Down Dog to Drop the Dog!

May 5, 2014   //   by Staff Writer   //   The Blog  //  No Comments

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The Physicians Committee is working to spread awareness about how you and your loved ones can prevent colorectal cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer among men and women, with 1 in 20 developing it in his or her lifetime. This disease will claim the lives of more than 50,000 Americans this year.

We’re teaming up with Yoga District to launch a new campaign, “Down Dogs to Drop the Dog”because processed meat products, like hot dogs, are strongly linked to colorectal cancer. Processed meat is so closely linked to colorectal cancer that no amount is safe for consumption.

If you’re practicing ahimsa, start with showing compassion towards yourself and your body. One simple change that you can make to dramatically reduce your risk of colorectal cancer is to ditch processed meat.

Next time you are in down dog, be mindful of how you can reduce your risk of cancer by setting aside processed meat.

And then help us spread awareness:

1. Read this infographic and become knowledgeable about the risks of eating processed meat.

2. Share the Anatomy of a Hot Dog. Bring it to the next PTA or school board meeting and ask to have hot dogs and other processed meat taken off school lunch menus.

3. Talk to a friend about the risk of eating processed meat and share our Drop the Dog, Pick A Plant recipe cards with your friends and family. You’ll have six new delicious plant-based recipes at the ready , like Parsvottanasana Pizza, Shoulder Stand Salad, and Bound Angle Burritos.

Help us spread the word to let everyone know about the power of prevention to save lives.

Neal Barnard, M.D.
President, PCRM

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