Our Editorial Process
At Consumer Health Digest we aim for transparency in everything we do. Why? Because in a world filled with unreliable sources and fake news, it can be hard to know who to trust – by being upfront about our editorial process, we hope to demonstrate that, above all else, you can trust us.
While it’s easy to find a wealth of health and wellness information online these days, it’s almost impossible to know which is relevant, accurate and reliable. At Consumer Health Digest our goal is to change the way you find the information you need by presenting it in a way that is accurate, unbiased and based on facts, not fiction. Making the right health decisions for yourself and your family is one of the most important things you do and we’re here to make that job easier.
How do we do that? Well, we look at things from your perspective. After all, we’re consumers too! Whether you’re looking for information about a specific product, insight into a certain health condition or simply need advice on which supplement to consider, we give you all the tools you need so you can make these decisions with confidence.
Health and lifestyle have an important connection; you’ll see that throughout our site we actively support that connection by covering a wide range of subjects in an open and objective way. We call this ‘Your Money Your Life’ – what you spend your money on in terms of your family’s health is important and the journey to a healthy lifestyle takes many different paths. We’re here to provide empathic, judgement-free guidance to help you reach your destination.
Our Vision & Mission
We have taken it upon ourselves to help consumers make the perfect purchase regarding health products and supplements – this is our mission. We know that there are myriad choices out there and that the market is flooded with vitamins and supplements making endless claims. We consider it our job to help you sort through the sea of information, giving you only the facts relevant to your situation. We are here to help. Our writers go through the actual research for you so that can come to your own conclusion sooner.
The main vision and mission of Consumer Health Digest is to properly disseminate news related to health and nutrition. Our site’s media service aims to provide news, information, and updates free of charge. We value your well-being and when it comes to health, there shouldn’t be a price for it. And since we realize just how important wellness is, it’s imperative that we provide you with information that’s based on supported research and credible findings. We also provide eCommerce purchasing information like prices, ratings, availability, and referral sites.
Everything you need to know has been written by our team of talented writers with a clear understanding of the information they’ve provided. But what truly sets us head and shoulders above other sites is how we present our information.
Our articles aren’t based on personal opinions and biased information about the latest health news, trends, and findings. Rather, our pieces are backed by facts, expert findings, customer feedback, and are always objective.
Our team includes writers and editors with years of experience who are always on the lookout for the best products on the market, online or otherwise. We are health and wellness consumers ourselves, which means that we are truly passionate about the products and services we present to you.
Our content is only as good as the people involved in producing it. Therefore, we insist on using the most qualified writers, editors, researchers and expert contributors. In addition to our in-house team, we consult with a range of healthcare providers including dieticians, pharmacists, registered nurses, physicians and surgeons to make sure that you’re getting information directly from the professionals.
Our Professional Writers
Our reviewers are the backbone of our business which is why we only hire the best. All potential contributors to Consumer Health Digest are carefully assessed and tested on multiple levels. Not only do we look for writing skills in terms of style, tone, and clarity, but we require a 3-part writing assignment to be completed and reviewed by our in-house editors. Our ongoing training and feedback guarantee the quality of content is always upheld.
Our Content Creation Process
The Consumer Health Digest editorial and medical teams — and all the people who support them – are committed to producing content that is of the highest quality, adhering to strict journalistic standards. Everyone involved in our editorial process, at every step of the way, strives to bring you the most up to date, comprehensive, unbiased content that you can always count upon for guidance.
Accuracy Is Essential
We have put in place a 7-step process to ensure accuracy from beginning to end. It begins with
- 1. Research
- 2. Writing
- 3. Editing
- 4. Fact-checking
- 5. Copy edit the content before publishing
- 6. Reviewing
- 7. Updating constantly to keep it current
What We Do
Our team handles the research part, which makes us able to recommend a wide array of products from a list organized by writers (from different product categories). While it is true that we are given an affiliate commission for some of the products, this is not the case with all of the products we review. We do However, belong to select affiliate programs, and we do make a commission if you decide to purchase through our affiliate links.
