7 Ways a Vegan Diet Fights Cancer

vegan diet can help fight cancer“Basing our diets around plant foods (like vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and beans), which contain fiber and other nutrients, can reduce our risk of cancer.” – World Cancer Research Fund and the American Institute for Cancer Research, Cancer Prevention Recommendations

In 2018, the World Cancer Research Fund and the American Institute for Cancer Research published a report called Diet, Nutrition, Physical Activity and Cancer: a Global Perspective, Continue reading “7 Ways a Vegan Diet Fights Cancer”

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Are You SAD? 6 Tips to Deal With Seasonal Affective Disorder

having SAD affects your moodIf you typically feel the winter blahs or the February blues, then you might be experiencing SAD, or seasonal affective disorder. SAD is a type of depression that affects people in the winter months because of the darkness from shorter days and grayer skies. It is more common in women than men and in the north than the south. Combine that with the high levels of stress, anxiety and now, even depression brought on by COVID-19, and those who suffer from seasonal affective disorder may experience more severe symptoms than normal. Continue reading “Are You SAD? 6 Tips to Deal With Seasonal Affective Disorder”

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6 Best Ways to Detox Your Lifestyle in 2021

detox your life with a walk in the woodsBalancing work, family, social, and other obligations means we could likely all use a break from the stress of our modern world. Just as chemicals, food preservatives, and other toxic substances can build up in our bodies and negatively affect our health, our minds can hold onto their own forms of toxins. Clinging to negative thoughts and beliefs or past failures can rob your life of joy and leave you feeling drained, for example. Continue reading “6 Best Ways to Detox Your Lifestyle in 2021”

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5 Black Vegans Working for a Healthier World

Eric Adams, advocate of vegan foodThroughout Black History Month, the Physicians Committee is highlighting some of the many Black doctors, chefs, restauranteurs, entrepreneurs, activists, and influencers who use their talents and voices to make the world a healthier, more compassionate place.

Today, we want to shout out five Black vegan trailblazers whose work embodies that goal! We hope you check out their websites and social media feeds to learn more about them and to support their work. We know you’ll be just as inspired as we are! Continue reading “5 Black Vegans Working for a Healthier World”

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Protect Your Heart With These 4 Tips

heart healthy appleAccording to the Centers for Disease Control, each year over 800,000 Americans suffer a heart attack. Of these, over 600,000 are a first heart attack and about 200,000 happen to people who have already had a heart attack. Even more thought provoking is that about  1 in 5 heart attacks is silent, where the damage is done, but the person is not aware of it.

A heart attack happens when the blood supply to a portion of the heart is suddenly cut off. Continue reading “Protect Your Heart With These 4 Tips”

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