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Monday, 19 June 2017

BDA Dietitians Come on down The Price Is Right!

This article was spotted by Graham. Evidently the British Dietetic Association believes marketing for some products is both "wrong and immoral".

"Under-30s trying to get fit are being misled by adverts for protein supplements, says a leading group of UK dieticians.

The British Dietetic Association (BDA) believes marketing for some products is both "wrong and immoral".

It means thousands of people are using protein powders as a "substitute not a supplement".

From this article here.

This is not a post to promote supplements, it's my personal view they are unnecessary, when using the correct diet. I once tried using evening primrose oil, in the quest for better control of my blood glucose numbers. EPO did nothing for my BG control, but I was accused of turning into a Lady Boy by Graham, who needs enemies eh? Seriously, this is a post about morality.

How the BDA have the chutzpah to use a word like immoral beggars belief. It is my opinion the BDA are a highly immoral outfit. I have never seen a more delusional and out of touch organisation in all my long years. The fact is, some of their most senior dietitians are the worst offenders, when it comes to selling at best highly dubious, and at worst, useless products no one needs. I find myself asking the question, when does a product become "wrong or immoral"?

It appears to me, as far as the BDA and some of its dietitians are concerned, a product becomes moral when the money received is high enough. The BDA have no problems accepting money and sponsorship from these companies. Danone, Abbott Nutrition, Nestle, Cereal Partners, BelVita Breakfast Biscuits and Coca Cola. It appears to be a case of dietitians 'come on down' The Price Is Right! Indeed, senior RD Sian Porter BDA spokesperson, has no qualms or problems promoting potatoes, margarine and high sugar junk, as can be seen here.  Another BDA member Dr.Carrie Ruxton waxes lyrical about a product here.   Check out the UK Governments number one so called 'Obesity Tzar' Professor Susan Jebb and her links to "Sugar: spinning a web of influence" from the British Medical Journal  here. OK, you have got the message. Dietitians and dietetic associations will promote and endorse products, if the price is right. 

For a number of years, the BDA has used "Trust A Dietitian" as a corporate logo. That phrase is rolled out at every opportunity 24/7. It is easy for the awake to see why, for so many reasons, countless people do not trust a dietitian. Until the BDA and it's dietitians, stop taking money from multinational food companies and junk food shill outfits, they will have to implore, plead and beg to be trusted. 

The sad fact is, the BDA and it's members, had their chance in the fight against the epidemics of obesity and the often linked type two diabetes, and they blew it big time. They become more irrelevant as each days passes, and they know it. They are paying a heavy price for taking the 30 pieces of silver. 



Conniecrafter said...

It is so sad that money dictates what we are told, I feel so confused at times and don't know what to believe. The way of eating I have been following says it is ok to use coconut oil but I just heard on the news last night that it causes high cholestrol and that we should only use it on our bodies not in our bodies. I am getting so sick of hearing one time that something is ok and changing my whole way of eating and then later hear I have been doing it all wrong :(

Lowcarb team member said...

Hi Connie this is a very good article re coconut oil. Why Coconut Oil Won’t Kill You, But Listening to the American Heart Association Might!

Kind regards Eddie