The ADA: The Gift That Keeps On Giving
Dr. David Brownstein
by Dr. David Brownstein: 50,000
People Die From Taking a Drug That Should Not Be Prescribed
this article came from an
article in Forbes
written by Michael Ellsberg.
For a blogger
who likes to write about holistic medicine and the problems with
conventional medicine, the American Dietetic Association (ADA) who
is now known as the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is, to me,
the gift that keeps on giving. What do I mean by the
gift that keeps on giving? I have written previous blog posts
about how the ADA is trying to position their members resident
dieticians or RDs as the only people eligible to be
licensed in order to discuss nutrition and diet with patients. Here
is a link to one of my posts. Under the ADAs rules, anyone
else providing advice about diet and nutrition would be subject
to severe penalties including jail and fines.
You may think
I am making a mountain out of a molehill, but I disagree. Just ask
Steve Cooksey. He is a blogger who writes about his success with
changing his diet. On his
blog page he describes his journey from being vastly overweight
and unhealthy taking insulin shots and drugs for cholesterol and
hypertension to being off all prescription medicines and losing
weight by changing his diet and exercising. He is clearly writing
this blog to offer hope for others suffering from similar problems.
His blog posts focus on diet and exercise recommendations only.
Although I did not read every single word on his blog page, I found
his information useful. His story is compelling.
powers-that-be, the ADA, did not find his information useful. In
fact, the North Carolina Board of Dietetics/Nutrition sent Mr. Cooksey
a 19-page markup letter objecting to his posts. According to the
Board, he faced prison time if he did not acquiesce to the Boards
complaints. For a good laugh, take
a look at the handwritten comments by the Board. It can be found
under the heading, Official Investigation Review.
ADA is trying to pass laws in all 50 states which would limit free
speech. These laws would make it a crime for anyone who is not licensed
to give nutritional and dietary advice. Of course, the only ones
licensed under this law would be RDs. And, keep in mind, RDs
have little or no training in nutrition. I have discussed this topic
in previous blog posts such
as this one.
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Brownstein, M.D. is a Board-Certified family physician and is one
of the foremost practitioners of holistic medicine. He is the Medical
Director of the Center for Holistic Medicine in West Bloomfield,
MI. Dr. Brownstein has lectured internationally to physicians and
others about his success in using natural hormones and nutritional
therapies in his practice.
© 2012 Dr. David Brownstein