Spiritual and Physical Healing
June 10, 2013
Welcome to the weekly CVA blog! In it you will find famous
quotes, news and commentaries.
- New Bird Flu Strain One of the Most Lethal
- Famous Quote:
Thich Nhat Hanh
- Processed Meats Are Dangerous for Our Health
- Bible verses: Luke 5:2-11; John 21:5-8
- Plant-Based to Treat
- This Week’s Video: Luiz Antonio - Why He
Doesn't Want to Eat Octopus
1. New Bird Flu Strain One of the Most Lethal
Keiji Fukuda, assistant director-general for health security at the
World Health Organization (WHO), the new bird flu strain that has
already killed more than 22 people in China is "one of the most
lethal" of its kind and transmits more easily to humans than another
strain that has killed hundreds since 2003. This new strain, H7N9, is
particularly problematic because of the absence of visible illness in
WHO says new bird flu strain is "one of the most lethal" flu viruses:
Nature has a way of reacting when we do things against it.
Confining God’s animals, not allowing them to exercise their God-given
instincts and needs, feeding them unnatural diets to make them grow
faster and fatter or to produce more milk/eggs, mutilating them
without anesthesia, giving them drugs so they can survive these
conditions, abusing them to our benefit, etc. may be the cause for the
new emergence of viral and bacterial strains since factory farms are
the perfect vessels to combine, rotate and mutate viruses and
bacteria. Once again, we reap what we sow; and these consequences
might just be what makes us stop consuming these creatures or their
2. This Week’s Famous Quote
day forty thousand children die in the world for lack of food. We, who
overeat in the West, who are feeding grains to animals to make meat,
are eating the flesh of these children.
~ Thich Nhat Hanh
3. Processed Meats Are Dangerous for Our Health
Processed meats should not be part of anyone’s diet according to
findings by The World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF), which has just
completed a detailed review of more than 7,000 clinical studies
covering links between diet and cancer; especially in relation to
pancreatic and colorectal cancer.
Processed Meat Declared Too Dangerous for Human Consumption:
A whole-foods plant-based diet is ideal for our bodies. Eating foods
that come from the living Earth and that are recognizable by our body
increases health and vitality. Processed meats offer convenience and
taste because they tend to be cheap, and because they are loaded with
fat and salt. However, eating these foods may cost our health, which
in the end is priceless.
4. This Week’s Bible Verses
Jesus assisted his disciples in fishing (Luke 5:2-11; John
In Luke and John, Jesus helped disciples catch a vast
quantity of fish. In Luke, the event is depicted as his first call of
the disciples. In John, the event occurs after the resurrection.
Many Biblical scholars see the events symbolically, and from a
symbolic standpoint, Jesus assisting the disciples in netting massive
quantities of fish could not be much clearer, especially considering
his promise that he will make them "fishers of men." They are bringing
disciples (fish) into the fold.
A literal reading of the text
shows animals cooperating with Jesus to prove his divinity. In Luke,
the miraculous catch prompted the fishermen to follow Jesus, who told
them, "Henceforth, you will be catching men." When they returned to
shore, they "left everything, and followed him." This demonstrates
that killing fish was not the point of the story. In John,
miraculously catching a massive quantity of fish once again
established Jesus’ divine identity. Jesus then ate the fish,
demonstrating that he was resurrected in the flesh. Again, the story
is about an important teaching, not enjoying tasty food.
5. Plant-Based to Treat Multiple Sclerosis
M.D., explains in this blog why a plant-based diet is so successful in
treating multiple sclerosis, an autoimmune disease. In fact, Dr.
Greger says that “To date, no medication or invasive procedure has
ever come close to demonstrating such success.”
Plant-Based Diets for Multiple Sclerosis:
including very debilitating ones like multiple sclerosis, may be
treated successfully with a plant-based diet. This is simply amazing!
Plant-based foods have powerful healing properties without the
sometimes awful side effects of pharmaceutical drugs. I think that,
whenever possible, we should choose to feed our bodies with healthful
foods in order to give them the best chance to stay healthy and to
fight disease. This shows good stewardship of our bodies.
6. Luiz Antonio - Why He Doesn't
Want to Eat Octopus - video
The short video of a Brazilian boy
refusing to eat octopus and teaching his mom about compassion to all
animals has gone viral, and is showing people around the world that
one person can make this world a better place.
Please visit Luiz Antonio - Why He Doesn't Want to Eat
Octopus and share with friends and family!
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