Vitality

Health

Living a healthful life

The Seventh-day Adventist Church recognizes the autonomy of each individual and his or her God-given power of choice. Rather than mandating standards of behavior, Adventists call upon one another to live as positive examples of God’s love and care.

Part of that example includes taking care of our health—we believe God calls us to care for our bodies, treating them with the respect a divine creation deserves. Gluttony and excess, even of something good, can be detrimental to our health.

Adventists believe the key to wellness lies in a life of balance and temperance. Nature creates a wealth of good things that lead to vibrant health. Pure water, fresh air and sunlight—when used appropriately—promote clean, healthy lives.

Exercise and avoidance of harmful substances such as tobacco, alcohol and mind-altering substances lead to clear minds and wise choices. A well-balanced vegetarian diet that avoids the consumption of meat coupled with intake of legumes, whole grains, nuts, fruits and vegetables, along with a source of vitamin B12, will promote vigorous health.

Such health is a gift from a loving God who wants us to live life in its abundance. When we benefit from such love, we feel a sense of gratitude and appreciation toward our creator.

Because of this, Adventists choose to praise God with joyful living.

Adventist Church adopts stance on vaccines

Adventist Church adopts stance on vaccines

Mar 16, 2015

The Seventh-day Adventist Church has issued an official statement on vaccines, saying it “encourages responsible immunization” and has no faith-based...

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Vegetarian Diet Cuts Risk of Certain Cancer, Adventist Study Finds

Vegetarian Diet Cuts Risk of Certain Cancer, Adventist Study Finds

Mar 16, 2015

A vegetarian diet may reduce your risk of certain kinds of cancer by 22 percent, according to a new analysis from the Adventist Health Study-2....

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Philippines approves new Adventist medical school

Philippines approves new Adventist medical school

Mar 05, 2015

The Philippines has granted approval for an Adventist medical school to begin classes in August, making it the first Adventist medical school in Asia...

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CNN Features Adventists on Show About Healthy Living

CNN Features Adventists on Show About Healthy Living

Feb 27, 2015

CNN television is featuring Loma Linda University and the surrounding Seventh-day Adventist community in southern California on a program about how...

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In Thailand, Adventist university hosts mobile eye surgery clinic

In Thailand, Adventist university hosts mobile eye surgery clinic

Feb 10, 2015

A Seventh-day Adventist university in Thailand recently hosted a group of volunteer ophthalmologists who offered free eye care for more than 250...

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Adventist Health Ministries honors longtime health expo promoters

Adventist Health Ministries honors longtime health expo promoters

Feb 05, 2015

The Seventh-day Adventist Church’s Health Ministries department recently presented its Medal of Distinction to a couple who for decades have promoted...

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Our beliefs

Seventh-day Adventist beliefs are meant to permeate your whole life. Growing out of scriptures that paint a compelling portrait of God, you are invited to explore, experience and know the One who desires to make us whole.

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