Health is the gracious gift of God, and is preserved best by choosing the most healthful lifestyle possible, empowered by the Grace of God. We invite you to explore and learn more on these pages.

Seventh-day Adventists and Nutrition

The Seventh-day Adventist Church encourages a balanced vegetarian diet. “The diet God ordained in the Garden of Eden--the vegetarian diet--is the ideal, but sometimes we cannot have the ideal. In those circumstances, in any given situation or locale, those who wish to stay in optimum health will eat the best food that they can obtain.” — Seventh-day Adventists Believe, p. 286.

There are different types of vegetarian diets including...

SID Health Ministries Advisory

Health Ministries leaders, hospital administrators and health professionals involved in Health Ministries joined together to attend the SID Health Ministries advisory held in Johannesburg on May 29-June 2, 2016. Dr Bangwato Sikwa, SID HM director, coordinated the event. A highlight was the joint collaboration in the elaboration of the new Health Ministries Strategic Plan for the quinquennium. Attendees were inspired by the presentations and contributed to the joint Strategic Plan.

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The WHO estimates 1.1 billion teens and young adults are putting their hearing at risk by exposing themselves to damaging sound levels from personal audio devices, bars, nightclubs, and other entertainment venues. Exposure to noise levels of 100 dB for longer than 15 minutes is not safe. Hair blow dryers and subway trains are associated with those levels! Even half of children's noise-restricting headphones don't limit volumes as advertised. PositiveTip: Limit exposure by using earplugs in loud venues, turning down the volume, and taking ...