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Animal Products Are Not Healthful
October 8, 2012

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

  1. Why UTI’s and Chicken Might be Linked
  2. Famous Quote: Dr. Michael Greger
  3. Eggs Are Not Part of a Healthy Diet
  4. Bible verse: Proverbs 19:9
  5. The Threat of a Swine Flu Pandemic
  6. This Week’s Video: Ex Vivo Cancer Proliferation Bioessay 

1. Why UTI’s and Chicken Might be Linked
 
A steady increase of urinary tract infections in women within the past 3 years has raised concerns about its cause. The culprit, E.coli, has been found; however, the source of this strain was unknown until recently. Research studies in the United States, Canada, and Europe have found close genetic matches between resistant E. coli collected from human patients and resistant strains found on chicken or turkey sold in supermarkets or collected from birds being slaughtered. According to researchers, chicken, which is the low-cost, low-fat protein that Americans eat more than any other meat is the link that allows resistant bacteria to move to humans.

Please visit How Your Chicken Dinner is Creating a Drug-Resistant Superbug:
http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2012/07/how-your-chicken-dinner-is-creating-a-drug-resistant-superbug/259700/
 
How is it possible to go on exploiting animals so mercilessly and expect no consequences? Surprisingly, this is what humanity has been doing and continues to do in spite of the warnings. So, if we want to create a healthy, peaceful and joyous world, we need to spread with warm hands the same onto other beings. Allowing God’s animals to live healthy, peaceful and joyous lives is probably the easiest but most important task we have as stewards of God’s creation. After all, what we sow, we also reap.


2. This Week’s Famous Quote
 
In addition to kidney failure, plant based diets can help prevent and treat diabetes, prevent and treat COPD, prevent and treat arthritis, prevent and treat cancer, prevent and treat heart disease, and prevent and treat obesity.
 
~ Dr. Michael Greger


3. Eggs Are Not Part of a Healthy Diet
 
A new study indicates that egg consumption is nearly as harmful to heart health as smoking tobacco. The results of the study suggest that egg consumption should be avoided especially by people at risk of cardiovascular disease.

Please visit New Study: Eggs as Harmful as Cigarettes:
http://www.mfablog.org/2012/08/new-study-eggs-as-harmful-as-cigarettes.html
 
Eggs are harmful to all of God’s Creation. The increase risk of heart disease, and the egregious exploitation of egg-laying hens and their chicks should be more than enough reasons to avoid egg consumption. After all, we are called to take care of their bodies, temples of the Holy Spirit, and to treat all creatures with mercy.


4. This Week’s Bible Verse
 
Proverbs 19:9
 
“A false witness will not go unpunished, and he who utters lies will perish.”
 
It seems clear to me that the animal agriculture industry’s fate is, hopefully, to disappear. After all, deceiving and lying to consumers is part of the reason why they are able to exist.


5. The Threat of a Swine Flu Pandemic
 
Factory farms seem to be the perfect vessels to incubate new viral strains. Just this year, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has announced a sharp increase in cases of swine-origin influenza (H3N2v), better known as "swine flu", from only 12 cases last year to at least 224 cases since mid-July. The threat of a pandemic is real, especially if this virus becomes capable of spreading from human to human.

Please visit How Industrialized Farming Could Facilitate Pandemic Swine Flu:
http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2012/08/how-industrialized-farming-could-facilitate-pandemic-swine-flu/261356/
 
Factory farms are creating havoc on this planet. Eating God’s animals not only does it kill them but it destroys all of God’s Creation. We are approaching a point of no return unless we change our ways, soften our hearts and follow our inner-most values and beliefs. The transition to a plant-based diet is an unavoidable step in order to bring healing, restoration and reconciliation.


6. This Week’s Video: Ex Vivo Cancer Proliferation Bioessay
 
In this short video Dr. Greger explains why a plant-based diet is very effective at reducing cancer rate.

Please visit Ex Vivo Cancer Proliferation Bioessay:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=xTIrmOdmil4


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