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  • This site and the information available here is based on our simple, vitalist philosophy.
  • We believe The Power that made the body can heal the body if there is no interference.
  • We believe the body can and will heal itself if it has the tools it needs.
  • We believe clean water, good food, and regular exercise are your best medicine.

Terms and Conditions

Information on this site is provided for informational purposes and is not meant to substitute for the advice provided by your own physician or health care professional.

You should not use the information contained herein for diagnosing or treating a health problem or disease.

You should not use the information on this site as advice to take or not take any medication.

Information about any product is taken from the labels of the products or from the manufacturer’s advertising material. and Dr. McIntosh are not responsible for any statements or claims that various manufacturers make about their products. We cannot be held responsible for typographical errors or product formulation changes. You should read carefully all product packaging.

Information provided on this site is based on scientific studies (human, animal, or in vitro), clinical experience, or traditional usage.

Results reported may not necessarily occur in all individuals.

For many of the health conditions discussed, treatment with prescription or over-the-counter medication is also available.

Consult your physician, nutritionally-oriented health care practitioner, and/or pharmacist for any health problem and before using any supplements or before making any changes in prescribed medications.

If you have or suspect that you have a medical problem, promptly contact your health care provider.

Information and statements regarding dietary supplements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Privacy Policy

This privacy policy tells you how we collect, use, and protect your personal information. By visiting our website, you accept and agree to the terms and conditions of this privacy policy. In particular, you consent to our collection and use of your personal information as described in this privacy policy.

We do not provide services or sell products to children. If you are below the age of 18, you may use our website only with the permission and active involvement of a parent or legal guardian. If you are a minor, please do not provide us or other website visitors with any personal information.

Our privacy policy is part of, and subject to, our website’s terms and conditions of use. You may view these terms and conditions on our website.

Like most places on the Internet, simply by visiting our website you automatically tell us certain information. This includes basic information such as your IP address, when you visited, the website from where you came prior to visiting us, the website where you go when you leave our website, your computer’s operating system, and the type of web browser that you are using. Our website automatically records this basic information about you.
And like many other websites, we may use cookies. In plain English, this means information that our website’s server transfers to your computer. This information can be used to track your session on our website. Cookies may also be used to customize our website content for you as an individual. If you are using one of the common Internet web browsers, you can set up your browser to either let you know when you receive a cookie or to deny cookie access to your computer.
We may also collect any data that you provide us by posting it at our website or by e-mail. You can always choose not to provide us with information. However, if you do withhold information, we may deny you access to some or all of our website’s services and features.
Some transactions between you and our website may involve payment by credit card, debit card, checks, money orders, and/or third party online payment services. In such transactions, we will collect information related to the transaction as part of the course of doing business with you, including your billing address, telephone number, and other information related to the transaction.

We use your information to operate our website’s business activities. For example, we may use this data to contact you about changes to our website, new services, or special offers, resolve disputes, troubleshoot issues, and enforce our website’s terms and conditions.
As a general rule, we will not give your data to third parties without your permission. However, there are some important exceptions to this rule that are described in the following paragraphs.
We may, in our sole discretion, provide information about you to law enforcement or other government officials for purposes of fraud investigations, alleged intellectual property infringement, or any other suspected illegal activity or matters that may expose us to legal liability.
Although we do not disclose individually identifiable information, we may disclose aggregate data about our website’s visitors to advertisers or other third parties for marketing and promotional purposes.
From time to time, we may use third party suppliers to provide services on our website. If a supplier wants to collect information about you, you will be notified. However, you will never be required to give information to a third party supplier. We restrict the way third party suppliers can use your information. They are not allowed to sell or give your information to others.

Your access to parts of our website may be protected by a user name and a password. Do not give your password to anyone. If you enter a section of our website that requires a password, you should log out when you leave. As a safety precaution, you should also close out of your web browser completely and re-open it before viewing other parts of the Internet.

