Welcome the The NEW HealthBeat!
Welcome to the "New and Improved" HealthBeat!
We're updating how we bring you the news in an ongoing effort to serve you
better, because we believe when it concerns your health, "knowledge is power."
To that end, please let me share our resolutions with you so you will know what
positive changes to expect. There are a couple of simple things I'm asking you
to do, too, to make HealthBeat one of the very best health newsletters
available. Here's our "new and improved" plan for HealthBeat:
1.) Improved delivery. E-mail spam filters work --- sometime too well. A number
of our subscribers don't get their Healthbeat newsletter because of these
filters, and that's a shame. In order to ensure that the mail gets through, we
have changed to a different server and initiated "double opt-in" subscription.
Without boring you with details, this process will make it much more likely that
our mail is received by everyone who requests it.
You can easily subscribe using the sign-up form located on every page of this
website in the upper right-hand corner. Then check your e-mail. You'll have a
note there from me, asking you to click a link and confirm your subscription
(that's the "double" in "double opt-in"). That's it, you're done. (Unless you
need to "whitelist" my address; you'll receive instructions for this after
Not only will this help our mail get through to you reliably, this system also
prevents malicious subscriptions or someone signing up for another person
against their wishes.
2.) Regular delivery. I admit it, I haven't been as good as I wanted to be in
2006 in getting regular newsletters out. Instead, they were sporadic. There's
plenty of news, to be sure. We post breaking news to our blog several times per
week. But the newsletter? Again, difficult delivery was the main problem I
identified. It has been so cumbersome to send a newsletter to our several
thousand HealthBeat subscribers that I just wasn't getting it out regularly.
This is another reason we've changed to a new delivery service. By eliminating
the one aspect of newsletter production that has been a grunt for me, I'm
confident that I can keep you informed on a frequent and regular basis.
3.) Politically incorrect. I never try and offend, but I'm so tired of reading
watered-down, pseudoscientific gobbledygook that I could spit, and I'll bet you
are, too. It seems like so many people are trying to be "politically correct"
that they don't report the hard, cold facts as straightforwardly as they should.
Though it's always been my way, expect me to be even more boldly honest about
the facts as I see them. Your health and perhaps even your life might depend on
knowing the truth, and I'm going to do my best to make sure you get it. "No more
Mrs. Nice Guy."
4.) Referenced sources. Our information is always based on medical research, not
arm-chair theory. (Or at least when it IS arm-chair theory, I tell you so). But
from now on, the on-line version of the newsletter will contain the medical
references our information is drawn from. Those who want to check and
double-check our reference will find it easy to do using the reference section
of each newsletter. I want you to be confident in the quality of the information
you are receiving in HealthBeat, and I believe this will help you see that we
are a "no B.S. zone." (Remember, these references will be in the ON-LINE version
of HealthBeat, not the e-mailed version. References take up a lot of space in an
e-mail and could prevent your newsletter from getting through to you).
5.) Driven by your input. Remember I said there were a couple of things I'd be
asking of you?
Letting me know what topics you'd like to see in HealthBeat is the first. As
soon as you've confirmed your new subscription, you'll get a note from me
reminding you to take a moment and let me know your interests. I'll be as
responsive as I can to the topics you suggest and include these in future
editions of the "new and improved" HealthBeat.
Is there more you'd like to see us do? Please drop me a note. We want 2007 to be
your "breakaway year" to great health, and our resolution at The Wellness Club
is to do whatever it takes to help you achieve your best health ever.
To Your Good Health!
Dr. Dana Myatt
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