Health Literacy Month!
October is health literacy month, which is what we're all about here - providing you with the information you need to make the best, informed choices you possibly can for your health and wellbeing!
The US Centre for Disease Control and Prevention define health literacy as "the degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions" (2016). To make sure my platforms align with this I always make sure that I'm using reputable sources when providing information to you, and that all references are listed on the page they're cited. If you're getting health information elsewhere on the web, and there's nothing else there to back it up, please take what you're consuming with a grain of salt. In this day, we've got health information being spruiked by so many different people, and it's important to consider whether or not they have the appropriate qualifications to advise you on what you should be doing for the benefit of your wellbeing - prime example: Instagram influencers promoting diets, 'skinny tea', and teeth whitening products!
We're all entitled to ask for more information, and remember to watch out for bias where people are trying to make 💰✨💕
Centres for Disease Control and Prevention. (2016). What is Health Literacy?. Retrieved 2nd October 2019, from: https://www.cdc.gov/healthliteracy/learn/index.html