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CVA Blog
Monday, September 13, 2010

What Does Animal Flesh Do To Our Bodies?

1. Veg Diet Good for GEICO Employees

2. Famous Quote – Mohandas Gandhi (1869-1948)

3. Huge Deli Meat Recall

4. Bible verse – Colossians 1:28

5. Vegan Bodybuilder

6. This Week’s Video – Nights at the Round Table


1. Veg Diet Good for GEICO Employees

According to a new study published in July’s American Journal of Health Promotion, office workers can lose weight, lower blood pressure, and reduce absenteeism if their employer provides healthy low-fat vegetarian meals. The study followed GEICO employees for a 22-week period on a low-fat vegetarian diet. These participants lost about 11 pounds on average, placing them at lower risk for heart disease, high blood pressure, and diabetes.  Control group participants following an omnivorous diet gained weight and experienced a rise in blood pressure. To read the full article please search online for Workplace Study: GEICO Employees Improve Health Dramatically with Low-Fat Vegetarian Diet

A well-balanced plant-based diet can provide enormous health benefits as well as emotional and spiritual, since it's not only healthy but compassionate and environmentally friendly. Plant-based diets honor our bodies and the rest of God's Creation.

2. This Week’s Famous Quote

I do not regard flesh-food as necessary for us at any stage and under any clime in which it is possible for human beings ordinarily to live. I hold flesh-food to be unsuited to our species. We err in copying the lower animal world - if we are superior to it.

Mohandas Gandhi (1869-1948)

3. Huge Deli Meat Recall

Tyson Foods is recalling about 380,000 pounds (172 metric tons) of deli meat because it may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, which could lead to listeriosis, a potentially fatal disease characterized by fever, headache, neck stiffness and nausea. The deli meat was shipped only to Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and according to Tyson Foods this recall is just precautionary. To read the full article please search online for Tyson Recalls 172 Tons of Meat Sold to Wal-Mart That May Be Contaminated

One more reason to transition to a plant-based diet is the avoidance of many contaminants that are common in animal products. These are produced in such quantities and at such speed that without clear regulation and enforcement, supervision and inspection, contamination is meant to happen.

4. This Week’s Bible Verse

(RSV) Colossians 1:28

Him we proclaim, warning every man and teaching every man in all wisdom, that we may present every man mature in Christ.

As Christians, we should strive with all our heart to follow Jesus' teachings of compassion, mercy, love, peace and justice, which are the core of our Faith.

5. Vegan Bodybuilder

Robert Cheeke is the founder of Vegan Bodybuilding and Fitness, and also a motivational speaker and author. He is a fantastic role model to those who want to pursue a life of health and compassion by transitioning to a plant-base diet. To learn more please visit

Athletes like Cheeke help expose the many myths that surround a plant-base diet, which is not only healthy but good for the environment and animals.

6. This Week’s Video: Nights at the Round Table

Watch this inspiring mini episode of Nights at the Round Table, a new series featuring celebrities discussing important issues over a thematically appropriate dinner. This mini episode features the animal rights group Farm Sanctuary and a dozen celebrities who support bringing an end to factory farming. Please visit

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