12 Steps to Recovery
This 12-step program of Alcoholics Anonymous is useful in correcting any unwanted behaviors. May it be a blessing to you and to those with whom you share it.
9 Steps To a Healthy Heart
What are some ways to obtain or maintain a healthy heart? This short article lists some very practical lifestyle changes that can keep our cardiovascular system in optimum condition.
In this list of abstracts compiled by Dr. Agatha Thrash, learn some of the contributing factors in the illnesses mentioned and what can be done to combat them. Freely share.
This article lists the major factors in aging: psychological, nutritional, lifestyle, blood chemistry, and metabolic factors. Also included are instructions for checking BMI, a list of antioxidant-rich foods, and a list of anti-aging herbs.
Though classed as a poison by physicians and pharmacologists, alcohol is legal in almost every part of the world - except some "dry counties" in the U.S. and several Muslim countries. Learn in this article the physiological effects of this damaging drug.
Are You Living Healthfully?
Honest replies to a list of lifestyle questions can indicate the proper answer to the title inquiry: Are you living healthfully? See how you fare, in general, regarding lifestyle decisions.
Association of Human Disease With Pet Contact
Animals are a wonderful gift from God. They provide comfort and joy to old and young alike. But what are some of the health dangers associated with having pets in the home? Find out in this article.
Dealing with asthma requires living in strict accordance with the laws of health. This article includes treatments as well as techniques to prevent asthma attacks.
Asthma - 2
Asthma is a respiratory disease characterized by difficulty breathing, often due to narrowing of the air passages. Listed in this article are some treatments and preventive measures.
This well-referenced article lists herbs for prevention of blood clotting, as well as causes for its acceleration, factors known to reduce blood clots, and the use of anticoagulant medications.
Our modern way of life is conducive to bowel disease. By changing our habits of eating and other lifestyle factors, we may avoid or heal bowel disease. Share this list with those you love.
Caffeine has many pharmacologic actions in the body. And it's present in products besides the abundance of caffeinated beverages. Learn why this wrongly deemed "pick-me-up" is a real detriment to health.
Cancer: The Risks and the Routine
Cancer is still waging a huge war against society. What are the risks? How can we prevent it? And what can we do if we get it? This article answers those questions.
Care of Your Largest Organ - The Liver
The liver does far more than we realize in keeping our bodies functioning. But it's often underappreciated. Learn in this short article how to keep the liver in optimum condition.
Care of the Feet
A bit of study and a reformation of habits of foot care can bring a great deal of reduction in physical and emotional tension, as very few parts of the body have greater potential for such widespread distress as the feet.
Care of the Nerves
The natural laws of health go a long way in taking care of the nervous system. Find out what simple things you and your loved ones can do to produce a calming effect.
Care of the Stomach
Diagnoses of peptic ulcers occur more frequently in America than in any other country. Most stomach ulcers could be prevented by changes in lifestyle. Learn more in this article.
Causes of Cravings II
Appetite is a normal and protective mechanism; but when used to support cravings, it becomes destructive. It should be possible to discover the causes of cravings and to eliminate them.
Causes of Fatigue
Fatigue is one of the commonest complaints heard in doctors' offices today. Understanding this list of causes can help eliminate them from your life. Learn also the inner secret of rest.
Character Judged by Dress
"A person's character is judged by his style of dress. A refined taste, a cultivated mind, will be revealed in the choice of simple and appropriate attire." (EV 672) That and other Spirit of Prophecy quotes are provided in this article.
Clean Air and Its Health Value
We can live weeks to months without food, days to weeks without water, but only minutes without air. Learn in this article some general concepts regarding the health value of clean air.
We know that customs of eating and drinking affect our health. But what about the clothing we wear? This article provides insight into how what we put on relates to health.
There are several situations and certain foods which promote indefinite cravings that can cause unrest and unfulfilled longing, and sometimes result in irrational behavior. Alterations in the lifestyle can prevent much of the distress.
Criteria to Judge Nutritional Excellency
This short list includes some of the most common criteria - from proper growth ... to freedom from disease ... to length of life - that can help to judge nutritional excellency.
The most common cause of loss of teeth before the age of 25 is dental caries and the commonest cause after 25 is periodontal disease (pyorrhea, a degeneration of the gums and tooth socket). Both of these are related to diet.
To avoid or reverse depression, improving one's lifestyle brings incredible results. Too much leisure, too much work, jealousy, fear, and lack of faith are among the culprits. Learn more from the list in this article.
