Information for anyone who has never heard of 19th-century author, Ellen G. White. You may see frequent references to her dietary advice and quotes used on various pages of this website and in our Adventist Vegetarian Diabetics Facebook Private Group. Regardless of your personal opinion of Ellen G. White, it is important to evaluate her statements in regard to (a) whether her advice was given to specific persons, (b) what was known about nutrition and disease in the 19th century, and (c) current science, especially about diabetes. And, regardless of your opinion and dietary practice, we will never tell you that you are wrong about whatever your personal experience is teaching (or has taught) you about your dietary lifestyle and healthcare practices.
Ellen G. White®: A Brief Biography
Q: Who was Ellen G. White, and why do millions consider her writings of special value and significance?
A: In brief, she was a woman of remarkable spiritual gifts who lived most of her life during the nineteenth century (1827-1915). During her lifetime she wrote more than 5,000 periodical articles and 40 books. She is the most translated woman writer in the entire history of literature, and the most translated American author of either gender. Her writings cover a broad range of subjects, including religion, education, social relationships, evangelism, prophecy, publishing, nutrition, and management.
Ellen Gould Harmon White
American religious leader who was one of the founders of the Seventh-day Adventist Church and whose prophecies and other guidance were central to that denomination’s early growth.
For anyone who is interested, you can search Google for specific titles:
- Counsels on Diet and Foods
- Counsels on Health
- Medical Ministry
- The Ministry of Healing
The 8 Laws of Health