Effective date: April 23, 2020

This blog provides general information about nutrition, health and disease. Please note that I am not a physician or licensed health care provider. This blog and content in any linked sites or other materials are not intended and should not be construed as medical advice. In all cases, we strongly advise that a physician or other licensed health care provider is consulted before making any changes to your diet or lifestyle.

The views expressed on this blog are my personal views, and not those of the institutions with whom I am affiliated.


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