DonaHealth.com is an educational site with information about diets, dietary advice, and healthy lifestyles. It also has information about different health problems and the diet that is usually recommended in each case. Our goal in DonaHealth.com is to provide this information in an educational way, using a type of language that is accessible and easy to understand. Medical knowledge is sometimes difficult to grasp, but our site is devoted to making it easy for users. That sometimes requires oversimplifying some topics and summarizing information only to consider the most common scenarios and recommendations. That is why we recommend using this site for educational purposes only.
Our team in DonaHealth.com comprises medical writers, editors, and a design team always trying to provide high-quality and reliable content. We act in good faith and try to contribute to the basic understanding of nutritional sciences and their relationship with some ailments. We know how important health literacy is to live a healthy lifestyle, and our articles are aimed at providing sufficient information to make appropriate changes that will benefit most people and help them become a healthier version of themselves.
However, even if we have the best intentions and try to provide accurate content, DonaHealth.com is still an educational website and should be treated as such. Our writers and the rest of the team will not be held liable if this information is used for purposes other than educational purposes. DonaHealth.com and its contributors are not responsible for the incorrect use of the information and the consequences that such incorrect use may carry to patients or their family members.
It is important to highlight that DonaHealth.com does not replace medical or nutritional advice in any way. Similar to medicine, nutrition should also be individualized for every patient. A dietitian should take your measures and consider your medical history, risk factors, and more. Although we publish general advice that works for most patients, in some ailments, otherwise healthy food can be contraindicated in patients, and only a registered dietitian or doctor can give you more specific advice. Thus, if you think you have a severe health problem or were diagnosed with a chronic disease, you should ask your doctor or dietitian before adopting the recommendations considered on this site. Thus, do not use DonaHealth.com to self-treat a condition with nutritional alternatives. If you do, we are not to be held liable for the consequences this may carry, especially if you are under a diagnosis of chronic disease.
We have a system of writing that includes several steps, with editing, proofreading, and fact-checking as essential parts of the writing. However, it is impossible to ensure that everything laid down in our articles is 100% accurate and remains accurate in the future. Our writing team dedicates time to research before writing to provide an updated source of information. In some cases, pages will be updated when something changes according to current knowledge of health sciences. And still, it is not possible to guarantee the accuracy of the contents at all times. Thus, another use we do not recommend is replacing official medical and health-related information sources with the articles you can find on this website. DonaHealth.com should not replace at any moment the data found in academic books, scientific papers, or current guidelines to treat or prevent disease. Sometimes health authorities or institutions also provide a protocol to treat patients according to national statistics and trends, which is something DonaHealth.com does not do. Thus, if you are a dietitian or healthcare professional, compare information from official sources before adopting the data provided by DonaHealth.com in your daily practice. Use our information as a general reference and a source of general knowledge instead of a guide to your professional practice. If you do not comply with these recommendations, DonaHealth.com and its contributors will not be held liable.
Any patient and lay people without medical instruction should read this site and contrast the information with other sources and their doctor’s recommendation. If there is any difference, they should always prefer official sources and those provided by their healthcare professional. It is also possible that patients are looking for a second medical opinion. If that is your case, DonaHealth.com is not to be used to search for second medical opinions. To do that, look for another healthcare professional and compare the information and diagnosis with a second professional, not a website. In every case, a doctor’s opinion should be highly valued and not replaced by the information you find online.
Also, intellectual property is something we highly value in DonaHealth.com. Our content is produced by ourselves and abides by copyright laws. Thus, you can share our site with friends and family but are prohibited from duplicating or modifying the contents without our permission.