7th, 2003, when Dr. Atkins fell at the corner of East 55th Street and
Third Avenue in New York City, nobody questioned the real cause of his
Many people saw a tall man sliding
on the ice, his legs in the air falling on his head and striking his skull
on the sidewalk.
Now, almost one year later,
after wired remarks by a famous politician, powerful groups are taking
the opportunity to attempt of destroy the image and work of Dr. Robert
That wonderful medical doctor
and I spent many hours together discussing his controversial ideas and
concepts, most of which I approved.
In his memory, I dedicate my
book "Emagreça para Sempre"(Lose Weight For ever), published
in Brazil by Loyola.
Look at some of my pictures
of Dr Atkins and myself and you will see that he was not a fat man and
in my medical opinion was in good health. When I visited him frequently
at the Atkins Center in New York City, I had trouble following him up
and down the stairs.
I was introduced to "Bob"
many years ago by my dearest partner, the esteemed American physician,
Mitchell Kurk, M.D. Dr Kurk knew Dr.Atkins for many years and belonged
to the FAIM, group, the Foundation For the Advancement of Medicine, of
wich Dr.Atkins was President. They had monthly meetings at the Atkins
Center for many years.
The USA today article in February
2004, first page had an interesting article. It told of the food industry
that manufactered refined carbohydrate products was losing money an example
given was Domino, factory that produced white sugar, and occupied an entire
city block in Brooklyn had closed its doors and dismissed their employers(about
Understandbly, that powerful
group would stand to benefit by attacking and destroying the integrity
and ideas of Dr. Atkins.
But they shall not.