Blogger facing jail time for writing about what he eats4/26/2012
Steve Cooksey has a disclaimer on his blog that says "I am NOT a doctor, dietitian nor nutritionist" and encourages readers to talk to their own physicians. But according to the North Carolina Board of Dietetics/Nutrition, Cooksey's "Diabetes Warrior" site could send him to jail. Cooksey writes about following the Paleo Diet (think lots of meat) and how it helped him cope with diabetes, but because Cooksey also answers reader questions, the board says he's counseling "without a license." If Cooksey doesn't completely rewrite his blog, he could be sued by the state or thrown in a non-Paleo-friendly prison. "State officials can probably find better uses of their time," online free-speech reporter Declan McCullagh said.
Is the state board overreacting?