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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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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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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Ditch the Dairy to Fight Prostate Cancer

eat more vegetables to reduce risk of prostate cancerIt’s Movember, when men grow mustaches to raise awareness around men’s health issues, including prostate cancer. But many men don’t know that dairy milk mustaches raise prostate cancer risk.

The Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend three servings of dairy a day. But research shows that the hormones, saturated fat and dairy calcium in dairy products increase prostate cancer risk, recurrence and mortality. Continue reading “Ditch the Dairy to Fight Prostate Cancer”

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