The Power of
June 25, 2012
Welcome to the weekly CVA blog! In it
you will find famous quotes, news and commentaries.
- Health Tips from a Superb Veg Athlete!
- Famous Quote: Jean
- Fiber Protects from Colon Cancer
- Bible verse:
1 Corinthians 6:19-20
- Obesity in Chickens, Obesity in Humans
- This Week’s Video: Gratitude
1. Health Tips from
a Superb Veg Athlete!
Scott Jurek, famous vegan
ultramarathoner, shares five simple but important tips in order to eat
healthy and improve athletic performance. Check them out
here and share them with friends and family!
Week’s Famous Quote
Because the heart beats
under a covering of hair, of fur, feathers, or wings, it is, for that
reason, to be of no account?
~ Jean Paul Richter
3. Fiber Protects
from Colon Cancer
Once again, the benefits of a plant-based
diet are seen. New findings published in The Journal of Nutrition in
Australia, suggest that a diet rich in fiber reduces the risks of
colon cancer in humans. Researchers concluded that in order to rip the
benefits of fiber, one would have to eat at least 4 times the fiber
found in the typical Western diet. Dr. David Topping from
CSIRO’s Food Futures Flagship said, “We studied various sources of
resistant starch, including corn and wheat, and the results suggest
they could all protect against DNA damage in the colon, which is what
can cause cancer.” To learn more, please visit
Resistant starch may offer potential help to protect from bowel cancer:
It only makes sense that when we eat a diet according to our
values and beliefs we encounter less disease and suffering; after all,
a plant-based diet helps us to live in harmony with our bodies and
with the rest of Creation.
4. 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 (RSV)
“Do you not know that your
body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, which you have from
God? You are not your own; you were bought with a price. So glorify
God in your body.”
It helps to be reminded that
although our bodies certainly mortal and ultimately will decay, we are
still called to take care of them in a way that honors God. One aspect
of this, I think, is mindful eating.
5. Obesity in Chickens,
Obesity in Humans
Kathy Freston, vegan best-seller, explains
why it’s just not a good idea to eat chicken. Many people upon
learning about the negative effects of red meat on their health decide
to replace it with chicken; however, the way chickens are raised today
in factory farm, makes them fatter much sooner. Dr. Michael Greger
puts it well: "So now chicken has 10 times more fat and ten times more
calories, so that could explain why chicken has been tied to human
abdominal girth." Please visit
Could Chicken Be Contributing to the Obesity Epidemic?
Chickens are exploited without any concern for their health or their
life. We need to realize that we cannot get away with causing so much
unnecessary suffering to these beings. After all, it’s undeniable that
we reap what we sow. In this case, we are sowing obesity, pain,
suffering and heart disease in chickens and we are reaping the same
calamities in humans. It’s time to take responsibility for our actions
and chose to live harmonious, loving and joyful lives on Earth.
Adopting a plant-based diet helps us to achieve this goal.
6. This Week’s Video: Gratitude
is a gift and needs to be lived joyfully and mindfully!
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