“Then God said, ‘I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food.’”
As Seventh Day Adventists - we believe God calls us to care for our bodies, treating them with the respect a divine creation deserves.
Adventists believe the key to wellness lies in a life of balance and temperance. Nature provides everything we need for vibrant health. Pure water, fresh air and sunlight - when used appropriately - promote clean, healthy lives.
Exercise and avoidance of harmful substances such as tobacco, alcohol and mind-altering substances lead to clear minds and wise choices. A well-balanced vegetarian diet that avoids the consumption of meat coupled with intake of legumes, whole grains, nuts, fruits and vegetables, along with a source of vitamin B12, will promote vigorous health.
Such health is a gift from a loving God who wants us to live life in its abundance. When we benefit from such love, we feel a sense of gratitude and appreciation toward our Creator. Because of this, Adventists choose to praise God with joyful living.