I am not a doctor. Neither is Google

I’ve started posting my musings about health recently. Truthfully, most of it will be pushing back against legions of pseudoscientific claims that I see on social media or hear in my day-to-day life. But, I want to be very clear: I am not a doctor.

All too many people use Google to diagnose symptoms. As one researcher put it,

While the internet can be a great information resource, it is always best to see a doctor when ill. Not only can a medical professional put your mind at rest, they can also check out all the symptoms and tell you what the matter really is.

I cite my sources as carefully as I can, but I felt that this disclaimer was worth repeating.