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CVA Blog
Monday, March 15, 2010

Taking Control of our Health

1. Gluten-Free Vegan Diet Helps Rheumatoid Arthritis
2. Famous Quote – Passage from the "Rule of Health of Salerno"
3. Meat Products Linked to Urinary Tract Infections
4. Bible verse – Psalm 73:25-26
5. Diabetes Control
6. Video: Nutritionist Jeff Novick

1. Gluten-Free Vegan Diet Helps Rheumatoid Arthritis

According to a study in Arthritis Research & Therapy eating a gluten-free vegan diet may help patients with rheumatoid arthritis. This diet was found to be atheroprotective and anti-inflammatory.

To read the full article please search online for Gluten-free vegan diet helps rheumatoid arthritis

A plant-based diet is God's ideal for us. It helps to keep us healthy, to restore the health of the environment and to show compassion to God's farmed animals.

2. Famous Quote

“The King who cannot rule his diet, Will hardly rule his realm in peace and quiet.” - Passage from the "Rule of Health of Salerno"

3. Meat Products Linked to Urinary Tract Infections

This might be good news for those with recurring urinary tract infections since they might be able to prevent them just by not animals, especially chicken. A new study published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showed that bacteria from chicken products may be a major cause of urinary tract infections. Researchers examined urine samples from women who had urinary tract infections and matched E. coli in the samples to E. coli from contaminated food. They also found that most of the E. coli was ingested through retail meat products (61 percent of which were chicken products) and ready-to-eat products (73 percent of which were meat products).

To read the full article please search online for E. coli from Chickens Causes Urinary Tract Infections

One more reason to stop eating animal products is the extensive contamination with bacteria, such as E. coli. A plant-based diet, prescribed by God to humans as the book of Genesis tells us, should be our ideal choice to keep our bodies healthy and to follow Jesus' teaching of compassion, mercy and love.

4. Bible Verse - (RSV) Psalm 73:25-26

Whom have I in heaven but thee? And there is nothing upon earth that I desire besides thee. My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion for ever.

These verses are a reminder that only God can truly fulfill and sustain us, especially during hardship and sorrow.

5. Diabetes Control

Dr. Neal Barnard, President of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), presented the benefits of a plant-based diet to doctors all over India. In this interview, he explains how a vegan diet can help reverse diabetes and why milk is not a health food, among other things. Please search online for Diabetes isn't a one-way street...

How great it is that concerned physicians like Dr. Barnard are educating physicians and the public throughout the world on the benefits of a well-balanced plant-based diet. We, Christians, by adopting it, are actively participating in the reconciliation of God's Creation by showing concern for God's farmed animals, our health and the environment.

6. This Week’s Video: Nutritionist Jeff Novick

Watch this short video in which nutritionist Jeff Novick talks about his decision to adopt a vegan diet. Please search online for Why I Went Veg - Jeff Novick, MS RD (VIDEO).

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