Sunday, June 29, 2008
Oh, what a fool I've been! What a fool and a silly person. I fell into the trap I've warned people against for years. I believed all the disinformation about Atkins, all the ridicule, all the nonsense the medical establishment hurled against him. When all the while he knew that saturated fats don't really harm you. Mary Enig had said it. Udo Erasmus had said it. Lester Packer had said it. Ray Kurzweil and Terry Grossman, M.D. had said it. Saturated fats are not the villain they're portrayed to be by the medical establishment. They don't clog your arteries. They don't cause heart attacks and strokes. They don't make you fat. Oh, what a fool I've been to have ignored Atkins for so long when in reality he was right about almost everything. Now I'm dying to read his book. He has been vindicated in Gary Taubes's magnum opus Good Calories, Bad Calories, which makes a convincing case that Atkins was right, the medical establishment was wrong, and, by inference, I was a fool.