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A Vegan Diet Is Healthful
April 6, 2015

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

  1. The Glycemic Index Creator is Vegan
  2. Famous Quote: Jeremy Bentham (1748–1832)
  3. Going Vegan is Good for Companies
  4. This Week’s Bible Verse: Genesis 6:6
  5. Feed Students Healthier Foods, Reduce Rate of Diseases
  6. This Week’s Video: ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease): Fishing for Answers

1. The Glycemic Index Creator is Vegan

Dr. David Jenkins, creator of the glycemic index more than two decades ago, and who is now a Canada Research Chair in nutrition, metabolism and vascular biology, a professor in the department of nutritional sciences, faculty of medicine at the University of Toronto, and scientist at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael’s Hospital, became the first Canadian recipient of the Bloomberg Manulife Prize for the Promotion of Active Health. According to the article, “In a celebratory public conversation about his research, he shared with the crowd that he follows a vegan diet.”

Please visit Why the man who brought us the glycemic index wants us to go vegan.

More and more scientists and physicians, who have a better understanding of how the human body works and what foods we thrive on, are following a vegan diet. Not surprisingly, a vegan diet was the one prescribed by God to humans as told in the book of Genesis.


2. This Week’s Famous Quote

“What is it that should trace the insuperable line?… The question is not, Can they reason? Nor, Can they talk? But, can they suffer?”
—Jeremy Bentham (1748–1832)


3. Going Vegan is Good for Companies

According to the results published Friday in the American Journal of Health Promotion.of a four-month study of Geico employees by the D.C.-based Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, going vegan is great for workers. “Participants dropped an average of 10 pounds and lowered their cholesterol by 13 points. But they also reported increases in overall productivity and saw improvements in anxiety, depression, fatigue and general health compared with workers at five other Geico locations in the study.”

Please visit Going vegan could improve mood productivity or workers at your company, study shows.

A well-balanced plant-based diet is rich in macro and micronutrients and lower in saturated fat. It’s also devoid of cholesterol that only animal products contain; but more importantly, it’s devoid of the pain, fear and death that producing animal products invariably involves.


4. This Week’s Bible Verse
(RSV) Genesis 6:6

And the Lord was sorry that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him to his heart.

Humankind is capable of the worst atrocities, but also of the most magnificent acts of kindness. By following a path of compassion, mercy and love we are honoring our loving Creator from whom all life arises.


5. Feed Students Healthier Foods, Reduce Rate of Diseases

Dr. Neal Barnard, President of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, brought up the issue of school cafeteria taking the opportunity that last week across the U.S. schools were celebrating National School Breakfast Week. In the article, Dr. Barnard explains that by moving away from animal products and moving toward a plant-based diet loaded with fruits, vegetables, nuts, seed and legumes we are helping reduce the rates of many chronic diseases that we see in our society in people starting at a young age, such as obesity, diabetes and heart-disease.

Please visit Don't Waffle on Nutrition During School Breakfast Week.

Our society could be healthier and more just by adopting a plant-based diet. Scientific evidence is undeniable as far as diet goes; and a spiritual and an ethical awakening are leading more of us to see God’s animals as our neighbors on this beautiful planet we share.


6. This Week’s Video: ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease): Fishing for Answers

New scientific evidence indicates that the neurotoxin BMAA is found in seafood and the brains of Alzheimer’s and ALS victims. According to this evidence, not eating seafood may help prevent these diseases.

Please visit ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease): Fishing for Answers.


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