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.

Business professionals raise $50,000 to fund the creation of an Adventist medical school in east-central Africa

Business professionals raise $50,000 to fund the creation of an Adventist medical school in east-central Africa

May 19, 2016

More than 500 Adventist business professionals raised approximately $50,000 (USD) to help fund the construction of the East-Central Africa Division...

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Ted Wilson lays cornerstone for Adventist medical school in Rwanda

Ted Wilson lays cornerstone for Adventist medical school in Rwanda

May 19, 2016

Ted N.C. Wilson, president of the Seventh-day Adventist world church, laid the cornerstone of a new medical school in Rwanda that church leaders...

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Mega-clinic provided 'miraculous' $38.4 million in services in Los Angeles

Mega-clinic provided 'miraculous' $38.4 million in services in Los Angeles

May 19, 2016

Final numbers for a Seventh-day Adventist mega-clinic in Los Angeles show that 8,538 patients received 18,957 health-care services worth $38.4...

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Crowds overwhelm 3 free clinics in Rwanda

Crowds overwhelm 3 free clinics in Rwanda

May 18, 2016

Three Seventh-day Adventist clinics operating on the sidelines of a major evangelistic series in Rwanda have provided free medical treatment to more...

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6,000 to receive free Adventist heathcare in Rwanda

6,000 to receive free Adventist heathcare in Rwanda

May 16, 2016

About 6,000 people are on track to receive free healthcare at three clinics operating on the sidelines of a major Seventh-day Adventist evangelistic...

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Memorandum of Understanding to benefit Adventist hospitals across Inter-America

Memorandum of Understanding to benefit Adventist hospitals across Inter-America

May 02, 2016

(Correction - May 4, 2016: The sub-head was changed to reflect that the partnership between Health City Cayman Islands and Adventist Healthcare...

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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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