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HONcode status The health Website
Weighty Matters
is in compliance with the HONcode


Title of the site:Weighty Matters
Web address:http://www.weightymatters.ca/
HONcode PIN number :HONConduct396958
Date of initial review: 25 Jan 2009
Validity of certificate29 Jul 2011 - Jul 2013
Date of last visit25 Feb 2014
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This certificate confirms the revision of the site by the HONcode Team at the above date.
It respects and pledges to honor the 8 principles of the HON Code of Conduct (HONcode).

* 1. Authoritative   2. Complementarity   3. Privacy   4. Attribution   5. Justifiability   6. Transparency
    7. Financial disclosure   8. Advertising policy



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The Health on the Net (HON) certificate serves as a guarantee that this website, at the date of its certification, complies with and pledges to honor the 8 principles of the HON Code of Conduct as drawn up by the HON foundation.

The responsible of the certified site commits to keep the site in compliance with the HON code principles for the duration of the certification.

Although measures such as a complaint mechanism, the periodical review and the automatic surveillance mechanisms are put in place to guarantee the compliance of the certified website with the ethical principles of HON as much as possible, incidental inaccuracies cannot be completely excluded. In no event the HON foundation and/or its partner(s) can be held liable for any damages resulting from the use or inability to use HON certified websites nor can the HON foundation and/or its partner(s) be held liable for the content of these certified websites, including, but not limited to the information of third-parties or hyperlinks accessible via HON certified websites.

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You will find below the elements identified by the HONcode team at a precise date to justify the respect of the 8 ethical principles.

The content of this certificate has been collected and written by the Health On the Net Foundation (HON) and should not be used without previous permission granted by HON. A request for permission can be sent to: HON.

1. Information must be authoritative
Family doc and founder of Ottawa's Bariatric Medical Institute - a multi-disciplinary, ethical, evidence-based nutrition and weight management centre.
  (29 Jul 2011) - Link

For the collaborative platform:

Unless otherwise specified, please assume any commentator is a non-health professional. You and I are no different - we must both strive to always be respectful and honest.
(02 Aug 2011) - Link

2. Presentation of the site
Mission:
The mission of this blog is to provide readers with critical appraisals of nutrition and weight related claims, products and policies so as to allow readers to make more informed decisions in those areas.
  (15 Feb 2010) - Link

For the collaborative platform:

The mission of this blog is to provide readers with critical appraisals of nutrition and weight related claims, products and policies so as to allow readers to make more informed decisions in those areas.
(29 Jul 2011) - Link

Audience:
The mission of this blog is to provide readers with critical appraisals of nutrition and weight related claims, products and policies so as to allow readers to make more informed decisions in those areas.
  (15 Feb 2010) - Link

For the collaborative platform:

not only for allied health professionals but also for interested members of the general public
(29 Jul 2011) - Link

Purpose of the website
Any medical discussion on this page is intended to be of a general nature only. This page is not designed to give specific medical advice. If you have a medical problem you should consult your own physician for advice specific to your own situation.
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For the collaborative platform:

Any medical discussion on this page is intended to be of a general nature only. This page is not designed to give specific medical advice. If you have a medical problem you should consult your own physician for advice specific to your own situation.
(29 Jul 2011) - Link

3. Confidentiality
Emails are not published with comments and no personal information is collected by this website.
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For the collaborative platform:

Emails are not published with comments and no personal information is collected by this website. If you leave a comment you can choose to delete it.
(29 Jul 2011) - Link

4. Information must be documented: Referenced and dated
Only data for one sample are displayed among those selected.
Should you choose to leave a comment please provide sources to any health or medical claims made and of course do not post any information that is not true and correct to your knowledge.
  (15 Feb 2010) - Link

For the collaborative platform:

Should you choose to leave a comment please provide sources to any health or medical claims made
(29 Jul 2011) - Link

For the collaborative platform:

Thursday, July 28, 2011
(29 Jul 2011) - Link

5. Justification of claims
Should you choose to leave a comment please provide sources to any health or medical claims made and of course do not post any information that is not true and correct to your knowledge.
  (09 Feb 2009) - Link

For the collaborative platform:

of course do not post any information that is not true and correct to your knowledge.
(29 Jul 2011) - Link

6. User support and adequation
If you have any concerns feel free to email me at yonifreedhoff gmail dot . com
  (15 Feb 2010) - Link

For the collaborative platform:

If you have any concerns feel free to email me at yonifreedhoff [{@}] gmail dot . com
(29 Jul 2011) - Link

7. Disclosure of funding sources
This site is hosted free of charge by Google's Blogger platform
  (15 Feb 2010) - Link

For the collaborative platform:

This site is hosted free of charge by Google's Blogger platform
(29 Jul 2011) - Link

8. Advertising policy
For the collaborative platform:
Ad-free blog

The only comments I actively delete are those containing profanities or spam (links to commercial websites whereby the link is not contextual with the content of the comment).
(29 Jul 2011) - Link

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