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CVA Blog
Monday, Mar 14, 2011

Vegan Celebrities

1. Bob Harper’s New Vegan Diet

2. Famous Quote – Voltaire

3. Alicia Silverstone: A Vegan Pregnancy

4. Bible verse – 2 Corinthians 1:3-4

5. Interview with Kathy Freston

6. This Week’s Video – Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead

 

1. Bob Harper’s New Vegan Diet

The Biggest Loser's trainer and poster child for healthy living, Bob Harper, switched to a vegan diet after a physical where his doctor said he had high cholesterol. To the shock of Harper and his doctors, his total cholesterol count dropped 100 points after making the switch. Now, he is an outspoken advocate for plant-based diets and for factory farmed animals who suffer unimaginable pain and fear. To read the full article search online for Trainer Bob Harper's Diet Plan

Kudos for Bob Harper for recognizing that a plant-based diet is not only healthy but compassionate! May this Christmas season bring love and compassion to people so they open their hearts to God's animals.

2. Famous Quote

“Our wretched species is so made that those who walk on the well-trodden path always throw stones at those who are showing a new road.”

~Voltaire

3. Alicia Silverstone: A Vegan Pregnancy

Alicia Silverstone, actress and dedicated animal advocate, is being a great role model at showing that a vegan pregnancy is not only easily attainable but very beneficial for both, mom and baby. Dietary requirements change during pregnancy and a well-planned balanced diet can provide all the necessary nutrients needed. To read the full article search online for A Healthy Vegan Pregnancy for Alicia Silverstone  

It's fantastic that well-known celebrities make the world known that a plant-based diet is great for all stages of life, including pregnancy. A well-balanced plant-based diet is loaded with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and phytochemicals that give the baby a great start in life. Moreover, veg diets are compassionate, which surely encourages empathy and compassion.

4. Bible Verse

(RSV) 2 Corinthians 1:3-4

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.

It is inevitable in this life to avoid suffering; however, we can rest assured that we worship a God of love, who comforts us in times of trouble. In turn, since we share His/Her essence of love, we are able to comfort those who suffer and do our best to reduce their suffering.

5. Interview with Kathy Freston

John Heilpern, contributing editor to Vanity Fair, writes about his lunch with former model Kathy Freston, vegan and best-selling author of the Quantum Wellness series. Freston shares with him how the picture of a cow being dragged to slaughter changed her life forever and how she wants to share with others that a vegan lifestyle is attainable and joyous. To read the article search online for The Vegan Monologues

Kudos for Kathy Freston for raising awareness on the inherent cruelty of animal agriculture and also on the many benefits of a plant-based diet for all of God's Creation: humans, animals and the environment.

6. This Week’s Video – Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead

Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead is an inspiring film that chronicles Joe's personal mission to regain his health. Joe suffers from a debilitating autoimmune disease and medicines cannot help him anymore. He realizes there is one option left, the body's ability to heal itself. He trades in the junk food and hits the road with a juicer and a generator in tow, vowing only to drink fresh fruit and vegetable juice for the next 60 days. What comes next is a heart-warming story of healing and human connection, where Joe is able to change the life of another man. search online for Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead to watch the extended trailer and share it with friends and family.

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