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Atkins Diet / Low Carbs Diet

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The Atkins diet brings lot of controversies among medical and healthcare experts. On one end, many nutritional experts believe that this diet is a great solution for weight loss, as well as it can help in treating several medical conditions including heart diseases, epilepsy, and Alzheimer’s, among many others. However, some medical experts have serious

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Dr. Eric Berg raises concerns about the Atkins diet. According to him,

The Problems with the Atkins Diet (high protein)

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