Have you wondered if health care is worth it? Concensus of
most modern medical men is that you should exercise, keep your weight down,
avoid smoking cigarettes.
An increasing number of physicians are recommending against alcohol,
high-cholesterol meats and white-flour bread.
These recommendations are based on "the latest medical knowledge" though I
can show you the same prescription for health in a book that's a hundred years
Ellen White authored
that book. To this day Seventh-day Adventists accept her criteria. Since she
has been proved right about so many things, perhaps we should examine what
else she said.
The benefits of Ellen White's teachings are now measurable.
There are 57,000 Adventists living in California. Recently the "dead ones"
The State of California, the United States Public Health Service, and the
Adventist Church, Pacific Union Conference, analyzed available death
certificates of all Adventists who had died over a five-year period.
98.8 per cent of all such certificates were traceable. Judging from these
records, Seventh-day Adventists have a life expectancy five to six years
greater than other Californians.
70 per cent fewer Adventists die from all types of cancer, 68 per cent
fewer from respiratory diseases, 88 per cent fewer from TB and 85 per cent
fewer from pulmonary emphysema.
Among all Adventists there had been only nine cases of cancer of the lung
and, further research revealed, each of these had at some time been a smoker.
Adventists have 46 per cent less strokes, 60 per cent less heart disease.
About 50 per cent of Adventists are vegetarians. A new study has been
launched by Drs. Richard Walden and Raymond West, of Loma Linda University, to
compile comparative health figures for meat-eaters.
Perhaps a by-product of Adventist abstinence from alcohol is the finding
that they have only about one-third (35 per cent) as many accidents.
It has tended to reaffirm the faith of the faithful to discover that the
most advanced scientific findings support what was written and taught by this
amazing little lady, Ellen White, more than a hundred years ago.
If future scientific findings continue to support hers, let's see what
tomorrow's doctors will be prescribing:
Ellen White advised against overeating, also against crash dieting. "I advocate no extremes."
Whole-wheat bread, not white. Minimal sweets. "Sugar is
not good for the stomach."
She recommends grains, vegetables, fruits--especially apples. "Apples are superior to any fruit."
She recommends against meat, coffee and tea.
And sorry, "no hot biscuits."
If some of her recommendations sound extreme, imagine how they all must
have sounded in 1863. Yet modern science continues more and more to say, "She
was right!" Paul Harvey News, March,
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