Our policy for evidence-based guides
BetterMe’s mission is to bring you the most objective, trustworthy, and accurate information, therefore we seek to back up any recommendation, suggestion, and statement we provide with up-to-date scientific research, as well as to have it reviewed by a certified specialist on our team. Each article we publish clearly indicates the sources it is based on, the specialist who reviewed it, and the time of last update, so that you can decide on its reliability and validity.
We pay utmost attention to the tone of voice and language we use. For those articles we offer which are scientific in nature, we use consistently clear, understandable language. We attempt to make a clear difference between the tone of statements that are based on proven scientific research, and those which are inspired by opinions, the latter using a friendly, playful language. The contrast between the two should make it easy for the reader to distinguish between the type of information they are provided with. BetterMe’s articles also clearly state who the articles are targeted to (e.g. women over 50 with obesity, adults with sleep apnea).BetterMe’s articles do not provide any statements that defy current scientific evidence. If there is a subject that is currently debatable, there generally will be a disclaimer in the article stating that this piece of information is an opinion, a point of view, and is not backed by solid, conclusive evidence. These articles will highlight opinions and why this claim should be either supported or refuted.
However, despite our rigid standards, our content is for general informational purposes only. It is not does not address individual circumstances and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. You should always seek the advice of your doctor with any questions regarding a medical condition and never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on BetterMe!
We constantly keep an eye out for new research, updated evidence, and latest data to provide our readers with the most relevant information and let them in on the hottest trends in a world of health and fitness. We also seek to make all our content valid and reliable, so when we get an alert about a potential issue with our articles, such as inaccuracy, lack of clarity or outdated information, we look into it to determine what revisions are needed and update the information accordingly.
Our writers, editors, and certified healthcare professionals who contribute to the information available are encouraged to stay as unbiased as possible, primarily using proven scientific facts as a foundation to the information shared, not their opinions. We also do not take any money for advertisement to be able to have an independent position on subjects we write about.
Most of our articles are based on proven facts from the medical field, however, not every topic has had trials, tests, and research done on it, especially when it comes to weight loss. That’s why some of the information provided comes directly from our specialists, who, while staying as unbiased as possible, try to answer questions and provide advice using their experience and expertise.
While doing so, we strive to be guided by our core values.
Our goal is to provide clear, useful, motivating information to inspire and educate readers. BetterMe positions itself as a trusted friend, who shares which information is proven to work and increase the reader’s well-being.
In most cases, to lose weight and improve health, we offer proven methods such as cutting calories, increasing the quality of nutrition, exercising, and getting a good amount of sleep. Please note that often times, the combination of these methods tends to work the best, and we aim to never single out one over the other.
We strive to provide high-quality, trusted and proven information, that is easily understandable and beneficial. If you see any statements that are questionable, please contact us. We would love to hear from you.