"The information provided here is as up-to-date, accurate, and as practical as possible in a field that is moving very quickly and is full of controversy. Any strategies suggested in this book should be discussed with and managed by a suitably qualified physician, and implementation should be supervised by a registered dietitian/nutritionist for maximum benefit."
You can always tell when a book or website is produced by someone in a licensed field -- the trouble someone goes to in order to acquire a diploma or special accreditation inspires in them an ardent attachment to the field and most everyone in it. They become identified with the organization, and hypnotized into believing that ONLY THEY hold "the keys to the Kingdom." No one else has the RIGHT to screw with their monopoly!!! THEY have the priviledge of authority over the daily choices of private individuals!
Incredible. We should be "managed by," "supervised by" self-ordained lifestyle hall-monitors? What HUBRIS on the part of "professionals" causes them to think that some deity-provided quality on their part gives them dictatorial rights over ANY aspect of MY life, let alone something like telling me WHAT I SHOULD EAT?
Incredible and laughable. Those of us who have much experience of the world and of the medical industry KNOW how little wisdom and omniscience they actually possess. The best of them realize their own limitations -- my mother was the executive secretary of the head of the pharmacology department of a respected midwestern university medical center, and i've been acquainted with two world-class "authorities" in this field all my life: nobody could be more down-to-earth than John and Stata. There's never been any brag or bluster about those two, and they'd be the first to declare they don't know it all.
But, the registered dietitians tell us, we cannot be trusted to choose what we eat without their input! We are incapable of understanding the complexities of the vitamin and mineral content of foods, though they know EVERYTHING about food! MDs, who get literally a few HOURS of instruction in nutrition know more than ANYONE else. We MUST be managed and supervised by their beneficient guidance, and realize that it's dangerous to conduct an elimination diet on our own. Above all, we must not eliminate ENTIRE FOOD GROUPS ... unless, of course, we've been inspired by the gods to give up meat for religious reasons, or ALL animal products for humanitarian ones....
Of course, if you choose one the latter paths, i just wanted to let you know that i have this BEAUTIFUL bridge for sale -- it's sure to make you lots of money -- and it's right in the heart of NOO YORK CITY!