The Physicians Committee


‘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.

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.