Once an article has been published, it will does not simply gather dust. We provide constant updates so that you can stay up to date and be in the loop on the latest findings and developments. Our team is very familiar with the most recent products on the market, helping you find the one that is right for you whether it be a good joint pain supplement, male enhancement pill, or anything in between.
The products we recommend can fit anyone’s budget – whether you are interested in sticking to a budget or splurging, we will provide helpful input and information. Moreover, you will definitely see that we are not specifically loyal to certain retailers or brand. Our principle is to come up with recommendations for products offered by trustworthy companies, with excellent customer service. In this way, we can help you enjoy the best possible shopping experience.
Our editors work non-stop to check the availability of various products for the best possible consumer experience. We have all been there and we know how upsetting it can be to add a product to your cart after having researched it thoroughly only to find out it is no longer in stock.
Our Stringent Review Process
Every product review and health-related article you see on Consumer Health Digest has been reviewed, fact-checked and edited by our team of professionals to ensure absolute accuracy. Our reviews are created from extensive research and in-depth analysis by contributors who care about presenting factual, trustworthy content.
Transparency in Information Sources
In our commitment to accuracy, we have strict guidelines for sourcing information. We only use reliable sources such as academic papers from esteemed research institutions and medical journals, and peer-reviewed studies and clinical trials. In the name of transparency, we provide links to all primary sources, studies, statistics and citations in the resources section of every review and article.
Up to date Information
The world of health and well-being is constantly changing which is why we go the extra mile in making sure all information seen on Consumer Health Digest is fully up to date. Through a process of continuously monitoring the latest health news, we can update our articles promptly, so you know you’re always getting current information. In addition to our regular site maintenance for updating reviews and articles, we also ask that our readers notify us of any inaccuracies they may find as well as giving us their firsthand experiences with products and services. It is this interactive approach that keeps us relevant.
Our Style and Voice
It is important to us to maintain a consistent voice that our readers get to know and trust. We not only follow the Associated Press style guide but have developed our own proprietary guide. The Consumer Health Digest Style Guide emphasizes readability, research and reference disclosure, and real-life application.
Empathy Above All
Empathy is behind everything we do. We strive to be approachable, warm and respectful – all qualities you would expect from a trusted friend. Everyone involved with Consumer Health Digest understands the importance of inclusivity and compassion and as such, we do all we can to maintain the trust we have worked hard to build over the years.
Why Should You Trust Us?
It is important to understand that Consumer Health Digest only offers editorial product recommendations. The content and coverage of products are not under the authority of any retailer, PR company or sales team; moreover, we never take free samples for the reviews we make. Our team handles all the heavy work, consulting with experts and professional testers to determine which purchases are worth making – effectively helping you to avoid buyer’s remorse.
The following list details the process by which our writers go about composing product reviews. Our final verdict on any product is based on the following criteria:
1. The manufacturer’s history and other lines of products
2. List of ingredients used and details of the components
3. The Science behind the product and claims made
4. Expert review and customer ratings/feedback
5. Product advantages and disadvantages
6. Product site and details mentioned
7. Research or clinical studies conducted
It is our mission to provide you with an unbiased glimpse of products you need to know about. With our help, you can arm yourself with information to make the right call. We will work hand-in-hand with you so that you can enjoy every moment of your healthy life.
We Want to Hear From You!
While we strive to bring you the very best experience in health-related content, we’re always open to feedback! If you think there’s something we can improve upon, have questions or comments about any aspect of our website (or simply want to tell us what you think we’re doing right!), let us know. Reach out by using the feedback button at the bottom of every article.
Please do not hesitate to contact us, in the situation you have any comments to make, opinions to express or questions to ask our editors and writers.
We look forward to connecting with you!
LAST MODIFIED: July 02, 2019