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

Caring for Our Bodies, Temples of the Holy Spirit
May 25, 2015

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

  1. Plant-Based Diets Help Fight Cancer
  2. This Week’s Famous Quote: Albert Einstein (1879–1955)
  3. Why Dairy is Not Good for Humans
  4. This Week’s Bible Verse: 2 Chronicles 15:7
  5. And the Avian Flu Saga Continues
  6. This Week’s Video: How to Prevent Kidney Stones with Diet

1. Plant-Based Diets Help Fight Cancer

Dr. John McDougall, physician and nutrition expert, sheds light on the amazing properties of unprocessed well-balanced plant-based diets that help reduce cancer rates, slow cancer growth and prolong the lives of people with cancers. Plant-based diets are especially effective against breast, prostate, colon and skin cancers. He refers to the abundant scientific evidence that everyone should be aware of in order to get control of our own health.

Please visit Research Shows that a Healthy Diet Will Slow or Stop Most Cancers.

Isn’t it wonderful to learn that a well-balanced plant-based diet can help us battle one of the most wicked diseases? Showing compassion to God’s animals also shows compassion to our bodies.

2. This Week’s Famous Quote

A human being is a part of the whole, called by us the “Universe,” a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings, as something separate from the rest – a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty. Nobody is able to achieve this completely, but the striving for such achievement is in itself a part of the liberation and a foundation for inner security.
—Albert Einstein (1879–1955)

3. Why Dairy is Not Good for Humans

The scientific evidence that shows dairy is not good for human health is abundant. Cow’s milk is perfect food for calves, who grow at very rapid rates. Human milk is so different than cow’s that dairy is recognized sometimes as an allergen or even a carcinogen by our bodies, aside from the fact that our bodies cannot digest dairy properly.

Here are some facts put together by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) in regards to dairy and its link to diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer, and bone health.

Please visit Health Concerns about Dairy Products.

Causing misery to cows and their babies causes misery to us. Let’s show compassion to them and to our bodies by replacing dairy with delicious plant-based options.

4. This Week’s Bible Verse
(RSV) 2 Chronicles 15:7

But you, take courage! Do not let your hands be weak, for your work shall be rewarded.

Many times hardship and disappointment make us feel discouraged; however, perseverance is a powerful character trait and can bring about a breakthrough when nothing else does. This is especially important when we take on the role of being good stewards of God’s Creation.

5. And the Avian Flu Saga Continues

Minnesota is under a state of emergency due to a fast-moving strain of avian flu detected at 46 poultry farms around the state. Although this particular strain doesn’t seem to be transmissible to humans, farm workers and others who may have come into contact with the birds, have been prescribed the antiviral drug Tamiflu.

Please visit Minnesota declares state of emergency over bird flu in poultry.

Humanity’s thirst for profit is of grave consequences. In this case, confining God’s animals by the tens of thousands has led to the rise of new bacteria and viruses, such as the avian flu. The solution is to stop exploiting other creatures. We need to let live in order to live.

6. How to Prevent Kidney Stones with Diet

Watch this short video by Dr. Greger explaining how interventional studies support the population data that animal protein consumption appears to markedly increase the risk of kidney stones. One more reason to go vegan!

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