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Helping People Eat Healthy Food Is Illegal

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  • The Florida Department of Health issued a cease-and-desist letter, and $754 fine, to a holistic health coach for sharing nutritional advice without a license
  • She filed a lawsuit against the Department of Health, alleging that the cease-and-desist is a violation of the First Amendment
  • By encouraging the passage of laws requiring that only Registered Dieticians can dispense nutritional advice, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) is threatening your freedom of choice about whom you consult for nutrition and dietary advice. AND has a history of partnering with, and being sponsored by, junk food giants, including Coca-Cola, Pepsi, Mars and Kellogg

By Dr. Mercola

While living in California, Heather Kokesch Del Castillo made a living as a holistic health coach, founding Constitution Nutrition in 2014 and providing one-on-one health coaching for clients. No licensing is required in California to provide dietary counseling, but Del Castillo sought out licensing privately anyway and completed a certification program in New York for holistic health coaching.


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