A vegan diet is the best choice to obtain and maintain optimum health. Learn here about what foods to include and which ones to avoid when dealing with Heart Disease, Hypertension, Detoxification, and a list of other ailments.
Diet, Disease, and Behavior
How are diet, disease, and behavior interconnected? What are some deleterious effects of disregarding the laws of health? There is much to learn (and share) in this helpful article.
Find encouragement and guidance in this short list of quotes from the Spirit of Prophecy, regarding the importance of modest dressing that's still needed in our modern day.
By definition, a drug is a foreign substance of a poisonous nature. Drugs never cure; they just change the form and location of disease. This article shares additional powerful statements, warning of the use of drugs.
Eating Between Meals
When studies were done to determine the emptying time of the normal stomach and if eating between meals affected it, some subjects were given between-meal snacks while others were not. The results were eye-opening.
Effect of Diet on Consumption of Alcohol
There are certain habits of life that are known to increase the thirst for alcohol, and tend to initiate its use in the young. Learn more in this short-but-informative article.
Effect of Diet on Thinking
What is eaten determines how one approaches life. Personal discipline, victory over trials, the temper, disposition, and even memory are influenced greatly by the food we eat.
Exercise and its Influence on the Mind
What are the effects of exercise on the mind? Is it always positive, not matter how intense the activity? Or is there a temperance principle involved in obtaining a positive outcome?
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
Fetal alcohol syndrome is a condition that affects the babies of expectant mothers who drink alcohol during pregnancy. Learn about the syndrome in this interesting article.
Firm Obedience to Health Principles
Though we may never stray in "more serious" areas of life, we're often tempted to compromise and go against our convictions when it comes to health principles (especially when under peer pressure). Read on, to see why that's just as dangerous as falling into "worse" sins.
Five-Day Plan Instructions
Since it's a law of the mind that established habits are "reinforced" with each repetition, and that habits denied tend to undergo "extinction" the following 5-day regimen can accomplish both on the "stop smoking" journey.
Perhaps you've heard of the "NEWSTART" acronym? A similar one is "GOD'S PLANS." Find out here what each letter stands for in the quest for optimum health.
Guard Against Coquetry
Some may think these warnings unnecessary; but God has shown me that they are necessary in every mission, in every college, in every institution that we have established. This article discusses the dangers of coquetry (and how to guard against it).
Healing Power in Outdoor Life
"If those who are sick will give nerves and muscles and sinews proper exercise in the open air, their health will be renewed." Find those and other helpful quotes in this counseling sheet.
Health Recovery Program
An estimated 75% of diabetics could be cured simply by following the Health Recovery Program outlined in this article and the General Principles for overall good health.
Probably everyone has suffered from heartburn at one time or another. Causes of this irritation of the stomach and esophagus include alcohol, overeating, snacking, lying down after meals, taking pills without water, etc. Preventive measures are listed.
Help for Every Difficulty
"Our heavenly Father has a thousand ways to provide for us of which we know nothing. Those who accept the one principle of making the service of God supreme, will find perplexities vanish and a plain path before their feet." (MH 481) That's just one in a list of inspired, encouraging quotes.
Helpful Quotes with Prayer for Healing
This inspired listing includes helpful verses from Scripture, with prayer, and Spirit of Prophecy quotes - all selected for the encouragement of souls seeking healing.
Fortunately, most cases of hepatitis are self-limiting and will heal with rest and supportive care. This counseling sheet provides some simple lifestyle measures and treatments for hepatitis.
How to Improve the Memory
Provided here is a short-but-thorough list of lifestyle measures (some of which are surprising) that can strengthen overall health, including improving memory. Freely share.
"Idle words" - What are they? What did Jesus mean when He used the term? Does it only refer to "meaningless phrases." Or do idle words include much more? Find out in this thought-provoking article.
Immune System - How to Strengthen it
Learn how to strengthen your immune system through lifestyle change and simple, inexpensive, and effective natural remedies that can be easily done at home.
Part of the ill effects of immunizations are due to inadequacies of the vaccines themselves. This balanced, scientific article shares some improvements but warns of the harmful implications of common vaccines.
Instructions on Eating
The digestive system is accurately timed and does the most efficient work when kept on a regular schedule. By carefully heeding the instructions found in this article, you can feel much better and also avoid many illnesses.
With the goal of fitness becoming increasingly popular, learn in this article why jogging might not be the ideal option - for both men and women. And how to use it wisely, if it's still your exercise of choice.
Laws of Health
What are the 10 laws of health? This article lists the principles of Diet, Water, Sunshine, Purity of Life, Cleanliness, Temperance, Exercise, Rest, Air, Trust in Divine Power.
