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Medical Experts Outline the Cardiometabolic Health Benefits of a Plant-Based Diet

Plant-based eating patterns continue to soar in popularity and a group of nutrition researchers outline the science behind this sustainable trend in a review paper, entitled “Cardiometabolic benefits of plant-based diets,” which appears as an online advance in the Aug. 9, 2017, edition of Nutrients

Physicians Committee Hosts Fifth-Annual International Conference on Nutrition in Medicine in Washington, D.C., on July 28 to 29, 2017

Veggie Kabobs
Vegetables steal the limelight at the International Conference on Nutrition in Medicine.

WASHINGTON—More than 600 international health care providers attend the fifth-annual International Conference on Nutrition in Medicine at the Grand Hyatt in Washington, D.C., on July 28 and 29, 2017.

Neal Barnard, M.D., F.A.C.C., Delivers Keynote Address at Mad City Vegan Fest on June 17

The cheese state extends a warm welcome to Mad City Vegan Fest keynote speaker Neal Barnard, M.D., F.A.C.C., president and founder of the nonprofit Physicians Committee, who will dish out tips on Saturday, June 17 about how to break the ‘cheese habit’ and segue into a nutrient-packed, plant-based vegan diet.

Want to Eat Like Aaron Rodgers? Neal Barnard, M.D., F.A.C.C., Hosts Plant-Based Nutrition Lecture at Milwaukee Public Library on June 15

Nationally renowned nutrition researcher Neal Barnard, M.D., F.A.C.C., president and founder of the nonprofit Physicians Committee, will dish out dairy-free advice from his latest book, The Cheese Trap, on Thursday, June 15, to help Milwaukee residents interested in plant-based nutrition make a seamless switch to a nutrient-packed, plant-based vegan diet. 

Physicians Committee Hosts Fifth-Annual International Conference on Nutrition in Medicine in Washington, D.C., on July 28 to 29, 2017

Neal Barnard, M.D., F.A.C.C., president of the nonprofit Physicians Committee, brings the fifth-annual International Conference on Nutrition in Medicine (ICNM) to international health care providers and medical students on July 28 to 29, 2017, at the Grand Hyatt in Washington, D.C.

‘Healthy Eating on the Fly Award’ for Newark Airport’s Plant-Based Thyme Restaurant

NEWARK, N.J.—Thyme, a new plant-based restaurant located in United’s Terminal C at Newark Liberty International Airport, earns the “Healthy Eating on the Fly Award” from the Physicians Committee, a nonprofit of 12,000 doctors prescribing a healthful diet as a first-line approach to help patients treat and reduce the risk of chronic disease.

Doctors Rank Food at Airports Serving Winter Recreation Areas

WASHINGTON—Travelers headed to the nation’s winter recreation areas can find healthful food at major airports that are gateways to the snowy slopes.

The Physicians Committee Remembers Henry J. Heimlich for Innovative Medicine

The Physicians Committee salutes the life and career of Henry J. Heimlich, M.D., a tremendously innovative and creative scientist.

Awards Event to Recognize Heroes of Green and Open Neuroscience

SAN DIEGO—On Monday, November 14, at 6:30 p.m., the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine and the founders of the Green Neuroscience Laboratory will recognize individuals and organizations that help forward the principles and culture of green and open neuroscience.

Green and open neuroscience aims to help improve our understanding of the brain, as well as health, through research and perspectives that strengthen ethics, the environment, education, arts, and protection of neurodiversity.

Neal Barnard, M.D., F.A.C.C., Honored with American College of Lifestyle Medicine’s Trailblazer Award

WASHINGTON—Neal Barnard, M.D., F.A.C.C., president and founder of the Physicians Committee and the Barnard Medical Center, was presented with the Lifestyle Medicine Trailblazer Award from the American College of Lifestyle Medicine during its annual conference, which runs from Oct. 23-26 in Naples, Fla.

