Atkins Can't Be That Ignorant

James Daugherty (
Sun, 28 Nov 1999 12:46:38 -0500

> Adkins thinks you cannot be healthly unless in
> ketosis at least part of the time. Only in ketosis can body clean-out
> excess cholesterol, etc. from arteries! If you have all the energy you
> need from a carbs all the time, the body cannot deal with whatever
> fat is left in the diet to deposit God Knows Where!??

+Atkins can't possibly be that ignorant. The liver can process fat to other +things and fat cells take it up avidly.

James Admits: Maybe that isn't what he memory isn't perfect. However, "fat cells take it up avidly" is exactly what we don't want to happen
and what I meant when I said depositing fat "God Knows Where!". What are these other things fat is processed to in the liver without ketosis?

+Plaque regression happens just fine
+w/o ketosis (c.f. work on Pritikin and Ornish diets)

James Wonders: Is there never any ketosis on the Priikin and Ornish diets? How is fat used-up or lost when "glucosis" is never interupted? Serious question as I am no expert on this by any means...just trying to explore the issues without dilligent study of the field.