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Monday, December 20, 2010

What is Good for Our Bodies, Temples of the Holy Spirit?

1. Fish Oil or Algae?

2. Famous Quote – Howard Lyman, author of Mad Cowboy

3. Meat-Based Diet Kills at Least 45,000 People in the UK Every Year

4. Bible verse – 1 Corinthians 1:4-5

5. Soy Decreases Breast Cancer Recurrence in Women

6. This Week’s Video – Taking Control of Diabetes with Dr. Neal Barnard

1. Fish Oil or Algae?

DHA or Docosahexaenoic acid, also known as omega-3 fatty acids, has been attributed to maintaining memory function and preventing dementia. DHA is know for being present in fish, but a more sustainable way to obtain it is from certain algae. Dr. Oz, who was a featured speaker at a luncheon in New York City titled “Beautiful Minds: An Assessment of the Nation’s Brain Health,” recommends vegetarian DHA over fish oil. One company that manufactures the algal form of DHA is DEVA. To read the full article please search online for Dr. Oz Recommends Sustainable Algae DHA As Brain Booster 

Humans need to think about their food choices as they affect all of God's Creation: humans, animals and the environment. Since industrial fishing is depleting our oceans, a better choice to obtain DHA is from algae. Not only would we be alleviating animals suffering, but also helping restore the environment.

2. Famous Quote

“If you visit the killing floor of a slaughterhouse, it will brand your soul for life.”

~ Howard Lyman, author of Mad Cowboy

3. Meat-Based Diet Kills at Least 45,000 People in the UK Every Year

According to a new study by the Oxford University's heart unit just lowering meat consumption in the UK would prevent about 45,000 premature deaths a year. Researchers concluded that reducing meat intake would prevent 31,000 deaths from heart disease, 9,000 deaths from cancer and 5,000 deaths from strokes each year. Consumption of meat products has been conclusively linked to colon cancer and heart disease. To read the full article please search online for Excessive meat-eating 'kills 45,000 each year'

It is no surprising that, when we cause misery to other creatures and we are driven by taste and profit, disease and suffering result. When we make compassionate and responsible choices, we participate in the healing and reconciliation of God’s Creation. 

4. Bible Quote

(RSV) 1 Corinthians 1:4-5

“I always thank God for you because of his grace given you in Christ Jesus. For in him you have been enriched in every way - in all your speaking and in all your knowledge.”

The apostle Paul encountered many hardships and obstacles and yet he found reasons to give thanks for them. Paul's example reminds us that every person and situation is something to be cherished, even if problematic.

5. Soy Decreases Breast Cancer Recurrence in Women

According to a new study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, women consuming the most soy products have a lower risk of breast cancer recurrence. Researchers observed the amounts of soy isoflavones consumed by 524 women with breast cancer. Postmenopausal women who ate more than 42.3 milligrams of soy isoflavones daily had a 33 percent decreased risk of recurrence, compared with women who ate less than 15.2 milligrams per day. To read the article please search online for Soy Decreases Risk of Breast Cancer Recurrence

6. This Week’s Video – Taking Control of Diabetes with Dr. Neal Barnard

This is the preview of TAKING CONTROL OF DIABETES WITH DR. NEAL BARNARD aired in March 2010 on PBS. Dr. Barnard explains how his low-fat vegan diet can help diabetics and non-diabetics alike. To watch it please visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pcs6MSdG2W0.

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