- “Keep the commandments and keep your life; despising them leads to death.” Proverbs 19:16
- “If you listen to these regulations and faithfully obey them, the Lord your God will keep his covenant of unfailing love with you, as he promised with an oath to your ancestors…the Lord will protect you from all sickness. He will not let you suffer from the terrible diseases you knew in Egypt…” Deut. 7: 12a &15 (also Exodus 15:26, Prov. 3:7-9)
- “If you [obey God’s principle], I will bless you with food and water, and I will protect you from illness….and I will give you long, full lives.” Exodus 23:25,26
- “I hope all is well with you and that you are as healthy in body as you are strong in spirit. 3 John 1:2
- “Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand.” Isaiah 41:10 (NLT)
- “When someone has been given much, much will be required in return.” Luke 12:48
- “Be diligent so that you receive your full reward.” 2 John 1:8
- “I am coming soon, bringing my reward with me to repay all people according to their deeds.” Rev. 22:12
SHORT SUMMARY: News reports warning about the corona COVID-19 virus, its spread around the world and people dying from it have gone viral and are being constantly updated. We should use the highest caution with any virus that cause cause death since every life is precious to God and we as God’s children should care about all lives. Corona is highly contagious and there are as of March 15, ~163,592 coronavirus cases, 6,087 deaths, but also ~76,219 people have recovered (see most recent statistics here: https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/). This is not the first virus to spread around the world and won’t be the last. Some are not as dangerous as COVID-19, and some are much more dangerous than COVID-19. There are in fact millions of viruses around you every day (https://www.livescience.com/61689-viruses-fall-from-sky.html), but God has created an incredibly sophisticated immune system that protects us against nearly all threats if we take care of it wisely according to his principles.
The news is filled with warnings about the dangers of the COVID-19 coronavirus and many doctors warn that because of its high infection rate and high mortality rate, millions of people could die. Some viruses are even worse, but this one is also very serious partly because people have not learned habits to make their immune systems strong, because many of their food sources have been contaminated and the vitamin/nutrient levels greatly reduced, and other reasons, etc.).
But there are very good and powerful simple solutions from God for this virus. Much of the medical advice focuses on isolation and disinfecting the environment around you. This is helpful and originates from Bible principles which Christians like Nightingale, Semmelweis, Pasteur and others pioneered (their work and that of Ellen White, Lister, Borlaug, Mendel and saved at least 2 billion lives in the last 150 years). But the Bible also has many principles that science shows can make people’s immune systems very strong. If these are followed, people can defeat almost any virus that tries to attack them.
The principles of the best ways to make strong immune systems below are based on the research and lectures of some of the most effective doctors on earth especially Seventh Day Adventist doctors like Dr. Wes Youngberg, Dr. Neil Nedley, Dr. Neil Barnard, Dr. Lee Sang Gu and others whose work based on the Bible has helped Adventists be the #1 longest living people in America according to research by National Geographic and other scientists ( See ~11:30+ here: http://www.ted.com/talks/dan_buettner_how_to_live_to_be_100.html) and to beat many diseases and viruses. Scientists studied their work and promoted it around the world and secular scientists testify that this has dramatically improved the health of the whole world, almost certainly including your health (http://www.worldlifeexpectancy.com/what-adventists-mean-to-you ). The principles here also come from doctors from several countries like Dr. Colin Campbell (who led the massive China Study), Dr. McDougall and others who focus on preventative health principles/medicine. Their work has saved many 1000s of lives that secular medicine gave up on. Altogether, their work has probably saved millions of lives overall. These principles are based on at least 1000 peer reviewed papers (Dr. Neil Nedley’s book “Proof Positive” alone has at least 1000 peer reviewed citations on these principles). So please read it carefully and share it as widely as possible (it will be updated as new information becomes available).
Many secular scientific sites and doctors have confirmed with numerous scientific studies that these principles are the best for a healthy, long life safest from disease and sicknesses.