If you obtain personally identifiable information about another website user, you are not allowed to disclose this information to anyone else without the consent of the user and our consent too.
We hate junk e-mail (Spam). Information you obtain from our website about us or other site users cannot be used by you or others to send unsolicited commercial e-mail or to send unsolicited commercial communications via our website’s posting or other communication systems.

You may choose to provide personal information to website visitors or other third parties who are not our suppliers. Please use caution when doing so. The privacy policies and customs of these third parties determine what is done with your information.

We may use autoresponders to communicate with you by e-mail. To protect your privacy, we use a verified opt-in system for such communications and you can always opt-out of such communications using the links contained in each autoresponder message. If you have difficulties opting out, you may contact us by sending an e-mail to, or sending us mail to the address listed below.

The terms of this policy may change from time to time. If such changes are made, we will notify you by a notice posted on our website’s home page of the changes that have been made. If you disagree with the changes that have been made, please contact us (by e-mail, using a website contact form, or in writing by mail), and any changes made to this policy will not apply to information we have collected from you prior to making the changes.
If you are concerned about the topic covered by this policy, you should read it each time before you use our website. Any questions or concerns about this policy should be brought to our attention by sending an e-mail to and providing us with information relating to your concern.
You may also mail your concerns to us at the following address:
Dr. Martin McIntosh DC
374 Covered Bridge Road
Rogue River, OR 97537

If you are a California resident and our customer, Cal. Civ. Code § 1798.83 permits you to request certain information about our disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To request this information, please write us at the following address:
Dr. Martin McIntosh DC
374 Covered Bridge Road
Rogue River, OR 97537

FDA Notice

Information and statements regarding dietary supplements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Health Benefits Disclaimer

You understand and agree that there are important factors completely beyond our control that should be considered by you when deciding upon any course of action that may affect your health.

These factors include what you eat, drink, and do today. These factors importantly include foods and beverages you have consumed before today as well as all activities you done (and not done) in the past. All these things contribute to your current health profile, and these factors make you different than any other person on the planet.

Therefore, it is impossible to offer any guarantees that you will improve your health by changing any of these factors

You recognize and agree that we have made no implications, warranties, promises, suggestions, projections, representations or guarantees whatsoever to you about future prospects of your health, and that we have not authorized any such projection, promise, or representation by others.
Any health benefits or statements or suggestions about improved health, or any health benefit examples we provide, are only estimates of what we think you could achieve. There is no assurance you will do as well as suggested or stated in any examples. If you rely upon any information provided, you must accept the entire risk of not doing as well as the information provided.

There is no assurance that any prior successes or past results with other people will apply to you, nor can any prior successes be used, as an indication of your future success or results from any of the information, content, or strategies. Any and all claims or representations as to health benefits or improved health are not to be considered as expected or even average; every one of us is different from every other, and each may respond differently to the same input or variable.

Your success in using the information or strategies provided by this website, depends on a variety of factors. We have no way of knowing how well you will do, as we do not know you, your background, your work activities or environment, your dedication, your motivation, your desire, your exercise / activity level, or any of a thousand combinations of factors that affect your health.

Therefore, we do not guarantee or imply any cure of any named disease, that you will do as well as others, or that you will improve your health at all.

Forward-looking statements suggest expectations or forecasts of the future. You can identify these statements in that they suggest ideas such as ‘hope’ and ‘uncertainty’.
Words such as ‘anticipate’, ‘estimate’, ‘expect’, ‘project’, ‘intend’, ‘plan’, ‘believe’, and other similar words and terms are often used in connection with describing possible health outcomes from some particular method.

Any and all forward-looking statements in this website are intended to express our opinion of human potential to heal.

Many factors are important in determining your actual results and no guarantees are made that you will achieve results similar to ours or anyone else. No guarantees are made that you will achieve any results at all for information presented in this website.

