Eating for Spiritual Growth and Physical Healing
February 4, 2013
Welcome to the weekly CVA blog! In it you will find famous
quotes, news and commentaries.
- Doctor’s Orders!
- Famous Quote: Will Tuttle
- Red Meat Consumptions Increases Mortality
- Bible verse: Romans 12:1
- Western Diet Reduces Cognitive Abilities
- This Week’s Video: Chicago Mayor Rahm
Emanuel Endorses Engine 2 Diet
1. Doctor’s Orders!
Neal Priest, emergency room physician
at St. Mary’s Hospital in Athens, GA, explains that disease and diet
are intimately related. He states that “Strokes, heart attacks, most
cancers, obesity, inflammatory bowel diseases, many types of
arthritis, Alzheimer’s, erectile dysfunction, peripheral vascular
diseases, many viral and bacterial illnesses, and more are caused or
worsened by a single class of substances: animal products.”
Priest: Resolve to eat your veggies:
Kudos for all the
physicians around the world that encourage their patients to
transitions to a plant-based diet in order to get healthier! What’s
even better, is that many of these physicians, like Neal Priest, have
also made the connection between animal products, environmental
devastation and the suffering of God’s animals.
Week’s Famous Quote
The pollution of our shared
consciousness-field by the dark agonies endured by billions of animals
killed for food is an unrecognized fact that impedes our social
progress and contributes gigantically to human violence and the
warfare that is constantly erupting around the world.
Tuttle, World Peace Diet
3. Red Meat Consumptions
Increases Mortality Rate
One of the longest and most
comprehensive studies on the link between meat and cancer was carried
out by scientists at Harvard. The study concluded that red meat
consumption was associated with living a significantly shorter life
(increased cancer mortality, increased heart disease mortality, and
increased overall mortality.) Dr. Frank Hu, professor of nutrition and
epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health and co-author of
the study published in the journal Archives of Internal Medicine said,
"What is surprising is the magnitude of risk associated with very
moderate red meat consumption."... "I think the public health message
is pretty straightforward, we should switch from a red meat-based diet
to a plant-based diet with healthier protein choices."
Red Meat Tied to Increased Mortality Risk:
It's so absurd
to hear people say "everything in moderation"! What about violence,
abuse, terror, disease and suffering in moderation? As stewards of
God's Creation we should strive to end suffering, abuse and violence
to the best of our abilities. Even if a serving of red meat once in a
while might not seem to affect health significantly, we should still
take into account the suffering of God's animals and the environmental
devastation on the planet.
As Dr. Dean Ornish says, "What is
personally sustainable is globally sustainable. What is good for you
is good for our planet."
4. This Week’s Bible Verse
(RSV) Romans 12:1
I appeal to you therefore, brethren, by
the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy
and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.
great it is to offer our bodies to God, especially when we take good
care of them while at the same time alleviating suffering and helping
restore the environment!
5. Western Diet Reduces
After decades of reviewing and analyzing
data, Australian researches concluded that the typical Western diet or
HFS diet (high in fats and sugar) may reduce cognitive abilities such
as episodic memory, attention and inhibition.
Western diet may cause brain impairment and neurodegenerative
conditions, say researchers:
Abundant scientific evidence
indicates once again that a well-balanced plant-based diet, which is
low in fat and sugars, is healing for our bodies. Much suffering and
devastation is alleviated when our choice of diet is aligned with our
inner-self, our values and our faith. Choosing kindness and compassion
6. This Week’s Video: Chicago Mayor
Rahm Emanuel Endorses Engine 2 Diet
Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel
publicly got behind plant-based eating earlier this month by saying
the ENGINE 2 DIET has improved his running times. He also
believes that Chicago's healthcare costs could be dramatically reduced
if more people simply decided go plant-strong.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Endorses Engine 2 Diet:
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