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Welcome to the Kickstart!

Welcome everyone to the 21-Day Vegan Kickstart! This forum is a great place to post your questions, concerns, challenges, and successes! There are lots of us monitoring the posts and jumping in to help, including nutrition staff at Physicians Committee, regular Kickstarters, and newcomers. We're all here for each other. Let's get healthy together!

Nearly One in Three FDA-Approved Medicines Later Found Unsafe

the scope of the problem. Doctors found that 32 percent of FDA-approved ...

2017-08-14 16:07

Incremental Changes Herald Big Victories

educationally and ethically sound training available for future doctors ...

2017-08-14 16:04

It Doesn’t Take a Doctor to See What’s Fowl with Chicken Poop

Legal counsel Mark Kennedy, Esq., reviewing documents outside of USDA offices.   “Warning! May contain feces.” It’s been more than a year since the Physicians Committee petitioned the USDA to require this label on chicken products. But last week, Physicia ...

2017-08-10 16:54

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

for vegan diets. Maybe 2015 will be the year that the government, doctors ... In January, Physicians Committee doctors and dietitians filled ... committee’s final recommendations, doctors around the country are recognizing ...

2017-08-10 16:53

Does Your Doctor Discuss Nutrition with You?

But cardiologists—the doctors tasked with treating, managing, and protecting us from ... prioritizing prevention. It’s time for doctors to start leading the way ... doctors, and hosts the International Conference on Nutrition in Medicine each ...

2017-08-11 11:30

2016’s Top 10 Vegan Moments

Plant-based diets had a successful year. In 2016, we saw vegan diets ... for vegan cheese.   Here are just a few of our favorite plant-based moments ... for Americans that are the most vegan friendly version yet. The new guidelines ...

2017-06-29 16:42

Trucker Takes Vegan Road to Weight Loss

a vegan diet isn’t a singer or actor—he’s a truck driver. Bobby ... lost 65 pound on a vegan diet. He’s also exercising again and off of all medications—with his doctor’s approval. How did he do it? On the road, he cut out ...

2017-06-29 10:44

Hospitals Should Treat Processed Meats Like Cigarettes

I’m sure many of you remember, as I do, the days when many doctors ... that most of the doctors who smoked still do.” In 1985, the Journal ... Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) announced ...

2017-06-29 16:35

Congratulations! Vegan Lunches for L.A. Schools

championed by students, parents, and doctors. Lila Copeland, an inspiring ... Adding vegan options is a tremendous step toward keeping students healthy, ... But in the meantime, read my testimony that helped get vegan options in: I am Neal ...

2017-06-29 16:37