Blog post: Stone-walling low-carb: DAA, AHPRA, and the Diet of Worms.
From the blog, Feinmantheother.com, a description of now of the serious incidents in the long-standing opposition to low-carbohydrate / ketogenic diets.
The recent imperious and rather savage actions of professional organizations, notably two in Australia, the DAA (Dietitian’s Association of Australia) and AHPRA (Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency) in clamping down on their own members for deviation from orthodoxy brought out the similarities.
The post makes an analogy with the Protestant Reformation but
unlike Luther, who felt that the church really needed his help in getting abuses sraightened out, Jennifer Elliott, a dietitian with an established practice of 30 years and Gary Fettke an orthopedic surgeon, thought that they were just doing their job and that, however, non-standard, the low-carbohydrate diets that they recommended for people with diabetes, was far from heresy. Because of the ties between government health agencies, Jennifer ultimately lost her job and Gary is under the bizarre order not to recommend diets to his patients because, as an orthopedic surgeon, there is “nothing associated with your medicals/
Read the post: Stone-walling low-carb: DAA, AHPRA, and the Diet of Worms.