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The Atkins Diet Food Guide Pyramid, Part 7: Superior Nutritional Advice

Sunday, July 18, 2004
by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger
Editor of NaturalNews.com (See all articles...)
Tags: Atkins Diet, Food Guide Pyramid, low-carb diet

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Despite the few areas where I think the Atkins Food Guide Pyramid could be improved, the pyramid nonetheless remains an impressive guide to sound nutrition. In fact, I think it should replace the USDA Food Guide Pyramid. The Atkins pyramid simply describes a healthier way for human beings to eat.

Its use of the exercise gradient is nothing less than brilliant, and it even has the courage to warn people against two dangerous ingredients: added sugars and hydrogenated oils. Those are features we've never seen on any food guide pyramid from the USDA.

My guess is that if the general public were to follow the Atkins Food Guide Pyramid as published, we would see a stunning decrease in deaths from cancer, heart disease, and diabetes, not to mention sharp drops in clinical depression, behavioral disorders, digestive disorders like IBS, nervous system disorders and even arthritis.

All of this, of course, would devastate the pharmaceutical industry, which depends on these diseases for its financial lifeline. But they need not worry (yet), since chances are, the USDA will never adopt anything close to the Atkins pyramid as their own. More likely, the USDA will eventually produce yet another politically-motivated nutritional chart organized primarily in terms of the financial and political influence of various food industry groups and growers.

It will be heralded as the "official U.S. government guide to nutrition," and it will never say anything like "no added sugars," since that would enrage the Big Sugar industry in the United States, which is heavily subsidized by taxpayer dollars and has strong political ties.

The fact is, the USDA will never get nutrition right. They can't. They don't have the political courage to print the truth such as, "refined sugars cause diabetes." A statement like that would never fly at the USDA, regardless of its scientific merit.

That's why you can only get the truth on nutrition and health from independent researchers and writers like what you're getting right here in this report.

About the Author

Mike Adams is a holistic nutritionist, researcher and author who writes about the dietary causes of disease and health. He is the author of Low-Carb Diet Warning, the The Ten Most Important Emerging Technologies For Humanity," the editor of The Atkins Report, author of Superfoods for Optimum Health: Chlorella and Spirulina and executive director of the Consumer Wellness Research Center. Adams is a low-carb dieter who has transformed his own health and lost fifty pounds of body fat by applying the nutritional advice he shares in this and other CWRC reports, books and manuals.

To contact the author or offer feedback to this report, send your email to "feedback" at consumerwellness.org.

Relationship With Atkins Nutritionals

Neither the Consumer Wellness Research Center nor the author of this report has any relationship with Atkins Nutritionals, Inc. Atkins has not paid to be mentioned in this report, and nothing in this report is meant to imply that this information is "official" Atkins information. The Consumer Wellness Research Center has chosen to cover this topic due to its potential to improve the health of a great number of people, not out of any request or suggestion by Atkins, which may offer a different interpretation of the Atkins pyramid from the one provided here.

This article is reprinted from Analysis: The Atkins Lifestyle Food Guide Pyramid, a public education ebook provided free of charge by the non-profit Consumer Wellness Research Center.

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About the author:Mike Adams (aka the "Health Ranger") is a best selling author (#1 best selling science book on Amazon.com) and a globally recognized scientific researcher in clean foods. He serves as the founding editor of NaturalNews.com and the lab science director of an internationally accredited (ISO 17025) analytical laboratory known as CWC Labs. There, he was awarded a Certificate of Excellence for achieving extremely high accuracy in the analysis of toxic elements in unknown water samples using ICP-MS instrumentation. Adams is also highly proficient in running liquid chromatography, ion chromatography and mass spectrometry time-of-flight analytical instrumentation.

Adams is a person of color whose ancestors include Africans and Native American Indians. He's also of Native American heritage, which he credits as inspiring his "Health Ranger" passion for protecting life and nature against the destruction caused by chemicals, heavy metals and other forms of pollution.

Adams is the founder and publisher of the open source science journal Natural Science Journal, the author of numerous peer-reviewed science papers published by the journal, and the author of the world's first book that published ICP-MS heavy metals analysis results for foods, dietary supplements, pet food, spices and fast food. The book is entitled Food Forensics and is published by BenBella Books.

In his laboratory research, Adams has made numerous food safety breakthroughs such as revealing rice protein products imported from Asia to be contaminated with toxic heavy metals like lead, cadmium and tungsten. Adams was the first food science researcher to document high levels of tungsten in superfoods. He also discovered over 11 ppm lead in imported mangosteen powder, and led an industry-wide voluntary agreement to limit heavy metals in rice protein products.

In addition to his lab work, Adams is also the (non-paid) executive director of the non-profit Consumer Wellness Center (CWC), an organization that redirects 100% of its donations receipts to grant programs that teach children and women how to grow their own food or vastly improve their nutrition. Through the non-profit CWC, Adams also launched Nutrition Rescue, a program that donates essential vitamins to people in need. Click here to see some of the CWC success stories.

With a background in science and software technology, Adams is the original founder of the email newsletter technology company known as Arial Software. Using his technical experience combined with his love for natural health, Adams developed and deployed the content management system currently driving NaturalNews.com. He also engineered the high-level statistical algorithms that power SCIENCE.naturalnews.com, a massive research resource featuring over 10 million scientific studies.

Adams is well known for his incredibly popular consumer activism video blowing the lid on fake blueberries used throughout the food supply. He has also exposed "strange fibers" found in Chicken McNuggets, fake academic credentials of so-called health "gurus," dangerous "detox" products imported as battery acid and sold for oral consumption, fake acai berry scams, the California raw milk raids, the vaccine research fraud revealed by industry whistleblowers and many other topics.

Adams has also helped defend the rights of home gardeners and protect the medical freedom rights of parents. Adams is widely recognized to have made a remarkable global impact on issues like GMOs, vaccines, nutrition therapies, human consciousness.

In addition to his activism, Adams is an accomplished musician who has released over a dozen popular songs covering a variety of activism topics.

Click here to read a more detailed bio on Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, at HealthRanger.com.

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