You don't need anyone's permission to simply begin. I did while reading PROTEIN POWER LIFEPLAN; have lost 40#. This morning I'm reading Dana Carpender's HOW I GAVE UPMY LOW-FAT DIET AND LOST 40 PUNDS...AND HOW YOU CAN TOO!!
If you are interested in lots of details about the biochemistry of low-carb and the problems related to high carb, read PROTEIN POWER LIFEPLAN by Drs. Eades. They are fantastic and their information is terrific, but detailed.
If you want a book that doesn't go into all the biochemical details (though Carpender is up on her science) but gets right to the point, select Carpender's book. Maybe read PROTEIN POWER LIFEPLAN later if you're "into" reading self-health-care books.
Give yourself permission to take care of yourself.
I've been very ill, now am well since I took charge of my problems.
My former doctor would have killed me if I had allowed her to impose her misguided and ill-informed ideas on me. She was very rude about my progress on the low-carb diet, asked questions that confirmed to me she didn't know what she was talking about. Full M.D., not a quack, but bull-headed.
Instead I found a better-informed M.D. who is supportive, encouraging, and doesn't push pills instead of common sense.
Perhaps check on two names below, from google search using google search string: "holistic MDs in New York city" (include the quotes so you'll get citations that match your needs)
New York Association of Naturopathic Physicians, web address is nyap.org (http: in front -- no links allowed in comments at amazon)
New York's Integrative and Holistic Medical Center, web address is patientsmedical.com/physicians/default.as
Best of luck, but don't wait to start.
from low-carb chat room:
Tue, Jun-08-04, 00:47
HI JuliYaYa ~
Your post caught my eye because it was my Dr. that actually recommended Atkins, allbeit here in TX which does not help you much. I looked all over the Atkins website hoping to find a list of Drs. for you without luck :(. I wasn't sure what contacts you had tried for Atkins, but they did have a "contact us" e-mail form and the contact information below:
Atkins Nutritionals, Inc.
2002 Orville Dr. North, Suite A
Ronkonkoma, NY 11779-7661
(800) 2-ATKINS toll free
Hope it helps and you are able to find an Atkins-friends medical professional!!