You are advised to do Your own due diligence when it comes to making health decisions and should use caution and seek the advice of qualified professionals. You should check with your own advisors, before acting on this or any health information. You may not consider any examples, stories, testimonials, information, links, or any other content on the website or otherwise provided by us to be the equivalent of professional health advice from your own health care providers. Nothing contained on the website or in materials available for sale or download on the website provides health advice specific to you in any way. You should consult with your own health care provider on any particular questions you may have about how any information on this site may apply to you.
We assume no responsibility for any losses or damages resulting from your use of any link, information, or opportunity contained within the website or within any information disclosed by the owner of this site in any form whatsoever.

Although we believe the price is fair for the value that you receive, you understand and agree that the purchase price for ‘paid membership’ portions of this site has been arbitrarily set by us. This price bears no relationship to any objective standards.

Testimonials and examples on this website should always be considered to be unusual and exceptional results; that they do not reflect the typical purchaser’s experience; that they do not apply to the average person; that they are not intended to represent or guarantee that anyone, including you, will achieve the same or similar results.

Where specific details about health changes are used, those figures are used and attributed to a specific individual, and that particular individual has achieved or accomplished or changed by that amount; and there is no assurance that you will do as well using the same information or strategies. If you rely on the specific outcome or measurements of health changes used, you must accept all the risk of not doing as well. The described experiences are atypical. Your health results are likely to differ from those described in the testimonials.

Anti-Spam Policy

We hate unsolicited commercial e-mail as much as you do. Also known as Spam or junk e-mail, it is a disservice to the Internet community.

We fully endorse and comply with the requirements of the CAN-SPAM Act of 2003 (Controlling the Assault of Non-Solicited Pornography and Marketing Act), and all other applicable unsolicited commercial e-mail laws.

If you subscribe to electronic newsletters or other communications from our website, you will always have an option to unsubscribe immediately.

If you have additional questions, comments or concerns, please contact us by sending an e-mail to and providing us with information relating to your concern.
You may also mail your concerns to us at the following address:

Copyright Agent
Dr. Martin McIntosh DC
374 Covered Bridge Road
Rogue River, OR 97537

DMCA Notice

This notice is for informational purposes only.

This website (see our website’s Terms and Conditions of Use for definitions), including all text, HTML, and images are copyrighted and owned by Dr. Martin McIntosh DC and All rights are reserved.

No part of this website may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, mechanical, electronic, or otherwise, including photocopying and recording, or by any information storage and retrieval system, or transmitted by e-mail, or used in any other fashion without the express prior written permission of the website owner.

This excludes the downloading and temporary caching of this website on a personal computer for the explicit purpose of viewing this website, as well as any information clearly marked as reproducible. This copyright notice applies to everyone, including all visitors to this website.

It is our intention to abide by the laws regarding copyrights.

If you feel we have infringed upon your rights, please let us know as soon as possible, and we will correct the problem. Most likely, we will remove the material in question.

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998, found at 17 U.S.C. § 512 (“DMCA”), provides recourse for owners of copyrighted materials who believe that their rights under United States copyright law have been infringed upon on the Internet.

Under the DMCA, the bona fide owner of copyrighted materials who has a good faith belief that their copyright has been infringed may contact not only the person or entity infringing on their copyright, but may also contact the designated agent of an Internet service provider to report alleged infringements of their protected works, when such alleged infringements appear on pages contained within the system of the Internet service provider (ISP).

The owner of this website and the ISP are committed to complying with international trade law, international trade practices, all United States laws, including United States copyright law.

Upon receipt of a properly filed complaint under the DMCA, the owner and/or the ISP of this website will block access to the allegedly infringing material. The website owner and/or the ISP will forward a copy of the notification of claimed copyright infringement to the alleged infringer. Anyone who believes in good faith that a notice of copyright infringement has wrongfully been filed against them, may submit a counter-notice to the website owner and/or the ISP.

Please send DMCA notifications of claimed copyright infringement to:


Copyright Agent
Dr. Martin McIntosh DC
374 Covered Bridge Road
Rogue River, OR 97537


Copyright Agent
Godaddy Inc.

