News from the Mission Field in India

Dear friends, thank you for all your support
I am back to the Springs of Joy, Ranchi after I had visited other two branches of Living Springs project in India (Springs of Life, Calcutta and Springs of Love, Meghalaya). Springs of Joy is a seminary and a medical-missionary school. You can read more about its activities in the attached newsletter.
The students and staff are back to school, after winter holidays, “for service to some of the most neglected people on the planet”
God bless you in this new year and keep India in your prayers!
With love and respect
Tanya Nedelcu

 

 

 

VegMed Congress 2016

Veg Med Berlin

Scientific Congress – Vegetarian based diet and medicine

For Doctors, Students and Health Professions with focus on diet and nutrition

WHEN? 22-24. April 2016

WHERE? Berlin, Germany

Scientific presentations by leading researchers & renowned medical practitioners (Garry Fraser and Mark Messina from Loma Linda University), practice-oriented workshops, a platform for professional networking, a delicious plant-based buffet, public day “Open VegMed” and more.

REGISTER HERE

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Wissenschaftlicher Kongress – Vegetarische Ernährung und Medizin

Für Ärzte, Studierende und Gesundheitsberufe mit Schwerpunkt Ernährung

WANN: 22.-24. April 2016

WO? Berlin, Deutschland

Wissenschaftliche Vorträge weltweit führender Forscher & renommierter Ärzte (u.a.Garry Fraser und Mark Messina aus Loma Linda) , praxis­orientierte Workshops, Platt­formen für professionelles Networking, ein pflanzliches Bio-Feinschmecker-Büfett, Publikumstag „Open VegMed“ und mehr.

HIER ANMELDEN

 

Can we eat to starve cancer?

How can we conquer one of the most tragic conditions ?

William Li presents a new way to think about treating cancer and other diseases: anti-angiogenesis, preventing the growth of blood vessels that feed a tumor. The crucial first (and best) step: Eating cancer-fighting foods that cut off the supply lines and beat cancer at its own game. Witness William Li’s interesting talk at TED (c).

WHO classifies processed meats like bacon as carcinogenic

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Here comes an English version!

“According to a report by a World Health Organisation agency red meats are linked to cause cancer in humans. The determination, published by a panel of researchers for the International Agency for Research on Cancer in a medical journal Monday, classifies processed meat products like salami and bacon carcinogenic to humans, the strongest level of risk for cancer, and a category shared with tobacco smoke and diesel engine exhaust.

A metaanalyse of more than 800 studies by the commettee followed many people over time. Surprisingly one of the result turned out that even small amounts of daily consumption of meat are associated with an increased risk of certain types of cancer. Some of the studies showed that there was 17% increase in the risk of colorectal cancer for every 100 grams per a day of red meat consumed and an 18% increase for ever 50 grams daily of processed meat…”

Read a full article from Wall Street Journal: http://www.wsj.com/articles/red-meats-potentially-cause-cancer-group-says-1445860101

WHO stuft verarbeitetes Fleisch als krebserregend ein

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Wahnsinn, jetzt ist es offiziell so. Die WHO stuft – basierend auf 800 Studien – verarbeitetes Fleisch als krebserregend ein: https://www.tagesschau.de/inland/who-fleisch-krebs-101.html

“Das Risiko steigt demnach umso stärker, je mehr Fleisch ein Mensch isst. “Jede verzehrte Portion verarbeiteten Fleischs von täglich 50 Gramm erhöht das Darmkrebsrisiko um 18 Prozent”, hieß es in der IARC-Studie. Eine Arbeitsgruppe aus 22 Experten hatte mehr als 800 Studien über die Folgen des Fleischkonsums ausgewertet. (…) Es gebe “starke Anzeichen” für einen direkten Zusammenhang zwischen dem Konsum von rotem Fleisch und dem Risiko, an Darm-, Bauchspeicheldrüsen- und Prostatakrebs zu erkranken.”

Reasons why we should avoid milk and dairy products

“Many people, including vegetarians, consume substantial amount of diary products depite scientific evidence that questions about their health benefits and indicates their potential health risks. Milk and dairy products are not necessary in the diet and can, in fact, be harmful to health. It is best to consume a healthful diet of grains, fruits, vegetables, legumes, and fortified foods including cereals and juices. These nutrient-dense foods can help you meet your calcium, potassium, riboflavin, and vitamin D requirements with ease—and without facing the health risks associated with dairy product consumption.”

Here are some reasons why we should avoid milk and dairy products.

  • little benefit for bones
  • fat content can cause cardiovascular problems
  • riskfactor of various cancers
  • lactose intolerance
  • milk proteins and diabetes
  • harmful containments
  • health concerns for children, infants and their developement

Read the full article from PhysiciansCommittee: http://www.pcrm.org/health/diets/vegdiets/health-concerns-about-dairy-products