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Your Brain, Your Body

Twelve years ago then Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO) encouraged the Church to speak on Health and Lifestyle to the world. This invitation was directed to the Health Ministries Department of the Seventh-day Adventist Church through Dr. Margaret Chan’s Office for Partnerships and UN Reform. This was following her initiative to welcome collaboration with faith-based organizations including churches. The First Global Conference on Health and Lifestyle took place in 2009!

World No Tobacco Day (May 31).

Every year on 31 May, WHO and partners mark World No Tobacco Day (WNTD), highlighting the health and other risks associated with tobacco use, and advocating for effective policies to reduce tobacco consumption. The focus of World No Tobacco Day 2019  is "tobacco and lung health." The campaign will increase awareness on the negative impact that tobacco has on people’s lung health, from cancer to chronic respiratory disease, the fundamental role lungs play for the health and well-being of all people.

World Malaria Day (April 25).

This is an internationally recognized day, highlighting the global efforts to control malaria and celebrating the gains that have been made. Since 2000, the world has made historic progress against malaria, saving millions of lives. However, half the world still lives at risk from this preventable, treatable disease, which costs a child’s life every two minutes. For resources on this go to:https://www.who.int/westernpacific/news/events/world-malaria-day

 

SDA Guidelines on Immunizations (April 24-30 is World Immunization Week).

Immunization saves millions of lives every year and is widely recognized as one of the world’s most successful and cost-effective health interventions. Yet, there are still nearly 20 million unvaccinated and under-vaccinated children in the world today. This year’s theme for the WHO World Immunization Week is Protected Together: Vaccines Work! Many people are misinformed about the risks of vaccines. The Adventist Church has published guidelines for vaccinations encouraging members to be vaccinated and immunized.

FactSheet: Detox Diets

INTRODUCTION

Detox diets, cleansing diets, and other procedures that claim to remove toxins from the body have become popular in recent decades. Celebrity doctors, media personalities, and next-door neighbors promote the idea that specialized combinations of juices, herbs, and supplements can help people lose weight and treat a wide range of conditions without the use of drugs. Such claims appeal to a growing number of people who prefer a natural approach to healing, including some Seventh-day Adventists.

Fact Sheet: Safety of Soy--Myths and Facts

Summary

Despite the fear mongering about soy via the internet, there is overwhelming scientific evidence that soy foods can be part of a healthy balanced diet.  Soy foods have anti-inflammatory properties and they lower LDL cholesterol levels, blood pressure levels in hypertensives, and also reduce the risk of some cancers.  They improve kidney function and reduce menopausal symptoms.  Important evidence shows that starting children early on soy foods, especially girls, is beneficial.

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Christ's Method Alone: Comprehensive Health Ministry (127-13G )

“And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people.”—Matt 9:35

Jesus calls every member of His Church to embrace His mission of loving service for others. As His people meet the physical, mental, social, and spiritual needs of their communities in His Name, His character is powerfully revealed. Our commitment to and love for Jesus compels us to follow in His footsteps of compassionate ministry. Ellen G White succinctly summarizes the Savior’s selfless service in these words.

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