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.

A health clinic opens in Pavlodar

A health clinic opens in Pavlodar

On February 4, the Adventist Church in Pavlodar, Kazakhstan, opened a clinic in the city. The activity of the clinic was aimed at popularization of the principles of healthy lifestyle, as well as...

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New wellness center declared a miracle in India

New wellness center declared a miracle in India

Ted N.C. Wilson, president of the worldwide Seventh-day Adventist Church, declared a new Adventist Mission-funded wellness center in India to be a miracle that should be replicated around the world. ...

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Adventist students and researcher chosen to present at Harvard University

Adventist students and researcher chosen to present at Harvard University

Identified as one of the healthiest groups on the planet by Blue Zones founder Dan Buettner[i], Seventh-day Adventists have long been known for promoting a healthy lifestyle. Four Adventist young...

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Loma Linda University Health performs Southern California's first Vercise implant to treat Parkinson's disease

Loma Linda University Health performs Southern California's first Vercise implant to treat Parkinson's disease

A new, innovative deep brain stimulation (DBS) system, called Vercise, was successfully implanted in an 81-year-old patient with Parkinson’s Disease at Loma Linda University Health, the first such...

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In Nicaragua, Adventist Church inaugurates brand new hospital facility

In Nicaragua, Adventist Church inaugurates brand new hospital facility

The Seventh-day Adventist Church in Nicaragua recently inaugurated a brand new facility for its Adventist Hospital in Estelí, Nicaragua. The facility becomes the only private hospital in the city,...

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Pathfinder camporee makes splash

Pathfinder camporee makes splash

In what is believed to be a world first for a Pathfinder camporee, the entire event was held on water. A specially-constructed pontoon, afloat on the Sepik River in Papua New Guinea, was the site for...

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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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