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Show Of Hands August 9th, 2012 12:00am

A North Carolina blogger and diet proponent received notice from the state that his nutrition and diet blog violates a law against nutrition counseling without a license. Pick a side.

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uturn55 Florida
08/15/12 5:31 pm

A blog is just that, a web-log, a journal of sorts for opinions, experiences, thoughts, exchange of ideas, etc. etc. You would think the state could find better things to do with their time then to restrict blog opinions.

ishady 86451132020
08/13/12 1:37 pm

Socialized education-what republicans call not teaching silly-ass creationism.

ishady 86451132020
08/13/12 1:35 pm

The actual impacts of broad spectrum spending cuts on the fragile recovery? Your party will continue its obstructionism this time on the economy.

ishady 86451132020
08/13/12 1:30 am

Are you saying pollution standards should be reduced or eliminated? Answer that GOP boy.

jstan New Jersey
08/12/12 2:41 pm

Be careful ishady your statement just confirmed your bandwagon mentality. Go back to school maybe you'll learn how to add and subtract...oh wait you believe in socialized education...I guess printing food stamp coupons for the rest of your life is a good skill to have too.

ishady 86451132020
08/12/12 11:46 am

Be carefully jstan you sound like a moderate. They hate those on here.

jstan New Jersey
08/12/12 9:46 am

Only one-track minders choose one side all the time. The truly intelligent do exactly that: understand the difference and realize the actual impacts rather than the popular belief.

ishady 86451132020
08/12/12 1:14 am

But pollution standards for corporations that should be dumped ?

ishady 86451132020
08/12/12 1:14 am

Now you like federal law when it's another state and it suits you.

jstan New Jersey
08/11/12 4:06 pm

North Carolina can shove their state laws and take a look at the First Amendment. Then they can take the blunt end of a lawsuit for violating it. Leave the litigation to actual legislators and suck up your court's inferiority.

pinkyusuck The Carribean. I wish.
08/11/12 9:35 am

The state rarely knows best. Besides, the state only has a case if the blogger is offering counsel for pay, or paid subscriptions .

honest
08/11/12 4:13 am

The government doesn't have a great track record when it comes to nutrition. They have approved a vast majority of nutrition guidelines and products that are just as dangerous as those from individuals. Their qualifications stem from power and money, not knowledge or concern for health.

PuppyLvr In love with Listgarten
08/11/12 3:08 am

Sorry! It wasn't loading and I hit the send button a lot.

PuppyLvr In love with Listgarten
08/11/12 3:07 am

Free speech. It's not like he's getting paid or anything either. If you banned everything that wasn't from a licensed professional, we'd have a lot less resources available. You might as well ban Wikipedia too. How many of you who voted state use Wikipedia?

PuppyLvr In love with Listgarten
08/11/12 3:07 am

Free speech. It's not like he's getting paid or anything either. If you banned everything that wasn't from a licensed professional, we'd have a lot less resources available. You might as well ban Wikipedia too. How many of you who voted state use Wikipedia?

PuppyLvr In love with Listgarten
08/11/12 3:07 am

Free speech. It's not like he's getting paid or anything either. If you banned everything that wasn't from a licensed professional, we'd have a lot less resources available. You might as well ban Wikipedia too. How many of you who voted state use Wikipedia?

PuppyLvr In love with Listgarten
08/11/12 3:07 am

Free speech. It's not like he's getting paid or anything either. If you banned everything that wasn't from a licensed professional, we'd have a lot less resources available. You might as well ban Wikipedia too. How many of you who voted state use Wikipedia?

PuppyLvr In love with Listgarten
08/11/12 3:07 am

Free speech. It's not like he's getting paid or anything either. If you banned everything that wasn't from a licensed professional, we'd have a lot less resources available. You might as well ban Wikipedia too. How many of you who voted state use Wikipedia?

PuppyLvr In love with Listgarten
08/11/12 3:07 am

Free speech. It's not like he's getting paid or anything either. If you banned everything that wasn't from a licensed professional, we'd have a lot less resources available. You might as well ban Wikipedia too. How many of you who voted state use Wikipedia?

PuppyLvr In love with Listgarten
08/11/12 3:07 am

Free speech. It's not like he's getting paid or anything either. If you banned everything that wasn't from a licensed professional, we'd have a lot less resources available. You might as well ban Wikipedia too. How many of you who voted state use Wikipedia?

