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CVA Blog
Monday, May 19, 2008

Our Diet: A Reflection of Our Stewardship of God’s Creation

Welcome to the weekly CVA blog! In it you will find famous quotes, news and commentaries.

1. More Evidence of Cow’s Milk Linked to Type I Diabetes
2. Famous quote – Isaac Bashevis Singer
3. High Saturated Fat Diets Have Negative Effects Prostatectomy
4. Bible verse – Ephesians 5:1-2
5. Growing Risk of Bird Flu Pandemic
6. What Most People Eat

1. More Evidence of Cow’s Milk Linked to Type I Diabetes: Marcia Goldfarb of Anatek-EP, a protein research laboratory in Portland, Maine, has found more evidence that cow’s milk proteins trigger type 1 diabetes. She found antibodies to bovine beta-lactoglobulin in the serum of children with diabetes. To read the full article please visit http://www.pcrm.org/news/archive080510.html

2. "To be a vegetarian is to disagree -- to disagree with the course of things today. Starvation, world hunger, cruelty, waste, wars -- we must make a statement against these things. Vegetarianism is my statement. And I think it's a strong one." ~ Isaac Bashevis Singer (1902 - 1991), Polish author, 1978 Nobel Prize Winner

3. High Saturated Fat Diets Have Negative Effects Prostatectomy: A new study showed that men who consumed a high saturated fat (HSF) diet were significantly more likely to have a biochemical failure following prostate cancer removal and a shorter biochemical-failure-free survival than men on a low saturated fat (LSF) diet. The study included 309 white patients at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center treated with prostatectomy. Five years after surgery, 80 percent of men who consumed an LSF diet were disease free, compared to 65 percent of men who consumed a HSF diet.

To read the full article please visit http://www.pcrm.org/news/archive080512.html

A well-balanced plant-based diet tends to be low in saturated fat and therefore helps to lower the risk of many diseases.

4. (RSV) Ephesians 5:1-2

"Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children. And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God."

We are called to follow Christ's example by reflecting God's love in us onto all Creation. This is our most precious offering to God.

5. Growing Risk of Bird Flu Pandemic: According to 150 experts attending a meeting hosted by the World Health Organization (WHO), the risk of a human influenza pandemic is growing as the bird flu virus becomes entrenched in poultry in more countries. So far, the H5N1 avian flu virus has infected birds in much of Asia, Africa and parts of Europe. The fear is that it could mutate into a form that passes easily from person to person that could kill millions.

To read the full article please visit http://www.planetark.com/dailynewsstory.cfm/newsid/48239/story.htm

As long as we keep exploiting God’s animals we are putting our health at risk and the one of future generations. We ought to do our best to show compassion and mercy to God’s animals and fulfill our sacred duty of stewards of God’s Creation.

6. What Most People Eat: A report done by Information Resources listed the 50 top largest product categories in food stores by sales dollars. That is which products people spend the most money on. Unfortunately, the results were discouraging since vegetables didn't show up to # 22, frozen vegetables were #33, and canned fruit was #39.

To read the full article please visit http://www.healthscience.org/content/view/367/198/

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