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Monday, December 6, 2010

Taking Charge of Our Health

1. T. Colin Campbell Highlights Benefits of a Plant-Base Diet

2. Famous Quote – Benjamin Spock, M.D.

3. John Robbins Talks about the Typical American Diet

4. Bible verse – Hebrews 1:1-2

5. Fish Oil Not So Beneficial

6. This Week’s Video – Rock Stars Say “Go Vegetarian”


1. T. Colin Campbell Highlights Benefits of a Plant-Base Diet

T. Colin Campbell, Ph.D. Professor Emeritus of Nutritional Biochemistry, Cornell, rightly points out the numerous benefits of a well-balanced plant-base diet, from preventing and healing heart disease to helping with allergies. He also thanks Mr. Bill Clinton for helping shed light and give momentum to preventive medicine through healthy eating. To read the full article please search online for President Clinton's Intervention in the Health Debate Is Momentous

It's fantastic that the benefits of a plant-base diet are getting known by so many more people! Taking care of our health by helping prevent and reverse diseases certainly shows good stewardship of our bodies.

2. Famous Quote

“When I was 88 years old, I gave up meat entirely and switched to a plant foods diet following a slight stroke. During the following months, I not only lost 50 pounds, but gained strength in my legs and picked up stamina. Now, at age 93, I'm on the same plant-based diet, and I still don't eat any meat or dairy products. I either swim, walk, or paddle a canoe daily and I feel the best I've felt since my heart problems began.”

~ Benjamin Spock, M.D. (1903-1998), pediatrician and author

3. John Robbins Talks about the Typical American Diet

John Robbins, author of many books including “The Food Revolution” writes about the undeniable impact of the typical American diet in our health. He mentions the movie “Super Size Me” where the main character ate MacDonald’s food  for 30 days and his health deteriorated rapidly. Also, he refers to the group Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM)'s new "Consequences" TV ad referring to McDonald's high-fat menu. Robbins emphasizes on the crucial task of educating people to take charge of their health by eating a well-balanced plant-based diet in order to prevent and decrease the rate of our very common chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes and cancer. To read the full article please search online for How Bad Is McDonald's Food?

Taking charge of our health is obviously a task that all Christians should take seriously and with responsibility, given that our bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit.

4. Bible Verse

(RSV) Hebrews 1:1-2

In many and various ways God spoke of old to our fathers by the prophets; but in these last days he has spoken to us by a Son, whom he appointed the heir of all things, through whom also he created the world.

Jesus Christ's teachings provide us with the tools to follow God's will. Jesus' teachings encompass love, compassion and peace, helping us be good stewards of God's Creation.

5. Fish Oil Not So Beneficial

A new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association indicate that consumption of fish oil during pregnancy does not benefit babies’ cognitive development or mothers’ mood. Pregnant women who consumed 800 mg of a DHA-rich fish oil supplement each day during pregnancy showed no benefits for depression, and their babies did not differ cognitively from children born from women who consumed a vegetable oil (rapeseed, sunflower, and palm) supplement. To read the full article please search online for Fish Oil Doesn't Benefit New Moms, Babies

It's becoming more evident that animal products are not necessary and do not enhance our health. The best way to show good stewardship of our bodies is to eat a well-balanced plant-based diet that honors all of God's Creation.

6. This Week’s Video – Rock Stars Say “Go Vegetarian”

Several legendary rock stars say the way to go is vegetarian. Chrissie Hynde from "The Pretenders," Tony Kanal of "No Doubt," and Mike Ness, lead singer of "Social Distortion" spoke up at the 2010 Animal Acres Gala near Los Angeles. To watch the short video please visit .

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