Friday 28 August 2015
UK Dietitians no fans of Dr. Aseem Malhotra
Long timers on the UK diabetes forum scene will no doubt remember the staunchly anti low carb dietitian known as Chris Cashin aka Ally5555. Low carbing diabetics faced scurvy, osteoporosis, bowel disorders and worse according to Cashin. Well the thick end of seven years on she is still defending the gospel according to the Eat Well Plate and kicking anyone who dares to criticise the failed dogma of the BDA and their ilk. Recently the dietitian I nick named sister scurvy was re tweeting BDA Chairperson Catherine Collins as you can see below. Some may remember my posts a few months ago referring to a twitter conversation I had with Collins, where she admitted the BDA have no dietary recommendations of their own. Evidently they just push the recommendations of Diabetes UK the diabetes charity.
If the BDA did not ooze such total arrogance, I might have some empathy for them, let's face it, what other so called 'professionals' have to live with such a high failure rate? Imagine a pilot that crashed his plane almost every-time he flies or a cab driver that junked his taxi three times a day. How would you answer that sort failure rate in your profession? How long would you last in your job, when the evidence of your total failure was there for all to see. Well, the BDA have some great get outs as Catherine told me in our conversation. "We can't stand over every patient watching what goes into there mouths" another great cop out is "the patient failed to comply" Do BDA dietitians comply with their own advice? if so, why are so many high profile BDA dietitians heavily over weight themselves.
I reckon many failed patients do comply, they stick to the letter of the very poor advice of the Eat Well Plate and so called "healthy balanced diet" I call the diet of slow death for diabetics. Dr. Aseem Malhotra is becoming a well known voice of sanity and common sense around the world, and the dietitians are rubbishing him at every opportunity, clearly the likes of the ex "resident dietitian" has learnt nothing over the last seven years.