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Atkins diet works better than low-fat diets, especially in men

Monday, November 15, 2004
by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger
Editor of NaturalNews.com (See all articles...)
Tags: health news, Natural News, nutrition


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A new study of low-carb diets reveals that the Atkins diet seems to work better on men than women. Interestingly, the low-carb diet was three times more effective at losing weight from the trunk area of the body than a low-fat diet. That may be of special interest to many people who are looking at ways to eliminate abdominal fat. The Atkins diet is under fire these days, with some people claiming their ridiculous consumption of high fat foods was "recommended" by the Atkins diet and that, therefore, their cardiovascular disease is the fault of Atkins Nutritionals. The diet also seems to be falling from favor, as many people have already tried the diet and learned that it requires far more disciplined than first imagined.

Critics claim the Atkins Diet damages the kidneys, causes high cholesterol, and promotes cardiovascular disease. This may be true in the way that most Americans approach the Atkins diet: they consume vast quantities of bacon and other animal products, which are typically loaded with saturated fats and cancer-causing food additives such as sodium nitrite. They also tend to consume large quantities of cheese and dairy products, which are strongly associated with cardiovascular disease, chronic sinus infections and systemic stagnation.

Yet the true Atkins diet -- as genuinely described by Dr. Atkins -- is a very healthy one. Avoiding processed carbohydrates and added sugar is crucial for experiencing optimum human health. Most people are consuming far too much carbohydrate in their diet; from soft drinks, cookies, breads, pastas, and other similar items. The only carbohydrates people should be eating are those carbs found in nature such as whole grains, fruits, and vegetables with relatively high sugar sugar content such as peas and carrots. These are all allowed under the Atkins diet, contrary to popular belief.

Dr. Atkins deserves tremendous credit for making people aware of the long-term health dangers of consuming high carbohydrate foods and beverages. If people are experiencing kidney damage and cardiovascular disease from following what they think is the advice of Dr. Atkins, they are fooling themselves -- they are really just following a high fat diet, loaded with saturated animal fats and food additives. And Dr. Atkins never promoted such food choice to his patients.


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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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