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May 24 – June 28: Food for Life: Cancer Project

The Power of Food for Cancer Prevention and Survival

The goal of these classes is to help people who have or have had cancer, and those who want to try and prevent it, by utilizing the healing power of foods.

Each class will feature different recipes made from foods that contain nutrients and other properties that discourage cancer growth, in addition to identifying which foods to avoid.

Classes will be Tuesdays, from 6 - 8 pm at the Physicians Committee office, located at 5100 Wisconsin Ave NW, Suite 400, Washington, D.C.

When:

  • May 24th: Introduction - Presentation by BMC clinicians
  • May 31st: Class #1 – How Foods Fight Cancer
  • June 7th: Class #2 – Fueling up on Low-Fat, High Fiber Foods
  • June 14th: Class #3 – Discovering Meat and Dairy Alternatives
  • (June 21st : *No Class*)
  • June 28th: Class #4 – Cancer-Fighting Compounds and Healthy Weight Control

Where: Each class will be held at the Physicians Committee office in Friendship Heights.

Metro: The Physicians Committee office is two blocks south of the Friendship Heights station on the red line. When you arrive at the Friendship Heights station, take the Jenifer Street exit.

Parking: If you drive, there is free (two hour) or metered parking on the side streets near the Physicians Committee (Garrison Street, Harrison Street, etc.)  There is also a parking lot behind the building—the entrance to the lot is on Garrison Street.

For more information and to register*, please contact Rose Saltalamacchia at rsalt@pcrm.org, or by phone: 202-527-7314.

*Please note registration is required, and participants are encouraged to attend all or as many classes as possible. 


July 13 | Barnard Medical Center's Summer Speaker Series with Dr. Michael Greger

SOLD OUT: How Not to Die with Dr. Michael Greger

In How Not to Die, Dr. Michael Greger invites attendees to examine the 15 top causes of premature death in America and how nutritional and lifestyle interventions can free us to live healthier lives. Dr. Greger’s 2015 book, How Not to Die: Discover the Foods Scientifically Proven to Prevent and Reverse Disease, will be available for purchase.

What: Barnard Medical Center's Summer Speaker Series with Dr. Ana Negrón

When: Wednesday, July 13

Time: 6:30–8 p.m.

Where: Physicians Committee offices, 5100 Wisconsin Ave., N.W., 4th floor, Washington, DC 20016

This event is sold out.  


Jul. 5 | Food for Life: Diabetes Initiative

The Power of Food for Diabetes Prevention and Treatment

The goal of this program is to empower people who have diabetes, or concerns 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.

Classes will be Tuesdays, from 6 - 8 pm at the Physicians Committee office, located at 5100 Wisconsin Ave NW, Suite 400, Washington, D.C.

When:

  • July 5th: Introduction - Presentation by BMC clinicians
  • July 12th: Class #1 – How Foods Fight Diabetes
  • July 19th: Class #2 – The Power of Your Plate and Grocery Cart
  • July 26thth: Class #3 – Understanding Type II Diabetes
  • August 2nd: Class #4 – Designing a Diet for Maximum Weight Control

Where: Each class will be held at the Physicians Committee office in Friendship Heights.

Metro: The Physicians Committee office is two blocks south of the Friendship Heights station on the red line. When you arrive at the Friendship Heights station, take the Jenifer Street exit.

Parking: If you drive, there is free (two hour) or metered parking on the side streets near the Physicians Committee (Garrison Street, Harrison Street, etc.)  There is also a parking lot behind the building—the entrance to the lot is on Garrison Street.

For more information and to register*, please contact Rose Saltalamacchia at rsalt@pcrm.org, or by phone: 202-527-7314.

*Please note registration is required, and participants are encouraged to attend all or as many classes as possible.


Jul. 29 & 30, 2016 | Nutrition in Medicine Conference

 

Don't miss the most stimulating medical conference of 2016.

Eye-opening science, empowering strategies you can put to work in your practice, and hundreds of like-minded colleagues, all right near the White House and Washington’s major attractions.

Register now!


Sep. 18, 2016 | Eat Well Stay Well

eat-well

Take charge of your health! Add years to your life, and life to your years.

Heart disease, obesity, cancer, diabetes, autoimmune diseases and other chronic conditions are afflicting more and more Americans and their families every year. Pills and surgeries treat the symptoms, but they frequently fail to address the underlying cause, they can be expensive, and they can have unwanted side effects and complications. Did you know that most of these conditions can be prevented, and in some cases even reversed, by adopting a whole-food, plant-based diet?

When: Sunday, September 18 2016, 9 am to 4 pm

Where: Atholton Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 6520 Martin Road, Columbia, MD

Come join us for a fun and informative day-long event to hear the latest science and to learn how to make the transition to a delicious, healthy, and rewarding new lifestyle.

Get more information here.