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Get Healthier by Being More Compassionate!
July 29, 2013

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

  1. “Meatless Monday” Approved in San Diego District Schools
  2. Famous Quote: Dr. Will Tuttle, “The World Peace Diet”
  3. Live Poultry Contamination
  4. Bible verse: Psalm 46:10
  5. Lower Health Premiums for Vegetarians
  6. This Week’s Video: Shattering the Myths of Eating Vegan

1. “Meatless Monday” Approved in San Diego District Schools
The San Diego Unified School District Board of Education has approved "Meatless Monday" starting this Fall. Due to the high obesity rates in children and the health benefits of plant-based diets school officials support the decision to offer kids tasty, healthy foods and therefore a good start in regards to eating habits.

"Meatless Monday" is spreading!! Compassion, healthfulness, heartfulness, joyfulness and peace spread easily because they align with our essence.

2. This Week’s Famous Quote
“When we are drawn toward a plant-based way of eating, it is in no way a limitation on us; rather it is the harmonious fulfillment of our own inner seeing. At first we think it’s an option we can choose, but with time we realize that it’s not a choice at all but the free expression of the truth that we are.
It is not an ethic that we have to police from outside, but our own radiant love spontaneously expressing, both for ourselves and for our world. Caring is born on this earth and lives through us, as us, and it’s not anything for which we can personally take credit. It is nothing to be proud of.”
~ Dr. Will Tuttle, author, The World Peace Diet

3.  Live Poultry Contamination
According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), live poultry is the culprit infecting 224 people so far, across 34 states, with Salmonella typhimurium. It seems the people who got sick had come in contact with live chicks, ducklings and other live young poultry purchased from feed stores and sourced from mail-order hatcheries.

Please visit Live poultry behind Salmonella outbreak in 34 states:
What can be expected from the egregious and unsanitary conditions in which God’s animals are raised and treated for meat, egg and milk production? Just the mere fact that these animals are shipped by mail live throughout the country as if they were mere commodities should be a big red flag in regards to how broken the human-animal bond is.

4. This Week’s Bible Verse
(RSV) Psalm 46:10
"Be still, and know that I am God. I am exalted among the nations, I am exalted in the earth!"
Let's take a break from our hectic lives and be still to feel the joyfulness and love that permeates all of God's Creation!

5. Lower Health Premiums for Vegetarians
Vegetarians suffer a fraction of the rate of chronic diseases that meat-eaters do. That’s why the AFI insurance agency in the U.K. will be offering a Vegetarian Term Life policy to reward non meat-eaters with lower premiums.

Please visit Vegetarians to be offered cheaper life insurance:

It’s time to recognize that people who avoid animal products are generally healthier; and that therefore, should be pay lower premiums as far as health insurances go. Let’s hope this incentive is offered elsewhere in the world soon.

6. This Weeks Video: Shattering the Myths of Eating Vegan
Many Latinos in the U.S. are dealing with the typical chronic diseases that plague Western societies, such as obesity, diabetes and heart disease. Eddie Garza, campaign manager for Mercy for Animals, was a guest at Fox News Latino and shared the benefits of transitioning to a plant-based diet in order to prevent and reverse these diseases.

To watch the segment please visit Shattering the Myths of Eating Vegan:

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