I'll have to pick up that book. I think the dangerous thing about the Atkins no carb diet was the high fat intake it encourages. I think some folks are just biologically inclined towards a high cholesterol level and this diet put mine through the roof even though they claimed that this would not happen.
Funny, but the doctor had plenty to say against that Atkins diet and watching my cholesterol but had next to nothing productive to say about what TO do to actually lose weight other than "Watch what you eat and excersise more". Well, duh!! Too bad modern medicine is basically reactive rather than proactive.
Life is but a walking shadow. A poor player who struts and frets his hour upon the stage and then is heard no more. It is a tale told by an idiot. Full of sound and fury!! Signifying nothing. May as well go fishing!