I have summarized the above sites and many other important facts so that you can get the crucial specific facts and details of what you need to do as quickly as possible . These principles can prevent you or people you know from getting many viruses or possibly even dying if you share it. More importantly, everyone will die eventually. But the fact that these principles of God are highly relevant solutions to serious problems in our world now means that there are very good reasons to trust God for our eternal life too, and nothing is more valuable than that. If you are not Christian or aren’t sure of eternal life go here. For all who know they are saved, share these things so that you will receive your FULL reward (2 John 1:8), the best reward being seeing people you know and love in heaven!)
SUMMARY OF SOLUTIONS: God has solutions for all problems human beings face. Those who follow them will be protected far more than those who don’t. This is what history has repeatedly shown and it confirms God’s promises.
Since there will likely not be a vaccine for this virus and it continues to spread rapidly, the most urgent and valuable thing to do is to follow the principles of NEWSTART that 1000s of studies have shown are the simplest and most effective principles for preventing and treating disease and many kinds of sicknesses.
There are simple ways to protect yourself from many viruses, including the corona COVID-19 virus. The top ways according to the Bible, 1000s of years of history and 1000s of scientific studies are:
1) NEWSTART: Follow biblical health/lifestyle principles which many scientific studies show help give people strong immune systems that can defeat almost any virus. God created a very sophisticated immune system in you (described and linked very briefly below). But to function effectively, science has shown you need to follow simple wise habits that help it do it’s job well. Most of the best and simplest habits were listed in the Bible long ago. The most important health principles to follow and ones which science has shown specifically improve how well your immune system protects you from dangers are:
1) Good Nutrition: Eat lots of colorful fruits and vegetables, esp. dark green vegetables like broccoli, kale, etc., citrus fruits like mangoes, pineapple, lemons, and seeds/nuts like brazil nuts, sunflower seeds, etc.
3) Water (the solution to pollution/toxic invaders is dilution with water),
4) Sunshine (makes vitamin D which helps body locate best immunity defenders),
5) Temperance (avoid alcohol, smoking, drugs which cripple immune system),
7) Rest: Get 7-9 hours of sleep per night. Less than 7 hours on average cripples immune system by 20-30% or more.
8) Trust in God and following His psychological principles (like forgiveness) greatly reduces mental stress. And mental stress causes very serious crippling of the immune system.
2) HEALTHY FOOD: Grow your own food following God’s principles or buy from local farmers who do because supermarket food has often lost between 20-90% of its vitamins and nutrients and so does not help your immune system best. See this link for more information on this:
5) MEDICINE: God gave the world the tools of science and minds to human beings to study and learn solutions He has put in nature.
6) psychological well being.
7) Assurance of salvation
More specifics on these are below.
Very basically God’s immune systems stops viruses in this way:
A) Via cytotoxic cells: Viruses invade cells to hide from the immune system. But there are molecules called MHC class I that show other cells what is inside them. T cells like cytotoxic T cell circulate and kill these cells with viruses in them so they don’t spread further.
B) Via interferons: Cells infected with a virus release proteins called interferons that stop the viruses from replicating and also signal molecules that warn nearby cells about the virus and help the T cells destroy them.
C) Via antibodies: Antibodies can stop viruses before they get any chance to infect cells by sticking to invading viruses, neutralizing the virus, helping immune cells kill the virus, activating phagocytes which find, engulf and destroy the virus and other ways.
