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Plant-Based Diets: Peace, Healing and Joy on Earth
December 24, 2012

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

  1. Vegetarians Live Longer (Of Course!)
  2. Famous Quote: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
  3. Cow’s Milk Consumption on the Decline
  4. Bible verse: Genesis 1:21
  5. Animal Products Linked to Early Puberty in Humans
  6. This Week’s Video: Heart Attacks and Cholesterol Purely a Question of Diet

1. Vegetarians Live Longer (Of Course!)

 More scientific evidence indicates that vegetarian diets can extend life expectancy. The findings of the Adventist Health Study-2, an ongoing study that includes more than 96,000 participants, conclude that vegetarian men live to an average of 83.3 years, compared with nonvegetarian men who live to an average of 73.8 years. And vegetarian women live to an average of 85.7 years, which is 6.1 years longer than nonvegetarian women.

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I think the results of numerous studies say it all: Plant-based diets are good for our bodies, God's creations.

2. This Week’s Famous Quote
One day the absurdity of the almost universal human belief in the slavery of other animals will be palpable. We shall then have discovered our souls and become worthier of sharing this planet with them.
~ Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

3. Cow’s Milk Consumption on the Decline
Cow’s milk sales are the lowest levels in 30 years. More Americans are substituting cow’s milk for other beverages, such as non-dairy milks (almond, soy, coconut, etc.) and other bottled beverages. One of the reasons is that consumers are worried about the hormones and antibiotics in cow’s milk.
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More and more people every day are waking up to the fact that humans have absolutely no need for the milk of any other species. Cow’s milk is perfect food for baby cows, who are abused by the dairy industry just so humans can have the milk intended for them. Dairy alternatives are abundant, healthy, tasty, and most of all cruelty-free!

4. This Week’s Bible Verse
(RSV) Genesis 1:21
“So God created the great sea monsters and every living creature that moves, with which the waters swarm, according to their kinds, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.”
Every creature is God’s creation; therefore, we all have the same source: one of love. Actively alleviating suffering and contributing to healing and restoration on Earth helps us reflect God’s love onto all Creation!

5. Animal Products Linked to Early Puberty in Humans
The results of a new study in Journal of Nutrition indicates that a diet high in animal products promotes early puberty in children, which in turn is associated with higher rates of prostate and breast cancer.

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Our bodies are amazing and complex! They have been designed by a loving Creator in a way that the vast majority of us don't need to eat animal products to live healthy, joyful lives. So when we kill animals and eat them, many are the negative consequences with which we have to deal. It's much easier and more honoring to God to do our best to adhere to the ideal diet for us: a plant-based one.

6. This Week’s Video: Heart Attacks and Cholesterol Purely a Question of Diet
As Dr. Michael Greger explains, swapping white meat for red meat may not affect cholesterol levels as shown in scientific studies ( The answer, to significantly reduce cholesterol levels is to move toward a plant-based diet.

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