razzleccentric: (Big Bada Boom)
But I didn't, so I have to credit Anna Gosline over at Inkling Magazine. Damn.


Your Health this (Bananas) Week

Think you have a sinus infection? Well stop demanding antibiotics, you idiot. Up to 83% of people with sinus troubles in the U.S. get prescribed antibiotics even though the root cause may well be something nonbacterial. Like hormones. Or allergies. Or a virus. So go take a sauna or stick your head in the toilet or something, lest your head be eventually overtaken by a mutant form of brain-eating MRSA.

After years of aggressive marketing campaigns by government organizations like the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, Americans still aren’t eating enough fruit and vegetables. Maybe they should use the PR money to hand out fruit and salad for free on street corners. People like free stuff. And why not hire some murderous Columbian terrorists to do the job? I mean, they already love bananas and recently found themselves out of work in the fruit business. 

(Rest of the article is here...)
razzleccentric: (Food: HFCS Kills!)
OK, so, to get a job being a dietitian (in a hospital, school, etc.) or teaching/writing nutrition curriculum, most employers require the applicant to be a Registered Dietitian.

Dietitians are registered by the American Dietetics Association - NOT the government.

The ADA sets all of the educational requirements and determines exam content for becoming a Registered Dietitian.

The ADA is not a government body - it is a "professional organization" that requires all of its members to pay rather steep yearly dues and obtain continuing education credits.

MOST of the continuing education programs are administered by food industry corporations, such as Nestle, with the goal of "persuading" the RDs to use their company's products in the course of their jobs. But I guess that method of indoctrination persuasion was just too subtle.

Now the ADA is officially seeking partnerships with BigPhood:

American Dietetic Association Welcomes Unilever as First ADA Partner in the Association's New Corporate Relations Sponsorship Program

Read more... )

All I can say is, if I ever run into a Registered Dietitian that has never seen a raw vegetable in her life but is peddling Slim Fast with gusto... I won't be surprised.

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