Atlanta Physicians Prescribe Food as Medicine for Nov. 1 Health Challenge

ATLANTA—On Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016, four Atlanta physicians prescribe a plant-based diet to help patients and local residents treat the root cause and early symptoms of obesity, diabetes, and heart disease for 21 days.

The dietary pattern—rich in vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and legumes—is scientifically proven to boost metabolism, lower blood pressure, improve cholesterol, and stabilize blood sugar.

The Physicians Committee Hosts Global Medical Conference to Show Doctors How to Treat Chronic Disease with a Plant-Based Prescription

WASHINGTON—The fourth-annual International Conference on Nutrition in Medicine, accredited by the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, provides more than 700 health care providers, from 25 countries, with the knowledge and skills to effectively prescribe a dietary intervention in the clinical setting.

Doctors Declare July 15 National Veggie Dog Day

WASHINGTON—The nonprofit Physicians Committee will bring HipCityVeg—D.C.’s hottest new vegan restaurant—to Congress on July 15 for the Congressional Veggie Dog Smackdown. The event, sponsored by the Congressional Vegetarian Staff Association, honors four vegetarian members of Congress and offers a healthful antidote to the North American Meat Institute’s Annual Hot Dog Lunch on Capitol Hill on July 14.
 

Doctors Group Hosts Make-Your-Own ‘Banana Dog’ Booth at Building a Healthier Future Summit

WASHINGTON—Drop the cancer-causing hot dog and replace it with a nutritious banana dog. That’s what the Physicians Committee—a nonprofit of 12,000 doctors—is encouraging attendees of the Partnership for a Healthier America’s Building a Healthier Future Summit to do at a make-your-own banana dog booth at the Summit’s expo on May 19 in Washington, D.C.

The Physicians Committee and the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences Host Global Nutrition Conference in Nation’s Capital on July 29 to 30, 2016

WASHINGTON—The fourth-annual International Conference on Nutrition and Medicine (ICNM), jointly sponsored by The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and the nonprofit Physicians Committee, takes place at the Grand Hyatt in Washington, from July 29  to 30, 2016.  

Rochester Doctors Arm Residents with a Dietary Blueprint to Combat Chronic Disease

The Kickstart Your Health Rochester program, created by the nonprofit Physicians Committee and supported by Mayor Lovely Warren and the City of Rochester, provides Rochester residents with a nutrition blueprint to reach optimal health and reduce the risk of obesity, diabetes, heart disease, certain forms of cancer, and Alzheimer’s disease later in life.  

Alec Baldwin’s Radical Nutrition Plan: Replace Meal Replacement Bars with Meals

WASHINGTON—Actor Alec Baldwin is giving radical nutrition advice to the millions who subsist on mundane meal replacement bars: Eat actual meals. In the 40-second public service announcement, Baldwin says the Physicians Committee’s Meal Replacement Bar Replacement Meal Plan not only saves time and money—it’s actually more nutritious than meal replacement bars.

Doctors, Dietitians Offer Plant-Based Makeover for Congressional Cafeterias

WASHINGTON—Doctors and dietitians from the Barnard Medical Center will visit Congress on Friday, Feb. 5, to share healthful plant-based Super Bowl snacks with members of Congress and staffers at the Veggie Touchdown, sponsored by the Congressional Vegetarian Staff Association. Sodexo, which manages congressional cafeterias, has also been invited and encouraged to serve more plant-based options in Congress.

New Year, Best You Cooking and Nutrition Course Starts Mar. 1

WASHINGTON—The Barnard Medical Center, a nonprofit medical center integrating nutrition into complete primary care, celebrates its 2016 debut by offering Washington residents a five-class cooking series to boost metabolism, curb cravings, unlock the keys to insulin resistance, and reach optimal health in the new year with a nutrient-dense, plant-based vegan diet.

Barnard Medical Center Integrates Nutrition and Medicine into Complete Primary Care; Opens Doors on Jan. 5, 2016

The Barnard Medical Center integrates nutrition and medicine into every visit, bringing diet to the forefront of primary medical care.  

