CVA Blog
From Christian Vegetarian Association (CVA)

Eat Plant-Based for Good Health!
January 26, 2015

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

1. NFL Griff Whalen Goes Vegan
2. Famous Quote: Caldwell Esselstyn, American surgeon and former Olympic rowing champion, leading proponent in the field of plant-based diets
3. Vegan Diet Good for People with Type 2 Diabetes
4. Bible Verse: 1 Peter 1:24-25
5. Former Burger King Board Chairman is Now in the Veggie Business
6. Featured Video: Preventing Alzheimer's Disease with Plants


1. NFL Griff Whalen Goes Vegan

Indianapolis Coltís wide receiver, Griff Whalen, shows people how a 190 lb pro-football player maintains excellent health and performance eating a vegan diet.

Please visit Indianapolis Colts Wide Receiver Griff Whalen Eats Vegan!

Griff Whalen shows people a great example of stewardship of his body by eating a plant-based diet that nourishes and helps him thrive as an athlete while showing compassion to Godís animals. Very importantly, he shows that even an athlete doesn't need to eat animal products.

2. Famous Quote

"Collectively, the media; the meat, oil, and dairy industries; most prominent chefs and cookbook authors; and our own government are not presenting accurate advice about the healthiest way to eat."

- Caldwell Esselstyn, American surgeon and former Olympic rowing champion, leading proponent in the field of plant-based diets


3. Vegan Diet Good for People with Type 2 Diabetes

Given the abundant scientific information indicating that a plant-based diet is beneficial for diabetic patients, itís no surprise that a recent study has found that a vegan diet could help stabilize blood sugar levels and even reverse diabetes. According to the article on theDaily Mail, ďScientists believe removing animal fats could help cure the condition, leaving patients free from the disease. They said changes to diet could be used as an alternative treatment for type 2 diabetes.Ē

Please visit How becoming a vegetarian can cure diabetes: plant-based diets improve blood sugar levels, scientists claim.

More good news for Godís animals and our health! Eating with compassion, and therefore avoiding the consumption of animal products, can help us heal our bodies.


4. Bible Verses
(RSV) 1 Peter 1:24-25

...for ďAll flesh is like grass and all its glory like the flower of grass. The grass withers, and the flower falls, but the word of the Lord abides for ever." That word is the good news which was preached to you.

Although power and glory on Earth are tempting, we should strive to live a fulfilling life in obedience to God's wisdom and Christ's teachings of stewardship, compassion, mercy and love.


5. Former Burger King Board Chairman is Now in the Veggie Business

"I was kind of on the dark side of food," said Brian Swette who was once a board chairman ofBurger Kingand a top executive atPepsiCo. Now, Swette and his wife, founders ofSweet Earth Natural Foods, promote healthy eating through nutritious plant-based proteins including veggie bacon with red beans and quinoa, and veggie burgers.

Please visit Burger King bigwig goes for veggie startup.

A change of heart, upon looking at food from different perspectives, may prompt others, too, to shift their diets toward the plant-based spectrum and promote healthy eating.

6. Featured Video: Preventing Alzheimer's Disease with Plants

Watch this short video by Dr. Michael Greger highlighting the profound influence some foods have in preventing Alzheimerís disease.

Please visit Preventing Alzheimer's Disease with Plants.


See CVA Blog Past Issues