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P. O. Box 746
Woodstock, NY 12498 USA

Atkins Diet Alert

Dear Reader:

Welcome to, a resource for physicians and laypeople with questions and concerns about high-protein diets.

This Web site offers the latest news and information about these diets, as well as a registry where dieters can record any health complications they've experienced. is brought to you by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, a leading advocate for preventive medicine, especially good nutrition. PCRM has been speaking out about the dangers of high-protein diets since its founding in 1985. Studies show that meat-heavy, high-protein eating patterns are, over the long run, linked to osteoporosis, heart disease, colon cancer, and renal disease, and pose particular dangers for people with diabetes.

Given the seriousness of these health risks, and the strength of the scientific evidence currently available, PCRM hopes this Web site will encourage people to be wary of high-protein diets and to choose healthier options. PCRM is also concerned about possible legal liability for doctors who prescribe these diets.

If you are a health care practitioner, please read our physician advisory and consider recommending against high-protein diets. If you are a layperson on one of the high-protein diets, please read our consumer advisory and consider joining our registry. It will only take a few minutes of your time, but it could provide important information on diet-related health risks.

Thanks for visiting. We wish you the very best of health.

Neal Barnard
Neal D. Barnard, M.D.
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine

The site does not provide medical or legal advice. This Web site is for information purposes only. Viewing this site, receipt of information contained on this site, or the transmission of information from or to this site does not constitute a physician-patient or attorney-client relationship.

The medical and/or nutritional information on this site is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking it because of something you have read on this Web site.

The legal information on this site is not intended to be a substitute for professional legal advice. If you need legal advice for your specific problem, you should consult a licensed attorney in your area.


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The Meat Free Zone (MFZ) campaign is intended to make the MeatFreeZone logo as recognizable a symbol as the "Smoke Free Zone". The idea was originally conceived  when The WARM Store in Woodstock, NY, was in operation throughout the '90's (Woodstock Animal Rights Movement).  The store was truly a meat free zone as it was the first cruelty-free, Vegan, socially conscious animal rights store in the United States.  Now  that  the Vegan and Vegetarian movements have been growing so rapidly, more and more people are showing concern about the food in their diet and their overall  health and nutrition.  Many people are giving up eating fish, chicken, beef, pork (pigs ), dairy (milk, cheese, yogurt, ice cream) and eggs.  Headlines of Mad Cow disease, E-coli and salmonella are in the news with greater frequency.  Vegan and vegetarian recipe cookbooks are standard now  in all bookstores and many restaurants have added Vegan and Vegetarian options to their menus. We hope you will help us with the Meat Free Zone campaign by putting the signs up in your homes and workplaces and by spreading them to all the vegetarian and vegan restaurants that you know and frequent.  And someday we will have true "meat free zones" in establishments that serve meat. (d-2)

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