Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Dr. Atkins' Widow Defends Low-Carb 'Lifestyle'

The Lexington-Herald Leader has a superb article today on the widow of the late Dr. Robert Atkins named Veronica Atkins.

On April 17, 2003, Dr. Atkins tragically died from a slip and fall injury in New York. There was speculation afterwards that the "father of low-carb" was fat when he died, later proven to be inaccurate at best. But since he had dealt with numerous lies about his health during his life, why should his death be any different?

Ms. Atkins is working behind the scenes funding research that validates the low-carb "lifestyle," as she likes to call it, as effective for losing and maintaining weight loss. She resigned from the board of Atkins Nutritionals, Inc. so she could pursue this endeavor without anyone accusing her of skewing the research.

"I have nothing to say. That would not be fair," Ms. Atkins retorts. "I want to stay out of it and let everybody else learn it. I resigned from the (Atkins Nutritional) board because I didn't want any conflict. The (Atkins) foundation is very important. I want to conquer diabetes and I will collaborate with people that can help me with it."

The Atkins Foundation was created to provide grants for more research on the health benefits of low-carb, including treating and preventing diabetes and even cancer. There are currently 38 studies being conducted and funded by the Atkins Foundation.

Veronica Atkins should be applauded for continuing the work of the man we have all come to love and cherish for his insight and passion for an alternative to low-fat eating. Her efforts have not gone unnoticed and that's what is scaring the heck out of the anti-Atkins crowd. They know her influence in the health debate is strong and they will do whatever they can to silence her voice even if it means trashing her husband's memory to do it. We must stand with her in this fight because we know what livin' la vida low-carb has done or is doing for us.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where are the autopsy results on Dr. Atkins' arteries? How much plaque was there in his coronary arteries. His widow wouldn't want you to know since that could hurt business.

Fatkins kills.

4/26/2005 7:59 PM  
Blogger Jimmy Moore said...

This anonymous comment makes my point exactly. Rather than debate the merits of the health benefits of low-carb, they would rather choose to ignorantly insult Dr. Atkins in his death. God rest his soul and bless him for leaving a lasting impact of healthy people behind to carry on his legacy!

4/26/2005 10:10 PM  

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