A Discussion of Vitamin B12
Vitamin B12. Why is it so vital? What are the symptoms of deficiency? Why is that to be avoided? What are the best sources? Learn that and more in this article.
About Legumes and Nuts in the Diet
Among the most economical sources of good protein are legumes. Protein-rich nuts and seeds are also economical, as only small quantities are used at a meal.
Absorption and Handling of Food
Since what is on our plates one minute begins going into our bloodstreams the next, it's wise to ingest only the highest quality foods for proper absorption of nutrients.
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.
In the last 10 or 15 years, there have been perhaps 30 foods and herbs discovered having very fine anticoagulant effects with no side effects whatsoever. Learn in this article what some of those are.
Are Animal Products Safe Today?
Years ago, Ellen G. White indicated that, because of the increase of disease, the time would come when it would be no longer safe to use animal products. Has that time come? Learn more in this interesting article.
Baking Soda and Baking Powder
While baking soda makes a good, inexpensive household cleaner and laundry booster, find out in this article why it's best to eliminate it and baking powder from your list of kitchen ingredients.
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.
Calcium is highly promoted, in its various forms, and strongly suggested to daily ingest and daily supplement. But too much calcium is detrimental to our health. Find out why in this article.
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.
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.
Generally, an unpleasant flavor in food heralds danger, and apparently this principle holds true for cheese. This article provides data to support the fact that "cheese is not fit for food." Healthful substitutes are available. Recipes for 2 homemade ones can be found in this counseling sheet.
Chocolate vs. Carob
Carob (a superior substitute for chocolate) has a greater likelihood of being processed under more sanitary conditions than chocolate. Carob contains no harmful methylxanthines. It does not require sugar nor fermentation. Learn more about this healthful option in this article.
What is cholesterol? Where does it come from? Why is too much of it dangerous? What are the ways it can be reduced? Learn the answers to those questions and more in this helpful article.
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.
Dangers of a High Protein Diet
In our quest to get enough protein, is there a risk of getting too much? This article outlines how much protein to aim for, and which kinds are best. It also provides significant warnings about protein overload.
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.
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.
Elimination and Challenge Food Sensitivity Diet
If an allergy or food sensitivity is present, these simple directions and listings of FOODS TO AVOID and FOODS TO INCLUDE may be quite helpful. For optimum health, items marked with an asterisk (*) should always be avoided.
Food Sensitivity Diet
With food sensitivities becoming more common, many are opting to try eliminating certain foods, on a rotation basis, to determine the culprit(s). Find here a simple schedule.
Fats are concentrated foods and cannot be handled in the blood very readily. There are many diseases that are increased by a high level of fat. Learn here some of the serious factors involved.
Have you or a loved one gone "gluten free" and are looking for alternatives to gluten-containing grains that were previously prepared? Learn the various benefits of incorporating the items on this list.
Grains represent the most important single item in the diet. It is important to study carefully how they should be cooked and used. This article provides such helpful information.
In this Q&A format article, Dr. Agatha answers a question that many others have had: Is hair analysis scientifically accurate or is it a scam? Her answer is interesting.
Harmful Effects of Cheese
Why is cheese not the health food previously thought? What are the dangers in its use? Dare to read on. Find a healthful alternative and become victorious in the cheese challenge.
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.
Health and High Protein Intake
This article about the effects of high protein intake includes calcium loss, protein's effects on the immune system and kidneys, as well as a list of preventive measures.
How to Cook Vegetables
Vitamins, minerals, and delicious flavors are lost in preparing vegetables. Legumes and grains have to be cooked until tender or sprouted to be best utilized. Learn more in this counseling sheet about How to Cook Vegetables.
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.
Iron is one of the special interest nutrients that many Americans are taking for a supposed deficiency. Yet, the level of hemoglobin (blood iron) which most Americans carry appears to be too great for the most optimum health. Find out more in this article.
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.
Low Cholesterol, Low Fat, Low Sugar Diet
America leads the world in heart disease. It is possible to prevent heart attacks (and other conditions) through proper diet and lifestyle. Find healthful recommendations in this article.
Signs of magnesium deficiency can initially develop unnoticed and may not be diagnosed (and thus the condition goes untreated) until symptoms are more obvious. Find out more 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.
