From Raine Saunders on Agriculture Society:
“Today I’m expressing my opposition to what’s going on in the State of North Carolina. A blogger named Steve Cooksey of Diabetes Warrior maintains a chronicle of his health journey, detailing how how he’s managed his disease.
The North Carolina State Board of Dietetics (members of the American Dietetics Association) has formally objected to his blogging activities, and he is now facing 120 days jail time. For what, you may ask. Writing about how he is healing himself without drugs and conventional approaches to his diagnosis of Diabetes.
When he was originally diagnosed, he was recommended to take insulin and consume the Standard American Diet of government recommendations, including My Plate (formerly the Food Pyramid) and a regimen of pharmaceutical drugs. Since then, he has been in the process of reversing his condition by not taking conventional advice. Continue reading
Just another entry in the annals of state follies? A blogger who was too much “in their face”? Nevertheless, it’s disquieting that the coercive power of the state would be deployed to enforce dogmas around nutritional advice. I wonder if there are ANY serious health researchers out there (who have not been bought and sold into compliance) who have any respect for the official government nutritional recommendations. I mean really, just for example, are governments going to tell you to not eat GMOs? Maybe for a while longer in Poland, but good luck if you’re living in North America. From Sara Burrows, at Carolina Journal Online:
“CHARLOTTE — The North Carolina Board of Dietetics/Nutrition is threatening to send a blogger to jail for recounting publicly his battle against diabetes and encouraging others to follow his lifestyle.
Chapter 90, Article 25 of the North Carolina General Statutes makes it a misdemeanor to “practice dietetics or nutrition” without a license. According to the law, “practicing” nutrition includes “assessing the nutritional needs of individuals and groups” and “providing nutrition counseling.” Continue reading