Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM)
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Food for Life News You Need | December 2012
Question of the Month

Question: There is so much conflicting evidence about multivitamins. How do I know if they are safe and if I should take them? Answer >


Nutrition in Research 

Soy Protects Against Breast Cancer: Higher levels of soy product consumption do not increase the risk of breast cancer recurrence and may in fact reduce the risk, compared with lower intakes, according to a review published this month. Learn more >

Holiday Menu recipes and tips

Find simple recipes for tasty, yet healthy versions of traditional favorites. View menu >

Food for Life Program Welcomes 20 New Faces

Food for Life TrainingLast month, PCRM brought on 15 new instructors and four Educational Alliance Program partners as a part of the fall Food for Life program certification training. Classes will now be offered in Oklahoma, New Mexico, and Louisiana, bringing our total program reach to 38 states plus the District of Columbia!

Now Accepting Applications for Spring 2013: If you are a dynamic, business-minded individual who is truly passionate about teaching plant-based nutrition education within your community, apply today to attend the next training scheduled for April 17-19! Visit the Food for Life website >

New Kickstart Biometrics Help You Track Your Health Beginning Jan. 1

21-Day Vegan KickstartStart off the New Year with the greatest gift of all—good health. Experiment with 21 days of recipes, get tips from veg celebs, and use the new biometrics system to track your cholesterol, blood pressure, weight, and other important health measurements. The best part? It’s free! Sign up yourself and a loved one >

Make a Vegan Resolution for 2013

Vegan Resolution 2013

It’s not too early to start thinking about resolutions for the New Year. Focus on wellness and make it an important part of your everyday life! Join the Vegan Resolution Facebook page and share it with your friends and family. Do it for your health, the animals, and the environment >

Physician Trades Scalpel for SpatulaFood for Life

With a background in medicine and years of experience working with the emergency services department at Salem Hospital, Massachusetts Food for Life instructor Dr. Mona Sigal realized she needed to help people learn about the importance of disease prevention through dietary changes. Read more >

New Year, New You Health Immersion in Texas

Kathryn Lorusso

Join Food for Life instructor and O’Neill 365 icon Kathryn Lorusso for a weekend of health-promoting meals and valuable nutrition information from a panel of world renowned speakers, athletes, and chefs such as Dr. T. Colin Campbell, Dr. Michael Greger, Victoria Moran, and PCRM’s own Milton Mills. Learn more > 

Has a Plant-Based Diet Changed Your Life?

PCRM receives many letters, e-mails, and video testimonials from people who have experienced how a healthful diet of plant foods has helped them shed excess pounds, gain more energy, and in some cases, reverse disease. Submit your own >


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Food for Life is an award-winning Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) program designed by physicians, nurses, and registered dietitians that offers cancer, diabetes, and kids classes that focus on the lifesaving effects of healthful eating. Each class includes information about how certain foods and nutrients work to promote health, along with cooking demonstrations of simple and nutritious recipes that can be recreated easily at home. Learn more here >>

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