Paleo Diet Lawsuit Dismissed By Court in Blow to Free Expression

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    Paleo Diet Lawsuit Dismissed By Court in Blow to Free Expression - Hit & Run : Reason.com

    Just more evidence that the state is in bed with Big Pharma and the Medical Industrial Complex. Government licensing, of course, is simply used to protect the government's favored constituents from competition. In this case, a person advising people to eat paleo hurts the bottom line of drug companies and doctors, so he has to be stopped.
     
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    :thup: 4 IJ.
     
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    Good. The government can't protect anyone from idiots on the internet, nor should they try.
     
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    I see no indication that the man is an idiot, but if your position is that the government was wrong in this case then what are you categorizing as "Good?"
     
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    One, there is ample evidence that cavemen ate grains. Two, just because people used to live off of raw meat doesn't make it a healthy diet.

    Did I read your post correctly? I thought it said the federal courts struck down NC's silly law.
     
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    There is ample evidence that some cavemen ate small amounts of grains. Before the agricultural revolution grains would certainly not have been a staple of anybody's diet. I'd say it's a small minority of paleo people who eat even small amounts of raw meat, and much smaller than that, probably around none, who eat raw meat excessively. As somebody who follows the paleo diet I can tell you I've never eaten raw meat.

    And no, the courts threw out the case challenging NC's law stating that the plaintiff had no standing.
     
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    Do you have the right to dispense information related to health (specifically diabetes) without a license? It seems so in North Carolina. I hope the paleo prophet has deep pockets because an internet ambulance chasing (unlicensed?) legal firm will sue his ass off when one of his diabetec patients dies.
     
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    What patients? He didn't have any patients. He was giving friendly advice on a blog. What are they going to sue him for? Also, no, it doesn't seem so in North Carolina, since they're the ones who forced him to stop.
     
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    The Primal Blueprint, which is similar to Paleo, is how I lost 40 lbs in 5 months effortlessly, lowering my Cholesterol 20 points AND lowering my Triglycerides from 461 to 102. A whole host of other things improved to include my vision and hearing. Never took any medication either. And no it's not an "all meat diet" (jezz I'm sick of that!)

    American Medicine in shit.
    Big Pharma is shit.
    FDA Nutritional guidelines are shit.
     
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    Crazy, I had the almost the exact same results. I do the Blueprint as well, and had also lost 40 pounds in 5 months. I don't know about the other stuff though.
     

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