RE: Atkins --> healthy?
Do I think the Atkins diet is unhealthy--no, however, it may not be right for everyone. I have seen the Atkins diet work miracles for people who otherwise would have given up on the thought of losing weight, but I hope that everyone who considers this or any other diet will follow the same instructions that both nutritionists and personal trainers give them: PLEASE CONSULT YOUR PHYSICIAN BEFORE USE. I develop recurrent cases of kidney stones and have had 5 operations since 2001. I was considering starting the Atkins diet, but, being the curious person that I am, actually found out that by adopting this low carb/high protein regimen over a long period of time can actually be more harmful to by kidneys than helpful. An increase in protein in the body (urine) will rquire the kidneys and liver to work harder to flush out the excess protein. Also an increase in protein can cause the formation of some kidney stones.