Health Connection Editorial

Rest for the Soul

We usually think of stress as being caused by negative pressures or unhappy events of life. Those are easily recognized. However, sometimes we do not realize that even “good pressures” and working for a good cause, such as in service to God, may result in the unhealthy effects of long standing stress. The key is to evaluate how balanced our life is. If we are not getting proper rest, our body may experience profound physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual damage. We must be reminded that as health ministers in God’s service, it is our duty to “put our glass down” for a while and rest.

Another Year for Thee

This year has sped by at amazing speed.  Time certainly flies--more so as I get older (and the more I fly!).  Early October already marks the introduction of Christmas decorations in malls and shopping outlets, yet most of the world hurries on forgetting that “Jesus is the reason for the season.”  How is it with you and me?

As busy health workers, we are totally occupied and engrossed, as we daily encounter the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of people.  We are so deeply engaged that we ourselves become physically and emotionally exhausted, and even spiritually jaded.  Jesus foresaw this scenario; this is why He invited the disciples to “come ye yourselves apart and rest awhile.”  We should strive to do this daily as we rest from our works and are immersed in His righteousness and healing.  My prayer is that you will make such an opportunity daily, and over this festive season.

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...

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