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CVA Blog
Monday, January 3, 2011

Plant Strong Diet

1. Chicken’s Link to Breast Cancer
2. Famous Quote – John McDougall
3. Fast Food Chains on Trial
4. Bible verse – Matthew 11:28
5. No Eggs Is Better
6. This Week’s Video – T. Colin Campbell, MD

1. Chicken’s Link to Breast Cancer

According to new study a carcinogen found in grilled chicken may worsen breast cancer. Researchers at Imperial College London shared results of a study treating human breast cancer cell lines with PhIP, one of a group of carcinogens called heterocyclic amines. PhIP is commonly found in grilled and barbecued meats, especially chicken. The researchers found that very small doses of PhIP caused the cells to exhibit extra-cellular invasive behavior. The authors concluded that PhIP is not only a potent breast cancer culprit due to its ability to damage DNA, but could also increase the likelihood that breast cancer cells will become metastatic, worsening existing disease. To read the full article please search online for Carcinogen in grilled chicken may worsen breast cancer

Most people in the world do not need to eat animal products for survival. By transitioning to a plant-based diet, many common chronic diseases can be avoided. Caring for our bodies honors God.

2. Famous Quote

"An important fact to remember is that all natural diets, including purely vegetarian diets without a hint of dairy products, contain amounts of calcium that are above the threshold for meeting your nutritional needs….In fact, calcium deficiency caused by an insufficient amount of calcium in the diet is not known to occur in humans."

~ John McDougall, American physician

3. Fast Food Chains on Trial

Heterocyclic amines (HCAs, cancer-causing compounds have been found in 100 grilled chicken items from McDonald’s, Burger King, Chick-fil-A, Chili’s, Applebee’s, Outback Steakhouse, and TGI Friday’s. Now, thanks to the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), this issue will go to trial. To read the full article please search online for California COurt to Grill McDonald's about Cancer-Causing Chemical in Chicken

Thankfully there are people who have humanity's health in their best interest, such as PCRM. However, it is ultimately the consumers’ decision to pick what they put in their bodies.

4. Bible Verse

(RSV) Matthew 11:28

[Jesus said,] "Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest."

Often, God's Creation advocates may feel the burden of the insensitivity of people toward the suffering of God's animals, the devastation of God's Earth, and the consequences of food choices on our health. Jesus Christ's teachings of compassion, mercy and love are a safe place for us to rest.

5. No Eggs Is Better

A new study published in the Canadian Journal of Cardiology explains that the cholesterol in one egg exceeds the maximum amount recommended by the American Heart Association and the National Cholesterol Education Program. Both recommend less than 200 milligrams per day for people at risk for cardiovascular disease. Authors go on to caution that stopping egg consumption after a heart attack would be “a necessary act, but late.” To read the full article please search online for Cholesterol in eggs is dangerous

Eggs are not necessary in a healthy diet. Moreover, over 95% of the eggs produced in the US come from battery cage hens, which are the most abused animals in the factory farming industry.

6. This Week’s Video – T. Colin Campbell, MD

In this short video, Dr. Campbell responds to Weston Price Foundation criticisms of his bestseller, "The China Study", and talks about vitamins and the vegan diet. He also discusses his views on fish. Please visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wxb7XPm_SxU&feature=related.

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