These are some really interesting scientific animations that describe how the immune system works:
The Immune System
These are some scientific animations of how viruses work, how the Corona COVID-19 virus works and how the immune systems works to prevent it in most cases:
Coronavirus outbreak (covid 19) explained through 3D Medical Animation
Expert explains how serious is the Coronavirus
The vast majority of viruses never harm people IF (that’s a big if), they follow have strong immune systems. God made an immune system that is incredibly sophisticated and skillful in its job with many pathways and stages. How do you make this immune system God gave you strong? Adventist doctors like Dr. Neil Nedley and now many others like Dr. Van Dyken* who have learned from the pioneering work of Adventists in science say that to function best, each of these stages and parts of the immune system needs many micro-nutrients. Where do you get those micronutrients? From eating plants, especially in their natural unprocessed state and organic without pesticides and poisons. Many daily lifestyle habits also help the immune system function more efficiently and effectively to protect you. Bad daily habits cripple its work. The Adventist principles of NEWSTART are the best summary of what works best and 1000s of scientific studies confirm that they are very powerful. These 2 sites have more detailed but easy to practice summaries of these principles.
A free Adventist “Amazing Facts Health
Magazine” Download is here (with many tips for good health and preventing
viruses and diseases):
Unfortunately, since ~90% of media is controlled by 5 corporations and since many powerful corporations also have a heavy influence on major medical organizations (sometimes even writing their textbooks). This is why most medical information is about fighting the symptoms of viruses/diseases, not the biggest causes as many of very experienced doctors have lamented. Most secular medical sources don’t tell you the most important principles of preventing dangers and threats to health. Dr. T. Colin Campbell and Dr. Joel Fuhrman are just 2 of many doctors who are speaking out about this problem.
Why is the Science of Nutrition Ignored in Medicine? | T. Colin Campbell | TEDxCornellUniversity
Dr. Campbell basically says that nutrition when done right, can make people healthier than all the pills and procedures combined. He says just 2 principles can do a lot to move you towards optimum health:
A) Eat whole plant foods (avoid most pills and supplements since the nutrients are in fragments or are separated from their natural balance with other nutrients and don’t work well or even cause harm).
B) We don’t need meat. We don’t need protein from animal sources. Plants provide all the protein we need (~8-10% of total calories).
This combination works to bring optimal health. Unfortunately, there isn’t a medical school in the United States that properly teaches genuine nutrition, and most don’t teach it at all, despite there being about 130 medical specialties. Worse, it’s very hard to get paid for their services in the area of nutrition (because of government policies and the confusion of the general public). Why is nutrition not taken seriously by most of medicine? It’s mostly because of corporate interference and funding and corruption.
But diets done right, can prevent future problems and heal current problems.
Another doctor, Dr. Joel Fuhrman, talks similarly in “I Love Nutritional Science” He says to imagine smashing your hand with a hammer and going to a doctor and he only gives you medicine to stop the pain, but you keep on smashing your hand with the hammer. This is what much of modern medicine is like. Most of the diseases people have now are because of their toxic lifestyles. The standard American Diet is only 5% natural foods, 55% processed food. The whiter the bread, the sooner you are dead. It’s almost like Al Queda designed it. The Immune system’s special forces are:
GBOMB–Greens, Beans, Onions, Mushrooms, Berries, Seeds.
If most people followed wise health habits, most cardiologists could find other jobs.
This is happening with the COVID-19 Corona virus. Secular media and major medical organizations are saying some things that do help some such as: wash your hands well and frequently, avoid crowded places and contact with infected people and maybe wear a mask. Those help some.
But since there are millions of viruses swirling around you daily, it’s certain that you will have contact with many viruses, including probably COVID-19 itself now or in the future and probably ones even dangerous than COVID-19). Even if you follow all the best habits, some others around you won’t. So it’s almost inevitable that you will be exposed to COVID-19.
So building a strong immune system is a much better way to be protected from COVID-19 and other viruses. In my view , it is very serious negligence for the CDC and others who do know the many scientific studies (such as some listed below) not to inform people about how to keep their immune systems strong during this COVID-19 pandemic.
Adventist doctors and others say not to panic or go into hysteria about this. It definitely can be a serious risk for certain people since it can kill ~1-3% of people on average. It is more serious than the flu (which kills ~0.1%). But it is not among the most lethal viruses in history. And the people who are most at danger are those with immune systems that have been weakened because they are not following good habits, are elderly (and also not following good habits), or are very overworked and stressed and constantly exposed to the virus (like medical workers).
