Tennessee Kidnaps 3 Boys from Mentally Disabled Mom – Refuses Grandmother Custody in Favor of Adoption to Strangers

A grandmother is fighting to save 2 generations of her family from abuse by the state of Tennessee. Through no fault of her own, her family is being ripped apart, in a terrifying sequence of events that could happen to anyone. She is afraid for 3 of her grandsons who were seized by Tennessee Department of Children's Services (DCS) from their mentally disabled mother. They have suffered horrific abuse in foster care. Now the state is attempting to sever all family ties so that they can adopt them out to strangers. She is also fearful for the life of her 33 year old daughter Tara, the boys' mother, whose mental illness became much worse after the boys were taken. When they learned of the abuse of the boys in foster care, the sense of utter helplessness to protect them pushed her daughter over the edge. The law provides for families to do what families do - for those members who are capable to step in and help other family members who are incapacitated in some way. However, in this family's case, the state seems determined to keep that from happening. The State of Tennessee has cut off all contact between the boys and their family, accusing the grandmother of not being "objective" because she believes that Tara would get better if she had a relationship with her children, and because she does not trust DCS and has repeatedly said that DCS "stole" her grandsons. In addition, the State wants to remove her as her daughter's conservator (guardian) and place her custody under the custody of a mental health doctor instead, thereby opening the door to remove all of her parental rights so they can adopt out her children.

Medicare Ruling Levels Playing Field Among Nutrition Professionals and Registered Dietitians in Hospitals

A landmark federal ruling that all qualified nutrition professionals—not just Registered Dietitians—may order therapeutic diets in hospitals, has leveled the playing field between nutrition professionals and Registered Dietitians. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) ruled that: “all patient diets, including therapeutic diets, must be ordered by a practitioner responsible for the care of the patient, or by a qualified dietitian or qualified nutrition professional as authorized by the medical staff and in accordance with State law.” The ruling adopts the Board for Certification of Nutrition Specialists’ (BCNS) formal recommendation to CMS that qualified nutrition professionals obtain any privileges granted to Registered Dietitians.

AND Responds to Dietitian GMO Whistleblower

The "media relations manager" for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics contacted us regarding the N.Y. Times story we featured: Registered Dietitian Dismissed from Panel Researching GMO Nutrition for Pointing out Other Members Ties to Monsanto. We are publishing their response unedited below, as well as the response from Ms. Bartolotto.

Registered Dietitian Dismissed from Panel Researching GMO Nutrition for Pointing out Other Members Ties to Monsanto

A dietitian working on a panel charged with setting policy on genetically modified foods for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics contends she was removed for pointing out that two of its members had ties to Monsanto, one of the biggest makers of genetically modified seeds.

Are America’s Nutrition Professionals in the Pocket of Big Food?

Public health attorney and author Michele Simon asks: Are America’s nutrition professionals in the pocket of Big Food? While the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ 74,000-member trade group partners with the likes of Coke and Hershey’s, the nation’s health continues to suffer from poor diet.

Are Root Canals Safe?

Holistic dentists have been warning the public about root canals for years. So why is the dental profession burying its head in the sand about the dangers of root canals? Because it is an enormously profitable profession. With 25 million root canals being performed each year, and the average cost between $740 for a front tooth and $1,000 for a molar (with the vast majority of root canals being done on molars), it’s a $25 billion dollar industry. More:

The Fluoride Debate Heats Up and Finally Gets Some Media Attention

The above video is an excerpt from An Inconvenient Tooth! To watch the entire documentary, click HERE!

By Dr. Mercola

An Inconvenient Tooth, a documentary by Guy Wagner about fluoride, premiered at City Hall in Portland, Oregon on September 6, 2012, the same day a public hearing was held before the five-member City Council about whether or […]

Exclusive Leaked Documents: American Dietetic Association is Intentionally Using State Legislatures to Block Alternative Nutrition Providers and Restrict Free Speech

 by Michael Ellsberg
Forbes.com

In January of this year, health and nutrition blogger Steve Cooksey received a disturbing letter from the North Carolina Board of Dietetics/Nutrition.

The letter contained a 19-page markup of Cooksey’s own blog, highlighting in handwritten red pen an extensive series of changes the Board demanded that Cooksey make.

He had to make these changes, the […]

Registered Dietitian Accuses Dietetics Association of Violating Its Own Code of Ethics with Junk Food and Pharmaceutical Sponsors

by Alliance for Natural Health

At issue is the organization’s support of the junk food industry.

Nutrition organizations and health advocates have long criticized the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (the former American Dietetic Association) for its collusion not only with the junk food industry, but with the pharmaceutical and agriculture industries. Now it seems even […]

ADA Changes Name to Claim Monopoly on “Nutrition” Definition

by Alliance for Natural Health

Your activism is once again bearing fruit—but the dietetic monopoly is fighting back with its most underhanded move yet.

We are seeing a number of state victories in the battle against monopolization of nutrition services by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (see below). You may know it […]