Healthy through Science

Healthy through Science is a place for civil, evidence based dis...cussions on all topics related to human health from parenting to nutrition to vaccine to cancer and everything in between.

One thing we cannot do here is give medical advice. It's better to get such advice from a doctor that is local. Please don't ask for this type of advice here.

We do have some general rules here:
Rule 1: Be civil.
---We are first and foremost a community based around education. Mocking someone based on their views, beliefs, sources, or claims is the easiest way to get someone defensive. Being "right" is never an excuse to not be civil.
--This includes personal attacks and insults, they have no place here.

Rule 2: Claims must be supported by evidence when asked.
---Be prepared for any member to request that a claim be backed up by evidence. Note: anecdotal evidence is considered evidence albeit weak evidence. Be prepared to have your evidence examined and possibly challenged. When challenging someone's claim, never dismiss based on source alone. Explain to a member that their source is considered to be of low quality, and proceed to the claim.

Rule 3: No deleting threads or comments
---If you want to delete a thread where discussion has already begun, you must obtain permission from a moderator.
---If a post is made inadvertently or in error, it may be deleted right away without notifying a mod.

Rule 4: No spamming, solicitation, or flooding (three post max please)
---No advertising products, services, events, organisations, communities, or anything without first gaining permission from a moderator. This includes links to other groups, events or pages. We will happily endorse groups that follow along with out interests.
--Self Promotion: If you have content such as blog posts or articles that are on topic and relevant to our discussions, please feel free to link to your content after passing it by a moderator.

Rule 5: Images and videos are the exception, not the norm. No Image Macros or image "memes"
--Image Memes such as Image Macros and other images should only be posted if they are necessary for discussion or if they need to be debunked and critically evaluated. Moderators may delete irrelevant or unnecessary images without warning.

Rule 6: Refrain from derailing threads and gish gallop.
--Try to stay on the topic of the specific thread.

Rule 7: No abusing website functions to interfere with open discussion
--If you feel the need to block someone on the forum, please talk to a moderator. Blocks that occur outside the group are not our concern except in the case of a moderator being blocked as this hinders their ability to perform their duties.

Welcome to the group and have fun with the science!