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Old Sun, Aug-11-02, 17:01
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Plan: Atkins
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Default The Obligatory Scare Tactics

The warnings and accusations are VERY old hat and unfounded. Go to to read about Dr. Atkins' "heart attack". You will see that the moral of the story there (if we are to find any warnings to heed) is not to travel to europe.

The nutritionists' list of warnings are based on speculation rather than any observations. It has never been proven or seen in clinical practice. Something they forget to tell people. Every accusation has been proven wrong. They even get the biological processes mixed up and confused. (If there is so much wasting away, why do body builders choose a LOW-carb lifestyle? etc.) That is why it is such a mystery as to why schools continue to train nutritionists this way and why nutritionists don't look at the studies for themselves. Early on in his practice, Dr. Atkins began to think there was some great coporate conspiracy involved. Unfortunately such musings made him few friends and he has kept his thoughts to himself except for the odd "I told you so" when articles come out such as the Recent Gary Taubs article.

The best thing you can do is go through all the studies that are published on this site. Then you can decide for yourself and wear out a patch on your scalp, wondering how "educated" people can be so obtuse.

Good Luck

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