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Bring on the nannies

Diabetic who loses weight and turns his life around shares his story on the internet. Now, he’s under investigation for providing nutritional advice without a license.

Advocating regulating sugar like alcohol or tobacco.

9 Responses to “Bring on the nannies”

  1. ben Says:

    Yeah, heaven forbid someone fixes their health with a change in lifestyle. There’s something messed up about our medical model. I’m normally a rabid capitalist, but the drug companies have no interest in non-drug related treatment for chronic medical conditions.

    On the other hand, you can probably figure out a way to blame the government for the state of things. Probably has to do with the tax incentives employers are given to provide health “insurance” for their workers. And the nasty ways in which regulations stipulate what must be covered by “insurance” plans.

  2. Ellen Says:

    I recently transferred to a new doctor. One of the first questions she asked was if I had been eating properly.

    “Define properly,” I said.

    She was probably familiar with the history of dietitic advice. She said, “Well, there is that.”

    I wish more diet-pushers had that humility.

  3. comatus Says:

    My old dad, pushing 90 with a D8 Cat, had several of his regular drugs get into an argument last year, and could hardly eat at all. He was losing a couple of pounds a month, and the doctor threatened invasive tests if he didn’t turn that around. We…had a discussion about drug interactions, and got that straightened out.

    Up ten pounds, to right where he was before, he went in for a check-up and she started the weight-loss spiel. Jerked up short, she admitted they pretty much work a check-list on dietary advice. Down? Gotta go up. Up? Do this, do that.

    Diet advisors are a racket; I make a strong case for it being a Muscovite plot. But when The Profession behaves like that, it’s no wonder the gurus and columnists (fifth columnists, actually) gain followers.

  4. Mr Evilwrench Says:

    I had trouble with pressure and sugar, lost about 1/6 of myself, and I’m down to 2 1/2 pills a day rather than the fistful; probably could drop another one entirely.

  5. Phelps Says:

    Can we prosecute the various legislators for the same thing?

  6. treefroggy Says:

    Sounds like a perfect case for IJ.

    http://www.ij.org

  7. Keith Says:

    FATS (Firearms Alcohol Tobacco and Sugar). :)

  8. Lyle Says:

    Every day, they’re giving us more and more reason to eliminate their entire departments. Though of course, in a free society they’d never have been created in the first place.

  9. Divemedic Says:

    Things you cannot do without a license: Fix air conditioners, electrical wiring, plumbing; clean pools; prepare legal paperwork like wills and trusts, tell people how to fill out legal forms like applications for Social Security, or do their taxes; tell people to take vitamins, or even aspirin.
    Government licensing is a racket.

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