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Monday, October 19, 2009

The Health Benefits of a Plant-Based Diet

1. Swine Flu DVD
2. Famous Quote – Hippocrates, the father of medicine
3. The Dangers of Antibiotic Overuse
4. Bible verse – Romans 12:2
5. Veg Diets Reduce Risk of Polyps
6. Cancer Prevention and Cure


1. Swine Flu DVD

In this one-hour presentation, Dr. Michael Greger, director of Public Health and Animal Agriculture in the farm animal welfare division of The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), explores the role factory farming played in the emergence of the current flu pandemic. It also explains why the H1N1 virus is a poignant example of how the treatment of animals can have global public health implications. To learn more and/or buy the DVD please search online for Flu Factories: Tracing the Origins of the Swine Flu Pandemic

2. Famous Quote

"Let your food be your medicine, and your medicine be your food."
~Hippocrates, the father of medicine

3. The Dangers of Antibiotic Overuse

The overuse of antibiotics in farmed animals has scientists and consumers worried. Factory farmed animals are fed a constant dose of antibiotics so they survive the deplorable conditions they are submitted to. The result is the increasing resistance of bacteria to antibiotics. Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-N.Y.), a former microbiologist who has a master's degree in public health, says, "If people don't believe in evolution, they should look at staphylococcus. Your body used to be able to take care of it. But now it can kill you. It's evolved." Her answer is H.R. 1549: the Preservation of Antibiotics for Medical Treatment Act of 2009. The legislation's approach is very simple, Slaughter says: "The bill preserves the seven most effective classes of antibiotics for human use only. They can be used to treat sick animals, but they can't be used to simply raise animals." To read the full article please search online for Gut check: just say no to antibacterial burgers

4. Bible Verse

(RSV) Romans 12:2
Do not be conformed to this world but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that you may prove what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.

It's hard not to be influenced by our surroundings; however, God calls us to be obedient to Him/Her and follow Jesus' teachings of compassion, mercy and justice.

5. Veg Diets Reduce Risk of Polyps

According to new results from the Polyp Prevention Trial a high-fiber diet may help prevent colon cancer. The results show that participants who already had a polyp and were the most compliant to a high-fruit-and-vegetable diet reduced their odds of polyp recurrence by up to 35 percent and reduced their odds of advanced polyp recurrence almost 50 percent. To read the full article please search online for High-Fiber Diets Prevent Polyps

6. Cancer Prevention and Cure

Kathy Freston, author and Health and Wellness expert, interviews Dr. T. Colin Campbell, Professor Emeritus of Cornell University and author of the groundbreaking “The China Study”, who explains the mechanism behind cancer and how plant-based diets really help in the prevention and reversion of many cancers. To read the full article please search online for A Cure For Cancer? Eating A Plant-Based Diet

God's ideal diet for us is plant-based one, which is also the best one for the environment and obviously also for farmed animals. While modern medicine tries to tackle cancer with drugs, it would be wise not to forget a holistic approach, where diet is one of the most important aspects.

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