I, too, am skeptical of information unless I am comfortable with the source. Given all the garbage people try to pass off as fact on the internet, that's a wise approach.
I rely on double checking to verify info. If two or more "reliable" sources say so I'm more inclined to accept it.
I also believe moderation is the key to success. I wish I could be consistent in living moderately, but like Benjamin Franklin, I don't always practice what I preach.
"If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe." -Carl Sagan