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.

In Brazil, prestigious scientific journal “Nature Communications” focuses on Adventist lifestyle

In Brazil, prestigious scientific journal “Nature Communications” focuses on Adventist lifestyle

The relationship between an intestinal bacteria and its possible effects on diabetes was published in a national scientific article, which featured the dietary habits of Seventh-day Adventists in...

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Loma Linda University Health’s CEO Hart recognized as top leader by hospital magazine

Loma Linda University Health’s CEO Hart recognized as top leader by hospital magazine

For years, people in and around the Seventh-day Adventist world church, especially those involved in healthcare, knew that Dr. Richard Hart, M.D., a preventative medicine specialist and public health...

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109-year-old Sunday school to become Adventist health center in Scotland

109-year-old Sunday school to become Adventist health center in Scotland

A 109-year-old Sunday school building in Scotland is being turned to a Seventh-day Adventist health ministry and outreach center with the aid of a government grant. Historic Environment Scotland, a...

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Press Release: Seventh-day Adventist world church headquarters to hold free vision and dental clinic September 18

Press Release: Seventh-day Adventist world church headquarters to hold free vision and dental clinic September 18

Contact: Tanya Holland 301-680-6309, HealthFair@gc.adventist.org The world headquarters of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, in partnership with the denomination’s territory in North America,...

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Raymond Ryckman, scientist who helped put Loma Linda on map, dies at 99

Raymond Ryckman, scientist who helped put Loma Linda on map, dies at 99

Raymond E. Ryckman, a Seventh-day Adventist scientist with top-secret U.S. government clearance and a leading expert on Chagas disease, has died just a month after his 99th birthday. Ryckman — who...

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2,000 served at Jumpstart Free Health Clinic in Killeen, Texas

2,000 served at Jumpstart Free Health Clinic in Killeen, Texas

Devon Darson cried when she called the Jumpstart Free Health Clinic number. “The guy answered the phone and said, ‘We’re here to serve you.’ And I cried,” she says. “That’s the word that God used. He...

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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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