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Glorifying God by Taking Care of Our Bodies
January 29, 2012

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

  1. Vegetarianism on the Rise
  2. Famous Quote: Thomas A. Edison
  3. More Health Benefits of a Plant-Based Diet
  4. Bible verse: 1 Corinthians 6:19-20
  5. Serious Concerns about the Overuse of Antibiotics in Factory Farming
  6. Week’s Video: Vegan Athletic Nutrition – Jack Norris RD

1. Vegetarianism on the Rise

A new survey conducted by Harris Interactive by telephone within the United States on behalf of the Vegetarian Resource Group indicates that vegetarianism and veganism are on the rise, as well as the number of people choosing some vegetarian meals. About 16% of the people surveyed said that they eat vegetarian meals half of the time, and between 2-3% of the people said they eat a plant-based food (vegan diet).

To read the article please visit How many adults are vegan in the U.S.?

With the raising awareness about the inherent cruelty of factory farming and the negative effects this has on our health, God's animals and the environment, it is no surprise that more people are choosing to eat plant-based diets or at least replace some of their meals with veg options. This, indeed, is good news for God's creation.

2. This Week’s Famous Quote

The doctor of the future will give no medication, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, diet and in the cause and prevention of disease.

~ Thomas A. Edison

3. More Health Benefits of a Plant-Based Diet

Diabetes, stroke and heart disease are among the leading causes of death in the United States, and new studies show that a diet rich in fruits, vegetables and whole grains helps reduce the rate of these diseases significantly.

To read the article please visit Veggies, Fruits, & Whole Grains Cut Stroke Risk:

Once again scientific evidence supports the notion that a well-balanced plant-based diet is ideal for our bodies, as it is mentioned in the book of Genesis. Taking care of our bodies honors God.

4. This Week’s Bible Verse

(RSV) 1 Corinthians 6:19-20

Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, which you have from God? You are not your own; you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.

5. Serious Concerns about the Overuse of Antibiotics in Factory Farming

The excessive use of antibiotics in animal agriculture is increasing the number of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Just in the European Union 25,000 patients die every year from infections caused by drug resistant bacteria, and The World Health Organization says drug use in farm animals plays a 'significant role' in spreading antibiotic-resistant salmonella and campylobacter infections in humans.

To read the article please visit Common infections will be 'untreatable' if antibiotic misuse continues:

The unthinkable is actually happening. Thousands of people die every year of infections that could be treated if antibiotics were not used irresponsibly by the factory farming industry. I think it is time for Christians to spend less time praying for healing and spend more time paying attention to their eating habits. Supporting the factory farming industry only sends the message that corporations can continue engaging in unethical behavior that brings sickness and suffering to God's Creation.

6. This Week’s Video: Vegan Athletic Nutrition – Jack Norris RD

Jack Norris RD, President of Vegan Outreach discusses in this short video, important information and tips for being an athlete on a plant-based diet.

Please visit Vegan Athletic Nutrition -- Jack Norris RD:

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