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Compassion and Kindness Promote Good Health
January 21, 2013

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

  1. Pig Waste in Seafood
  2. Famous Quote: Will Tuttle, The World Peace Diet: Eating for Spiritual Health and Social Harmony
  3. To Live Longer, Live With Compassion
  4. Bible verse: Genesis 1:20-23
  5. Americans Live Longer, Just Not Healthier
  6. This Week’s Video: Dr. Barnard on Alzheimer’s Prevention

1. Pig Waste in Seafood
 
According to a new report, some seafood sold in the U.S. coming from Asia is raised on pig feces and crawling with flies. Seemingly, it’s common practice in some parts of Asia to feed fish pig and geese waste, which according to Michael Doyle, director of the Center for Food Safety at the University of Georgia; it is an unsafe practice because the manure may be contaminated with salmonella.

Please visit Seafood from Asia Raised on Pig Waste, Says News Report:
http://abcnews.go.com/Business/consumers-eating-feces-tainted-shrimp-fish-seafood-asia/story?id=17491264

The animal agriculture industry goes to great lengths in order to produce massive amounts of food the cheapest way as possible. Invariably, God’s animals are turned into commodities and the health of consumers is put at risk. Raising animals for food leaves no room for ethics and compassion.  


2. This Week’s Famous Quote
 
How could it ever be to our purpose to rob another living being of his or her purpose?
 
― Will Tuttle, author, The World Peace Diet: Eating for Spiritual Health and Social Harmony 


3.  To Live Longer, Live With Compassion
 
If you want to add nearly a decade more to your life-span, then switch to a plant-base diet! Abundant scientific evidence shows unequivocally that a well-balanced plant-based diet decreases the risk of all those chronic diseases that plague our society and kill most people: heart disease, obesity, cancer, diabetes, etc.

Please visit Why Do Vegetarians Live Longer:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kathy-freston/plant-based-diet_b_1981838.html?utm_hp_ref=mostpopular
 
We reap what we sow. It only makes sense that if we sow disease, suffering and death we reap disease, suffering and death. As Dr. Will Tuttle, author of “The World Peace Diet”, rightly points out, the same chronic diseases we cause on God’s farmed animals (obesity, hear disease, osteoporosis, anxiety and depression, cancer, etc.) are the same diseases that we see occurring the most in our culture.
 
If we want to stop this insane cycle of violence, disease and death we simply must live with compassion. It’s not rocket science… it’s our inner-most essence.  


4. This Week’s Bible Verse
 
(RSV) Genesis 1:20-23

 
And God said, "Let the waters bring forth swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the firmament of the heavens." So God created the great sea monsters and every living creature that moves, with which the waters swarm, according to their kinds, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. And God blessed them, saying, "Be fruitful and multiply and fill the waters in the seas, and let birds multiply on the earth." And there was evening and there was morning, a fifth day.
 
The oceans and its inhabitants are the result of God’s infinite love and creativity. As stewards of God’s Creation we have the privilege and responsibility to be healers, peacemakers and restorers. 


5. Americans Live Longer, Just Not Healthier
 
It’s not surprise that life expectancy is the U.S. has increased; however. I call this a blessing in disguise. People might live longer, but surely sicker. Advances in medicine and technology have allowed physicians to diagnose diseases earlier and keep people alive longer in spite of their health issues. Lack of exercise and an unhealthy diet are the cause of these preventable diseases that sooner or later most Americans suffer: cancer, heart-disease, obesity and diabetes.

Please visit Health rankings: USA is living longer, but sicker:
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2012/12/10/health-rankings-states/1759299/
 
How is it honoring to God if we live longer but with ongoing health problems and less vitality? Should it surprise us that the health of people in general has deteriorated to a point that a great percentage of Americans are on prescription medications? After all, don’t we cause unimaginable suffering, sickness and health to God’s animals? Once again, we reap what we sow.  


6. This Week’s Video: Dr. Barnard on Alzheimer’s Prevention
 
Listen and watch as Dr. Neal Barnard explains what research shows about brain decline and most importantly what each of us can do to reduce our chances to suffer from Alzheimer’s disease. 

Please visit Neal Barnard MS -- Go vegan to avoid Alzheimer's (VIDEO):
http://www.vegsource.com/news/2012/12/neal-barnard-md----go-vegan-to-avoid-alzheimers-video.html 

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