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CVA Blog
Monday, Nov 10, 2008

A Plant-based Diet is God’s Ideal for our Bodies

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

1. What Schools Feed Children
2. Famous quote – Neal Barnard
3. CNN Video – Raw Vegan Diet Helps Woman Reclaim Her Health
4. Bible verse – Romans 12:2
5. Vegan Diet Slows Aging Process
6. Top 10 Vegan Health Tips

1. What Schools Feed Children: Tim Enstice, manager of the Planned Giving Department for the PETA Foundation, exposes the negative effects of plant-based diets fed to children in schools throughout the country. Although many schools do have vegetarian options, the majority of their food still comes from animals, contributing to the soaring rates of obesity, type 2 diabetes and other chronic diseases. On the other hand, plant-based foods, rich in complex carbohydrates, protein, fiber, vitamins and minerals, contain all the nutrients that kids need to grow up healthy.

To read the full article please search online for: Does your child's school gets an A+ in lunch?

2. “Meat consumption is just as dangerous to public health as tobacco use... It's time we looked into holding the meat producers and fast-food outlets legally accountable.” ~ Neal Barnard, physician, author and president of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM)

3. CNN Video – Raw Vegan Diet Helps Woman Reclaim Her Health: The story of Angela Strokes, lost more than 160 lbs. once she transitions to a raw vegan diet, reclaiming her physical and emotional health.

To watch this video please search online for: Woman goes raw, loses more than half herself

4. (RSV) Romans 12:2

“Do not be conformed to this world but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that you may prove what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.”

While it’s certainly hard to avoid acting and living as if we belonged to the world, God calls us to live a life of obedience focused on glorifying God. Jesus, our teacher, leads us into a life of fulfillment where the love, peace and mercy of God abound.

5. Vegan Diet Slows Aging Process: A team U.S. researchers led by Prof. Dean Ornish of the Preventive Medicine Institute in California have found the fountain of youth, which apparently lies in following a lifestyle that includes exercise, and a vegan diet. The study included 24 men with prostate cancer, who had to exercise 30 minutes 6 days a week for starters, meditate or relax for an hour every day and follow a well-balanced vegan diet. Researchers found that this lifestyle was able to increase an enzyme known as telomerase, which protects cells from the effects of aging.

To read the full article please search online for: Study finds fountain of youth, vegan diet and exercise

6. Top 10 Vegan Health Tips: Make your vegetarian diet even healthier by following these tips at

1. Include a source of B12 in your diet...
2. Consume More Omega 3's, Less Omega 6's...
3. Eat your greens!...
4. Calcium...
5. Vitamin D...
6. Pay Attention to Iodine...
7. Include beans or lentils in your diet...
8. Choose whole foods over processed foods...
9. Exercise!...
10. Be a Happy Vegan!...

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