AHPRA ruling on Gary… silenced ‘forever’ for giving nutritional advice!
A medical degree does not qualify doctors to advise their patients to avoid sugar.
The only question that the Medical Board asked Gary at his verbal hearing was “Did he consider advising people to avoid sugar as being specific advice?”
They may silence the messenger, but they can’t silence the message …
“There is nothing associated with your medical training or education that makes you an expert or authority in the field of nutrition, diabetes or cancer. Even if, in the future, your views on the benefits of the LCHF lifestyle become the accepted best medical practice this does not change the fundamental fact that you are not suitably trained or educated as a medical practitioner to be providing advice or recommendations on this topic as a medical practitioner.”
Please note, AHPRA are NOT questioning Gary’s ability to perform surgery, NOR has there been a single case of patient harm identified. Central to the investigations has been the issue of Gary promoting a Low Carbohydrate Healthy Fat lifestyle to his patients and the community.