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Let Thy Food Be Your Medicine And Let Thy Medicine Be Your Food
August 1, 2011

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

1. Vegan Diets for Kids: The Way to Go!!

2. Famous Quote – George Bernard Shaw, playwright, Nobel Prize 1925

3. Meat Linked to Diabetes

4. Bible verse – Ps. 34:14

5. Interview with Ultramarathoner Scott Jurek

6. This Week’s Video – John Robbins on Meals for Health Program

1. Vegan Diets for Kids: The Way to Go!!

Kathy Freston, bestselling author with a focus on healthy living and conscious eating, highlights the many benefits of raising vegan kids. Plenty of scientific evidence indicates that a well-balanced plant-based diet has advantages over the typical American diet laden with animal products, and Kathy Freston shares tips to "veganize" favorite family dishes and make sure children get all the nutrients their growing bodies need. To read the article please visit Vegan: Great For Kids!

Raising children on a plant-based diet is a win-win situation! It’s healthy, encourages compassion, love and stewardship; and guides them into a path of fulfilling joy and obedience to our Creator.

2. This Week’s Famous Quote

"If a group of beings from another planet were to land on Earth -- beings who considered themselves as superior to you as you feel yourself to be to other animals -- would you concede them the rights over you that you assume over other animals?"

~ George Bernard Shaw, playwright, Nobel Prize 1925

3. Meat Linked to Diabetes

Tom Philpott, food and ag blogger for Mother Jones, raises the safety issues with meat production in relation to the high rates of diabetes in our country. Philpott cites recent studies that link certain toxic substances called POPs (persistent organic pollutants) to diabetes, which enter our meat supply through unethical practices like the ones Monsanto uses, and get concentrated and recycled when the ag industry engages in the shameful standard practices of feeding chickens to cows and cows to cows. To read the article please visit Is Your Meat Habit Giving You Diabetes?

Unethical, untrustworthy and corrupt are some of the words that describe the animal agriculture industry. They have shown time and time again that they lack respect and concern for human health, for the state of the environment and obviously for the suffering of farmed animals. Evident as this is, isn’t it dumbfounding that most Christian leaders and their followers still support the meat, egg and dairy industries? We have to do everything in our power to change hearts and minds in order to encourage Christians to be true followers of Christ’s teachings.

4. This Week’s Bible Verse

(RSV) Ps. 34:14

"Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it."

It is not possible to seek peace while causing suffering, pain and death to God's animals. A peaceful world is a loving world, where all creatures coexist without exploiting one another. A crucial step to achieve this is to transition to a plant-based diet.

5. Interview with Ultramarathoner Scott Jurek

Scott Jurek, vegan ultra ultramarathoner, record holder for the 24-hour run, twice winner of the Badwater race and winner of the 100-mile Western States Endurance Run seven times is certainly a great example that a well-balanced plant-based diet is ideal for an athlete. In this interview, Jurek shares how he became vegan, what were the main reasons behind it, how this affected his performance as an athlete and much more. Please visit In It For the Long Run: Vegan Ultramarathoner Scott Jurek:

6. This Week’s Video – John Robbins on Meals for Health Program

EarthSave founder and acclaimed author John Robbins, speaks in this video about EarthSave's groundbreaking Meals for Health program, a 30-day intervention program where low-income people are taught to eat a healthy plant-based diet, and in the process lose weight and reverse serious chronic illnesses.

John Robbins beautifully and clearly explains how a plant-based diet brings healing, peace, love, compassion, harmony, justice and restoration into a world that has gone astray but that is finding its way back. In his own words: "We are all connected." Please visit John Robbins on Meals for Health Program and watch and share with friends and family:

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