If you were raised Seventh-day Adventist, or even if you came into the church later in life, you have undoubtedly heard or read many times this classic quotation: “Pure air, sunlight, abstemiousness, rest, exercise, proper diet, the use of water, trust in divine power—these are the true remedies” (Ellen G. White, Ministry of Healing, (Nampa: Pacific Press, 1905), page … Continue reading Overview: The 8 Laws of Health
You can get exercise, fresh air, and sunshine all at the same time on your daily walk! “Even a simple walk outside can raise your immune system. ‘Exercise leads to an increase in natural killer cells, neutrophils and monocytes, which ultimately increases immune function,’ Ather Ali, ND, MPH, assistant director of Complementary/Alternative Medicine Research at … Continue reading Pure Air
An additional benefit of sunlight is its crucial role in your circadian rhythm. A circadian rhythm is a natural, internal process that regulates the sleep-wake cycle and repeats on each rotation of the earth roughly every 24 hours (Wikipedia). Dr. Arlene Taylor, brain-function specialist, describes it: “When sunlight enters the eye, it strikes the light-sensitive retina. Remember, … Continue reading Sunlight/Circadian Rhythm
Sunlight, Law of Health #4
If you exercise (Law of Health #2) outdoors, you can get sunlight! At least on days that are not cloudy, overcast, rainy, or snowy. What are the benefits of sunlight? For young, healthy adults, spending 15-20 minutes in the sunshine causes the body to create as much as 10,000 IU (international units) of vitamin D. … Continue reading Sunlight, Law of Health #4
Stay Safe from Coronavirus!
I'm finding it very interesting that all the things that are being recommended to keep us safe from the coronavirus (COVID-19) are very much in alignment with what we, as conscientious Adventist Vegetarian Diabetics, are already doing! UPDATE 3/25/2020: In addition to all the basic/essential lifestyle practices below, please be diligent in observing all the … Continue reading Stay Safe from Coronavirus!
Sunlight and Vitamin D
During the month of April, if you enjoy bicycle riding, you may enjoy taking part in an annual 30-day Bike Ride (sponsored as a fundraiser for World Bicycle Relief). 30 Days of Biking is a pledge to ride your bike every day in April and share your adventures online with the hashtag #30daysofbiking. You can ride your … Continue reading Sunlight and Vitamin D
Start a Detailed Food Journal
In the week between Christmas and New Year's, you evaluated your diabetic health and practices over the past year, and you wrote out your Goals/Objectives ("What do you want to accomplish (and by when)?") and Strategies ("What do you plan to do in order to accomplish that?"). If you wanted to track your progress, you … Continue reading Start a Detailed Food Journal