The Web pages available on DietSmarter.com are focusing on health issues and providing accurate as well as up to date health information to consumers. Diet Smarter is a site aimed at US readers and is based in the USA.
Our goal is to provide the most complete diet reference site on the Internet covering the pros and cons of all diets and weight loss programs in order to help you make the best decision you can concerning which plan to choose. We also seek to provide you with the best offers on diet plans, weight loss programs, and diet products available online.
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Diet Smarter seeks to honor or exceed the legal requirements for health information privacy as set forth by the USA, Canada, The UK, The EU, Australia, and New Zealand.
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Limitation of Liability
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This site is for informational and educational purposes only.
The information should not be used for diagnosing or treating a health problem. Not all diets and nutritional regimes suit everyone. You should always consult your licensed health care provider before making significant changes to your diet, or taking any form of prescription medication. The information provided on Diet Smarter is designed to complement, not replace, the relationship between a patient and his/her own physician.
The creators and content providers disclaim any liability or loss in connection with the information and advice provided here.
Commenting and Discussion
Commenting is moderated by the editor, once a day, Monday-Friday. All new comments are edited for content based on guidelines for appropriateness. Comments made by site users are meant to be relevant and add to the user experience in a positive manner.
- Comments will not promote, sell, or advertise any product or service.
- Comments will not request or post material that may infringe copyright.
- Diet Smarter does not tolerate comments that harass, defame, or in any way offensive
- Relevant and on-topic only
- Commenters and Moderators must behave with respect and honesty at all times.
- All commenters are by default considered as non-medical professionals. If otherwise, it must also be stated. If a health professional gives medical information as a commenter, his/her status as a medical professional must be identified.
- Commenters should cite references when making claims of a diet’s effectiveness or ineffectiveness.
Failure to follow these guidelines will result in removal of the comment and the user could be banned from commenting in the future without notice.