Health • Blogger Could Be Jailed for Writing about His Diet!
This is the sort of story you expect to come from a third world superstitious kleptopcracy – yet it happened here on American soil, in North Carolina, thanks to good old fashioned state-level bureaucracy. Reason Magazine brings us the bizarre and senseless story of Steve Cooksey, a former diabetic who put himself on the popular “Paleo” diet and decided to tell the world about his experiences only to have the North Carolina Board of Dietetics and Nutrition (yes, that exists) come down on him:
This past January the state diatetics and nutrition board decided Cooksey’s blog — Diabetes-Warrior.net — violated state law. The nutritional advice Cooksey provides on the site amounts to “practicing nutrition,” the board’s director says, and in North Carolina that’s something you need a license to do.
Unless Cooksey completely rewrites his 3-year-old blog, he could be sued by the licensing board. If he loses the lawsuit and refuses to take down the blog, he could face up to 120 days in jail.
The board’s director says Cooksey has a First Amendment right to blog about his diet, but he can’t encourage others to adopt it unless the state has certified him as a dietitian or nutritionist.
Just for clarification, these are some examples of the supposed “expert nutritional advice” Cooksey is offering (directly from his website):
Read the whole story at: http://www.theblaze.com/stories/blogger … -his-diet/
Statistics: Posted by Deo Vindice — Sat Apr 28, 2012 11:24 pm
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