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Blog Archive for August 2014

Drive Away Diabetes with Community-Based Food for Life Classes

Wednesday, Aug 27, 2014   Dr. Neal Barnard   diabetes

 
 

In my work as a diabetes researcher, I’ve learned two important lessons about type 2 diabetes: First, it does not have to be a one-way street—it can get better and sometimes even disappear. Second, to successfully turn around the disease, it pays to have support—from family, friends, or a class. For the past few months, the Physicians Committee has been hosting free five-week-long series of Food for Life diabetes workshops for Washington, D.C.-area residents hoping to manage type 2 diabetes by adopting a healthful, plant-based diet.

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Doctors to Arby’s: Your Logo is a Hat, Not a Stethoscope

Tuesday, Aug 19, 2014   Dr. Neal Barnard   fast food

 
 

The Physicians Committee is calling out Arby’s for misleading its 263,000 Twitter followers. The company’s recent #meatcraft tweets claimed that “Protein is better in meat form.” The truth is that animal protein is linked to several diseases, while plant protein is not. To protect public health, the Physicians Committee has filed a legal petition asking the Federal Trade Commission to halt this deceptive messaging:

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2015 Will Be the Year 4 out of 5 Doctors Agree: Plants Over Pills

Wednesday, Aug 06, 2014   Dr. Neal Barnard   government and food policy

 
 

In January, Physicians Committee doctors and dietitians filled the National Institutes of Health to present our recommendations to the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee. Staring down representatives from the meat and dairy industries, we made a solid case for the inclusion of plant-based diets in the guidelines. And you know what? They listened.

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