Nutrition therapists have been condemned as quacks and accused of putting the health of the sick – including those suffering from breast cancer – at risk.
industry has grown up based on the concept that ‘food doctor’
nutritionists can cure patients’ ills and allergies through diet.
at least some of the practitioners, who charge up to £80 for a
consultation, are providing advice that could harm health, a study by
the consumer watchdog Which? found.
The group sent undercover researchers
to pose as patients with a range of problems and visit 15 so-called
nutritional therapists. Which? said: ‘They found shocking examples of advice which could have put patients with real health problems at risk.’
but one of the 15 offered either potentially dangerous or misleading
advice. Six of the consultations were rated as ‘dangerous fails’ in
terms of misinformation and bad advice. A further eight were rated as
‘fails’, and just one a ‘borderline pass’.
Source - Daily Mail