We run ads on the blog so we can keep it free for readers while still paying our small team and ourselves for our work. If you see an offensive ad please report it below so we can attempt to block it. However, please read this first:
The ads on this site (outside of our hand-selected sponsors) are called “interest-based ads.” These are nicknamed “follow ads” because they follow you around the Internet. In other words, what is displayed in the ad is dependent on your browsing behavior. For this reason you may see processed foods ads even though we of course personally discourage them. We used to go to great lengths to avoid these, but as ad technology has changed this has basically become impossible.
Note that even if you haven’t looked at the specific brand of product that’s showing, it’s likely that you or someone in your household was looking at or for something in a similar vein sometime recently.
My husband Jason was recently researching camping tents, and all of a sudden he started seeing ads for tents on all sorts of websites he visited. Likewise, when you visit my site, what you see will vary based on your recent browser history.
Note you can clear your browser cookies/cache to “reset” the internet based ads you see.