I’m not a doctor, and I certainly don’t try to play one on the internet. I’m a journalist and retired Registered Massage Therapist. Nothing published on SaveYourself.ca is a medical fact or medical advice. It’s all just my opinion, which is known to be wrong from time to time.
It isn’t worth your while to try to sue me: my little publishing company is not insured, and cannot be insured — underwriters blow milk out their noses when I ask them about it. And so there are no deep insurer’s pockets that you can dig into by suing me for anything I publish. And a judge would laugh at you if you tried to sue me, because it’s silly. Plus, I’m Canadian — nobody sues Canadians. We’re too nice. And yet, like Australians, we also like our hardware.
So don’t even start with me.
In general, the resources on SaveYourself.ca are good starting places for personal discussions with your doctor. No article published on SaveYourself.ca can or does replace advice received directly from a certified health care professional — ideally a rational and compassionate one, of course! If in doubt about the seriousness of any injury or symptoms, please make an appointment with a physician or any other appropriate health care provider.
All my articles involve at least some scientific debate and often controversy. It takes decades of scientific consensus before any idea can start to be considered a fact. Until then, every scientific idea is a theory, and everything I say about it is an opinion. I do my best to make my opinions more valuable to my readers by making them as informed as possible through study and professional experience, and either by supporting them with references to peer-reviewed research (see my publication standards), or by acknowledging the limitations of my own knowledge and identifying speculation as speculation and not trying to pass off my ideas as fact. But they are still just my opinions!