CVA Blog
From Christian Vegetarian Association (CVA)

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

Eating to Thrive!
September 7, 2015

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

  1. Dairy is Going Down!
  2. This Week’s Famous Quote: Dr. Will Tuttle, “The World Peace Diet”
  3. Vegan David Carter Joins the Chicago Bears!
  4. This Week’s Bible Verse: 2 John 1:6
  5. Barnard Medical Center Opens in Fall
  6. This Week’s Video: Viral Video: Green Smoothies: What Does the Science Say?

1. Dairy is Going Down!

Caribou, the second-largest coffee retailer in the world is now offering almond milk at all of his locations! Compassionate consumers keep pushing companies to adopt healthier and cruelty-free alternatives.

Please visit Caribou Adds Almond Milk to Permanent Menu and share!

2. This Week’s Famous Quote

“Our inherited meal traditions require a mentality of violence and denial that silently radiates into every aspect of our private and public lives, permeating our institutions and generating the crises, dilemmas, inequities, and suffering that we seek in vain to understand and effectively address.

"A new way of eating no longer based on privilege, commodification, and exploitation is not only possible but essential and inevitable. Our innate intelligence demands it.”
~ Dr. Will Tuttle, author, The World Peace Diet

3. Vegan David Carter Joins the Chicago Bears!

David Carter, the 300-pound vegan football player, has joined the Chicago Bears! Even though his grandparents owned a barbecue restaurant, David Carter compassion for animals led him to adopt a plant-based diet, which has proven to make him a healthier and better athlete.

Please visit Bears' David Carter: 300 lbs of veganism.

Kudos for David Carter!! He is an excellent example that compassion and athletics go together beautifully.

4. This Week’s Bible Verse 
(RSV) 2 John 1:6

And this is love, that we follow his commandments; this is the commandment, as you have heard from the beginning, that you follow love.

If we claim to love God, then we should to try to reflect God’s love –which resides in each of us-- onto all creatures. We cannot claim we love other humans and God’s animals if we deliberately and unnecessarily inflict pain on them. Therefore, a plant-based diet accords with obedience to God.

5. Barnard Medical Center Opens in Fall

The Barnard Medical Center (BMC) in Washington, DC, which will open in November, will be one of the first medical centers in the nation to address the country's chronic health issues through nutrition and preventive medicine by working with physicians, nurse practitioners, and dietitians to help patients with weight loss, heart health, diabetes, cancer prevention, and childhood nutrition. Dr. Neal Barnard, MD, founder and president of Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) and founder and medical director of BMC, explains in this interview about the groundbreaking project.

Please visit Groundbreaking Vegan Medical Center to Open This Fall and share!

Thanks to the tireless work of physicians like Dr. Neal Barnard is that more health practitioners and people at large are learning that the key to prevention and reversal of most chronic diseases is a plant-based diet.

6. This Week’s Video – Green Smoothies: What Does the Science Say?

Watch this video by Dr. Greger explaining the science behind the benefits of drinking green smoothies.

See CVA Blog Past Issues