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Plant-Based Diets: Joy, Health and Peace
July 16, 2012

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

  1. More Evidence about the Benefits of Veg Diets
  2. This Week’s Famous Quote: Will Tuttle, The World Peace Diet: Eating for Spiritual Health and Social Harmony
  3. Treating and Reversing Diabetes with a Plant-Based Diet
  4. Bible verse: Jeremiah 17:7-8
  5. Vegan Boxer Wins Welterweight Title
  6. This Week’s Video: Michelle Pfeiffer Adopts a Vegan Diet

1. More Evidence about the Benefits of Veg Diets
 
Once again, a recent study published in the Medical Journal of Australia (MJA), shows that well-balanced plant-based diets are beneficial for children and adults.  Nutritionist Dr. Rosemary Stanton, who had written an accompanying editorial to the research papers, said: "The evidence is quite good that people who follow a vegetarian diet are likely to have less heart disease, less colorectal cancer, less type-2 diabetes and they're less likely to be obese."

Please visit Doctors reassured about vegetarian diets:
http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/breaking-news/doctors-reassured-about-vegetarian-diets/story-e6frf7jx-1226382095680
 
Do we really need any more evidence that plant-based diets are good for us? Adopting a plant-based diet is a win-win situation! Compassion, healing, reconciliation, restoration, celebration, peace, love, justice… the list goes on and on.


2. This Week’s Famous Quote
 
There is something about veganism that is not easy, but the difficulty is not inherent in veganism, but in our culture.
 
― Will Tuttle, The World Peace Diet: Eating for Spiritual Health and Social Harmony


3. Treating and Reversing Diabetes with a Plant-Based Diet
 
Type 2 Diabetes is certainly a disease linked to diet and lifestyle. Because of this, it can also be controlled or even reversed by adopting a healthy diet. And it turns out that a well-balanced plant-based diet is what has given the best results as far as reversing diabetes because of its high-fiber content plus optimal amount of protein and unrefined carbs.

Please visit Fighting diabetes, one veggie at a time:
 http://www.wtop.com/267/2889176/Fighting-diabetes-a-veggie-at-a-time
 
How fantastic that such a wide-spread chronic disease as is type 2 diabetes, can be easily treated and even reversed just by eating tasty foods that our Creator has given us in abundance! Adopting a plant-based diet is certainly the best way to celebrate life on Earth!


4. Jeremiah 17:7-8 (RSV)

This Week’s Bible Verse

"Blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD, whose trust is the LORD. He is like a tree planted by water, that sends out its roots by the stream, and does not fear when heat comes, for its leaves remain green, and is not anxious in the year of drought, for it does not cease to bear fruit."
 
It is crucial in this day and age that we trust God’s love in us in order to fulfill our responsibility and privileges of being steward of God’s Creation. Many are the challenges that we encounter and without a loving, just and compassionate heart, we are not likely to achieve much for God’s Kingdom.


5. Vegan Boxer Wins Welterweight Title
 
Vegan Boxer Tim Bradley won the Welterweight title in Las Vegas on June 9. Manny “Pac-Man” Pacquiao (undefeated since 2005), who eats anything in his path, was no match for vegan Tim “Desert Storm” Bradley.

Please visit Vegan Boxes Wins Welterweight Title:
http://www.pcrm.org/media/blog/june2012/vegan-boxer-tim-bradley-wins-welterweight-title
 
Numerous world-renowned athletes have demonstrated that vegan diets are optimal for human health. After all, the book of Genesis tells us that a plant-based diet was prescribed by God as our ideal diet. Christians should feel compelled to adopt a compassionate, loving, healthy diet in order to honor God and all Creation. 


6. This Week’s Video: Michelle Pfeiffer Adopts a Vegan Diet
 
Michelle Pfeiffer is the latest celebrity who has chosen to adopt a vegan diet mainly for health reasons. She shared with Dr. Sanjay Gupta that watching his documentary “The Last Heart Attack” is what prompted her to switch to a healthy plant-based diet. In just two months on a vegan diet, Michelle Pfeiffer’s cholesterol went down 83 points.

To read the article and to watch the video, visit Clinton-inspired Pfeiffer's vegan diet Michelle Pfeiffer: Why I became a vegan:
http://www.cnn.com/video/?/video/bestoftv/2012/06/04/piers-morgan-sanjay-gupta-michelle-pfeiffer-vegan-diet.cnn#/video/bestoftv/2012/06/04/piers-morgan-sanjay-gupta-michelle-pfeiffer-vegan-diet.cnn 


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