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June 20, 2011
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Have a happy, healthy week. Bonnie and Steve Minsky.
The Difference Between Most Registered Dietitians and Bonnie.
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Alliance for Natural Health, 6/14/11
"We wish we could say we are surprised. Registered Dietitians are now being given formal education by the Coca-Cola Company on how safe its ingredients are. The credentialing arm of the American Dietetic Association, the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR), has approved a program created by the The Coca-Cola Company Beverage Institute for Health and Wellness. This covers what it calls "urban myths" about the safety of food ingredients. Participating in this program will earn registered dietitians Continuing Professional Education unit credits.

"Children's Dietary Recommendations: When Urban Myths, Opinions, Parental Perceptions & Evidence Collide," tells dietitians that fluoride, sugar, artificial colors and nonnutritive sweeteners have been "carefully examined for their effects on children's health, growth, and development." The presenter, Dr. Ronald Kleinman, "explores prevalent misconceptions about these food ingredients" and suggests ways the dietitian can help quell unnecessary "concern among parents about their children's health."

At first glance, Dr. Kleinman should know what he is talking about. He is physician-in-chief at Massachusetts General Hospital for Children, chief of the Pediatric Gastrointestinal and Nutrition Unit, and Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. Couldn't sound better, could it? But he has also received a great deal of money from industry sources-like artificial infant formula manufacturers Mead Johnson and Nestle Ltd. His study on optimal duration of breastfeeding was funded by Gerber Products. He also served as a paid expert witness for Gerber when they were sued for deceptive advertising. And he contributed to a brochure intended for children entitled "Variety's Mountain" produced by the Sugar Association. Now he's being sponsored by the Coca-Cola Company and telling dietitians that the ingredients in Coke which everyone is alarmed about are safe.

The dietitians, in turn, will be telling parents that their fears are unfounded, and Coke can sell more Coke to kids. Program materials include gems like "[a] majority of studies so far have not found a link between sugar and behavior in children generally or children diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder." This is certainly news to us, since we have seen many studies that say the opposite. Apparently the dietitians are to teach us that any connection between artificial colors and neurotoxicity, or fears of the dangers of fluoride, are imaginary and come from hysterical (or at least unduly concerned) parents.

As we reported recently, sugar and artificial sweeteners are anything but safe. Fluoride poses a significant risk to the kidneys. And commonly used food dyes pose risks which include hyperactivity in children, cancer (in animal studies), and allergic reactions. Even the Center for Science in the Public Interest, an organization that supports nuking food, agrees with this. And the British government and European Union have taken actions that are virtually ending the use of dyes throughout Europe.

The ADA is sponsored by the soda and junk food industries-which we feel greatly tarnishes the organization's credibility. And you may recall that the ADA has mounted a state-by-state campaign to make sure that its Commission is the only one which will be accepted as a credentialing body for both registered dietitians and nutritionists. There are, of course, significant philosophical differences between nutritionists and dietitians-they represent two different fields of study and practice. By accepting only a single credentialing agency-one run by the dietitians, not nutritionists-state boards are establishing a "one-size-fits-all" standard which removes all competition, essentially handing the ADA a government mandated monopoly over nutritional therapy.

Bonnie - the aforementioned perfectly exhibits why I never became a member of the American Dietetic Association. Let me be clear on this. The ADA is a membership association and nothing more. The R.D. moniker is not a degree. It simply shows that you are a member of an association.

Not only does the ADA pander to corporate interests, they try to brainwash college nutrition majors into thinking their only recourse is to become registered. Even worse, they have taken the next step by convincing states that being an R.D. is the only way to practice nutrition. Unfortunately, some states have listened
 (i.e. Nevada).

In my home state of Illinois, we have had a strong licensing law that allows nutrition professionals (not just RDs) to practice if they meet rigorous education standards, pass a strict exam, and take continuing education. This was the legislation I co-authored in 1985.
While the law is poorly enforced, it should be noted that anyone in the State of Illinois who gives nutritional advice and does not have an LDN next to their name is practicing illegally.

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    Latest Vitamin D Data Astounds.     
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    Foods That Suppress Estrogenic Tumor Formation.       
  • Aesthetically Speaking:
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  • Your Healthy Kitchen:
    Tips for Cleaning Your Produce.
  • Mythbuster:
    You Can Eat More if Food is Low Fat or Fat Free.    
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    -These Meds May Contribute to Obesity.
    -This Food Chemical May Lower Male Fertility. 
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Care's Corner
 Sports Nutrition, Optimized.
Featuring food and lifestyle consultant Carolyn Martinelli. Feel free to email her suggestions for future segments.

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Dr. Schuster's Well Tips - June
drliloschuster Unique Pregnancy Technique.
My name is Dr. Liselotte Schuster. I have worked with Bonnie Minsky at Nutritional Concepts for over twenty years. Each month, I offer wellness tips from a Chiropractor's perspective. Feel free to email me topics to consider for future segments.

This month, I demonstrate pregnancy pillows that I use during a visit.  They allow women to lay face down so that I amy access and adjust their spine, hips, pelvis and other skeletal structures for proper alignment of the baby in utero and to reduce any discomfort the mom's may have.


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