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1984 – expanded and renamed his private practice to The Atkins Center for Complementary Medicine.

1985 – received the National Health Federation Man of the Year Award.

1987 – co-founded the Foundation for the Advancement of Innovative Medicine.

1989 – established Complementary Formulations, Inc., a mail-order distributor of food and vitamin products, renamed in 1998 to Atkins Nutritionals, Inc.

1990 – received the World Organization of Alternative Medicine Recognition of Achievement Award.

1998 – published “Dr. Atkins’ Vita-Nutrient Solution: Nature’s Answer to Drugs”.

1999 – established the Dr. Robert C. Atkins Foundation.

1999 – named one of “People” magazine’s 25 Most-Intriguing People.

1999 – featured in “Time” magazine cover story on controlled carbohydrate nutrition.

2001 – received Doctor of Humane Letters from Fairleigh Dickinson University for lifetime achievement in integrating alternative and conventional therapies.

2002 – is chosen as one of the “People Who Mattered 2002” in “Time” magazine.

2003 – released “Atkins for Life”, designed to help people who didn’t necessarily want to lose weight, to live a healthy lifestyle.

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