Wow! … what a YEAR!
2012 vs 2011 saw a whopping 400 % increase in blog traffic!
The main goal of this blog is to share the primal or paleo lifestyle with more and more people. Because I was diagnosed with diabetes, I do talk about self treating my diabetes often… but this way of eating, this way of living benefits everyone in my opinion.
So from the stand point of sharing with more and more people … 2012 was a ‘break out’ year!!!
What was the reason? … not my silky smooth writing style. :)
Diabetes-Warrior.net in 2012
The Investigation started things off in January 2012. I went to a nutritional seminar hosted by an obese, drug and insulin dependent diabetic… who just happened to be a diabetes educator and even better, she was a director of diabetes services at a local hospital.
She was essentially telling diabetics (and others in the room) to eat like her, leading to more and more insulin resistance. This will ultimately lead many diabetics to ‘wear out’ their pancreas and become drug and insulin dependent… just like her.
Background: I too was a drug and insulin dependent, obese diabetic… I was. I found a better way to eat and so can you. (Click Here) I am NOW drug and insulin FREE! And I have normal blood sugar for non-diabetics.
To make a long story shorter, I spoke up at the nutritional seminar and someone didn’t like what I said and reported me to the North Carolina Board of Dietetics and Nutrition. I was told by phone to stop what I was doing or face an injunction and possibly fines and jail time. The state launched an investigation into my site and sent me this via email, the Result of the Investigation.
The Institute for Justice decided to take my case, pro bono! Thank YOU!
This post summarized events up to today, “The Fight Continues“, but in brief…
The North Carolina Trial Court dismissed my lawsuit against the North Carolina Board of Dietetics and Nutrition because it ruled that I was not ‘injured’ by the government’s action.
The law firm that is representing me (Institute for Justice) and I believe that the state court was wrong, because when the government tells you to shut up… or else face prosecution, ultimately the state is inflicting harm. The state is restricting my speech.
The Institute for Justice filed a brief in appeal in front of the US 4th circuit!
All of which is AWESOME NEWS!!!
So the notoriety of the investigation and resulting lawsuit increased the visibility for the site. Back to the 2012 Summary.
Most Read Blog Posts in 2012
5) Dear Pancreas, You May Rest Now – THE most important nutritional post of the year… in my opinion. Please read!
4) Future ADA Minion gives me dietary advice – Yes, this did not end well for them. :)
3) How Do Nutritionists Sleep at Night… I’ll tell ya. I loved this post… just saying. :)
2) Very Low Carb, Strict Paleo Experiment – I was glad to see this #2 … I love doing self experiments. :)
And the NUMBER ONE Post of 2012??? ….
1) The Site and Free Speech is Being Investigated – not surprising given the media coverage. :)
THE most gratifying thing about all of the media coverage? The lives that have been changed in a positive way. People from all backgrounds from many countries have found this website due to the publicity.
The Institute for Justice and ALL OF YOU who have supported me can accept some of the credit for changing those lives.
Now… let’s GIVE THEM HELL IN 2013!
And I am referring to those that profit from harmful dietary advice… Big Pharma, Big Food and the Medical Industry.