Learning and What Interferes with It
Each person must play his own part to produce a clear mind, capable of keener perception and greater memory retention. What interferes with learning? What improves it? Find out in this article.
Meals and the Two-Meal Plan
Adopting a two-meal plan can certainly save time and money but also increase energy, cure irritability, and lessen the risk of developing cancer. This compilation of scientific health information explains.
There are three different types of memory: immediate recall, short-term memory, and long-term memory. Find out in this article what hinders the settling of new material into the brain.
My Experience with Dress Reform
Dress reform could do a work for us that would bring about untold blessings. Dress reform was given to us primarily for health reasons, for convenience, and to save time and money, but modesty and pride were also features of the reform.
Loud noise can actually be fatal to persons with certain diseases? Yes. In this article, learn what else is affected by continuous noise (and what preventive measures we can take).
Number of Meals and Distance Apart
This compilation of quotes from the Spirit of Prophecy, regarding the number of meals and sufficient hours in between, can be quite helpful on our journey toward optimum health.
Nutrition and Human Development
Among the criteria of indications of nutritional excellency are: a good memory, good mental function, growth and maturation in a proper length of time, etc. Learn more in this article.
Pain and Fever Control Without Aspirin - 1
Aspirin is the trade name for acetylsalicylic acid. Aspirin is particularly harmful, and should be looked on with strong suspicion. About 10,000 Americans each year lose their lives because of taking aspirin. Learn more in this article.
Perception Influenced by Physical Habits ... Pride and Selfishness Becloud Perceptive Powers ... Perception Poisoned through Criticism and Accusation. Those are a few of the headings in this list of quotes about perception.
Eliminating pets from the household seems to be an especially difficult measure for many people. Learn in this article why it's a crucial decision for the health of the whole family.
Prayer - Its Place in Healing
Just one of the quotes in this counseling sheet: "To those who desire prayer for their restoration to health, it should be made plain that the violation of God's law, either natural or spiritual, is sin, and that in order for them to receive His blessing, sin must be confessed and forsaken."
Principles of Weight Control
Are you done with diets? Better yet, be done with the diet and lifestyle that led to unhealthy weight gain. Join a growing population changing their diet and lifestyle to live a longer and healthier and more fulfilled life. "Principles of Weight Control" shows you how and why you'll want the change.
"Air, air, the precious boon of heaven which all may have, will bless you with its invigorating influence if you will not refuse it entrance." That and other quotes about the benefits of proper breathing can be found in this article.
Range of Motion Exercises
This list of exercises includes both upper and lower extremities, from shoulders to toes, with the descriptions of each exercise designed to help improve range of motion.
Rationale for the Health Recovery Diet (HR Diet)
The health recovery diet can relieve symptoms of hypoglycemia, fatigue, allergies, headaches, depression, skin problems, digestive symptoms, and a host of other disorders.
Role of Diet and Health in Preparing a People for Christ's Second Coming
This reference list from The Holy Bible and The Spirit of Prophecy provide guidance regarding the role of diet and health in preparing (and helping others to prepare) for the Second Coming of Jesus.
Science/Health Abstracts #1
These short, scientific abstracts, ranging from noise to ulcers to blood pressure and more, can be helpful in sharing well-referenced health information with loved ones.
Science/Health Abstracts #2
These short, scientific abstracts, ranging from appendectomy to zinc (not necessarily in that order), can be helpful in sharing well-referenced health information with loved ones.
Science/Health Abstracts #3
These short, scientific abstracts, ranging from arthritis to gallstones to smoking (in random order), can be helpful in sharing well-referenced health information with loved ones.
Set Points for Weight Control
If followed, this set of instructions related to nutrition and other aspects of lifestyle can help reduce your set point for weight control, reduce cholesterol, and improve overall health.
Smoking and Drugs
Drugs are made up of different types of poisons and are all deleterious and potentially dangerous to the body in one way or another. Nicotine is also a poison, affecting more individuals than the smoker.
Snacks and Eating Between Meals
To snack or not to snack? That is a common question. Some are lured into grazing, eating all day long. Others are taught to have regular meals at regular times, with nothing in between but water. Which is the best approach to achieve optimum health and vitality?
Steps in Memory
Memory is a complex faculty of the mind, dependent on a properly functioning brain and a proper attitude toward the activities of life. The proper functioning of memory is also dependent on a proper chemical quality of the blood, proper environment, and a number of other important factors.
An irritated / inflamed stomach is so common that it's often considered "normal" or "okay." But a poor condition of the stomach can lead to more than "just" ulcers. Find out what stomach irritants to avoid. And learn what lifestyle habits to adopt or maintain.
Suggestions for Improved Health and Energy Level
We are responsible for our own health. No one else can obtain and maintain it for us. In this short article, you'll find a list of simple lifestyle measures that can improve overall health and increase one's energy.
The Advantages of Useful Labor as an Exercise
This counseling sheet lists the advantages of useful labor as an exercise. It also includes quotes from the Spirit of Prophecy to provide inspired counsel on the topic.
The Discipline of Promptness and Exactness
"The value of time is beyond computation. Christ regarded every moment as precious, and it is thus that we should regard it... We have but a few days of probation in which to prepare for eternity." COL 342. Find that and other quotes, regarding the discipline of promptness and exactness.
The Effect of B-Vitamins on the Nerves
B-vitamins form an essential part of the enzyme economy of the tissue cells. A deficiency can be seen in the skin, heart, digestion, blood, and other body systems, including the nerves.
The Eight Necessities of Health
The NEWSTART acronym outlines the 8 principles of health that are essential to not just survive but thrive. Though it starts with "N" for Nutrition, it doesn't end there. Read on, for full completion.
The Great Final Test
"... we shall not follow the suggestions of Satan in order to obtain food or to save our lives. Our only questions will be, What is God's command? and what is His promise?" That and other compelling quotes from the Spirit of Prophecy are found in this listing.
The Place of Herbs in Rational Therapy
"The use of certain herbs that the Lord has made to grow for the good of man, is in harmony with the exercise of faith." That and other quotes are listed, showing the place of herbs in rational therapy.
Things Overweight People Have In Common
Simple lifestyle changes can mean the difference between a healthy life and one with disease and needless suffering. This list of poor habits, when reversed, can bring broad and measurable results for those challenged with weight loss issues.
This discussion about weight may be just the information those watching their weight are looking for. Whether you're thin or overweight, you will want to take note of these important points that show how emotional crises, chewing well, even sleep patterns affect your weight.
The cause of the inflammatory disease, ulcerative colitis, is still officially unknown. However, certain lifestyle and dietary changes have been found to be helpful and are discussed in detail.
Vaginitis - 1
Young girls, diabetics, and post-menopausal women most commonly experience vaginitis. Details regarding its causes, how to avoid it, and simple ways to treat or eradicate it are listed in an informative and easy-to-read format. Dietary, bathing and clothing recommendations are highlighted.
Vaginitis - 2
Simple household formulas and lifestyle changes to avoid, treat and eradicate vaginitis are discussed. Certain chemicals to avoid are also listed. Even easy-to-do detailed instructions are given for identifying or distinguishing monilia vaginitis from trichomonas vaginitis.
Casual sex endangers otherwise healthy individuals. Even the youth are now at risk of venereal disease, like gonorrhea and syphilis. The absolute determination to abstain from sex altogether, except with one's spouse, and teach others the same increases the chance of a healthier and happier society.
Lack of adequate water intake is a burden to the body. Find here a list of water losses and water gains to help keep the body sufficiently hydrated throughout each day.
Ways to Lower Cholesterol
While some cholesterol is needed by the body, the body produces all that it requires. This counseling sheet provides helpful information regarding the foods to include and avoid for keeping cholesterol levels healthy.
Weight Control - 1
A set point for any feature of human biochemistry, anatomy or physiology is that point at which the body recognizes as being "normal." Read the full article to learn how that affects weight control.
Weight Control - 2
In order for weight control to be successful, it must represent a permanent change in lifestyle. Dr. Agatha Thrash discusses general principles of weight control, and offers a few general meal plans.
What Exercise Can Do for You
Exercise increases the efficiency of the lungs and heart, as well as the number and size of blood vessels and total blood volume. Oxygen consumption, digestion, muscle tone are all improved. Aging is slowed. Emotions are lifted. Stress is better tolerated, and sleep is enhanced by regular exercise.
What is Medical Missionary Work?
What is "genuine medical missionary work?" Who is "a genuine medical missionary?" Read here of the motives, methods, and goals of those who accept this heavenly assignment.
When You Know You Have Failed
The promise of God is, "Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the Lord, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon."
Whetting the Appetite for Worldliness
Recreation and amusement, diet and education have all been misunderstood and misapplied in the training of children. Parents need to reeducate themselves to their real meanings and direct their families in ways that honor God and properly develop their children to assume leadership roles in life.