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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Keep Your Heart Healthy With a Plant-Based Holiday

heart healthy vegan paellaIt’s a dangerous time of year for heart health: holiday heart attack season. More people die from heart disease between December 25 and January 7 than any other time of the year. Loading up on eggnog, cheese plates, ham, roast beef and turkey may play a role.

Swedish researchers found that heart attack risk increased by 37% on Christmas Eve and 15% on Christmas Day, compared to the 2 weeks before and after Christmas, possibly due in part to overeating. Continue reading “Keep Your Heart Healthy With a Plant-Based Holiday”

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6 Delicious Milk Alternatives

soy milkWith the increasing awareness of food allergies and dairy intolerance, as well as the increased popularity in vegan diets, there has also been an increase in the variety and quality of non-dairy milks. Cow’s milk, in particular, presents a challenge to many people’s digestive tracts and to parents who struggle to find something nutritious and creamy that tastes like milk for their young ones. Continue reading “6 Delicious Milk Alternatives”

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5 Best Ways to Protect Your Respiratory Health

respiratory health1aBreathing is one of the most important processes that happens in our bodies. Yet, many of us rarely give it much thought. This simple but complex act is automatic and therefore does not require conscious effort to make it happen. However, for individuals with either acute or chronic respiratory conditions such as asthma or COPD, or infections such as pneumonia or COVID-19, or those impacted by the wildfires out west, breathing is very much on their minds. Continue reading “5 Best Ways to Protect Your Respiratory Health”

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