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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.
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.
A General Letter on Arthritis
This general letter on arthritis shares simple, lifestyle measures that can be incorporated in the life, for the relief of related symptoms. Freely share with friends, family, and co-workers.
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.
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 provides a list of lifestyle and hygiene suggestions as well as a simple diet plan to reduce and even prevent skin glands from becoming clogged and resulting in acne.
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.
What is Agoraphobia? What causes it? What are some of its safe, natural, drug-free treatments? If you or someone you love suffers from this fear, share this helpful article.
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.
Learn about the Physiologic Principles, Prevention, and Treatment of Allergies in this comprehensive article, including causes, symptoms, and lifestyle measures that can be taken.
One of the home remedies that is useful in many different types of ailments is that of Aloe Vera. The earliest recorded use is 1500 BC where Egyptian papers reported Aloe Vera applications for wounds, insomnia, stomach disorders, pain, constipation, hemorrhoids, itching, and many more ailments.
Alzheimer's. Can it be reversed ... and even prevented? Learn what lifestyle measures can be taken now to ward it off for the future and perhaps even forever.
In the article about Anemia, learn the different types, their common causes, and some simple remedies in the home and practical lifestyle habits that can treat this condition.
Anemia and Iron Absorption
Anemia is of three primary types: nutritional deficiency, an increased loss of red blood cells, and a reduction in the formation of red blood cells by the bone marrow. Learn more in this article, including natural treatments.
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.
The appendix - an organ once deemed unnecessary - does more than we formerly thought. Learn some of its functions, how to prevent appendicitis, and the risks associated with appendectomy.
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.
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.
Many suffer with painful arthritis. What causes it? Are there natural remedies to relieve it? This overview article can help you or your loved ones know both the causes and ways to treat it.
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.
The treatment of asthma involves both the acute attack and the interim health of the person. Every effort must be made to live day by day in strict accordance with the laws of health. Find a helpful list in this article.
Asthma Tea Recipe
This simple tea recipe for asthma includes several common herbs: echinacea, licorice, lobelia, goldenrod, coltsfoot, and mullein. Find in this counseling sheet the proportions and instructions.
Atrial Fibrillation - 1
Atrial Fibrillation (AF or A-fib) is where the atria (the top two heart chambers) have independent action and produce a very irregular rhythm. Learn the common causes, a variety of treatments, and suggested supplements for this condition.
Attention Deficit Disorder
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a behavioral disturbance usually starting before the age of 7. You can learn more about it here, as well as find a test near the end of the article, to detect Adult Attention Deficit Disorder (AADD).
Backache - 1
In this article, learn some of the most common causes of backache as well as some simple treatments to relieve it. Some methods are simpler and more effective than you may expect.
Backache - 2
Common causes of backache can be treated with simple, natural methods. Learn in this article provided by Dr. Agatha Thrash why backaches come and how to treat them.
Bad Breath - 1
Halitosis, the technical term for "bad breath," has physiologic and pathologic causes in the oral cavity and from systemic sources. Learn the 4 major causes (and what to do about it) in this article.
Bad Breath - 2
Most offensive breath can be eliminated. Study the causes and apply the remedies. You will be rewarded for your effort. This short article (part 2 on the topic) includes some causes and simple remedies.
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.
What are some natural approaches to treating bipolar disorder? This is not an exhaustive list, but a good start in the journey toward healing. There is hope.
Blood Alcohol in Nondrinkers
Learn the results of blood-alcohol tests, involving nondrinkers, due to gastrointestinal fermentation. Even very small levels of blood alcohol should be avoided, as it can reduce mental acuity and interfere with the higher functions of judgment, reason, tact, discernment, etc.
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.
High blood pressure gives few symptoms. But if left undetected and untreated, hypertension can be a contributing cause of various diseases. Learn here how to prevent and treat this condition.
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.
This article includes a distinction between acute bronchitis and chronic bronchitis as well as simple treatments for both - suggestions that have multiple applications for other ailments as well.
Bursitis - 1
Bursitis is an inflammation in a small fluid-filled sac located between movable parts of a joint, and sometimes between tendons and muscles. Learn here how to prevent and treat this condition.
Bursitis - 2
Bursitis is an inflammation of a small, flat sac that contains a minute quantity of fluid to cushion or lubricate the muscles and tendons, promoting smooth functioning of these structures. Learn some simple treatments in this article.
COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease 2019)
Learn how to prevent and treat SARS-CoV-2, also known as COVID-19, naturally through lifestyle and natural home remedies. Please note that medical help at a hospital is highly advised if the sickness becomes very serious.
COVID-19 (Español) (Enfermedad por Coronavirus 2019)
COVID-19 Información Básica, Medidas de Protección Básicas, Medidas de Protección para Viajeros Recientes, Medidas adicionales de Prevención y como reforzar el sistema Inmunitario, Tratamiento inicial, Si los síntomas persisten o progresan, Fase de recuperación
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.
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.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome - 1
Carpal tunnel syndrome is caused by compression of structures beneath the carpal ligament, often the result of overuse of the hands. This article lists some common causes, prevention, and treatment (including a list of exercises).
Cataracts - 1
Cataracts develop when damage to the protein of the lens of the eye clouds the lens and impairs vision. Learn in this article what lifestyle changes may be helpful.
Cataracts - 2
Cataracts can be caused by a number of factor, including diabetes, chronic toxicity, and overuse of sugar. Find in this listing some simple suggestions that help to prevent the formation of cataracts.
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.
Many people are adopting a gluten-free diet by choice. For some, it's due to mild gluten intolerance. Others suffer from a more serious illness - Celiac Disease. Learn more in this article.
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.
Charcoal - 1
Charcoal has been used through the ages to absorb a variety of poisons. Learn more in this Q&A counseling sheet about the safety and uses of activated charcoal.
Charcoal - 2
Activated charcoal may be used internally or externally. Read in this counseling sheet about some common uses of this simple, natural, and very-effective remedy.
Charcoal - a old-fashioned remedy - still has various uses and applications in our modern day; perhaps more so than ever, as people are hearing / reading of the benefits and experiencing the results ... then sharing the remedy with others.
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.
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.
Cold Mitten Friction
The cold mitten friction (that of rubbing surface areas with a friction motion by a cold, wet cloth or specially made "mittens"), is a simple home remedy which can be used for a variety of illnesses.
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.
In this article by Dr. Agatha Thrash, the symptoms, causes, and treatments for the inflammatory disease known as Crohn's is outlined. Learn what to avoid if you or a loved one is diagnosed.
Traditional treatment for diabetes was formerly a high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet with insulin by injection, or pills by mouth. But other methods have been shown to work better. Find out what those are, in this article.
DIABETES - REVOLUTIONARY TREATMENT
When diabetic patients benefit from a change in diet, was it a high-fat diet they were prescribed? Or low-fat? Was it meat-based? Or plant-based? High-carb? Or low-carb? Or something in between? Find out in this article what brings the best results.
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.
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.
Diabetes Type II (Treatment Protocol)
Type 2 Diabetes is one of the most common diseases in modern society. It's also one of the most common causes of disability and death. Is it reversible? Is it preventable? Find out what can be done.
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.
Eczema is a non-contagious skin rash with a number of possible causes, including changes in weather, temperature, the intensity of light, foods, clothing fabric, chemicals, cosmetics, etc. Ways to prevent and treat can be found in this article, as well as two brief reports.
Edema and Fluid Retention - 1
When fluid from the blood accumulates in the tissues of the body, the condition is spoken of as "edema." Listed in this article are simple, effective measures to reduce and prevent it.
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.
Effects of Temperature on the Body
Following is a list of effects of temperature in treatments - ranging from HEAT to COLD - including long and short in duration, and local applications, as well as the effects of alternating heat with cold.
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.
Learn in this article about emphysema - the most common chronic lung condition and the major cause of pulmonary dysfunction. Also included is a list of treatments to provide relief.
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.
Fever Blisters and Sunburn
Learn, in this short article, about fever blisters (also known as "cold sores"), some of their causes (including sunburn), and a simple-but-very-effective treatment.
Fibrositis, fibromyalgia, and myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome are all names for the same syndrome according to some researchers, only with different manifestations in different people.
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.
The word "fomentations" is not commonly used in everyday speech. But they are a common way of treating various ailments. Find out what they are and how to use them for improving health.
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.
Full Body Pack (Blanket Pack) For Fever Treatment
What is one of the best treatments for a variety of ailments? A Full Body Pack (also known as a Blanket Pack). Find step-by-step instructions in the section below.
Fungus nails are related to athlete's foot and are often caused by the same fungus. This counseling sheet includes a treatment protocol and a source for obtaining a bottled formula.
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.