Protect your access to health and nutrition information!
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A health blogger, Steve Cooksey of Diabetes-Warrior, is under threat of prosecution and 120-days of jail time by the NC Board of Dietetics.
In 30 Days, Steve had weaned himself off all of his cholesterol, blood pressure and insulin medications. Yep, Steve was drug- and insulin-free within 30 days!
The head of the NC Board of Dietetics called Steve and told him he could not educate people about nutrition without their approval. They “investigated” his website and gave detailed complaints regarding Steve sharing information about healing himself without their Food Pyramid and their Pharmaceutical Drugs.
The American Dietetic Association (ADA) would like to be the state authority of all nutrition information, in your state too!
The NC Board of Dietetics' broad misinterpretation of the law could have every mother, grandmother, neighbor, friend, kindergarten teacher and hairdresser brought up on charges of "giving nutritional advice without a license" too!
Write to explain that this is a Freedom of Speech issue. Steve Cooksey has not claimed to be a dietician, or a nutritionist. Nor has he used any state licensed credentials.
Reference General Statute § 90-368. Persons and practices not affected. Sections (9) and (10). http://www.ncleg.net/enactedlegislation/statutes/pdf/bysection/chapter_90/gs_90-368.pdf
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