Gastroenterology Nurse Tried to Convince me to do an Arbonne Diet

I’m pretty mad. I had a Gastro consult today about acid reflux and bowel troubles to get my scope appointments set up. I’m overweight and GERD (reflux disorder) requires a fairly restricted diet as well. She told me losing weight would help with the GERD and then told me about what she is doing. She said one name and then started talking about how Arbonne has world acclaimed doctors developing their product.

I said, “You mean the multi-level marketing company?”

She got defensive and said, “Well, you don’t have to become a consultant to do their plan,” and then just listed off every food that wasn’t in the produce section that I should avoid and waxed philosophical about clean eating. She even told me to mix Mirelax in my coffee (coffee is on the no-no list). If she was the doc, I would have left.

I am fuming. How unethical is this? Like if I didn’t know Arbonne was an MLM, wouldn’t I inherently trust my health care provider to know what works best? Is it even legal to suggest MLMs to patients? I’m hesitant to make a stink since I have to deal with them for my procedures, but ethically, I feel like I need to say something. What would you do?

EDIT: I had to call the office back for a copay and as it turned out, a person I know from church who had originally set up the appointment answered. I told her what happened and she was mortified and couldn’t stop apologizing. She is going to have the office manager call me. I also expressed that I wasn’t keen on seeing that nurse again but she is the nurse for the doctor I am scheduled with and I don’t want to postpone. I will see if I can switch after these scheduled procedures. Thanks everyone!

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