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Replace Animal Products with Healthier Plant-Based Options!
March 25, 2013

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

  1. Beat Depression with Fruits and Veggies!
  2. Famous Quote - Centers for Disease Control
  3. Farmed Animals Are On Drugs
  4. Bible verse: 1 Corinthians 10:25
  5. Ditch Dairy and Feel Better!
  6. This Week’s Video - Dr. Barnard on Dr. Oz: Preventing Alzheimer's Is Easy

1. Beat Depression with Fruits and Veggies!
 
Researchers at the New Zealand's University of Otago, after studying the effects of food on mood, concluded that consuming more fruits and vegetables increases calm, happiness, and energy in one's daily life.

Please visit Beat Depression and Feel Better with More Fruits and Vegetables:
http://www.enn.com/top_stories/article/45553
 
Eating fewer processed foods is definitely good for our bodies. It’s also important to note that when we consume animal products, we are ingesting the flesh and secretions of animals who suffered in unimaginable ways, both physically and emotionally. Fear, pain, terror are common in farms and slaughterhouses. So, maybe consuming less fear, pain and terror is a good thing for us. After all, we are what we eat.


2. This Week’s Famous Quote
 
The extensive use of antimicrobial drugs has resulted in drug resistance that threatens to reverse the medical advances of the last seventy years.
 
~ Centers for Disease Control


3.  Farmed Animals Are On Drugs
 
This is a very informative article that exposes the dangers of feeding drugs to factory farmed animals, so they can survive the confinement, mutilations, disease and unsanitary conditions in factory farms. Although China has been on the spotlight for their short-sighted practices in animal agriculture such as giving the antiviral Tamiflu to poultry, the U.S. really doesn’t lag far behind. Just in 2011, 29.9 millions of antibiotics were used in livestock.

Please visit Why Meat in China -- and the U.S. -- Has a Drug Problem:
http://science.time.com/2013/02/12/why-meat-in-china-and-the-u-s-has-a-drug-problem/?hpt=hp_bn18
 
Humanity has created the perfect vessels to create, rotate and combine viruses and bacteria; they are called factory farms. These intensive operations bring suffering to God’s animals, disease to humans and profit to the corporations that owned them. Aligning our values and beliefs with our food choices might be one of the best decisions we could ever make, because such a simple but critical decision, affect all of God’s Creation. Christians should lead by example.


4. This Week’s Bible Verse
 
(RSV) 1 Corinthians 10:25
 
Eat whatever is sold in the meat market without raising any question on the ground of conscience.
 
We believe that this passage warns people against rejecting God’s gifts. However, Christian vegetarians celebrate good food. We do not object to meat because it is from God but because man-made factory farming is so harmful and because most people have access to tasty, healthy plant-based foods.


5. Ditch Dairy and Feel Better!
 
Harvard declares dairy is not part of a healthy diet. They suggest that collards, bok choy, fortified soy milk, and baked beans are safer choices than dairy for obtaining calcium, as are high quality supplements.

Please visit Harvard Declares Dairy NOT Part of Healthy Diet:
http://www.care2.com/greenliving/harvard-declares-dairy-not-part-of-healthy-diet.html
 
It’s not surprising to learn about Harvard scientists recommendations because dairy is for calves, not humans. Aside from the ill-effects of dairy on our bodies, the production of dairy is a source of much suffering and death for dairy cows and their calves. A diet that shows compassion to God’s animals is a diet that promotes good health.


6. This Week’s Video
 
Dr. Neal Barnard, M.D., President of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) was invited to the Dr. Oz show to talk about his new book: “POWER FOODS FOR THE BRAIN: An Effective 3-Step Plan to Protect Your Mind and Strengthen Your Memory.” Watch his appearance on the show and learn what foods promote Alzheimer's and what foods help prevent it. Hint: a plant-based diet is good for your brain!

Please visit Dr. Barnard on Dr. Oz: Preventing Alzheimer's Is Easy:
http://www.vegsource.com/news/2013/03/dr-barnard-on-dr-oz-preventing-alzheimers-is-easy.html 


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