To file a notice of infringement with either the website owner or the ISP, you must provide a written communication that sets forth the items specified below. You will be liable for damages (including damages, costs, and attorneys’ fees) if you materially misrepresent that the website or a web page is infringing your copyright. Accordingly, if you are not sure whether certain material of yours is protected by copyright laws, we suggest that you first contact an attorney.

To expedite our ability to process your request, please use the following format (including section numbers):

1. Identify in sufficient detail the copyrighted work that you believe has been infringed upon.

2. Identify the material that you claim is infringing the copyrighted work listed in item #1 above. (You must include the URL(s) (the location(s) of the page(s) that contains the allegedly infringing material and also include a description of the specific content which you claim is infringing on your copyright.)

3. Provide information reasonably sufficient to permit the website owner to contact you (e-mail address and a phone number are required at a minimum).

4. Include the following statement: “I swear, under penalty of perjury, that the information in the notification is accurate and that I am the copyright owner or am authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed. I also affirm that as the copyright owner, I have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by me, my agent, or the law.”

5. The signature of the copyright owner or a person authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner. You may send your notice via email provided such notice includes a proper electronic signature. The signature or electronic signature must be that of the copyright owner, or a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of an exclusive copyright that has allegedly been infringed.

For details on the information required for valid notification, see 17 U.S.C. § 512(c)(3).

If a notice of copyright infringement has been filed with the website owner and/or the ISP against you, the owner and/or the ISP will attempt to notify you and provide you with a copy of the notice of copyright infringement. If you have a good faith belief that you have been wrongfully accused, you may file a counter-notification with the website owner and/or the ISP. If website owner and/or the ISP receives a valid counter-notification, the DMCA provides that the removed or blocked information will be restored or access re-enabled.

The website owner and/or the ISP will replace the removed material and cease disabling access to it in not less than 10, nor more than 14, business days following receipt of the counter-notification, unless the website owner and/or ISP first receives notice from the complaining party that such complaining party has filed an action seeking a court order to restrain the alleged infringer from engaging in infringing activity relating to the material on this website.

The United States copyright law provides penalties for a false counter-notice filed in response to a notice of copyright infringement. Accordingly, if you are not sure whether certain material of yours is protected by copyright laws, we suggest that you first contact an attorney.

External Links Policy

Our website contains hypertext links to websites and other information created and maintained by other individuals and organizations. These links are provided as a courtesy, for your convenience.

We do not control or guarantee the accuracy, completeness, relevance, or timeliness of any information or privacy policies posted on these linked websites. You should know that these websites may track visitor viewing habits.

In addition, hyperlinks to particular items or sites do not reflect their importance, and are not an endorsement of the individuals or organizations sponsoring the websites, the views expressed on the websites, or the products or services offered on the websites.

We permit links to our website if they do not imply an endorsement by, or affiliation with, our website.

We review our website occasionally for broken or out-of-date links. Any and all links may be posted, altered, corrected, or removed at any time without notice to anyone. We encourage you to report problems with links on our website. For more information about this policy, please contact us.

Fair Use Notice

This site contains some copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We are making such material available in our efforts to expose and advance the understanding of the issues covered here. We believe this constitutes a ‘fair use’ of any such copyrighted material. We believe this site abides by the “Fair Use” provisions of Title 17 Chapter 1 Article 107 of the US Copyright Law. Notably, the primary purpose content of this site is meant for educational purposes and is a promotion of copyrighted work(s) which suggests repeated viewings of the work(s) in question, hence, financially benefiting the copyright holder. Should any copyright holder whose work or imagery was used in this work, feel that they were not properly accredited, or that this site in any way harms their artistic or intellectual property, please contact the site owner as soon as possible and we will make any changes you request or remove the offending material from the site.

Web 2.0 Policies: Blog Comments

Authority is moderated nearly every day, and posteriorly. Dr. McIntosh is a licensed health professional; Dr. McIntosh is the sole moderator.