Dr. Nedley, president of Weimar Institute and quite a few other doctors say that since there probably won’t be a vaccine for a year, God’s health and lifestyle habits are the best protection according to solid science.
These principles below are some of the best ways to make a strong immune system and prevent getting COVID-19.
They are from many medical sites and doctors and research such as
ADVENTIST SITES (That have helped millions to beat numerous major sicknesses/diseases)
–WEIMAR INSTITUTE: https://weimar.edu/dr-nedley-coronavirus/
–WILDWOOD https://wildwoodhealth.com/super-virus/ https://wildwoodhealth.com/blog/how-to-protect-yourself-from-super-viruses-part-1/
–LOMA LINDA UNIVERSITY: https://home.llu.edu/campus-and-spiritual-life/student-services/coronavirus-covid-19-updates
WISE DOCTORS (who learned from Adventist pioneering work)
Dr. T. Colin Campbell, Dr. Oz, Dr. Van Dyken and many others*.
MAJOR GOVERNMENT MEDICAL SITES:
The US center for Disease Control https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html),
More sites are listed at the end of this article.
FACTS ABOUT THE COVID-19 VIRUS, BEST PREVENTION & THE VALUE OF SDA HEALTH PRINCIPLES IN PROTECTING AGAINST ALL VIRUSES/DISEASES.
are some links that have valuable advice about the COVID-19 virus from
Adventist doctors and other scientists (Facts #1-3), how China and Korea are
handling it (Facts #4-5), debunk many myths about it (see fact #6) and can help
in witnessing effectively about how God’s health/lifestyle habits that SDAs
promote can help protect people against this health crisis and many others (see
FACT 1) BIBLE HEALTH PRINCIPLES ARE THE BEST PROTECTION AGAINST VIRUSES/DISEASES
Dr. Neil Nedley is a very respected Adventist doctor who has published many scientific articles and books. He is also president of Weimar Institute (which has helped millions of people to avoid/treat diseases) and the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. He and many doctors say there is no vaccine for this COVID-19 corona virus and probably won’t be any for at least a year. So building a strong immune system is the best way to not just prevent this virus, but many other viruses/diseases. And once you beat a virus, your body builds anti-bodies against it and it is much stronger against that virus and others too.
The Best Coronavirus Prevention! With Doug Bachelor and Dr. Neil Nedley.
“The largest determinant of whether you get sick is your immune system. Therefore NEWSTART principles are primary in self-protection.
(NEWSTART is an acronym for: Nutrition, Exercise, Water, Sunshine, Temperance, Air, Rest and Trust in God)
BEST HABITS TO PREVENT/TREAT COVID-19
1) Follow NEWSTART principles to have strong protection: Good Nutrition, Exercise, Water, Sunshine, Temperance, Air, Rest and Trust in God. Specifically:
–Some of the best vegetables and fruits to improve immunity are: Broccoli, Brussel Sprouts, Spinach, Kale, Berries, and Plums. Garlic is also especially good for the immune system. (you can swallow small chunks with a glass of water)
–avoid eating all foods that God warned against, esp. unclean animals (scientists say most new diseases come from animal agriculture, eating them or being contaminated by them)
–Eat little or no sugary foods.
–one of the best immune enhancers is alternating hot and cold showers, ending with a minute of pure cold.
–Getting good sunlight and fresh air, enough sleep and trust in God ALL help with immunity.
–drink a lot of water (~2 liters for women, 3 liters for men).
2) AVOID CONTACT WITH THE VIRUS
–Wash hands frequently for 20-30 seconds with strong soap/sanitizer (that has more than 60% alcohol)
–avoid touching face, mouth, nose and other mucus areas.
–avoid contact with people who have traveled from risky areas or who have COVID-19.
