comment or question that is unrelated to the post topic, it will likely go unanswered. If you have a question about a specific health topic, please search for it using the provided search box, or you can suggest a topic for a future blog post using the contact form.

Spam: Any comment deemed as spam will be deleted and marked as comment spam. Users who repeatedly post spam will be blacklisted from commenting in the future, and their IP address blocked from accessing the Site.

Liability: All comments within this website/blog are the responsibility of the individual commenter. By submitting a comment on the Site, you agree that the comment content is your own, and to hold the Site, us, and all post authors and users harmless.

4. What to do if Your Comment Does Not Appear

Please be patient. All comments are moderated and not approved immediately. Please do not submit the same comment twice.
This entire comment policy can be summarized in these simple words:
Be respectful and use common sense.
We or any of our representatives reserve the right to edit any comment as we see fit. If you disagree with any of the above listed guidelines, please refrain from commenting or go start your own blog so you can share your opinions with the world.

5. No Medical Advice

Please note that since we are not doctors, lawyers, or health care professionals, we are unable to answer any questions related to these topics, even in response to comments and questions. While we share our own experiences in the hope of inspiring you to make conscious health decisions after consulting with a qualified professional, we cannot offer any advice for a specific problem or condition. Comments or questions asking medical advice will not be answered.
The information contained on the Site, or provided at your request, is for informational purposes only. No information on the Site is or should be used for the purposes of diagnosing, treating, preventing, or curing any disease.
The information on the Site has not been evaluated by the Australian Government’s Therapeutic Goods Administration.
Nothing on the Site is intended to recommend any particular form of medical treatment or that persons manage their own health problems without the advice of a licensed health care professional. You should always consult a qualified medical professional before making any health decision or taking any product or supplement. Information found or received through the Site should not be used in place of a visit with, call to, consultation, or advice from a professional health care provider. If you suspect you have a medical problem, or should you have any health care related questions, please promptly call or visit your health care practitioner.
No information on this site should be used to diagnose, treat, prevent or cure any disease or condition under any circumstances.