The Physicians Committee


Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee Shows Plant-Based Diets Beat Animal Products for Health Promotion, Disease Prevention, Sustainability

WASHINGTON-The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine praises some of the recommendations of the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC), which highlights the value of plant-based diets for Americans – both for health and environmental impact.

Could the Water in Your Shower Cause Crohn’s Disease?

The bacteria implicated in Crohn’s disease may be in your shower, and you can thank the meat industry for it. Mycobacterium avium paratuberculosis is common in cattle, and when transmitted to humans, it is believed to cause Crohn’s disease. In the journal Pathogens, researchers at Lancaster University in the U.K. report that agricultural runoff sends the bacteria into rivers and streams and ultimately into public water supplies, often taking up residence in pipes and showerheads and vaporizing as showers are turned on. It was detected in 10 percent of samples tested.