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Go Vegetarian! Save More and Feel Better
February 18, 2013

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

  1. Spend Less, Feel Better: Go Vegetarian
  2. Famous Quote: Walter C. Willet, MD, Chairman, Dept. of Nutrition Harvard School of Public Health
  3. Wash Your Hands, Eat Plant-Based
  4. Bible verse: Mark 1:12-15
  5. Another Vegan Pro-Athlete!
  6. This Week’s Video: Frankensteer

1. Spend Less, Feel Better: Go Vegetarian
Going vegetarian to reduce one’s food budget in half is one of the key recommendations in this article. Of course, going vegetarian likely reduces one’s healthcare costs as well. It’s a win-win situation!

For more recommendation on how to cut one’s food budget and to improve one’s health please visit How to cut your food budget in half:
Eating a plant-based diet is beneficial for all of God’s Creation. It helps us be good stewards of our bodies, our fellow Earthlings and the environment. It’s God’s ideal diet for us!

2. This Week’s Famous Quote
There is virtually no evidence that drinking two or three glasses of milk a day reduces the chances of breaking a bone.
~ Walter C. Willet, MD, Chairman, Dept. of Nutrition Harvard School of Public Health

3.  Wash Your Hands, Eat Plant-Based
Sometimes a little common sense goes a long way; it alleviates suffering and even saves lives. Just like hand-washing became a revolutionary life-saving technique in the 1800s when more than 50% of people died during surgeries and giving birth due to infections, eating a plant-based diet might be indeed the way to reduce disease and early death. Scientific evidence indicates that hand-washing and good sanitary techniques save lives; abundant scientific evidence also indicates that eating a veg diet prevents and reverses many major chronic diseases.

Please visit Is a vegetarian diet the new hand-washing disease prevention?
Many times the answer to a problem is in front of our eyes, but we fail to see it because our minds are entertained with desires, busyness and social programming, and cannot possibly conceive it could be that easy! However, eating a plant-based diet is easier than what most people think. It’s also a way to awaken our compassion and sensitivity. A plant-based diet is spiritual and physical healing.

4. This Week’s Bible Verse
(RSV) Mark 1:12-15
The Spirit immediately drove him out into the wilderness. And he was in the wilderness forty days, tempted by Satan; and he was with the wild beasts; and the angels ministered to him. Now after John was arrested, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of God, and saying, "The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent, and believe in the gospel."
The season of Lent, a time of repentance and reflection, began yesterday. May we use this time to think of our actions and how they impact all of God’s Creation; especially our food choices that affect our health, the lives of sentient beings, and the planet we live on.

5. Another Vegan Pro-Athlete!
Amar'e Stoudemire, New York Knicks basketball player, has decided to adopt a plant-based diet! Stoudemire had sustained many knee injuries which ultimately led him to undergo arthroscopic surgery on his left knee. "I wanted to really give myself the best opportunity to remain healthy," said Stoudemire. "And if something did happen and an injury did occur, I could say that I gave 100 percent from nutrition to cardio to lifting weights."

Please visit Star Basketball Player Goes Vegan to Give Himself the "Best Opportunity to Remain Healthy":
Kudos for Stoudemire! More and more athletes are adopting a vegan diet to stay healthy and improve performance. A plant-based diet honors our bodies!

6. This Week’s Video
“FRANKENSTEER is a disturbing yet compelling documentary that reveals how the ordinary cow is being transformed into an antibiotic dependent, hormone-laced potential carrier of toxic bacteria, all in the name of cheaper food. And consumers, by and large, are totally unaware of the dangers lurking in their beloved steaks, ribs and, most especially, hamburgers.”

Please visit Frankensteer:


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