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CVA Blog
Monday, July 13, 2009

Stewardship of Our Health

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

1. Right Diet for a Healthy Life
2. Famous Quote – John Robbins, author of Diet for a New America and The Food Revolution
3. Plant-based Diets Good for Athletes
4. Bible verse – Isaiah 12:4
5. Better School Lunches
6. This Week’s Video: John McDougall, MD on obesity

1. Right Diet for a Healthy Life

Our bodies need healthful food in order to fight disease and this seems to be the case of Katherine Lawrence, a 27 year-old woman who was diagnosed with severe endometriosis and uterine cysts. Her doctor recommended inducing early menopause and a hysterectomy. However, she decided to follow a low-fat vegan diet and in just five short weeks her health problems were gone. She is now part of the non-profit group The Cancer Project and she teaches cooking classes especially designed to help prevent and battle cancer.

To read the full article please search online for Low fat vegan diet may have saved woman's life

2. Famous Quote

"The joy is that we can take back our bodies, reclaim our health, and restore ourselves to balance. We can take power over what and how we eat. We can rejuvenate and recharge ourselves, bringing healing to the wounds we carry inside us, and bringing to fuller life the wonderful person that each of us can be."
~ John Robbins, author of Diet for a New America and The Food Revolution.

3. Plant-based Diets Good for Athletes

Jake Shields, vegetarian since birth, is a mixed martial arts champions. He holds the Elite XC Welterweight Champion title and one of only three Gracie Jiu-Jitsu black belts ever earned. Shields is a great example that a vegetarian diet is good for athletes.

To read the full article please search online for Lean and Green: Jake Shields

4. Bible Verse

(RSV) Isaiah 12:4
And you will say in that day: "Give thanks to the LORD, call upon his name; make known his deeds among the nations, proclaim that his name is exalted.

Let's take a moment each day and give thanks to God for the magnificent creation we've been entrusted with, where all life glorifies the Creator.

5. Better School Lunches

According to the School Nutrition Association (SNS), about two thirds of school nutrition programs now offer a vegetarian school lunch on a consistent basis. The increase is due to the demand of more healthful foods and to the increase in the number of children and teens who choose a plant-base diet.

To read the full article please search online for Majority of School Nutrition Programs Now Offer Vegetarian School Lunches

6. This Week’s Video

In this excerpt from the documentary Processed People, John McDougall, MD, explains one of the most important reasons behind obesity and its increasing rate. He points to junk food laden with animal products and sugar as one of the main culprits.

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