What’s Good for Our Body is Good for our Soul
September 23, 2013
Welcome to the weekly CVA
blog! In it you will find famous quotes, news and commentaries.
- Soy: The Truth
- Famous Quote: Neal Barnard,
President of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine
- Excess Iron Detrimental for Health
- Bible verse: Proverbs 15:23
- Common Objections to a Vegan Diet
- Book Review - A Rooster’s
Tale: A Year in the Life of a Clan of Chickens
1. Soy: The Truth
As a vegan I’m often asked about soy
consumption since there are still many myths floating around about it.
One of the most comprehensive, well-written and well-researched
articles on soy that I have ever found was written by John Robbins,
author of the best-seller “The Food Revolution” and many other books.
Robbins explains why soy is safe and in what forms should be best
Truth about Soy
2. This Week’s Famous Quote
"Meat consumption is just as
dangerous to public health as tobacco use... It's time we looked into
holding the meat producers and fast-food outlets legally accountable."
~ Neal Barnard, President of the Physicians Committee for
3. Excess Iron Detrimental for Health
Researchers at the
University of California Los Angeles suggest that iron accumulation is
a possible contributing factor for Alzheimer's disease. They found
that "iron had begun to accumulate in part of the brain which is
generally damaged in the early stages of the disease, but not in a
region which tends to be affected much later. Comparing the results
against a separate set of brain scans, they also found that iron
levels were linked to tissue damage in Alzheimer's patients but not in
healthy older people."
Red meat could raise Alzheimer’s risk
scientific evidence on the link between diet and disease indicates
that well-balanced vegan diets decrease the rate of most chronic
diseases and reverse many of them. What else do we need to know in
order to transition to a compassionate diet and stop supporting an
industry that causes much harm to all of God’s Creation?
4. This Week’s Bible Verse
(RSV) Proverbs 15:23
“To make an apt answer is a joy to a man, and a word in season, how
good it is!”
God calls us to talk to one another in a
respectful, loving way. While many times we are tempted to respond in
anger or frustration, we should remember that timely and appropriate
words spoken in gentleness are Christ-like and far more effective.
5. Common Objections to a Vegan Diet
People often object to
a vegan diet without much knowledge about it. This article lists six
of the most common objections and offers short effective responses to
set the record straight.
Six common objections to a vegan diet that keep people from making the
changes they say they want to make
6. Book Review - A Rooster’s Tale: A Year in the Life of a Clan of
A Rooster’s Tale: A Year in the Life of a Clan of
Chickens, written by Claudia Bruckert, is a delightful lyrical drama,
full of color, sound, voices and activities that recount the
incredibly rich life of a young rooster surrounded by his relatives
and friends in a two-story coop with full access to the outdoors.
read the full review, please visit
A Rooster's Tale: A Year in the Life of a Clan of Chickens
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