Rosanna Davison blocks everyone who disagrees with fake-science gluten-free health claims

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Anyone who’s been following this site for the last ten years (almost) will know that ad hominem attacks are not entertained.  If I disagree with you, I’ll argue on the basis of what you said, not who you are, and the same standard is expected of anyone who comments on the site, which has led to some fairly ugly break-ups over the years.

That’s why, when Rosanna Davison promotes a dietary regime that’s at best ineffective and at worst downright dangerous, I’m not going to say Well what would you expect from a self-obsessed airhead whose only achievement is becoming Miss World?

Certainly not.

The Miss World competition is designed for strong, confident women who just happen to possess the bodily measurements demanded by the contestant entrance forms: bust, waist, hips, height, and weight.

Of course it was none of these things that won Rosanna Davison the title, and another thing that didn’t win Rosanna the Miss World title was being the daughter of Chris de Burgh, because the Miss World contest has nothing whatever to do with celebrity or hype, as everyone knows.

What clinched that deal was the powerful intellect and formidable personality that a decade later would flower and turn Rosanna into the world’s leading medical scientist, curing autism, arthritis and schizophrenia, but Rosanna’s achievements didn’t end with Miss World.

For a start, she went on to complete a degree in Sociology and Art History, both of which are essential elements of the solid scientific training she would need later in life when advising clients.

I’m trained in every disease, ailment you can think of, so clients would come to me with heart disease – I had one person who had HIV – people who wanted to lose weight, acne, psoriasis.

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Obviously, art history and sociology on their own are not enough to equip a scientist with the power to cure autism, arthritis and schizophrenia, so Rosanna went on to pose nude for Playboy, followed by a nude photo shoot on behalf of PETA and then took a course with the College of Naturopathic Medicine. Unfortunately, at the time of writing, this college’s accreditation has still not been established, but Naturopathy has been described, perhaps unkindly, as pseudoscientific nonsense.  Obviously, if Rosanna wants to provide details of her degree’s accreditation, it will immediately be included in this article.

Rosanna reacted strongly on Twitter to criticism of claims attributed to her in a recent article in the Irish Independent, that she blamed gluten for causing autism, arthritis and schizophrenia, but her reaction wasn’t what most scientists of her age would do – and here I must add that since Rosanna is 31, she’s rather old for a ground-breaking scientist since most high achievers have done their best work by their late twenties, but that’s a different matter.  Instead of engaging with her critics, Rosanna systematically blocked every single person who questioned the claims that gluten causes autism, arthritis and schizophrenia, including the CEO of the Health Research Board.

Rosanna even blocked me, when all I said was that a gluten-free diet can cure disease in celebrity-land.

It can! We all know that. What’s the problem, Rosanna?

This is not necessarily the normal scientific approach to debate but perhaps it was not unconnected to the impending launch of her book, Eat Yourself Beautiful. It might also have some connection to being brought up as a pampered child of a multi-millionaire, accustomed to being taken seriously by every toady and arse-licker her Dad’s money could buy.

Before I go, let’s return to the ad hominem point.

I said I’d never dream of using such a thing against anyone, but I omitted a tiny caveat. If somebody uses their celebrity status to persuade vulnerable people to adopt fad diets and unscientific, potentially dangerous fake medical treatments, all bets are off.

Bullshitters deserve to be called out for what they are, even if they happen to be the children of multi-millionaires who can’t cope with people disagreeing with them.

 

 

 

23 thoughts on “Rosanna Davison blocks everyone who disagrees with fake-science gluten-free health claims

  1. Beyond disgraceful. Rosanna’s activity is utterly self-serving, dooming believers to self-harming decisions, entirely for her benefit. A sociopathic type of behaviour.

    I wonder what Daddy thinks now–his tearjerker in 1986-“For Rosanna”-sharply contrasts with today’s Rosanna. No conscience whatsoever.

