Determine whether health claims or advice are valid using the scientific method. Try to eliminate personal bias as much as possible.
- Present the claim
- Conduct an initial Google search to familiarize myself with the topic
- State any follow-up questions that arise from the initial search
- Check out links and comments from readers
- Go to the primary peer reviewed sources
- Report what we know and don’t know based on the research
- Draw conclusions and decide how to apply the claim