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Power-Hungry American Dietetic Association Attempting to Criminalize Nutritional Consulting in all 50 States

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The American Dietetic Association (ADA), which refers to itself as "the world's largest organization of food and nutrition professionals," has launched a new attack on freedom of health speech that seeks to criminalize the giving of nutritional or counseling advice by individuals that are not officially licensed by the ADA or one of its state-level prototypes -- and the ADA is covertly attempting to accomplish this goal by quietly passing restrictive licensing laws in all 50 U.S. states.

Clearly on a downward spiral into total nutritional irrelevancy, the ADA as an organization is being slowly overtaken by competition from unlicensed nutritionists, holistic practitioners, and even ordinary bloggers with a powerful story to tell, all of which are now being taken far more seriously by those looking for legitimate nutrition advice than are many ADA-certified dietitians. So to artificially preserve its very existence, the ADA is now trying to legislate its way to a total nutritional monopoly.

Many NaturalNews readers will remember the story of Steve Cooksey, the North Carolina blogger who was recently targeted by the North Carolina Board of Dietetics/Nutrition (NCBDN) for sharing information with his readers about how the Paleolithic diet, also known as the "Paleo" diet, helped cure his diabetes. NCBDN tried to claim that, under state law, Cooksey's nutritional free speech was illegal, and insinuated that he would have to significantly alter his blog in order to avoid prosecution.


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