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

Why It’s Not A Good Idea To Eat God’s Animals
February 9, 2015

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

  1. Why Cow’s Milk Is Not Meant for Humans
  2. Famous Quote: Dr. Will Tuttle
  3. Coca-Cola in the Dairy Business
  4. Bible Verse: Colossians 1:11
  5. Eat Plant-Based for Heart Health
  6. Featured Video: Lipotoxicity: How Saturated Fat Raises Blood Sugar

1. Why Cow’s Milk Is Not Meant for Humans

Sometimes we hear something so often repeated that we start believing it. This is the case of cow’s milk and calcium. We have been told since birth that cow’s milk, rich in calcium, is ideal for our bodies. Fortunately, science can explain clearly now why calcium in plant-based foods is more efficiently absorbed by our bodies than the calcium in cow’s milk, and why cow’s milk is simply not good for our health.

Please visit Explain Like I'm 5: Why Is Dairy Not the Best Source of Calcium?

When we recognize that cow’s milk is perfect food for calves –not even for grown up cows!—and not for humans, we start to see that calcium and other nutrients can be found in plant-based foods and in better quality.


2. Famous Quote

Compassion is ethical intelligence; it is the capacity to make connections and the consequent urge to act to relieve the suffering of others.

~ Dr. Will Tuttle, author of The World Peace Diet
 


3. Coca-Cola in the Dairy Business

Coca-Cola is getting into the milk business thanks to a mega-dairy farm, Fair Oaks Farms, which holds 37,000 dairy cows. The idea is to produce different milks catered to people’s needs since they can separate raw milk into its different parts, such as protein, lactose, minerals and water; and later put those parts back together in different proportions.

Please visit Inside the Indiana Megadairy Making Coca-Cola's New Milk.

How terrible that money keeps driving humanity to exploit God’s animals so mercilessly! This exploitation doesn’t only hurt the animals but also us, by destroying our only home and our health. This is truly driving us away from spiritual and ethical growth.


4. Bible Verses
(RSV) Colossians 1:11

May you be strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy,…

In a world beset of suffering and death we may find ourselves sometimes overwhelmed by the seemingly powerlessness to change things. However, as creations of God, we have been endowed with an essence of love, which gives us the power, the endurance and the patience to keep doing our best to make the world a better place… and with joy!


5. Eat Plant-Based for Heart Health

Dr. Caldwell B. Esselstyn of the Wellness Institute at the Cleveland Clinic is very clear about the roots of heart-disease: a diet based on animal products. He emphasizes that "On this entire planet, there are millions of people who will never have heart disease, and the common denominator is that they are largely all plant-based (eaters)." He goes on explaining that heart-disease is a preventable disease and can also be largely reversed with diet.

Please visit Doctor promotes radical plant-based diet to fix hearts.

How amazing that God provided us with such a variety of delicious and wholesome plant-based foods that help keep us healthy and even heal our bodies! More importantly, consuming these foods is a testimony of our compassion for God’s creatures and our concern for the whole planet.


6. Featured Video: Lipotoxicity: How Saturated Fat Raises Blood Sugar

Watch Dr. Greger’s video explaining why those eating plant-based diets have less fat buildup in their muscle cells and less insulin resistance.

Please visit Lipotoxicity: How Saturated Fat Raises Blood Sugar.


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