Internet users posting comments on are not considered to be health professionals unless Dr. McIntosh confirms that to be the case.


Comments posted on should be designed and written to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient/site visitor and his/her existing health care provider.


We remind you that everyone can read and use your comments. You do not have the possibility to erase your own comments; if you wish to have a comment removed, simply let us know through the ‘contact us’ page and we’ll do our best to honor your request.


Internet users commenting on must behave with respect and honesty at all times.

Internet users may not post any commercial/advertising comment.

Internet users commenting on must post information which is true and correct to their knowledge. Sources to health/medical claims must be provided when relevant.

Dr. McIntosh reserves the right to erase, without notification, any comment judged to be inappropriate.

Advertising Policies: Honesty in Advertising and Editorials

Editorials are posted and tagged as ‘editorial’. Advertisements are clearly marked as ‘advertisements’.

Parts of the site are provided as a free service, and third-party advertising on those parts help us offset the significant and real costs of maintaining those pages as a free service.

Parts of the are provided as a membership site, and membership fees offset the costs of research and development of information provided to members. No advertising is allowed on those pages.

Whenever possible, we focus specifically on advertising solutions which we believe can add genuine value to the experience of visitors to this site.

Naturally, not every advertisement will be of interest to every visitor, but we make an effort to ensure that, on balance, the presence of advertisements enhances rather than detracts from our site.

Advertisements may not be posted by third parties anywhere on the site, they are permitted only in designated areas. Specifically, advertisements may not be posted without permission in areas such as the discussion forums (not yet available) or the actual blog pages at, or other areas where individual visitors may modify the content of our site. All blog posts are reviewed before being published, and advertising references are removed.

We also provide a number of affiliate links. These affiliates offer revenue sharing to These are selected and approved where we have taken the time to personally evaluate a given product or service, or where they have been recommended by sources we trust, and where we believe that it provides value to our readers.

Our links to Amazon book pages are one example. Another example would include affiliate links to information sources and products such as dietary, fitness, cleansing, nutritional supplementation, and other information or products. These are included if they provide support for the normal and natural healing and repair functions of the human body. We believe people come to this site seeking information regarding natural approach to health and wellness, and that advertising of this nature enhances the experience of our visitors at the same time it supports this site and complements our philosophy.

No drug ads are allowed. We refuse to entertain any relationship with the pharmaceutical industry.


Some of the advertising presently displayed on works via third party solutions from Google and others which intelligently assess which advertisements are pertinent to the content of the page being viewed.

This system carries two important benefits:

  1. Displayed advertisements should, ideally, be related to the context of what you are reading, and
  2. Advertising cannot bias the content or editorial policy of this site (because the advertising depends on what is written, rather than what is written being influenced by the interests of whatever third party is paying for the advertising).

In other words, we produce a page as usual, without regard for the interests of any potential advertiser, and if a given advertisement is relevant to the contents of that page, then it may be displayed. We have no way of knowing in advance whether an advertiser will like what has been written, so we are not influenced in any way by advertisers appearing on this site through contextual targeting.

This contrasts with the traditional way of providing advertising, where the financial relationship between a site and an advertiser could compromise the editorial integrity of the site.

This problem of editorial influence is particularly true of those sites — you know who you are — who derive the overwhelming proportion of their advertising revenue from pharmaceutical company banners stuffed into every nook and cranny, and yet claim that they are not in any way beholden to those pharmaceutical companies.


Our website may host advertisements in the form of banners, display boxes, and sponsored links.

Advertisements are distinguished from posts, articles, editorials and other content by the word “Advertisement” prominently placed in close proximity to the advertisement.

As of this update, this site does not accept banners or other ads from link or banner exchanges. We may change this in the future and will update this policy when and if that change takes place.