Plant-Based Meals Fly to New Heights, According to the Physician Committee’s 2015 Airport Food Review

WASHINGTON—Flying for the holidays? Whether you’re traveling to San Francisco or Dallas, holiday travelers will have an easy time finding heart-healthy meals, ranging from beet burgers and leafy green quinoa bowls in California to spicy black bean salads and sweet potato burritos in Texas, according to the Physician Committee’s 2015 Airport Food Review. Seventy-one percent of restaurants at the nation’s 30 busiest airports offer at least one high-fiber, plant-based, vegan meal option—a 25 percent increase from 2001.

Food for Life: New Year, New You Cooking Course Starts Jan. 12

The Barnard Medical Center, a new medical organization integrating nutrition into complete primary care, celebrates its grand opening on Jan. 5, 2016, by offering a five-class cooking series designed to help Washington residents lose weight, boost metabolism, curb cravings, and reach optimal health with a plant-based vegan diet.

Physicians Committee Releases Dietary Guidelines for Cardiovascular Disease at the 2015 International Conference on Nutrition in Medicine

WASHINGTON—More than 400 clinicians now hold a solution to help their patients combat the early signs and advanced stages of cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of death worldwide. The nonprofit Physicians Committee concludes its third annual International Conference on Nutrition in Medicine (ICNM), accredited by the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences (GWSMHS), in Washington this weekend, led by an international panel of 21 cardiovascular disease researchers.   

Physicians Committee President Neal Barnard, M.D., and Equinox Chef Todd Gray Bring Veggie Burger Smackdown to Capitol Hill on July 22

WASHINGTON—The nonprofit Physicians Committee will team up with the bipartisan Vegetarian Caucus to host the inaugural Congressional Veggie Burger Smackdown on Wednesday, July 22, for Hill staffers looking for a healthful alternative to the North American Meat Institute’s Annual Hot Dog Lunch.

Building a Healthy India: Free Six-City Lecture Tour on Plant-Based Disease Prevention

On June 25, doctors will embark on a two-week-long lecture tour of India to spread the message of disease prevention through plant-based nutrition.

Heart Disease Begins in Childhood-Maybe Even In Utero: Lessons from the International Conference on Nutrition and Medicine for Cardiovascular Disease

WASHINGTON-The third-annual International Conference on Nutrition and Medicine (ICNM), jointly sponsored by The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences (GWSMHS) and the nonprofit Physicians Committee, will take place at the Grand Hyatt in Washington, from July 31 to Aug. 1, 2015.

The Physicians Committee Joins Farmington Hills, Mich., to Celebrate Meatout Day

The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine applauds Farmington Hills, Mich., Mayor Barry Brickner for declaring March 20 "Meatout Day."

Sublime Hosts Sold-Out Benefit for the Physicians Committee

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.-Nanci Alexander, owner of Sublime restaurant in Fort Lauderdale, will host an exclusive sold-out event to support the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, a nonprofit organization promoting prevention, good nutrition, and higher ethical standards in medical research.

A Plant-Based Diet Boosts Physical Health and Emotional Well-Being, According to New GEICO Study

An 18-week plant-based dietary intervention program boosts employee productivity, while alleviating symptoms of anxiety, depression, and fatigue, according to a study published in the March/April issue of the American Journal of Health Promotion.

Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee Shows Plant-Based Diets Beat Animal Products for Health Promotion, Disease Prevention, Sustainability

WASHINGTON-The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine praises some of the recommendations of the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC), which highlights the value of plant-based diets for Americans – both for health and environmental impact.

The Scientific Report of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee Echoes Science: Plant-Based Eating Patterns Prevent Disease

A plant-based diet is best for personal health and for the planet, according to the Scientific Report for the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for America. http://bit.ly/17vrRzC

$50,000 Gift to the Physicians Committee Advances Clinical Research and Nutrition Education Programs

Drew Brees, the highly acclaimed Super Bowl-winning quarterback for the New Orleans Saints, provides legendary talk show host Ellen DeGeneres with a $50,000 donation to her charity of choice this year: the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine.