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.

New Zealand fun run supports ADRA

New Zealand fun run supports ADRA

Charity fun runs held during the recent North and South New Zealand Big Camps have raised almost $1500US ($NZD2000) for family and community projects across the Adventist Development and Relief Agency...

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Participants of the health camp in Blagoveshchensk, Russia

Participants of the health camp in Blagoveshchensk, Russia

Earlier this month, Adventists in the city of Blagoveshchensk, in the Amur Region of Russia, held a Health Camp, inviting friends, as well as visitors who previously attended a health exhibition held...

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In Oregon's Adventist schools, results sprouting from Loma Linda's STEM program

In Oregon's Adventist schools, results sprouting from Loma Linda's STEM program

Educational leaders from the Oregon Conference of Seventh-day Adventists visited Loma Linda University Monday to thank executives for a group training program for school teachers that boosts the...

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Washington Adventist Hospital first in Maryland to earn safe sleep certification

Washington Adventist Hospital first in Maryland to earn safe sleep certification

 Adventist HealthCare Washington Adventist Hospital recently became the first hospital in Maryland to earn the National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification. The hospital was recognized at the Bronze...

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Young Adventists initiate Healthy Life Campaign to change eating habits

Young Adventists initiate Healthy Life Campaign to change eating habits

During the summer, hundreds of young people visited homes, schools, hospitals and businesses to share health material that shows how to prevent and cure diseases with food. They are colporteurs ,...

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Loma Linda University Health faculty earns the first-ever board certification in the field of lifestyle medicine

Loma Linda University Health faculty earns the first-ever board certification in the field of lifestyle medicine

Seven physicians at Loma Linda University Health received the first-ever board certification in lifestyle medicine, making the organization the largest in the country. The certification was introduced...

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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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