Free Plant-Based Nutrition Classes

Join doctors and community partners for a free online nutrition class! Learn how weight, high blood pressure, diabetes, and other conditions can be treated and prevented with a plant-based diet. Vanita Rahman, MD, Neal Barnard, MD, Jennifer Paul, MPH, and weekly class guests will provide practical tips, meal planning, and interactive Q&A during this 8-week class series!

Topics include:

• Understanding Nutrition Labels
• Emotional Eating
• Meal Planning and Shopping
• And more!

Classes start on Aug. 25 and recordings will be available on-demand for registrants. Register today at PCRM.org/NutritionClass

 

 

Vince Goes Vegan: The Journey Begins

Vince Bodiford is ready to make a change and reclaim his health!

On this episode of The Exam Room™ Podcast, Vince and his plant-powered mentor Kimatni Rawlins join “The Weight Loss Champion” Chuck Carroll to talk about the beginning of Vince’s journey into the plant-based world.

Like many of us, Vince had become frustrated by his weight and finally reached a breaking point. In his time of need, he reached out to Kimatni for help. Together they offer an authentic glimpse into the real life experience of someone attempting to break a lifetime of unhealthy eating habits and wean themselves off meat and dairy. Eating a “perfect” vegan diet doesn’t happen overnight for most people, including Vince. But with Kimatni’s help, he is determined to get there!

Follow along as we learn about his first month fueled by plants!

Plus, Chuck and Dr. Vanita Rahman discuss a new law in Mexico that would treat the sale of junk food and chips to minors just like cigarettes. It would be illegal for anyone to buy them until they’re 18 years old!

Plus, Dr. Rahman answers your questions as we open the Doctor’s Mailbag.

  • What foods cause acne?
  • Are low-fat diets beneficial for kidney stones?
  • Is stevia a good replacement for regular sugar?
  • Is eliminating sugar the only way to stop cravings for sweets?

Kimatni Rawlins Speaks with the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine

Experienced by Kimatni D. Rawlins

Fun and energetic interview with Chuck Carrol from the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine as we spoke about vegan journeys and my athletic path to positive change. Dr. Neal Barnard also discussed COVID-19 and the food correlation. Tune in if you are seeking plant-based health changes. Namaste. www.FitFathers.com

PCRM: “The Weight Loss Champion” Chuck Carroll is joined by Kimatni Rawlins who went from eating overzealously as a college football at Georgia Tech to motivating thousands as the founder of Fit Fathers. After breaking his own addiction to the Standard American Diet, Kimatni is now educating dads worldwide about the importance of nutrition and exercise so that they can lead the healthiest life possible and pass those healthy habits down to their children!

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Heart Healthy Love: The Exam Room podcast with Vegans Chuck Carroll & Kimatni Rawlins

While heart disease kills more Americans every year than accidents, strokes, and diabetes combined, a vegan diet has repeatedly been proven to dramatically decrease your risk of developing the condition. And in some cases, a plant-based diet has even been shown to reverse heart disease. In this episode, you will learn how a vegan diet can help you achieve optimum heart health and how small changes to your diet can make a major positive impact. Join “The Weight Loss Champion” Chuck Carroll as he welcomes Kimatni D. Rawlins, Founder of www.FitFathers.com.

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Fit Father’s Day Tips: A Focus on Men’s Health

Neal Barnard, M.D., F.A.C.C., Kimatni Rawlins, and Stephen Neabore, M.D., at the Physicians Committee in D.C.

June is Men’s Health Month so this Father’s Day the Physicians Committee is teaming up with fit fathers Stephen Neabore, M.D., and Kimatni Rawlins to learn about simple dietary modifications that can result in major health gains. Their top tips? Build meals around plant-based foods, like vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and legumes; stay active by moving for at least 30 minutes most days of the week; and lead by example. [Read more…]

Lettuce Wraps Recipe

Makes 6 lettuce wraps

This quick dish can be served as a snack, or a meal when adding brown rice into the filling.

  • 3 1/2 ounces dried, flavored tofu
  • 3 tablespoons garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh ginger, chopped
  • 2 1/2 cups shiitake mushrooms, chopped
  • 1 pound bean sprouts
  • 1 large carrot cut into fine strips
  • 1 head lettuce
  • 1/2 lemon keep juice
  • 1 teaspoon low sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • Salt and pepper to taste

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Vegetarian Diets Aid Fitness

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Vegetarian diets aid aerobic exercises, according to a study published in Nutrients. Researchers followed the diets of 70 participants and monitored strength and endurance patterns. Athletic performance from those who followed vegetarian diets matched or exceeded those who followed omnivorous diets despite no differences in protein intake as relative to body mass index. These data suggest vegetarian eating patterns provide sufficient cardiorespiratory and oxygen efficiency for athletic activity and may provide advantages over nonvegetarian diets.

Healthy International Recipes: Indian Chickpeas with Gravy (Chole)

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By The Physicians Committee

2 cups (200 grams) cooked chickpeas
1/2 cup (150 grams) chopped onions
2 large garlic cloves
1 cup (240 grams) fresh tomato puree
1/2 teaspoon (4 grams) turmeric powder
1 teaspoon (2 grams) red pepper powder
2 teaspoons (5 grams) coriander powder
2 teaspoons (5 grams) cinnamon powder
2 teaspoons (5 grams) garam masala or substitute chole masala)
2.5 cups (625 milliliters) water
Salt to taste

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Chickpea Salad Rolls

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By The Physicians Committee

 Makes 4 servings

In this recipe, salad becomes finger food, as leaves of romaine lettuce are used to wrap a tasty chickpea filling. This makes a refreshing wrap that’s high in healthful fiber.

  • 1 1/2 cups cooked or canned chickpeas, rinsed or drained
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped or grated carrot
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped celery
  • 3 green onions, chopped
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons fat-free or low-fat vegan mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon stone-ground mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 4 large romaine lettuce leaves
  • 1 medium tomato, sliced, or 6 to 8 cherry tomatoes, cut in half

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Sweet Potato Lentil Chili

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By The Physicians Committee

Red lentils work nicely to thicken this chili, while the sweet potato gives a mellow, smooth contrast to the spices.

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