• Boosting Your Mood With These 8 Delicious Foods

    salmon and greens can help boost your mood

    The world has changed dramatically in the last year and many of us are trying our best to stay positive and hopeful during these unprecedented times. While we may be tempted to bury ourselves in our beds or in our work and just plug along, it may be possible to counter the......

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  • 8 Powerful Ways to Promote Heart Health

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    Heart health is one of the most important components of overall well-being and helps promote a long, healthy life. Heart disease remains the leading cause of death in the United States for men and women across most racial and ethnic groups. It is crucial, therefore, to take the right steps in promoting a healthy heart.

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  • Recipe of the Week: Hoppin’ John

    hoppin johnFood for Life instructor Tammy Robertson, RN, BSN, shares a delicious recipe for Hoppin’ John!

    This February, the Physicians Committee’s Recipe of the Week gets a takeover! Our Food for Life instructors are celebrating Black History Month with recipes that honor African American culinary traditions across the......

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  • Tips to Avoid and Heal Cold Sores Naturally

    cold sores can be uncomfortable and embarrassing

    Anyone who has ever had a cold sore knows they can be as embarrassing as they are uncomfortable. A contagious infection caused by the herpes simplex virus-1 (HSV-1), cold sores are fluid-filled lesions that can last for a week or longer. Cold sores usually appear near the mouth: on the lips, chin,......

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  • Why White House Must Call for Cutting U.S. Meat Production to Tackle Climate Crisis

    dietary guidelines affect the climate crisisThe Physicians Committee recently petitioned the White House to update its Executive Order titled “Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad” to recommend policy changes that could help alleviate the climate crisis by cutting animal agriculture and promoting a plant-based......

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  • Dinner Tonight: Sheet Pan Greek-Style Chicken

    sheet-pan chickenI am big fan of sheet pan dinners. They are fast and very versatile and are a great way to use up vegetables in your fridge that may be looking a little sad. This one may be my favorite so far, and it was a big hit with the family... even those picky-ish kids!
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  • 7 Ways a Vegan Diet Fights Cancer

    vegan diet helps 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.

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

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    If 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.......

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  • 6 Best Ways to Detox Your Lifestyle in 2021

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    Balancing 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......

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  • 5 Black Vegans Working for a Healthier World

    Eric Adams, advocate of vegan food

    Throughout 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......

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