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If You Think Animal Products are Not Unhealthy, Think Again!!
February 27, 2012

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

  1. Link between Red Meat and Kidney Cancer
  2. Harvard “Enlightens” USDA on the Issue of Dairy
  3. Bible verse: 1 Timothy 6:10
  4. Paula Deen is in Many of Us
  5. This Week’s Video: Short Meditation by Dr. Will Tuttle

1. Link between Red Meat and Kidney Cancer
 
According to a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition the risk of kidney cancer is increased by eating red meat. The study involved approximately one-half million people and the results indicated that those who ate the most meat had a higher risk of kidney cancer. To read the article please visit Red Meat Intake Linked To Kidney Cancer:
http://www.pcrm.org/health/medNews/
 
Although there’s enough scientific evidence already indicating that humans are better off on a plant-based-diet, a new study sheds even more light on the dangers of consuming animal products. Being good stewards of our bodies implies making mindful decisions at the time of eating.


2. Harvard “Enlightens” USDA on the Issue of Dairy
 
The Harvard School of Public Health declares dairy is not part of a healthy diet, sending a strong message to the USDA and their "Healthy Eating Plate" heavily influenced by food industry lobbyists. Harvard emphasizes that plant-based alternatives to cow’s milk, such as collards and soy milk, are much healthier choices. To read the full article please visit Harvard Declares Dairy NOT Part of a Healthy Diet:
http://www.care2.com/greenliving/harvard-declares-dairy-not-part-of-healthy-diet.html#ixzz1iyHcxi1a
 
The issue of dairy is one of common sense. Cow's milk is for calves, who grow 500 lbs in their first 6 months of life. Moreover, we are the only species that drinks milk past infancy and from another species. Knowledge, information and a compassionate heart leads us to make better choices, such as transitioning to a plant-based diet for our health, God's animals and the environment.  


3. This Week’s Bible Verse
 
(RSV) 1 Timothy 6:10
 
"For the love of money is the root of all evils; it is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced their hearts with many pangs."
 
A good example of how money is used to create devastation, pain, suffering and death is the factory farming business, which does not care about God's Creation (environment, animals, people) but only profits. Are we wandering away from Jesus' teachings of compassion, mercy and love when we support this industry? I think so.  


4. Paula Deen is in Many of Us
 
Dr. Neal Barnard, founder and president of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), clearly states that the recent news about Paula Deen’s type 2 diabetes should be a wake-up call for Americans and anyone who eats the typical Western diet. Barnard believes we should not point fingers to Deen, but instead look around and realize that our government, the animal agriculture industry and pharmaceutical companies all share responsibility for promoting a diet that is conducive to the many chronic diseases that plague our world. To read the full article please visit We are all Paula Deen  http://www.pcrm.org/media/blog/jan2012/we-are-all-paula-deen

And to read the letter sent to Paula Deen by PCRM nutritionist, Susan Levin please visit PCRM Dietitians Offer Help to Paula Deen Fight Diabetes with Vegan Diet: http://pcrm.org/media/commentary/paula-deen-diabetes-vegan-kickstart  


5. This Week’s Video: Short Meditation by Dr. Will Tuttle
 
Dr. Will Tuttle and his wife, Madeline Tuttle, guide us through a short meditation that helps us get in touch with our inner-selves in order to be more aligned with those inner-values of peace, compassion, joy and love.

Please visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nem3dfz0U1k  


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