I've read an interview with Dr. Dunkan and he sounds like a hoot to hang out with.
The diet looks like a cyclical low carb diet except that it also emphasizes low fat. Kinda crummy since it's the fat you eat on Atkins that helps keep you from being hungry.
There's also an odd bit about downing a tablespoon of oat bran each day. From what I read elsewhere, the specific type of oat bran is hard to get here in the States. C'est la vie.
"There's no doubt that the Atkins diet will lower your cholesterol, weight and blood pressure and get rid of your diabetes, but then what?" asked Dr. Robert Rosati, the cardiologist who runs The Rice Diet Program Clinic, granddaddy of Durham's diet centers.
I guess there's really no pleasing some people.