Remember the "Milk is good food" slogan that subtly instructed adults and children to drink more of it? And the "Got Milk?" ads with white-moustached celebrities, glamorizing milk drinking? Years before each of those dairy campaigns, wise counsel was given, advising against it.
Nightshades and Ill Health
People with inflammatory and autoimmune conditions are often strongly advised to omit "nightshades" (tomatoes, eggplant, peppers, and white potatoes from their diet. Find here a list of healthful substitutes.
Notes on Cheese, Pasteurization, and Contamination
This eye-opening article on Cheese, Pasteurization, and Contamination shares the reality of just how harmful cheese is to human health ... and the incentive to avoid dairy products in the diet.
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.
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.
Vegans are often asked, "How do you get your protein?" It's good to know how much protein the body needs and what kinds are best. Should we be concerned about getting too much? How much is too much? This article explains.
Rationale for Fat-Free or Low-Fat Diets
Fats are essential for proper functioning of the body, but "added fat" in foods is not necessary. Most foods contain some fats. So, even when selecting a healthful diet entirely free of "added fats," a sufficient amount of fat is supplied.
Rationale for the Gluten-Free Diet
The number of individuals on gluten-free diets is quickly increasing. What is the rationale for going gluten-free? What are some of the symptoms of gluten intolerance and gluten sensitivity? What are some alternatives to gluten grains?
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.
Rationale for the Nightshade-Free Diet
Dr. Norman Childers of Rutgers University experimented with a nightshade-free diet in individuals with arthritis and other forms of skeletal pain. Learn here the results.
Rationale for the Raw Diet
Read about some of the health benefits of having a raw-food meal plan. Also learn whether it's the best long-term protocol for obtaining and maintaining optimum health.
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.
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.
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?
Suggestions for Controlling Sugar Intake
Though most people love sweets, they (the sweets) don't always love us back. Rather, refined sugar can do a lot of harm to our health. This counseling sheet contains a list of suggestions for controlling sugar intake.
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 Milk Myth
The infamous advertising question, "Got Milk?" has convinced many that they should. But should they? Discover the reasons for dispelling the MYTH of "milk is good food."
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.
Three Essential Classes of Foods
Do you ever rush into the grocery store and simply (but regretfully) purchase foods you are accustomed to, rather than those you know would be better for your health? Use this as a handy grocery shopping guideline for foods to include on your list or ones to delete from your list.
To My Kind Host or Hostess
Have you ever wondered how to prepare healthy meals for guests on a total plant-based diet, but you preferred not to ask them directly? This letter provides a simple guideline and may prove the help you're looking for.
Top 10 Food Groups Causing Sensitivity
This counseling sheet is a list of foods more likely to cause sensitivity than others. We recommend that everyone totally leave out the food groups with an asterisk (*) after them.
Twenty Tips on Food Dehydration
Demand for dried foods is driving interest in dehydrating foods among do-it-yourselfers. These twenty recommended tips for dehydrating foods will likely prove very valuable and easy to remember.
Vegetarian Diets For Pregnant and Nursing Women
During pregnancy the most favorable diet for a woman is a totally vegetarian diet. It furnishes the unborn baby with a wide array of nutrients, minerals, vitamins, trace elements, as well as the major elements of protein, carbohydrates, and fats.
With a growing population of 60-year-olds and beyond, being properly informed of vitamin B12 requirements is essential. Younger persons may also find themselves deficient in B12 simply from taking megadoses of vitamin C, or eating cooked eggs, or even taking oral contraceptives.
The "D" in Vitamin D doesn't stand for "Deficient." But many people, especially in northern climates, are deficient in Vitamin D. Find out more about why it's important to get plenty (but not too much) of this "vitamin."
Ever wonder whether it really is a good idea to depend on vitamin and mineral supplements on a daily basis? Supplementation is discussed in a easy-to-understand manner, while it teaches the reader important bodily processes and answers probably the most frequent question about supplements.
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.
The benefits of eating a healthy breakfast can go further than possibly expected. It is an opportunity to put a well-laid plan into operation for a happy family experience everyone can look forward to with a measure of excitement.