This document provides a summary of the philosophy and main principles for operation of Lifestyle and Wellness Centers. It is not exhaustive, and is an introduction to this important, and often neglected component of Comprehensive Health Ministry. It has been specially prepared for the 2019 General Conference Leadership Colloquium of Division Leaders which is themed “Wholeness in Christ: Mission Vision in Action.” We are grateful to the Taskforce that compiled this brochure - Viriato Ferreira and Zeno Charles-Marcel (co-chairs), Fred Hardinge, Chuck Cleveland, and Frank Fournier.
Grateful for Adventist Institutions of Higher Learning
Christmas is upon us, and 2020 is the reality of our planning and schedules. We look back with gratitude that the Lord has faithfully led us to this point, and by His grace, we may look forward with hope and confidence to the opportunities, challenges, joys, and duties of the New Year.
An Australian observational study followed more than 5000 children from infancy to 11 years old--approximately 4700 were ever breast fed. Infants whose mothers drank alcohol while breast-feeding had lower cognitive scores by age 6. These differences were no longer significant by age 10-11, and were independent of prenatal alcohol use.
PositiveTip: Alcohol use while breastfeeding can significantly impair the mother's ability to self-regulate and make safe choices for herself and/or her child.