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CVA Blog
Monday, 9 July 2007


Honoring God by Taking Care of Our Bodies

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


1. Plant-base Diet Healthy for Teenagers

2. Famous quote Geoffrey Rudd, English anthropologist, author, Secretary of International Vegetarian Union in 1965

3. Is Beef Safe? 

4. Bible versePsalms 22:11 

5. Soy Safety

6. Free Vegan Cookbook


1. Plant-base Diet Healthy for Teenagers:  Tami M. Best, R.D., a certified diabetes educator and chief clinical dietitian at Thompson Health, writes about the benefits of a well-balanced plant-based diet for teenagers, who tend to start expressing their concern and views animal rights, environmental issues, social concerns, health reasons and desire for weight control. Tami Best provides tips and advice for parents who want to help their children adopt a plant-based diet.


To read the full article please visit  Teens can be healthy vegetarians


2. "No sensitive person would eat flesh if he or she had to do the skull-breaking, slaughtering, strangling, shooting, blood-letting, skinning and disemboweling, and live in the stench and among the agonized cries of the victims."
~ Geoffrey Rudd, English anthropologist, author and Secretary of International Vegetarian Union in 1965


3. Is Beef Safe?:  Creekstone Farm is a producer in Kansas of hormone-free, antibiotic-free natural and premium Blank Angus beef. Its profit took a plunge when a ban was stated on the beef exports to Japan and Korea due to BSE. Since then, and with the ban partially lifted Creekstone Farm claims that the USDA is interfering with their action sin trying to provide safe beef for its consumers.

The USDA is being sued by Creekstone Farms for not allowing them to buy BSE testing kits. The USDA's position is that BSE's incubation period is from two to eight years and that it's rare for cows younger than 30 months to show any signs of the disease. Most cattle going to slaughter in the United States are younger than 24 months, so BSE testing wouldn't be likely to discover it, even in infected cattle. Instead of offering security, testing, the USDA contended, is more likely to "produce false negative results" than reassure consumers.


To read the full article please visit Eat to live: beef company sues USDA


The conditions under which animals are raised are appalling and harbor the spread of diseases that may be passed on to humans. Testing for BSE and other diseases might not be enough to protect the consumer and could prove very costly. On the other hand, avoiding meat products seems to be an effective way to avoid these kind of diseases and prevent many others (cardiovascular, cancer, diabetes, etc.) while alleviating animal suffering.


4. (RSV) Psalms 22:11:  "Be not far from me, for trouble is near and there is none to help."


God is never far from us. Once we put our trust in our Creator, we can rest assured that the Lord is true to protect and defend us. Though life may get stormy and rough, the Lord is there to calm the waters and get us through safely.


5. Soy Safety:  Fact or Myth? Does soy increase the rate of breast cancer? Does it interfere with tyroid function? Brenda Davis, a registered dietitian in Kelowna, B.C., a globetrotting lecturer and the author of several books, including Why Vegan and The New Becoming Vegetarian provides answers to these and other questions.


To read the full article please visit


6. Free Vegan Cookbook:  Download a free copy of the vegan cookbook “A Taste of Vitality” and enjoy delicious recipes! It includes colorful pictures of the dishes and over 90% of these recipes are gluten free (no wheat, spelt, kamut, oats, barley, rye, etc.), and therefore suitable for a person who has celiac disease or a person on a non-gluten diet.


To download visit A Taste of Vitality

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