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Dump the food pyramid that the American Dietetics Association, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the National Institutes of Health, and the American Cancer Society all implore you to follow for the sake of your health. Take antioxidant supplements (but skip most of the foods that naturally contain these nutrients). Eat a high-protein diet that has received the thumbs-down from major medical and nutrition experts and associations and has been deemed especially dangerous for women, as it depletes the body's calcium stores. If you believe that Dr. Atkins somehow knows better than all those experts and organizations, here's his latest--a plan to defy aging through eating a high-protein, low-carbohydrate diet, taking lots of supplements, optimizing your hormones, detoxifying your body through chelation therapy, exercising, and taking brain-boosters like ginkgo biloba. Free radicals, insulin resistance, sugar--these are the reasons we age, get sick, and get fat, insists Atkins, not dietary fat. Eggs are good for you. The cholesterol you eat does not affect the cholesterol in your blood, he says. He scoffs at "the unholy alliance among the American Heart Association, American Medical Association, American Diabetes Association, and U.S. government in its many manifestations (FDA, Department of Agriculture, NIH, et al.)." One wonders why Atkins thinks all these medical organizations would band together to promote an unhealthy diet and not herald Atkins as a genius if, indeed, he had the answer. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
The author of Dr. Atkins' New Diet Revolution argues here that the use of supplements and a change in diet can eliminate many health problems, including cardiovascular disease, diabetes and stroke. Most diets focus on reducing the consumption of fat rather than cutting back on sugar; according to Atkins, people should reconsider their intake of both. Along with an explanation of how the body processes chemicals, Atkins examines the negative impact of carbohydrates, explaining that their refining "is in reality the greatest unacknowledged cause of death in world history." He discusses the equally damaging impact of free radicals and offers advice on which supplements everyone should be taking, including Vitamin C, Vitamin E and lipoic acid, among others. The actual diet portion of the book is only about 70 pages and does not include a meal-by-meal plan or caloric charts, omissions serious dieters will notice. Instead, Atkins continues to promote the two key principles--everyone, regardless of their weight, must reduce the amount of carbohydrates they consume, and everyone should also eat a variety of antioxidants, primarily from vegetables, fruits and supplements. Atkins's philosophy on taking supplements and eating a range of foods is sound, though other physicians may well question the doses he recommends. Author tour.
Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
I always was impressed by Dr Atkins knowledge and zeal in explaining the Atkins Diet.
His books contain a sensible and healthy way to eat and feel and look better. Read more
packed with super-useful and very digestible information on our bio-chemical processes.Published 7 months ago by Mobigital
This is so well written, I'm an M.D.and really enjoy the references and the explanations which are based on facts.Published 8 months ago by Mdrredhead
Good book that gives nutritional tips for staving off old age. He goes into scientific explanations for the nutritional related medical problems and how we can correct them by... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Ron Penn
Treasure this book, for there will never be another one like it again any time soon!
Age-Dyfying Diet provides an in-depth look at two of the most destructive causes of... Read more
How can I say thanks? Appreciate all of the knowledge and information received from this book. Wish there were a thousand more just like this!Published on July 5, 2013 by Tera