OK. Here’s the Fine Print Remix. In plain English.
The writers at Small Footprint Family are not doctors. What we do have is professional education and expertise in our respective areas, such as herbalism, food preservation, or organic farming, not to mention a mad passion for research. (More about us.)
We like to really take apart a subject, and look at it from many angles.
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Ultimately you are response-able for making your own informed decisions about your diet, lifestyle, and healthcare. But where you get your information matters, a lot.
Websites, newsjournals and blogs like Small Footprint Family are SECONDARY sources of information, which is why we provide primary sources and references in our articles whenever possible, usually as links within the text and/or as footnotes at the end of the article. Primary sources of information are original or immediate, and therefore more reliable, and include peer-reviewed studies, scholarly articles, government reports, interview transcripts, and the like.
Print those out and nail your doctor with them.
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By linking to the products we have tested and reviewed first-hand, we really hope to make it easy for you to find the ingredients and supplies you need to make those yummy, homemade dishes, or build that compost pile, or make your own household cleaners.
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And that’s why we moderate comments.
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