I'd like feedback on my article: How to Cure Your PCOS-- Polycystic Ovary...

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  1. Chuck Bluestein profile image46
    Chuck Bluesteinposted 9 months ago

    Hi Hubbers,

    I'd like some help with passing the Quality Assessment Process. Will you please give feedback on my article How to Cure Your PCOS-- Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. What can I do to improve? Thanks!

    1. Marisa Wright profile image97
      Marisa Wrightposted 9 months agoin reply to this

      Sadly, HubPages may no longer be the right site for your work.   Have you been keeping up with developments on the site?   It has changed enormously since you joined.

      First of all, I recommend you read my Hub on The Basic Rules. You'll find it on the slider on my profile, and I think you'll be surprised how strict the rules are now.

      The rules apply to all NEW Hubs, but they don't go back and check on old Hubs to see if they comply.  That may be why you weren't aware of them.  However, when you edit an old Hub, it gets referred to a moderator, and they check it for compliance.  I'm guessing that's what's happened here. 

      The rule you've probably tripped over is the rule regarding links.  If you include links in your Hub, they must be directly relevant to the MAIN subject of the Hub.   In this Hub, it means you can link ONLY to other web pages about PCOS and PCOS treatments.  Linking to anything else is "illegal" and will result in the Hub being unpublished.  It's frustrating, because it's normal for writers to want to link to subsidiary sources (for instance, explaining something you've mentioned in passing) but it's simply  not allowed here any more.

      The other rule you're facing is that if you're going to make health claims, you must back it up with links to supporting websites or publications.  Whether you're allowed to make claims under freedom of speech is irrelevant:  HubPages owns the site and it's entitled to make its own rules.

      1. Chuck Bluestein profile image46
        Chuck Bluesteinposted 9 months agoin reply to this

        Thanks! I do not make up anything. They come from good sources.

        1. Marisa Wright profile image97
          Marisa Wrightposted 9 months agoin reply to this

          I didn't say you did, I'm saying you must provide evidence of those sources or HubPages won't allow the claims

  2. DrMark1961 profile image97
    DrMark1961posted 9 months ago

    This rambles.
    If I am looking up an article, I want to find out how to cure polycystic ovaries.
    Section one: How to cure it
    Section two: If you feel the need to ramble about the medical industry, this is the palce to do so.
    Even if HP does allow you to pass QAP with this, it is going to get buried in the back of the search engines under more reliable sites. Are you not qualified to write articles about bacteriology and chemistry that have a chance of being read?

    1. Chuck Bluestein profile image46
      Chuck Bluesteinposted 9 months agoin reply to this

      The more reliable sites on PCOS states that there is no cure for it. So just suffer.

      1. DrMark1961 profile image97
        DrMark1961posted 9 months agoin reply to this

        Thanks, I did not know that.
        You still need to rearrange your article so that the cure is emphasized, at the top of the article. If someone goes onto your page looking for a cure, and find you discussing the medical industry, they are probably just going to get frustrated and not even stay on long enough to get an impression.

  3. K S Lane profile image94
    K S Laneposted 9 months ago

    I'd also move some of the pictures at the top down to break up the text, so it doesn't all look like one big chunk. And to break up the text further try more specific subtitles or sections like DrMark suggests, so readers can quickly scroll through and find the information they're looking for.

  4. psycheskinner profile image82
    psycheskinnerposted 9 months ago

    Your main problem is that you are making claims that are not legally permitted in the US, a.k.a. "structure/function claims".

    1. Chuck Bluestein profile image46
      Chuck Bluesteinposted 9 months agoin reply to this

      They are legally permitted under freedom of speech. In the United States, freedom of speech and expression is strongly protected from government restrictions by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, many state constitutions, and state and federal laws.

      Categories of speech that are given lesser or no protection by the First Amendment include obscenity (as determined by the Miller test), fraud, child pornography, speech integral to illegal conduct,[9] speech that incites imminent lawless action, and regulation of commercial speech such as advertising.[10][11] Within these limited areas, other limitations on free speech balance rights to free speech and other rights, such as rights for authors over their works (copyright), protection from imminent or potential violence against particular persons, restrictions on the use of untruths to harm others (slander), and communications while a person is in prison.

      1. Chuck Bluestein profile image46
        Chuck Bluesteinposted 9 months agoin reply to this

        The law on the sale of drugs is very different but I am not selling any drugs.

      2. psycheskinner profile image82
        psycheskinnerposted 9 months agoin reply to this

        Per FDA structure/function claims may not be made for conventional foods or dietary supplements.  Which is one of the many hundreds of limitations to free speech (e.g. slander, swindle, breaching medical privacy, terroristic threats etc etc).  But if you don't want to believe that, it's no skin off my nose.

        1. Chuck Bluestein profile image46
          Chuck Bluesteinposted 9 months agoin reply to this

          If you sell foods or dietary supplements AND MAKE CLAIMS ABOUT THEM, they become drugs and are subject to those laws. But they do not apply if you do not sell them. Companies were shut down because they did not know the difference. There are books written with all these claims and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cannot do anything about this since they do not sell foods or drugs.

  5. Dabby Lyric profile image84
    Dabby Lyricposted 9 months ago

    Hello Chuck,

    Though your Hub hits home for me, I agree with the posters.  I appreciate all of the info displayed but it's too much being offered to readers. I would probably cut down on the text, videos and pics a bit.

    I would start with an online of the various points you wanna make. Concentrate on the 5 W's (What, When, Where, How & Why).

    I suffered from PCOS for most of my life and was told there is NO. I miraculously gave birth two years ago today. I had a Full Hysterectomy and my PCOS symptoms have improved!

    Take your time.

 
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