Re: Dr. Adkins' Diet--Testimonial
Sun, 28 Nov 1999 13:14:30 EST

In a message dated 11/28/99 9:39:58 AM Pacific Standard Time, writes:

>> That's in the textbooks, actually. So Atkins is still posing as "persecuted"

>>  when his ideas get wide acceptance *provided there is data*. Interesting.
>>  Sounds like he's trying to sucker in conspiracy theorists.

> James Responds: Your comment is unfair. The Adkins is being persecuted
> in the newspapers. Just prior to finding this quote in Adkins latest
book, I
> read a newspaper article claiming ketones could not sustain brain function
> and the body must make glucose by digesting its own muscle. Adkins was
> simply laughing off mindless repeated memes and quoted standard
> sources regarding ketones.

When you refer to the "establishment" I assume you're referring to the scientific
and medical establishments, which have authority (kinda) to get things done. Newspapers and such do say some goofy things but I don't think the LA Times is the source of Atkins' or your complaints.

My point is that the knowledgeable people and the decision-makers are aware of the data supporting (or not) Atkins' claims and make reasonable conclusions.
Where Atkins' claims have data, they agree. If ketotic diets were good and safe,
and if Atkins (or somebody else) were to do studies demonstrating this, ketotic
diets would become a standard part of the weight-loss arsenal (or anything else it's useful for).