Glorifying God by Taking Care of Our Bodies
January 29, 2012
Welcome to the weekly CVA blog! In it you will find famous
quotes, news and commentaries.
- Vegetarianism on the Rise
- Famous Quote: Thomas A. Edison
- More Health Benefits of a Plant-Based Diet
- Bible verse: 1 Corinthians 6:19-20
- Serious Concerns about the Overuse of Antibiotics in Factory Farming
- Week’s Video: Vegan Athletic Nutrition – Jack Norris RD
1. Vegetarianism on the Rise
A new survey conducted by Harris Interactive by telephone within the
United States on behalf of the Vegetarian Resource Group indicates that
vegetarianism and veganism are on the rise, as well as the number of
people choosing some vegetarian meals. About 16% of the people surveyed
said that they eat vegetarian meals half of the time, and between 2-3%
of the people said they eat a plant-based food (vegan diet).
To read the
article please visit How many adults are vegan in the U.S.?
With the raising awareness about the inherent cruelty of factory
farming and the negative effects this has on our health, God's animals
and the environment, it is no surprise that more people are choosing to
eat plant-based diets or at least replace some of their meals with veg
options. This, indeed, is good news for God's creation.
2. This Week’s Famous Quote
The doctor of the future will give no medication, but will interest
his patients in the care of the human frame, diet and in the cause and
prevention of disease.
~ Thomas A. Edison
3. More Health Benefits of a Plant-Based Diet
Diabetes, stroke and heart disease are among the leading causes of
death in the United States, and new studies show that a diet rich in
fruits, vegetables and whole grains helps reduce the rate of these
To read the article please visit Veggies,
Fruits, & Whole Grains Cut Stroke Risk:
Once again scientific evidence supports the notion that a
well-balanced plant-based diet is ideal for our bodies, as it is
mentioned in the book of Genesis. Taking care of our bodies honors God.
4. This Week’s Bible Verse
(RSV) 1 Corinthians 6:19-20
Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit
within you, which you have from God? You are not your own; you were
bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.
5. Serious Concerns about the Overuse of Antibiotics in Factory
The excessive use of antibiotics in animal agriculture is increasing
the number of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Just in the European Union
25,000 patients die every year from infections caused by drug resistant
bacteria, and The World Health Organization says drug use in farm
animals plays a 'significant role' in spreading antibiotic-resistant
salmonella and campylobacter infections in humans.
To read the article
please visit Common infections will be 'untreatable' if antibiotic
The unthinkable is actually happening. Thousands of people die every
year of infections that could be treated if antibiotics were not used
irresponsibly by the factory farming industry. I think it is time for
Christians to spend less time praying for healing and spend more time
paying attention to their eating habits. Supporting the factory farming
industry only sends the message that corporations can continue engaging
in unethical behavior that brings sickness and suffering to God's
6. This Week’s Video: Vegan Athletic Nutrition – Jack Norris RD
Jack Norris RD, President of
Vegan Outreach discusses in this short
video, important information and tips for being an athlete on a
Please visit Vegan Athletic Nutrition -- Jack Norris
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