PuppyLvr In love with Listgarten
08/11/12 3:07 am

Free speech. It's not like he's getting paid or anything either. If you banned everything that wasn't from a licensed professional, we'd have a lot less resources available. You might as well ban Wikipedia too. How many of you who voted state use Wikipedia?

PuppyLvr In love with Listgarten
08/11/12 3:07 am

Free speech. It's not like he's getting paid or anything either. If you banned everything that wasn't from a licensed professional, we'd have a lot less resources available. You might as well ban Wikipedia too. How many of you who voted state use Wikipedia?

MelBelle New York
08/10/12 8:48 pm

Normally I would side with the blogger, but health advice from non-professionals can harm or even kill people, such with the case of pro-ed blogs. Frankly, the asker should go to more reputable sources for health information.

beeoiinka
08/10/12 6:55 pm

I work at gnc (general nutrition company) and I advise people all the time. I don't have license. Is the gov't gonna come after me? Lol this is stupid.

alfy21
08/10/12 6:53 pm

Everyone is allowed to be speak but honestly there is just too many people out there that don't know what they're talking about. When it come to health and safety it would be nice to have credentials

besmart
08/10/12 6:28 pm

Government is OUT of control!

Zod Above Pugetropolis
08/10/12 1:46 pm

If he was selling something I'd change my mind, but I went to the site and didn't even come across a beg for donations. It seemed pretty benign to me. Basically, this is what worked for me, you should try it too. With a disclaimer that starts: "I am not a doctor, dietitian nor nutritionist...".

EnginE3r Texas
08/10/12 11:33 am

Bloggers have the freedom of speech, to say what they want, when they want, and how they want, so long as it does not threaten the rights or well-being of the blogger's fellow Americans.

L1B3RTAR1AN Virginia
08/10/12 8:35 am

This is America. If we can't give advice without a license then we aren't Americans.

Mr.logic California
08/10/12 8:18 am

Lol? He's just a guy sitting behind a computer. Leave him alone.

dollyskid
08/10/12 8:18 am

he misrepresented himself as a counselor.

gatorb8 Chicago
08/10/12 5:15 am

The guy was selling "life counseling services" and saying his "caveman diet" cures diebetes.

jeffro02
08/10/12 4:55 am

I should be able to have a blog that suggests a diet of only poison ivy. It is just that, a suggestion. I'm not forcing anyone to eat it. Anyone stupid enough to follow my diet without the advice of their doctor ha what's coming to them.

Patimen California
08/10/12 12:18 am

It is free speech. Simple. The Licensing law is just wrong.


08/09/12 11:30 pm

Is the blogger a qualified nutritionist? If he's not then the authorities should take action to prevent those that follow this blogger to be influenced by his dubious diet tips.

kletcht
08/09/12 10:17 pm

Is the blogger paid for counsel? If not there is no violation.

4boot LaTrineodeur, MN
08/09/12 10:10 pm

The government knows what's best for you, so close your mind and shut up you miserable little peons...

kgowdy8
08/09/12 10:00 pm

No one can do anything anymore without the government telling them what they can and cannot do. Before long, they will be telling when, how, and where we will be allowed to breath.


08/09/12 9:48 pm

Of course.... Try to shut down the guy giving free/low cost nutritional advice. They want to keep us fat and unhealthy!! Ugh!!

cutiepi86 Bodybuilder in the making
08/09/12 9:16 pm

It's a blog. People who read blogs and believe what they read without researching it are putting themselves at risk. Don't blame the blogger, blame the idiots who believe everything they read. #keepingit100

Apex swimming in the sky
08/09/12 9:16 pm

Well not that he doesnt know what he might be doing. But if he is doing it on a regular basis, well then what do we have that license for? We cant allow sympathy as means to break the law. No matter how popular. Kind of shock people approve the loophole. Wouldnt want my doctor to do the same.

armstrje
08/09/12 9:15 pm

Kermie - explain your comment, please. I don't see anything hypocritical going on.

aci4
08/09/12 8:42 pm

I really cant answer this question properly unless it is known whether or not anyone was harmed by his diet advice. If not, I'm with the blogger. If he did, I'm with the state.

Itabliss Hello
08/09/12 8:34 pm

What's the law? I always side with the people before the establishment when the reason is unknown.

surgeon
08/09/12 6:58 pm

If you dumb enough to base all your dietary choices off of a blog then suffer the consequences we don't need gov censoring what we read or say

supermom1
08/09/12 6:56 pm

Don't you love it when the government thinks they should get to control health and nutrition information? Ridiculous.