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Eating Others Is Not Good For Our Health
October 21, 2013

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

  1. Factory Farms and Superbugs: A Very Scary Reality
  2. Famous Quote: U.S. National Research Council, in "Diet and Health, Implications for Reducing     Chronic Disease Risk"
  3. The Typical American Diet is Making Americans Sick
  4. Bible verse: Proverbs 19:1
  5. Some Facts about Milk
  6. This Week’s Video: Poultry Exposure Tied to Liver and Pancreatic Cancer

1. Factory Farms and Superbugs: A Very Scary Reality
The mere fact that 80% of antibiotics in the U.S. are used in livestock should raise a red flag. Despite that the National Pork Producers Council claims that existing regulations "provide adequate safeguards against antibiotic resistance," the Centers for Disease Control has issued a report stating that this overuse of antibiotics in farmed animals is a leading cause of antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

Please visit CDC Reveals Scary Truth About Factory Farms and Superbugs
Factory farming is able to exist because of antibiotics; otherwise, God’s farmed animals would not be able to survive the cruelty, the disease and the unsanitary conditions that are the norm in factory farms. Let’s all take part in making this world a healthier and more compassionate place by not supporting the animal-based agriculture industry and instead adopting a plant-based diet.

2. This Week’s Famous Quote
"A large and convincing body of evidence from studies in humans . . . shows that diets low in saturated fatty acids and cholesterol are associated with low risks and rates of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease."
~ U.S. National Research Council, in "Diet and Health, Implications for Reducing Chronic Disease Risk"

3. The Typical American Diet is Making Americans Sick
"The average person consumes 20 pounds more in total fat yearly than in 1970, which partly explains why the obesity rate among adults has more than doubled since then, when only 15 percent of Americans were obese." It's obvious that the typical American diet, full of animal products and therefore saturated fat and cholesterol, is not conducive to health. A higher intake of fruits and vegetables seems to be the best way to curb obesity and other diseases.

Please visit Dietary Report Card Disappoints
The vast majority of chronic diseases that people suffer are more likely to be caused by the food they eat and not by their genes. By the same token, transitioning to a well-balanced plant-based diet is what could bring them back to health!

4. This Week’s Bible Verse
(RSV) Proverbs 19:1
“Better is a poor man who walks in his integrity than a man who is perverse in speech, and is a fool.”
Indeed, dishonesty and lack of integrity don’t help us to follow God’s will. Instead, it allows us to take advantage of others, which causes suffering.

5. Some Facts about Milk
We live in a society where billions of dollars in publicity and marketing shape the food choices of most people, and the case of cow’s milk is an good example. Sadly, parents continue to feed their children dairy products without knowing how unhealthy these products are for them. Cow’s milk contains estrogen, saturated fat, cholesterol and IGF-1, all of which contribute to obesity, diabetes and certain cancers.

Please visit The Sour Facts About Milk: What Every Parent Needs To Know
Cows produce milk for their calves. When we go against God’s wisdom, we invariably have to deal with the consequences. In this case the consequences are much suffering to God’s cows and their babies, disease in humans caused by the consumption of dairy, and devastation of the Earth by dairy factory farms.

6. This Week’s Video
This is a very informative video explaining why cancer-causing viruses in poultry may increase risks of death from liver and pancreatic cancers.

Please visit Poultry Exposure Tied to Liver and Pancreatic Cancer 

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