In 1905 Ellen White described the diet our Creator chose for us as a balanced plant-based diet including foods such as grains, fruit and vegetables, and nuts (1). Such a diet provides physical and mental vigor and endurance. She also recognized that such a diet may need to be adjusted according to the season, the climate, occupation, individual tolerance, and what foods are locally available (2). The General Conference Nutrition Council (GCNC) therefore recommends the consumption of a balanced vegetarian diet consisting of a rich variety of plant-based foods.
On August 31, Loma Linda University Behavioral Medicine Center celebrated 25 years of service meeting the mental health needs of the local community. During the celebration speakers reflected on the journey from the opening of the Behavioral Health Institute in 2010, to over 4,600 inpatient visits and another 37, 473 outpatient visits. Today more than 700 patients are being treated for drug dependency and pain. It is one of only five institution in the US that offers treatment for chronic pain.
Exercise contributes many direct and indirect biochemical changes that help explain its anti-cancer benefits. A few of these include:
Changes to cell-growth regulators.
Stimulate proteins involved in DNA repair.
Improves immunity, especially regular, moderate exercise.
Helps reduce chronic inflammation.
Contributes to weight management.
Outdoor exercise can result in increased exposure to sunlight and vitamin D.
There are likely many other pathways as well. Learn more by reading this excellent summary.
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