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CVA Blog
Monday, June 1, 2009

Taking Care of Our Bodies

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

1. Soy Intake Benefits
2. Famous Quote – St. Basil, Bishop of Caesarea (330-379)
3. What is a Vegan Diet
4. Bible verse – John 3:17
5. Faith and Food
6. This Week’s Video

1. Soy Intake Benefits

According to recent studies the increased intake of soy resulted in a reduction in prostate cancer risk and a decreased risk of breast cancer. The results of these studies were published in American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

To read the full article please search online for Soy decreases cancer risk for men and women

2. Famous Quote

“The earth is the Lord’s and the fullness Thereof, Oh, God, enlarge within us the Sense of fellowship with all living Things, our brothers the animals to Whom Thou gavest the earth as Their home in common with us . . . May we realize that they live not For us alone but for themselves and For Thee and that they love the sweetness Of life.”

~ St. Basil, Bishop of Caesarea (330-379)

3. What is a Vegan Diet

Many people today are unaware of what a vegan diet is and what it entails. This article explains clearly and concisely what a plant-based diet involves and the main reasons behind it. As a plus, the author added a list of famous vegetarian people as well as famous quotes related to the subject. At the end of the article the reader can also find a short video featuring Olympic medalist Carl Lewis sharing the health benefits of a plant-based diet. Please visit What is a Vegan Diet? What are the Benefits of Being Vegan?

4. Bible Verse

(RSV) John 3:17

For God sent the Son into the world, not to condemn the world, but that the world might be saved through him.

So many times we forget that we worship a God of love, mercy and compassion, who gives us hope in the midst of suffering and despair, and not a God of judgment and vengeance. Jesus is our best reminder of God's love for all Creation!

5. Faith and Food

Not many people relate food and faith; however, both are intimately linked. The article explores this relationship from the perspective of different faiths, like the Christian and Jewish. The food we eat affects our health, animals and the environment; and it is not surprising that many organizations, like the Christian Vegetarian Association (CVA), are growing rapidly. Steve Kaufman, a physician and chairman of the CVA, said "Christians who take their faith seriously see it impacting their entire life ... and that would include the food they eat."

To read the full article please search online for Faith in our food choices

6. This Week’s Video

Watch this short interview with Jeff Novick, Director of Nutrition of the National Health Association, where he calls people to take responsibility of their own health and not relying so much on the healthcare system to stay healthy. He emphasizes the role of prevention by making mindful lifestyle choices such us diet, relationships and exercise among others.

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