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The Toxic Atkins Diet
06 Feb 2019
Modified: 06:18:39 PM
The Atkins Foundation continues to advertise animal flesh dishes on tv. Some of the corrupt origins of the foundation are examined in the article.
The Toxic Atkins Diet

The Atkins Foundation which promotes the Atkins diet has taken to the airwaves to advertise pizza. The Foundation has had a corrupt relationship with Duke University and with Smithfield, (a corporation now owned by a Chinese company). Smithfield is the world's biggest butcher of pigs.

Dr Robert C Atkins died in 2003 weighing 258 pounds, from a cerebral stroke which caused him to hit his head on the sidewalk. He had first had his heart condition reported at the age of 67. He took with little attribution many of his ideas from Irwin Stillman MD , and from Adelle Davis, who died of bone cancer. She was an advocate of organ meats, the consumption of which Dick Gregory has described as akin to eating the filter out of car. All three: Atkins, Stillman and Davis died several years sooner than the average life expectancy in the US. All three had a corrupt relationship with the American meat industry.

Atkins' diet which primarily includes animal and fish flesh protein along with animal fat, causes kidney damage from ketosis.. Carnivores have 5 times human kidney size per pound. There have been many fatalities from the Atkins diet including acidification which in turn causes internal bleeding from stomach ulcers. In turn, acidification is considered along with the exhaustion of enzyme systems to be a chief cause of cancer. Many kinds of cancer are caused by high animal protein diets. The more fish is eaten the higher the incidence of stomach cancer. Intestinal cancer occurs from the lack of natural fiber. Carcinogens in the diet include malondialdehyde, methylcholanthrene, the female hormones given animals so that they will gain water weight, the multiplied insecticide concentrations in animal flesh etc. A one thousand pound cow has eaten an average 21,000 pounds of food in her abbreviated life. Nonbiodegradable insecticides stay in the flesh. Deaths from food poisoning, cerebral strokes, heart attacks, Alzheimers is accelerated with the Atkins diet because the homocysteine in animal protein which forms amyloid plaque in the brain arteries is consumed in greater amounts.

Heart surgeons report the time consuming process of having to cut through layers of white animal fat to do heart surgery. The conservative American Medical Association condemned the Atkins diet. It is interesting that the Inuit of Alaska, Greenland etc.whose diet is primarily animal protein have the world's
lowest life expectancy, if one discounts war, deaths from poverty, accidents and natural disasters.


Those who try the high animal protein diet find that they lose perhaps twenty pounds and then can lose no more. They are stuck on the top of a plateau with high sides all around.

The vegan and fruitarian diets have the best success with weight loss. Dr Mervyn Hardinge before leaving Harvard put vegans, dairy vegetarians, and nonvegetarians on an isocaloric diet. Each group ate the same number of calories daily. At the end of the ninety days, the nonvegetarians weighed 23 pounds more than the vegans and 12 pounds more than the dairy vegetarians. Had the study lasted more than 3 months the weight differences would have been even greater. While there were no fruitarians in the study, Hardinge reported that fruitarians he found weighed less than the other three groups. Hardinge's research was reported in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association.

Besides causing millions of deaths or sicknesses to human beings, the Atkins diet causes animal agony, deforestation, global heating, energy waste.


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The Myth of High Protein Diets

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/23/opinion/the-myth-of-high-protein-diets

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