Go Vegetarian! Save More and Feel Better
February 18, 2013
Welcome to the weekly CVA blog! In it you will find famous
quotes, news and commentaries.
- Spend Less, Feel Better: Go Vegetarian
- Famous Quote:
Walter C. Willet, MD, Chairman, Dept. of Nutrition Harvard School of
- Wash Your Hands, Eat
- Bible verse: Mark 1:12-15
- Another Vegan
- This Week’s Video: Frankensteer
1. Spend Less, Feel Better: Go Vegetarian
Going vegetarian to
reduce one’s food budget in half is one of the key recommendations in
this article. Of course, going vegetarian likely reduces one’s
healthcare costs as well. It’s a win-win situation!
recommendation on how to cut one’s food budget and to improve one’s
health please visit
How to cut your food budget in half:
Eating a plant-based
diet is beneficial for all of God’s Creation. It helps us be good
stewards of our bodies, our fellow Earthlings and the environment.
It’s God’s ideal diet for us!
2. This Week’s Famous Quote
There is virtually no evidence that drinking two or three
glasses of milk a day reduces the chances of breaking a bone.
~ Walter C. Willet, MD, Chairman, Dept. of Nutrition Harvard School of
3. Wash Your Hands, Eat Plant-Based
Sometimes a little common sense goes a long way; it alleviates
suffering and even saves lives. Just like hand-washing became a
revolutionary life-saving technique in the 1800s when more than 50% of
people died during surgeries and giving birth due to infections,
eating a plant-based diet might be indeed the way to reduce disease
and early death. Scientific evidence indicates that hand-washing and
good sanitary techniques save lives; abundant scientific evidence also
indicates that eating a veg diet prevents and reverses many major
Is a vegetarian diet the new hand-washing disease prevention?
Many times the answer to a problem is in front of our eyes, but
we fail to see it because our minds are entertained with desires,
busyness and social programming, and cannot possibly conceive it could
be that easy! However, eating a plant-based diet is easier than what
most people think. It’s also a way to awaken our compassion and
sensitivity. A plant-based diet is spiritual and physical healing.
4. This Week’s Bible Verse
(RSV) Mark 1:12-15
The Spirit immediately drove him out into the wilderness. And he was
in the wilderness forty days, tempted by Satan; and he was with the
wild beasts; and the angels ministered to him. Now after John was
arrested, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of God, and
saying, "The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand;
repent, and believe in the gospel."
The season of Lent, a time
of repentance and reflection, began yesterday. May we use this time to
think of our actions and how they impact all of God’s Creation;
especially our food choices that affect our health, the lives of
sentient beings, and the planet we live on.
Amar'e Stoudemire, New York Knicks
basketball player, has decided to adopt a plant-based diet! Stoudemire
had sustained many knee injuries which ultimately led him to undergo
arthroscopic surgery on his left knee. "I wanted to really give myself
the best opportunity to remain healthy," said Stoudemire. "And if
something did happen and an injury did occur, I could say that I gave
100 percent from nutrition to cardio to lifting weights."
Star Basketball Player Goes Vegan to Give Himself the "Best
Opportunity to Remain Healthy":
Kudos for Stoudemire! More
and more athletes are adopting a vegan diet to stay healthy and
improve performance. A plant-based diet honors our bodies!
6. This Week’s Video
“FRANKENSTEER is a disturbing yet
compelling documentary that reveals how the ordinary cow is being
transformed into an antibiotic dependent, hormone-laced potential
carrier of toxic bacteria, all in the name of cheaper food. And
consumers, by and large, are totally unaware of the dangers lurking in
their beloved steaks, ribs and, most especially, hamburgers.”
Please visit Frankensteer:
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