This blog is not primarily financially driven.

That said, beginning December 1, 2009, the FTC requires bloggers to provide disclosures whenever there could be hidden interests or unspoken biases related to recommendations.

First, I generate the majority of my money from seeing patients face to face.  I am starting this blog to spread information.  I have unfortunately found that there is a lot of information out there that does not past the smell test.

Second, the less obvious: Per the FTC rules, if I interview someone and they grab the bill for lunch, I would need to specify this. Ditto if I use an Amazon link that gets me 8 cents instead of an Amazon link that gets me 0 cents. If someone gives me a comfy t-shirt with a logo and I wear it in a photo, same deal. Disclaimers all over the place.

This would be tedious for me and a continual eye sore for readers. But rules are rules.

To cover my...(well you know what) and preserve your reading experience, please assume that, for every recommendation, link, and product I use, the following all hold true:

I paraphrased the above from Tim Ferriss' blog www.fourhourworkweek.com.