Policies

The following policies and disclaimers apply to Healthy Lifestyles Media, and its subsidiary sites, DIY Healthy Lifestyles Journal and the Thrifty Lifestyles thrift shop pages, herein known as the Healthy Lifestyles Media Group. “We” and “Us” refers to this group, its administrator, and staff. “You” refers to the persons and users reading this page and using the above-listed sites.

Health Information Disclaimer

The information presented here is for educational purposes and should not be taken as medical advice. Please consult your healthcare provider before trying therapeutic remedies from any source.

The information is based upon the authors’ personal, professional and academic research. Please be aware of your current health status and limitations before trying any featured treatments, products or programs.

Healthy Lifestyles Media is not responsible for adverse effects experienced from using this information for self-treatment without taking recommended precautions* before use.

Every effort is made to provide information about interactions that we are aware of, but we do not currently have medically-trained staff qualified to consult or advise on what might be best for you.

*Recommended Precautions

  • “Know Your Numbers” – blood pressure, heart rate, blood glucose, weight, body mass index
  • If you don’t know Your Numbers, make an appointment for a wellness physical exam to evaluate your current state of health before using any self-care products.
  • DON’T PROCEED to use products or apply information if are not 99.9% certain you should/should not be using it
  • READ all product labeling and insert information about ingredients, use, and warnings before using
  • Check information against sites such as:
    • Accredited medical universities (Google ‘Top 10 Medical Schools’)
    • Credentialed health professional and association sites
    • Center for Disease Control (CDC)
    • Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
    • Mayo Clinic
    • National Institutes of Health (NIH)
    • WebMD

Privacy Policy and Information Use

Information collected in registration boxes, forms, quizzes or surveys is kept secure and is not shared with any third parties. Zip or postal codes may be requested in order to evaluate overall site statistics and regional demographics

Postal mailing addresses are collected only to send out freebies, prizes, print newsletters, or products ordered through the DIY Healthy Lifestyles Journal or Healthy Lifestyles Media . You may discontinue from future mailings at any time.

Affiliate Disclaimer

Some of the products, services, or sources mentioned are through affiliate programs from whom Healthy Lifestyles Media receives compensation in exchange for promoting their products.

We are very particular and don’t promote products we or our review circles have not personally tried, researched, or recommended.  We choose affiliate programs based upon quality of products, relevancy to our content, and good company reputation.

Transactions with these affiliates are through secure servers that do not transmit personal information to us. Billing issues are resolved through your contact with the vendor.  However, if you do experience problems with an affiliate order, please also contact us so we can provide support from our side.

Discussion Guidelines

Discussions and forums will be conducted with respect, kindness, tolerance, and civil behavior*.  Acting outside of these guidelines will result in a warning and banishment if the behavior continues after the warning. Serious trouble will be reported to appropriate authorities, so be nice or be escorted from the playground.

*Civil behavior = NO bigotry, racism, bullying, pornography, foul language, belittling others, name-calling, harassment or anything else that you would not want to have done unto you.

Anyone finding a post containing any of the above offenses, please report it as soon as you see it to admin@healthylifestylesmedia.com 

We trust that most of you are here because you’re interested in wellness and like the content you find so you’re probably not a troublemaker. But there are always those who like to climb on a soapbox and spew venom so this message is for Those People.

Social Responsibility

Healthy Lifestyles Media strives to be a “green company” so we don’t do massive paper postal mailings. When we do use print and paper, we use recycled and natural fiber-based papers and ecologically-friendly printing processes.

We do the same with promotional products such as t-shirts, caps, key chains, or water bottles. We like cool stuff that won’t get tossed in the garbage so we try to choose things we know you’ll like or if you don’t, will use for re-gifting.

We also look for environmentally-friendly products using sustainable natural resources and recycled or recyclable materials. For our own shipping, we use recycled boxes and non-toxic packing materials.

Finally, we send paper mail only to people who really want the mailings. We don’t like wasting resources by sending things that weren’t requested to people who will only toss them from the mailbox to the shredder. If you ever receive anything you didn’t sign up for, please let us know.

Please join us in using our Planet’s resources wisely!