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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.

Introduction

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.

International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) (Feb 6)

UNFPA, jointly with UNICEF, leads the largest global program to accelerate the abandonment of FGM, currently focusing on 17 African countries and also supporting regional and global initiatives. This Day also falls under the ongoing Spotlight Initiative, a joint project of the European Union and the United Nations to eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls. One of the specific threads of the Spotlight Initiative targets sexual and gender-based violence, and harmful practices in Sub-Saharan Africa, which include female genital mutilation.

International Day of Disabled Persons (Dec 3)

The annual observance of the International Day of Disabled Persons, proclaimed by the United Nations, aims to promote the rights and well-being of persons with disabilities in all spheres of society and development, and to increase awareness of the situation of persons with disabilities in every aspect of political, social, economic, and cultural life. The Adventist church is serious about ministering to those with special needs. Learn more and find resources at:

www.specialneeds.adventist.org

 

World Cancer Day (Feb 4)

This a day when the world’s population unites to fight Cancer, the second leading cause of death in many countries. A campaign on this day aims to save millions of preventable deaths by raising awareness and education about the disease, including how to prevent it and find treatment. For materials and free awareness resources go to www.worldcancerday.org/.

 

World AIDS Day (Dec 1)

World AIDS Day takes place on the 1st December each year. It’s an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, to show support for people living with HIV, and to commemorate those who have died from an AIDS-related illness. Founded in 1988, World AIDS Day was the first ever global health day. www.worldaidsday.org/ . The Adventist church has a ministry aimed at ministering to those with HIV/AIDS in Africa. For more information, go to www.aidsministry.com and become involved.

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