Almost every book of Atkins I have read has these warnings about seeking your doctors advice and to listen to body etc, thay type of thing! I dont have an atkins book on hand right now as I have loaned them all out! Atkins has been under the stricktest of scrutiny from the medical establishment and I am sure this would have been a red flag for them to jump in and again try to have his M.D. liscence revoked again like the Amer, Heart Ass. did back in the 70s! there are whole chapters in his books discussing the pros and cons of cholesterol!
and like I said earlier scientific studies have just recently been done showing a low carb diet lowers cholestorol! And I also think that the American psyche is such that alot of people use half hearted attempts on thes diets and just dont follow the guidelines properly! On the other hand Atkins does discuus those individuals who for some medical reason or other that will not do well on the Atkins diet! You sound like one ! I am sorry you had a bad experience on the low carb type diets ! I have had such great success with the low carb concept that I believe it is the major reason for my recovery from hypoglycemia , Depression and other maladies I suffered on the other diets offered up through the normal channels of health care! Grog