February 13, 2016

Dietitians Harm and Maim People Legally

If you have a rudimentary knowledge of nutrition, as a person with diabetes, you should consider what a registered dietitian teaches for dietary advice as ludicrous. Some would say it is criminal. I find it unlikely that a person with diabetes following a diet prescribed by a dietitian would ever have reliable and safe management of their blood glucose numbers. Long-term elevated blood glucose numbers will bring on diabetes complications.

Yet, this is what most dietitians recommend and then tell doctors to increase the dose of medication or add more medications. This is a global occurrence and the U.S. is just part of the global problem. Diet organizations around the globe promote low fat, high carbohydrate diets and for the last 45 years have promoted this. Year after year approximately 93% of type 1 diabetics and approximately 50% of type 2 diabetics fail to get to a safe HbA1c number.

If you have gotten this far, you may well have another question for me. How would you reduce the damage, how would you improve the lot of all diabetics? This has an easy answer and involves both completely fresh food and eliminating almost all sugar, high starch foods, and highly processed carbohydrates.

I know there is resistance to a low carb, high fat way of eating (LCHF) (some use the term natural fat instead of high fat), but this is to be expected. Most of the resistance is by the professional experts who do not approve of LCHF way of eating. The reasons are many, but here are three of the reasons.

1. Most dietary organizations have become corrupted by junk food companies and big pharma. Many high profile dietitians are in receipt of payment from at best dubious companies. Check out some of the largest organizations advising Governments on diet, and what I call conflicts of interests
are paying the bills and pulling the strings. So corrupt and tainted has the situation got in the US, that a group of dietitians has broken away from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the equivalent of the British Dietetic Association and formed Dietitians for Professional Integrity.

2. So many doctors and dietitians have become so entrenched in what they like to call "evidenced based" science. It is now becoming clear, that much of the so-called evidence has become out-dated, and never was based on true and honest science.

3. A great quote sums up the situation for many healthcare professionals “It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends on his not understanding it.” Upton Sinclair.

Changes have to be made, and are being made. The number of informed and clear thinking doctors, scientists and dietitians grows by the day, who have become converts to the low carb cause. Not only for their patients, but also for themselves. Money and corruption has played a big hand in the epidemics of obesity, and the often linked type two diabetes. Ironically, money, or more accurately the lack of money will end the madness. Health systems all over the world are being bankrupted by the aforementioned epidemics, the financial cost grows by the day. The cost in human misery is incalculable.

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