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  Food: Healing or Sickness?
January 6, 2014

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

  1. Emergent Diseases from Animal Origin
  2. Famous Quote: Hippocrates
  3. Plant-Based Diets are Becoming More Popular
  4. Bible Verse: 1 Cor. 6:19
  5. The Power of the Beef Industry
  6. This Week’s Video: Antioxidant-Rich Foods with Every Meal

1. Emergent Diseases from Animal Origin

A new report from FAO refers to diseases associated with animal foods, raising a concerned that must be addressed. "Seventy percent of the new diseases that have emerged in humans over recent decades are of animal origin and, in part, directly related to the human quest for more animal-sourced food..."

Please visit Surge in diseases of animal origin necessitates new approach to health 0 report

Victimizing God’s animals comes with a price, including the one of emergent diseases. If we want a healthy, harmonious and joyous world we need to stop promoting disease, violence and suffering around us through the consumption of animal products. Peace, health and joy indeed begin on our plate.

2. Famous Quote
"Let your food be your medicine, and your medicine be your food."
~ Hippocrates

3. Plant-Based Diets are Becoming More Popular

Many are the signs that indicate that plant-based diets are becoming more accepted and popular, such as: celebrity endorsement, expanded accessibility in restaurants, increased demand of plant-based products in stores, and more non-veg people know what “vegan” means.

Please visit 5 signs the plant-based diet is mainstream and here to stay

Vegetarian and vegan diets are undeniably on the rise and as more people realize that innumerable benefits of these diets, hopefully one day in a not too far future veg diets will be the norm and eating God’s animals will be seen as a barbaric act. Let’s all spread the good news about plant-based diets to all of God’s Creation!  

4. Bible Verse

The apostle Paul wrote that our bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit (1 Cor. 6:19), and it follows that we should care for our bodies as gifts from God. The largest organization of food and nutrition professionals in the United States, the American Dietetic Association, has endorsed well-planned vegetarian diets. In 2003, the ADA noted...

“Vegetarians have been reported to have lower body mass indices than nonvegetarians, as well as lower rates of death from ischemic heart disease; vegetarians also show lower blood cholesterol levels; lower blood pressure; and lower rates of hypertension, type 2 diabetes, and prostate and colon cancer.”

5. The Power of the Beef Industry

In the U.S., every time a product containing beef is bought, a portion of the cost is a tax on beef. What most people don’t know is that this tax on beef goes to the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association that in turn uses this public money to buy ads encouraging people to eat more beef and to lobby efforts discouraging beef eating.

Please visit Big beef

It’s incredible how much power the meat industry has been given by the government and the power it has within the government, and therefore the power this industry has on what people eat. While this industry might seem too powerful to ever collapse we ought to remember that great part of their power comes from consumers who support it by eating their products.

6. This Week’s Video: Antioxidant-Rich Foods with Every Meal
Help your body heal and remain healthy by staying out of oxidative debt. Watch this excellent video by Dr. Michael Greger, who explains how we can maximize our intake of antioxidants.

Please visit Antioxidant-Rich Foods with Every Meal 

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