Welcome to the long-time-coming BB Forums! I'm excited to be able to host a place for everyone to get talking about nutrition and health in an open-minded, helpful, and positive way.
What you'll find here are resources, tools, tips, and answers to your questions surrounding real-food nutrition and holistic health. Much of the content we share with you here is based on blog posts, content in my books and program ("Practical Paleo," "The 21-Day Sugar Detox," etc.), or from podcast questions/answers.
We have a team of over 20 amazing moderators who are here, and of course I'll be checking in to help answer your questions as well.
The information you will read in these forums is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. The opinions and views expressed by the moderators or any members of the forums do not represent those of the Company (Balanced Bites, LLC).
A few ground rules for these forums:
1. Be respectful and helpful of those who are here.
Numero uno - primary - of utmost importance. If we find that your posts, comments, etc. are abusive, rude, trolling, or otherwise inappropriate, we will remove your post immediately and warn you ONCE before removing your account from forum access. This is a friendly/helpful-zone only.
2. Real names are recommended.
We don't care if it's just your first name and no last name, or you don't want to share an avatar of your face, but we aren't going to be hiding behind anonymity and the power of the computer screen to give us courage to help people out. Let us know your name, we're all friends here. Clearly if you've come seeking some support on a very personal/sensitive issue and you'd rather use a fake name because you are worried about people finding out who you are, we understand that and that is acceptable.
3. Spamming will not be tolerated.
Sure, you can post links to blog posts or websites that you feel are helpful and will add to the conversation. Have a great recipe someone is looking for? Cool, share it. But you know when you're going overboard, and we will too. If you are a Spam-bot, your posts will be removed. Feel free to share a link to your website/blog/etc. within the signature on your account that will be shared each time you post a reply - we're happy to help support your work and send folks to it when you are active within our forums.
4. Respect our moderators.
They are here to help you, but no one has ALL the answers 100% of the time. They will do their absolute best to provide you with answers and resources, but they are no the end-all-be-all/final word on anything. No one really is, not even me. These folks are volunteering their valuable time to help all of you out, so they should not be abused in any way.
5. Profanity and otherwise offensive language will not be tolerated.
You'll be asked once to stop using such language, and will be removed from the forums thereafter if you do not comply. Again, we are fostering a positive environment here, there is no need for harsh language.