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Plant-Based is Best!
November 9, 2015

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

  1. A Nation of Diabetes
  2. This Week’s Famous Quote: Caldwell Esselstyn, American physician, author and former Olympic rowing champion
  3. Another Plant-Based Success Story
  4. This Week’s Bible Verse: Habakkuk 3:19
  5. Plant-Based is Best!
  6. This Week’s Video: Which Foods Best Supply Shortfall Nutrients?

1. A Nation of Diabetes

The US is a nation of diabetes. Half of all Americans have either diabetes or pre-diabetes, according to a new report by the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). The good news is the high rates of diabetes seem the have plateaued. Clearly, lifestyle choices (diet and exercise) are the most effective way to prevent and reverse diabetes.

Please read Diabetes nation? Half of Americans have diabetes or pre-diabetes.

A well-balanced plant-based diet has been shown to be very effective at the time of preventing the most chronic disease that plague our society, including diabetes. Why not show compassion to our bodies and to animals at the same time, thus taking care of our bodies and alleviating unnecessary suffering? 

2. This Week’s Famous Quote

Some people think the plant-based, whole-foods diet is extreme. Half a million people a year will have their chests opened up and a vein taken from their leg and sewn onto their coronary artery. Some people would call that extreme.
~ Caldwell Esselstyn, American physician, author and former Olympic rowing champion.

3. Another Plant-Based Success Story

Patricia Slimbarski, a 64 year-old woman who had been through heart surgeries due to atherosclerosis (1 bypass and 8 stents) and who had been dealing with type 2 diabetes for years with daily injections, chose to take charge of her own health and adopted a plant-based diet.

Within 18 months of eating healthy, she dropped 50 pounds, came off of all her diabetes medications and several of her blood pressure pills. In short, she went from two shots and thirteen pills a day to no shots and only three pills a day.

Please visit Type 2 Diabetes, Angina, Exhaustion, and 50 Pounds Gone in 18 Months

4. This Week’s Bible Verse 
(RSV) Habakkuk 3:19

GOD, the Lord, is my strength; he makes my feet like hinds' feet, he makes me tread upon my high places.

We can lean on God's abiding and empowering presence in order to deal with life's struggles and challenges. Our Creator is our fortress through it all!

We can rely on God to give us the strength through it all, even when we are in the midst of giving up.

5. Plant-Based is Best!

Janice Stanger, PhD, wellness and nutrition experts and author of The Perfect Formula Diet, explains the science behind the longevity and good health of cultures with high rates of centenarians. It turns out that these people eat mostly a plant-based diet low in fat, which seems to explain their very low rates of the most common chronic diseases that our society suffers: heart disease, certain cancers, diabetes and obesity.

Please visit What Do the Healthiest, Longest-Living People in the World Eat?

6. This Week’s Video: Which Foods Best Supply Shortfall Nutrients

Watch this short video, What are the Healthiest Foods? where Dr. Michael Greger explains which foods best supply shortfall nutrients while avoiding disease-promoting components based on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

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