Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Tempest in a Tea Cup, Wisdom in a Sake Cup

This is an old score that they've unfairly flung in front of the public before, all in the effort to squash the low carb idea and its adherents. This vegan organization has one colossal ax to grind with their archrival, Darth Atkins. What an oxymoron the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine has turned out to be.
This tragic condition, obviously, caused his body to fill with fluid and thus, his overall weight to rise. The first time was when Robert Atkins suffered his fatal accident, a cranial blow that caused edema - when water accumulates within the tissues.
The so-called "Responsible Physicians" seized on this dying man's condition by calling Atkins obese - which he was not - and telling everyone who would listen that his diet killed him - which it did not.
In the end, all they accomplished is to add bitterness and confusion to nutrition science by their shrill, unfair attacks on those who happen to disagree with them.
And third, he reasoned, of the 40,000 factors that affect weight and health … the Atkins approach must have been the very one to have done it to him. Second, he had to have heart angioplasty to clear his arteries after 2 years on the diet. First, Atkins was a doctor and Gorran was on his diet. Gorran - channeling those Responsible Physicians - made the following claims.

So, after maligning a dead man, they've now put up Florida businessman Jody Gorran to sue the Atkins Corporation.
That's why the Responsible vegans need to go sit in time out, before heading off to their anger management therapy. But you still have to be fair, or you lose integrity, credibility, and confuse everyone in the process. Of course, I'm no low carb acolyte, and do anxiously encourage the lemmings to rebound back from the intoxication with this high protein approach.
We could pick the Krispy Kreme diet if we wanted, or low fat, or low carb, and find some scientific validation for any of it. In the midst of all this confusion, dietary decisions get left in the hands of you and me. It's about hearing an off-key chorus of competing messages from different camps of experts. But from our perspective, their messy food fight is about more than one group flinging their high carb carob at Atkins' sausage-n-cheese omelet.
And most importantly, what rational guidance are we supposed to draw upon when planning dinner or a grocery store trip? What lies between low fat and low carb? So what's the sane middle ground?
The best solution is to step back out of the niggling experts and think more intuitively about a healthy lifestyle approach.
I would love to see these simple maxims advised as basic common sense strategies. For example, browsing through the import store this past week, on the hunt for a Sake set for a birthday present, one particular set bore a list of ten rules for living.
Eat less sugar, more fruit
Use little salt, more vinegar
Put less food in the mouth, chew more
Eat less meat, more vegetables
It is better to give than to receive
Control your temper, laugh more often
Speak fewer words, take more action
Worry less, get plenty of sleep
Sit less, walk more
Wear only as much clothes as you need, bathe often
The various diet experts may gnash their teeth at some pet idea mislaid, but you and I will find it hard to disagree with such basic common sense. Rules like these work, have as much to do with your lifestyle as anything else, and ultimately improve your weight and health.
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Will Clower, Ph.D.
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