So what happened? Dr. Bourdua-Roy spoke on the radio, and a couple of nutritionists became upset and lodged a complaint, claiming that she had made “inappropriate declarations”. In other words, nobody has been hurt, except for the feelings of a couple of individuals believing in outdated dogma.
The parallels with Bourdua-Roy and Prof Tim Noakes are striking even as there are differences.
In both cases, the complainants claim that Bourdua-Roy and Noakes dispensed medical “advice”, not information. And that advice is dangerous. In both cases, the dietitians and nutritionists give no evidence in support of their claims.
And no alleged “victim” of that “dangerous” medical “advice” has complained or claimed any hurt.
Likely Dr. Bourdua-Roy will be acquitted of any wrongdoing, just like Professor Noakes in his first trial, and Dr. Annika Dahlqvist in Sweden in 2008. The scientific evidence for using low-carb nutrition to treat obesity and type 2 diabetes is now strong.
But at the very least this investigation may become a considerable waste of time, that could be better spent. Hopefully it will also bring a lot of awareness to the cause.