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Plant-Based: The Right Diet for Humans
November 3, 2014

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

  1. The American Diet is the Wrong One for Humans
  2. Famous Quote: Cardinal John Henry Newman
  3. The Poultry Industry and Super-Bugs
  4. Bible Verse: Genesis 1:29
  5. CVS’ Contradictory Message
  6. This Week’s Video: Dairy Estrogen and Male Fertility

1. The American Diet is the Wrong One for Humans

Americans are eating the wrong diet. Chronic disease rates are rampant and the solution seems easy: eating more plants and fewer animal products. New research in the Neanderthals' diets seems to indicate that they were primarily gatherers with occasionally the rare meat treat. Physiologically speaking we are much like other primates, whose diets “are composed of fruits, nuts, leaves, insects, and sometimes the odd snack of a bird or a lizard.”

Please visit Was ancient man a vegetarian?

The book of Genesis indicates that God prescribed humans a plant-based diet and today we can clearly see the devastation that not adhering to it has caused to the whole Earth. Modern animal agriculture might be the most devastating system ever created for it has no boundaries. It negatively affects humans at every level (physical, ethical, moral, psychological, cultural, etc.) as well as God’s animals and the environment.


2. Famous Quote

“Cruelty to animals is as if man did not love God…there is something so dreadful, so satanic, in tormenting those who have never harmed us, and who cannot defend themselves, who are utterly in our power.”
~ Cardinal John Henry Newman


3. The Poultry Industry and Super-Bugs

The use of antibiotics by the poultry industry is of alarming concern to scientists who are worried about the emergence of super-bugs resistant to antibiotics. A Reuters investigation exposes the poultry industry's irresponsible use of antibiotics in order to keep birds alive in crowded factory farms and to promote weight gain.

Please visit Documents reveal how poultry firms systematically feed antibiotics to flocks.

Modern animal-agriculture is cruel and dangerous. God’s animals are treated as commodities, thus going against God’s will and risking our own survival. The good news is that we can turn this situation around by transition to a plant-based diet, which helps us to show compassion to other creatures and to ourselves.


4. Bible Verse
(RSV) Genesis 1:29

And God said, 'Behold, I have given you every plant yielding seed which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree with seed in its fruit; you shall have them for food.'

The world would be a healthier, more peaceful, loving and just one if we do our best to eat with compassion; that is, to eat a plant-based diet prescribed to us by God 


5. CVS’ Contradictory Message

Dr. Neal Barnard, President of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) exposes the contradiction seen at CVS Pharmacies through the U.S.: shelves full of medicines and next to them shelves full of frozen cheese pizzas, ice-cream, beef jerky, etc., which are the foods that contribute to the chronic diseases our society suffers. He urges CVS to carry plant-based foods that promote health.

Please visit Mixed Messaging on CVS Health Shelves.

Indeed, we are what we eat for the most part. People are learning that an essential part of taking care of our bodies is to supply them with foods that promote good health and healing; and these foods happen to be plant-based foods.

6. This Week’s Video: Dairy Estrogen and Male Fertility

Sex steroid hormones in meat, eggs, and dairy may help explain the link between saturated fat intake and declining sperm counts.

Please visit Dairy Estrogen and Male Fertility.


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