Atkins


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Atkins

(ˈætkɪnz)
n
(Biography) Robert C. 1930–2003, US physician, cardiologist, and nutritionist. An advocate of complementary medicine, he devised a widely-used diet (the Atkins diet) based on controlled intake of carbohydrates for weight management and disease prevention
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I'll go and ask, if you promise to yield," said Robinson: so he asked the captain, and the captain himself then calls out, "You, Smith, you know my voice; if you lay down your arms immediately and submit, you shall have your lives, all but Will Atkins.
Upon this Will Atkins cried out, "For God's sake, captain, give me quarter; what have I done?
As for that, he told them they were not his prisoners, but the commander's of the island; that they thought they had set him on shore in a barren, uninhabited island; but it had pleased God so to direct them that it was inhabited, and that the governor was an Englishman; that he might hang them all there, if he pleased; but as he had given them all quarter, he supposed he would send them to England, to be dealt with there as justice required, except Atkins, whom he was commanded by the governor to advise to prepare for death, for that he would be hanged in the morning.
Though this was all but a fiction of his own, yet it had its desired effect; Atkins fell upon his knees to beg the captain to intercede with the governor for his life; and all the rest begged of him, for God's sake, that they might not be sent to England.
But, in order to execute it with more art, and to be secure of success, I told him we must divide the prisoners, and that he should go and take Atkins, and two more of the worst of them, and send them pinioned to the cave where the others lay.
When they came there, and found the men gone, Atkins, who it seems was the forwardest man, called out to his comrade, "Ha, Jack, here's the nest, but the birds are flown.
But why would non-Atkins people select in and Atkins ones stay out?
Dr Robert Atkins turned conventional diet thinking on its head by suggesting that carbohydrates are the root of the problem of being overweight.
Atkins adds that this clarification may simply be staling whether the mill can make copier paper or value-added grades.
CROW - Katie Atkins always seems to be a little ahead of the learning curve.
During the 40-minute session, Dore, an Atkins ally, moved to allow him to go in Dunn's place, arguing that her term will end just two weeks after the conference.
The widow of diet pioneer Dr Robert Atkins is considering legal action over the release of medical records which showed her husband was obese when he died.