The one good thing about the atkins diet is that the dieter sees results, lowers BP, helps prevent diabetic
nerve damage, learns to live without REFINED carbs (which did not exist in Caveman Days) , gets more than
enough protein to help build muscle.. Ooops that is MORE than ONE good thing!
(I am surprised that you didn't mention a connection between his diet and falling on the icy sidewalk.)
I do take issue with the lack of carbs, but if they are UNREFINED CARBS they will give you the nutrients you
mention without the rapid and high bloodsugar rises that are so addictive and harmful.
Grains will release their starches and sugars slowly and you will not feel hungry between meals.
Unfortunaely, the refined flour manufacturers will never tell you about UNGROUND unrefined carbs.
Have you ever tried to stay on a grapfruit diet for a year or two, just to see how unhealthy that can be?