As a Marine, health enthusiast, Paramedic and Natural Chef (health and wellness emphasis) I am appalled by the actions of this group. The very idea that you would limit an individuals right to speak openly and to claim yourself as the sole provider of health related nutritional information for the “express purpose of limiting market competition for its Registered Dietitian members” is baffling (quote from the article posted below).
“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food” – Hippocrates
Nutrition is health. Hippocrates knew it and so did Thomas Edison.
“The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest her or his patients in the care of the human frame, in a proper diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease.” – Thomas Edison
Nutrition is extremely important. I practice, emphasize and speak of health and wellness through natural foods (holistic/alternative nutrition) and physical fitness. I have found this to be extremely beneficial. My body feels healthy and strong. I share this information on this blog and also with friends and co workers. Many of which come to me for advice. If the American Dietetic Association had their way what I have been doing would potentially be criminal.
We as a nation are facing an obesity epidemic that has never before been seen. This epidemic has happened while on the watch of the American Diatetic Association. We must allow for competing ideas on nutrition in order to combat this trend. The holistic (alternative) nutrition world needs to band together and form a coalition with standards and licensure to ensure that they are able to be taken seriously in the publics eye.
Remember: Your health is your responsibility.
Without further ado here is the article.
I found this article through the Foundation Fitness Facebook page.