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    The ADA (American Dietetic Assoc.) is pursuing legal measure to block bloggers and private individuals from offering nutritional advice. Exclusive Leaked Documents: American Dietetic Association is Intentionally Using State Legislatures to Block Alternative Nutrition Providers and Restrict Free Speech - Forbes
    All the best!

    PDJ

    The quieter you become the more you're able to hear.

    Mawlana Jalaludin Rumi

  • #2
    Land of the Brave and Home of the.......meh, anybody remember the rest?

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    • #3
      Seriously?

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      • #4
        I'm confused - this is not a part of the government, right? So it's just some private business trying to exploit the law to stamp down any competition? Nothing new here.
        Using low lectin/nightshade free primal to control autoimmune arthritis. (And lost 50 lbs along the way )

        http://www.krispin.com/lectin.html

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        • #5
          I get really peeved at stuff like this. There's no real freedom of speech now on the Internet because if your blog or website is a .com or the servers are in the US you get subjected to US law even if what you're saying isn't aimed at US citizens or in English or illegal in the country in which you're writing it.

          Witness the British student who had a website which directed people to other websites where they could download TV for free. He wasn't in the US, wasn't aiming his content at US citizens, he wasn't doing anything illegal in UK, and had no actual copyrighted material on his website but hey he's being extradited to the US just for putting links up. Google Richard O'Dwyer.. and the extradition legislation is really one-sided in favour of the US and was designed to make it easier to extradite terrorists.. not one terrorist so far..

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          • #6
            This is infuriating, but the cynical side of me isn't surprised. Open access to information is always going to come under assault one way or another. For the primal/paleo community, it's either going to be something like this - a pre-emptive move by incumbent interests, or it's going to be a pack of lawyers suing everyone and their brother for eleventy-kajillion dollars when someone following 'the caveman diet' dies of a heart attack.
            Amazing that doctors are heavily protected from malpractice, the ADA and their ilk are responsible for advocating 'nutrition' that results in poor health and escalating medical costs at a staggering scale and are de-facto immune from liability, but you just know that any blogger out there is vulnerable to liability lawsuits due to the lack of official status.

            The next logical step is the ADA suing ME for not following their advice, thereby depriving them of additional revenue opportunities.

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            • #7
              Of course they don't want "somebody" on the internet giving sensible nutritional advice. God forbid someone reaps health benefits from heeding the advice.
              Where does that leave big agra and big pharma?

              Oh yeah, I too am not surprised.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by dwkdnvr View Post
                The next logical step is the ADA suing ME for not following their advice, thereby depriving them of additional revenue opportunities.
                The way things are going, it's only a matter of time. Few years maybe?

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                • #9
                  Here's the thing, though. North Carolina has legislation that says if you are going to CHARGE for nutrition advice you have to be licensed. This guy wasn't just blogging about his nutrition experiences and giving out free advice, he had a section where he was charging people money for it. That's what put him in the cross hairs.

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                  • #10
                    It seems (as would be obvious) that the UK has its share of greedy technocrats whose real intent is barely masked by their claims. Nice Demands Type 2 Diabetes Assessments - Yahoo! News UK
                    All the best!

                    PDJ

                    The quieter you become the more you're able to hear.

                    Mawlana Jalaludin Rumi

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                    • #11
                      More and more people are studying functional medicine, and becoming self informed. This has led to many doing "coaching" and charging a fee. I think its great that people seek out methods to improve their labs and whatnot through lifestyle, BUT the shoe will drop eventually. ADA, AMA, and whoever else is going to make a stink soon enough. Not licensed as a Health Practitioner? They are going to claim your advice could be harming the public. It's happened before....they began the monopoly of health many years ago and named it Practicing Medicine. As if that was the only form of health care. It may be harder for them this time around though. I don't think they can suppress knowledge and health any longer, but its sure to be a battle.

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