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Eat Plants, Not Animals!
August 20, 2012

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

1. Think Twice before Drinking Cow’s Milk
2. Famous Quote: William Booth, founder of the Salvation Army, General (1829-1912
3. Human-Animal Infectious Diseases on the Rise
4. Bible verse: Proverbs 10:28
5. More Light Shed on Soy Consumption
6. This Week’s Video: Eliminating the # 1 Cause of Death


1. Think Twice before Drinking Cow’s Milk

More and more scientific evidence points toward the fact that cow’s milk is only good for calves. Mark Bittman explains well the negative effects of dairy on a human diet emphasizing on the unhealthy aspects of it (lactose intolerance, allergies, high cholesterol, etc.) but also touching on the environmental and inhumane aspects of raising dairy cows.

Please visit Got Milk? You Don't Need It:
http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/07/07/got-milk-you-dont-need-it/
 
Humans are the only species on Earth that drinks milk past infancy and from another species. Dairy products are not necessary in a healthy, balanced diet so to ingest products that sicken many people, exploit and kill billions of cows and their calves every year and cause environmental degradation is simply put, dishonoring to God. 


2. This Week’s Famous Quote

It is a great delusion to suppose that flesh of any kind is essential to health.

William Booth -- Founder of the Salvation Army, General (1829-1912)



3. Human-Animal Infectious Diseases on the Rise 

According to a study by the International Livestock Research Institute, animal-borne diseases are responsible for 2.5 billion cases of human illness and 2.7 million deaths a year. Unfortunately, the rising demand for animal products is expected to increase the spread of human-animal infectious diseases.

Please visit Animal-Borne Disease Seen Killing 2.7 Million People in Study:
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-07-04/animal-borne-disease-seen-killing-2-7-million-people-in-study.html
 
Eating God’s animals or their by-products brings misery and death to all of creation. Just imagine how many people could be saved just by transitioning to a plant-based diet! Human-animal infectious diseases would disappear; the rate of most chronic diseases such as cancer, diabetes and heart-disease would plummet; hunger would be a thing of the past; and billions of God’s creatures would be spared of a life of misery and of a brutal death. There is no need to kill animals for food. Transitioning to a plant-based diet helps us to bring healing and reconciliation while celebrating the wonderful gift of life!


4. Proverbs 10:28 (RSV)

This Week’s Bible Verse

The hope of the righteous ends in gladness, but the expectation of the wicked comes to nought.
 
I think this verse emphasizes that as long as we walk with God, spreading His/Her essence of love, our hope of a better world we’ll be rewarded. Because when we give love, joy and peace, we also receive joy, love and peace.


5. More Light Shed on Soy Consumption

Much has been said unfairly about soy, but thankfully, many of the myths surrounding it have been debunked. Now, a new report in the July edition of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition shows that women previously diagnosed with breast cancer have less risk of cancer recurrence if they consume soy products.

Please visit New Study Shows Soy Products Protect Women from Breast Cancer Recurrence :
http://www.pcrm.org/health/medNews/soy-protects-women-from-breast-cancer-recurrence

Of course it’s important to eat a balanced diet, which includes a variety of fruits, veggies, nuts and seeds. Having said that, it’s great to learn and share with others that soy is a healthy food in plant-based diets!


6. This Week’s Video: Eliminating the # 1 Cause of Death

What does Dr. William Roberts, Editor in Chief of the American Journal of Cardiology and Head of Baylor's Cardiovascular Institute say about the causes of arthrosclerosis and becoming heart-attack proof?

Find out in this short video: Eliminating the # 1 Cause of Death :
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bY0UY3FwoW4


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