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The Physicians Committee

Upcoming Events

Live Vegan Vibrantly

Free Online Event Hosted by Laura Christine Sainz

Beginning Tuesday, January 24, 2017, join this global online summit on healthy vegan living, featuring dozens of speakers, including Dr. Neal Barnard.

Sign up here!

Keep Your Heart Healthy with Dr. Barnard at the Library of Congress

Free Lecture About Cardiovascular Health and Heart Disease

Description: Join Dr. Barnard on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017 from noon to 1 p.m. to learn about how a plant-based diet can prevent, manage, and even reverse heart disease. Free and open to the public!

Event information:
February 23, 2017
Noon to 1 p.m.
James Madison Building of the Library of Congress
6th floor, the Mumford Room
101 Independence Ave. S.E.
Washington, DC

Food for Life: Diabetes Initiative


The Power of Food for Diabetes Prevention and Treatment

Diabetes is a major public health problem of epidemic proportions. Eleven percent of the U.S. adult population has diabetes (up from 8 percent in 2007), and nearly one-third of those 65 and older have the disease. Uncontrolled, diabetes can lead to complications from head to toe, including stroke, loss of vision, heart disease, kidney failure, and various problems due to nerve damage and circulatory problems, such as erectile dysfunction or lower-extremity amputation. Research studies have demonstrated that a plant-based nutrition approach reduces the risk of diabetes and can greatly benefit those who have been diagnosed with the disease.

The goal of the Food for Life: Diabetes Initiative program is to empower people who have diabetes and those concerned about developing diabetes, along with their friends and family members with new information and skills. Each class offers a cooking demonstration, and provides samples of delicious, health-promoting dishes, along with a take-home packet of easy and affordable recipes

This is a FREE class series. Participants must register to attend, contact Rose Saltalamacchia at 202-527-7314 or rsalt@pcrm.org.

Class Dates:

Tuesday, March 7th 6:00 pm to 7:15 pm: Lecture by Barnard Medical Center Physicians

Tuesday, March 14th 6:00 pm to 7:15 pm: Introduction to How Foods Fight Diabetes

Tuesday, March 21th 6:00 pm to 7:15 pm: The Power of Your Plate and Grocery Cart

Tuesday, March 28th 6:00 pm to 7:15 pm: Understanding Type 2 Diabetes

Tuesday, April 4th 6:00 pm to 7:15 pm: Designing a Diet for Maximum Weight Control

Dr. Neal Barnard’s new book, The Cheese Trap, will be released in February 2017.

Come celebrate at a book release party hosted by Nanci Alexander at Sublime Restaurant in Fort Lauderdale.

Friday, March 10, 2017
5:30 - 7 p.m.

It’s never too early to plan for a party! Join Dr. Neal Barnard in Fort Lauderdale at the world-famous Sublime restaurant for a book release party.

Click here for details!

*Limited to 80 guests

Save the Date!

Join us for a Big Cheese Party in New York on Thursday, April 13, 2017. Hosted by Meredith Vieira and featuring Dr. Neal Barnard’s new book, The Cheese Trap, this will be an event not-to-be missed!

Tickets available soon!