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Affiliate and Advertising Policy

The mission of this site is to provide great content, helpful to anyone learning about bariatric surgery from a real life perspective.  Focusing on that goal it takes a great deal of  time and attention. To offset the cost of this site and to pay the bills we do accept advertising, display sponsored posts, and share affiliate links.

We make extra effort to clearly identify anything that may generate revenue. This page is our disclosure of how advertising, sponsored posts, and affiliate links are used on our site.


The ads on Mostly Protein are provided through Google AdSense (see the AdSense privacy policy here). Through the process of serving ads, cookies are used to collect information.  If you’d like to learn more about the information collected, or opt-out of cookies entirely, please take a look at our Privacy Policy.

No one pays for our opinions with money or free products. We will accept free products and try them out, but no review or mention will occur unless we personally find the item useful and helpful. And, we will let you know if we have received a product or sample in the review.


Occasionally, we have the opportunity to work with a brand.  We only rate, promote or link to products and services that we have used and believe are helpful to our readers. Occasionally, we will include a link to purchase a specific product.


This site is a participant in the Amazon Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to

An affiliate program is a relationship with a company that allows us to receive a commission on sales we refer from our website.  For example, we have an affiliate account with Amazon.  If you click on a link in our online store or in one our posts and make a purchase, we may receive a small commission on that sale.  Note: Your price remains the same; it is not higher.

We make three promises to you:

  1. Opinions and recommendations are not paid for. They are always our own.
  2. Our readers will never be charged more by purchasing through an affiliate link or ad.
  3. Except where specifically stated otherwise, we have used/currently use all of our affiliates’ products personally.

We love it when someone uses an affiliate link that results in a commission to us, but participation is voluntary.  If you don’t want to participate in the affiliate program you can open a new browser window for Amazon and just search for the product directly.