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Eat Plants and Be Healthier!
April 28, 2014

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

  1. A Cardiologist's Advice
  2. Famous Quote: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  3. “Forks Over Knives” Changes Lives
  4. Bible Verse: Philippians 2:3-4
  5. Study Shows Women Benefit from Eating More Plant-Based Foods
  6. This Week’s Video: Phytates for the Prevention of Cancer

1. A Cardiologist's Advice

Dr. Joel Kahn, a cardiologist, explains to the reader why a well-balanced plant-based diet is tremendously beneficial for our health. He cites studies that indicate that vegetarians tend to live longer, have lower rates of diabetes, lower blood pressures, are less likely to have cancer and fewer of them die of heart disease.

Please visit 5 Powerful Reasons to Eat A Plant-Based Diet: A Cardiologist Explains.

The scientific evidence indicating that plant-based diets are beneficial for our health is abundant. In fact, there is no disadvantage whatsoever to adopting a well-balanced vegan diet. It’s no surprise why the Bible states that a plant-based diet is God’s ideal diet for us.

2. Famous Quote

Take care of your body with steadfast fidelity. The soul must see through these eyes alone, and if they are dim, the whole world is clouded.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

3. “Forks Over Knives” Changes Lives

Read about a couple who after watching the documentary “Forks Over Knives” decides to adopt a plant-based diet. The results are so much better than expected that they decide to tell their story. Dale cleared the blockage of his arteries, reduced his cholesterol levels and dropped weight. Robin lost weight, reduced her cholesterol levels and is no longer pre-diabetic. Both feel better than ever!

Please visit Plant-Based Diet Cleared my Husband's Arteries.

We are what we eat! Sometimes the solution to our health problems is not in conventional medicine but it a change of lifestyle and heart. When we choose compassion and adopt a well-balanced plant-based diet our bodies receive optimum nutrition. A plant-based diet helps us be good stewards of our bodies.

4. Bible Verse

(RSV) Philippians 2:3-4

Do nothing from selfishness or conceit, but in humility count others better than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.

We are called to have a humble heart and to not look at others as lesser individuals. I think we should apply this teachings onto all of God's creatures and not just humans. As stewards of God's Creation, our behavior toward all creatures should be one of compassion, mercy and love.

5. Study Shows Women Benefit from Eating More Plant-Based Foods

The results of a study comprising 2508 participants in the government-sponsored Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) study, shows that “women who reported eating eight to nine servings a day of fruits and vegetables in their 20s were 40 per cent less likely to have calcified plaque in their arteries in their 40s, compared with those who ate the just three to four servings a day.”

This is yet one more study that shows that eating more plant-based foods is beneficial for our health. If we let compassion help guide our food choices we’ll find that a plant-based diet causes the least suffering in God’s Creation.

6. This Week’s Video: Phytates for the Prevention of Cancer

 In this short video Dr. Greger explains why phytic acid (phytate), concentrated in food such as beans, whole grains, and nuts, seem to lower cancer rates among plant-based populations.

Please visit Phytates for the Prevention of Cancer

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