  2. The most regrettable aspect of Ms Davidson’s article is the confused portrayal of veganism with diet. Veganism includes a 100% plant based diet; gluten is plant based and there is no need to avoid it unless one is coeliac (or believes oneself to have non-coeliac gluten sensitivity). Veganism pertains to the ethics of our use of other animals and to the intersectional suffering caused by our lifestyle choices that include, but are not limited to, consuming animal foods. This suffering impacts unnecessarily on equally sentient other animals, human health, the environment, world hunger, and workers’ rights.
    The impact is unnecessary because there are no ingredients in animal foods that are necessary for human health. Most of the world dietetic associations have issued position statements supporting a 100% plant based diet as nutritionally adequate for all stages of life, from infancy to old age, and that vouch for the associated lower risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, obesity, some cancers and lower blood cholesterol.
    Unsubstantiated and exaggerated claims detract from the integrity of veganism. However, dismissing a plant based (with or without gluten) diet as “a dietary regime that’s at best ineffective and at worst downright dangerous, flies just as much in the face of science as Ms Davidson’s unfortunate remarks about the benefits of a gluten free plant based diet.

  3. Does veganism make people excessively defensive?

    You took a sentence out of context and read what you wanted to see in it.

    Relax yourself.

  4. If she is claiming that this ‘dietary regime’ can cure autism, arthritis and schizophrenia then it is absolutely ‘downright dangerous’

  5. Its hard to take Rosana seriously as a person when shes shown her tits and ass to the whole world in a Playboy magazine. She worries about her physical attributes but shows no regard for her self respect. Like a two dollar whore she sold her body to feed her greed.

  6. Her modelling career is completely irrelevant. She has been successful at ‘being pretty’….. big deal. I don’t think she deserves any abuse for that.
    Using her celebrity status to make unproven scientific claims so she can sell her snake-oil recipes to gullible sick people is a different matter though……for that she is a prick.

  7. No, Not specifically.
    I thought the tone of Perry’s comment was abusive.
    Maybe being called a two dollar whore with no regard for her self respect is a compliment?????

  8. Strictly speaking, she wasn’t called a two-dollar whore, but I agree. In future, could people refrain from using personal invective?

    There’s enough stupidity in her statements without attacking the individual.

  9. I see she blocked Dr Ronan Kavanagh for questioning her claims, Dr K is not only one of the foremost Rheumatologists in this country he also has the best manner of any doctor I’ve ever dealt with, ever. He also played with The Stunning so he’s a bit cool as well. She may find reason for blocking some people but she looks a bit stupid blocking an expert…..

  10. Fair enough Bock, but unfortunately I’m not blessed with your Doug Piranha-like capacity for sarcasm and wit, so sometimes I have to resort to good old fashioned name-calling.
    Sorry, I’ll try harder.

  11. “There’s enough stupidity in her statements without attacking the individual.”

    Are you having a laugh –

    “I’m not going to say Well what would you expect from a self-obsessed airhead whose only achievement is becoming Miss World?
    Certainly not.”

    You wouldn’t say it, eh….but you did.

    I couldn’t care less about her age, her tits, winning miss world, her intelligence or lack thereof and anything she has to say really.. But the article is abusive in my opinion.

    I doubt she gives a fiddlers really. I certainly wouldn’t.

  12. So much for not engaging in ad hominem attacks. This article positively oozes disdain for all the wrong reasons. Your smarmy, smug, morally superior tone about Miss World, Playboy and good looking women in general completely swamps any legitimate points you might have made about her nonsense beliefs. It only makes you look as bad as the legions of men who sneer at good looking women and pretend to be better human beings because of it.

  13. She is so caught up on what she eats – and puts in her body diet wise – YET – she has no problem sticking SILICON in her body – a substance that does not belong there at all.

  14. Couldn’t have said it better myself:
    “Your smarmy, smug, morally superior tone about Miss World, Playboy and good looking women in general completely swamps any legitimate points you might have made about her nonsense beliefs. It only makes you look as bad as the legions of men who sneer at good looking women and pretend to be better human beings because of it.”
    Bock you sound misogynistic in this article, which is a pity because I agree with your main point; that her assertions are dangerous to the vulnerable.

  15. “Obviously, if Rosanna wants to provide details of her degree’s accreditation, it will immediately be included in this article.”

    How’d ya like them for accreditation.. (presses tittys close to computer screen)
    Misogynist.

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