Because contextual advertisements (such as banners and other ads) are displayed as a result of pertinence to page content (as described above), rather than as a result of explicit arrangement with, we do not actually know in advance what advertisements may be displayed. Therefore, we cannot and will not make any comment on the advertisement nor provide any endorsement on the advertisers featured.


Since this site was founded, our policy has always been that we will not accept payments, kickbacks, free ‘goodies’, or any other type of incentive in exchange for providing an endorsement or positive review of a product or service. In addition, contributors writing reviews — even those whom we normally pay to write for us — are not paid for reviews.

If we ever change this policy or decide for whatever reason to make an exception to it, we will disclose it to you.

Some of our reviews are of products which have been personally purchased and are owned by the person writing the review. In all other cases, here’s how our reviews work:

Publishers send us books, or links to download ebooks, free of charge. We are under no obligation to review them positively — or to review them at all. Indeed, historically, we have tended to review only a tiny proportion of the unsolicited books we have been sent.
Likewise, on occasion, manufacturers or distributors provide us with other products, such as nutritional supplements, free of charge. We are under no obligation to review it positively — or to review it at all.
Hardware and Therapeutic Equipment
Manufacturers send us hardware and equipment, free of charge. Unlike books, hardware is normally considered to have significant residual value after being used for a review and must be returned to the manufacturer after an agreed period of time. We are under no obligation to review hardware products positively — or to review them at all — but in practice, since we normally bear the cost of shipping hardware devices back to manufacturers, we try to avoid accepting unsolicited shipments of hardware devices we are not planning to review.
Publishers occasionally send us a license to use their software (often a “Not for Resale” or “Review Only” license), free of charge. We are under no obligation to review it positively — or to review it at all.

Dr McIntosh: “In all cases, I aim to provide honest-to-goodness, real-world reviews and not merely regurgitated ad-copy or press-release copy. Reviews are based upon my experience in practice and my knowledge of normal physiology as well as previous readings and reviews of current literature. I will not compromise my personal ethics or integrity, or my professional standing, by doing anything less.”


We work with several forms of advertising and several types of advertisers. Please note that not all advertisements displayed on are chosen automatically. As stated above, selected affiliate links have been included where we specifically recommend a given product or service (including Amazon affiliate links in our Research Library section).

Individual Advertisers: Contact Us for information on targeted advertising opportunities for details of how you may be able to advertise on this site.


Visitor feedback can be valuable in helping us shape our advertising options, and we welcome additional comments about our choice of advertising technologies and their impact on your use of the site. Please get in touch with us via the Contact Details page with any and all feedback about our advertising arrangements.

Financial Disclosures

Site owner, Dr. McIntosh, may have received promotional copy, samples, and/or other material compensation as a professional courtesy, or he may have received a discount from the retail price, from the information or product provider.

Dr. McIntosh actively seeks information and products that support the body’s natural ability to heal. He provides his honest and professional opinion in his reviews, and provides endorsement or no endorsement after reviewing the information or product.

Products that are reviewed and not endorsed generally do not appear on this site, or a review is provided discussing any unfavorable opinion.

You should assume Dr. McIntosh is a marketing affiliate for every product or information product recommended on this site, and that he receives a compensation of some kind as an affiliate.

Income from this source supports this website and may eventually buy Dr. McIntosh and his wife a well-deserved vacation.

In other words, please just assume that everything you see on this website is done for a profit.

I provide my honest, professional opinion on this site – I don’t have the time or energy to deal with anything less, the burden of dishonesty is too heavy. I have yet to be offered enough to find out whether I can be ‘bought’.

So, you understand and agree that every time you click on a link or buy something on this site, whether it is produced by myself or someone else, that your decision to buy, your purchase of a product from this site, provides income that supports this site and helps pay for the time spent doing research and writing the information on this site.

If there ever are any profits from this site, they may also be used to buy a small house in a quiet fishing village on the ocean in Mexico, or perhaps a small farm in southern Oregon. We appreciate your support.

Please note that the content of this page can change without prior notice.
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