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.
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.
Socialized education-what republicans call not teaching silly-ass creationism.
The actual impacts of broad spectrum spending cuts on the fragile recovery? Your party will continue its obstructionism this time on the economy.
Are you saying pollution standards should be reduced or eliminated? Answer that GOP boy.
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.
Be carefully jstan you sound like a moderate. They hate those on here.
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.
But pollution standards for corporations that should be dumped ?
Now you like federal law when it's another state and it suits you.
Go read Upton Sinclair.
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.
The state rarely knows best. Besides, the state only has a case if the blogger is offering counsel for pay, or paid subscriptions .
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.
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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?
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.
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.
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
Government is OUT of control!
Free speech. Nuff said.
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...".
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.
This is America. If we can't give advice without a license then we aren't Americans.
Lol? He's just a guy sitting behind a computer. Leave him alone.
he misrepresented himself as a counselor.
The guy was selling "life counseling services" and saying his "caveman diet" cures diebetes.
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.
It is free speech. Simple. The Licensing law is just wrong.
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.
Is the blogger paid for counsel? If not there is no violation.
The government knows what's best for you, so close your mind and shut up you miserable little peons...
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.
Of course.... Try to shut down the guy giving free/low cost nutritional advice. They want to keep us fat and unhealthy!! Ugh!!
@arboreal Nailed it!!
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
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.
Kermie - explain your comment, please. I don't see anything hypocritical going on.
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.
What's the law? I always side with the people before the establishment when the reason is unknown.
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
Don't you love it when the government thinks they should get to control health and nutrition information? Ridiculous.