A diabetic's amazing success with a simple diabetes diet could land him in jail 5:55 AM
In early 2009, Steve Cooksey was middle-aged, overweight and out of shape. He never exercised. He describes his pre-2009 diet as bad fats and bad carbs.
During an emergency room visit, doctors gave him devastating news. They told him he had severe type 2 diabetes. He immediately began taking a diabetes drug and four insulin injections each day.
After his diagnosis, two different nutrition professionals recommended the dietary guidelines of the American Diabetes Association (ADA). In short, they told him to follow the USDA Food Pyramid.
Remember the base of the old Pyramid? They called it the "Bread, cereal, rice and pasta group." The recommendation was, "6 to 11 servings each day."
He began using the USDA Food Pyramid as a dietary guide. Fortunately, his doctor had a better suggestion. He recommended a book about low glycemic foods. ...
Steve began a strict avoidance of high GI foods. He ate mostly vegetables and high quality meats. He also began a strict exercise regimen.
His results were wildly successful. Within three months, he lost nearly 50 pounds. More importantly, he reduced his blood sugar to levels that required no drugs and no insulin.
Steve came to realize how appalling it is for anyone to recommend several daily servings of pasta and rice to diabetics.
So he started a blog. He felt an urgency to share his experience with other diabetics so they could break free of drugs and insulin.
He probably never imagined he would ruffle the feathers of some smalltime bureaucrats.
In January 2012, the North Carolina Board of Dietetics/Nutrition informed Steve he was practicing nutrition without a license. They threatened to shut down his blog and haul him into court if he didn't substantially rewrite his blog posts. He even faced the possibility of jail time.
You see, Steve not only "trespassed" on NCBD/N territory. He also contradicted the status quo of mainstream nutrition. In fact, he gleefully attacks the ADA and anyone else that promotes a grain-based diet for diabetics.
Read the full story: http://hsionline.com/2012/05/10/bureaucrats-gone-wild/