–wearing a face mask may help (but make sure to wear it correctly or it won’t work)
3) USE MEDICINE THAT STRENGTHENS IMMUNITY AND KILLS VIRUSES
–Take ~1200 mg N-acetylcysteine (NAC) per day. They can be purchased at pharmacies and greatly boosts your immune system
–use zinc lozenges every 2 hours or so as zinc is toxic to the coronavirus on contact (if you have been exposed or are in a risky area).
Corona is dangerous, but mostly to certain people, especially those who are old or have weak immune systems. But if you follow these habits and make your immune system strong, most people don’t need to worry about being infected by the Corona virus. God’s health habits are again very practical in the modern world, AND a lot cheaper!
10 ways to boost your immune system against the novel coronavirus COVID-19 by Dr. Van Dyken
There is very little peer reviewed research completed on how to stop the corona COVID-19 virus 100% yet (and a vaccine available for all is at least 12-18 months in the future according to doctors). But there is much research about ways to protect people best against most viruses and ones closely related to COVID-19. So these habits are highly likely to help protect against COVID-19 too.
The immune system has many sophisticated pathways and stages (that God designed to help you). But every stage depends heavily on the use of micro-nutrients. And all of these micro-nutrients come from plants. So the worst thing to do is eating foods with low nutritional value (processed foods, fast foods, refined carbohydrates/sugars are harmful).
1) Sleep ~7+ hours–Sleep is crucial for immune system function. Sleeping less than 5 hours a night vs. more than 7 hours a night increased the risk of people getting colds by ~25%. Sleep at least 7 hours and take power naps.
Behaviorally Assessed Sleep and Susceptibility to the Common Cold.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26118561 (see the figure)
Check how much sleep you need at “How Much Sleep Do We Really Need?” www.sleepfoundation.org**
(other studies show that sleeping extra hours within 3-7 days helps if you must lose sleep due to deadlines/crises, etc.)
2) Exercise Moderately–People who exercise moderately have fewer colds. During moderate exercise, immune cells circulate faster through the body and kill viruses faster. But don’t exercise over 90 minutes at high intensity.
3) Get Vitamin D: Many studies show that if you get 400-2000 IU of Vitamin D per day, you can prevent most viral infections. So supplementing with 1000 IU per day is a good idea.
4) Get Vitamin C: A large systematic review of studies showed that 1-2 grams of vitamin C daily can reduce colds by 8-18%. Another study showed that taking 0.6-1 grams of vitamin C cut viral colds by 50%.
Vitamin C for preventing and treating the common cold.
“In adults the duration of colds was reduced by 8% (3% to 12%) and in children by 14% (7% to 21%). In children, 1 to 2 g/day vitamin C shortened colds by 18%.”
5) Get Zinc: Many studies show that Zinc prevents reduces virus infections. But you must take them before getting sick or within 24 hours of getting it. Most studies say 20 mg per day is good.
6) Get Echinacea. 2 surveys of many scientific studies show that this prevents infections. For prevention, take 2400mg. For treatment if already sick, 4000mg. Start it as soon as possible.
7) Eat Garlic: Garlic has many things that strengthen your immunity.
Aged Garlic Extract Modifies Human Immunity. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26764332
“Garlic contains numerous compounds that have the potential to influence immunity. Immune cells, especially innate immune cells, are responsible for the inflammation necessary to kill pathogens. (It) reduced cold and flu severity, with a reduction in the number of symptoms, the number of days participants functioned suboptimally, and the number of work/school days missed.”
You need ~180 mg of allicin a day in the study above. Cut or crush 3-5 garlic cloves to get this amount. Drink with water to make it go down more easily.
8) Eat Probiotics–both lactobacillus and bifidobacterium. Eat Sauerkraut, kimchi, miso and nato.
Effectiveness of probiotics on the duration of illness in healthy children and adults who develop common acute respiratory infectious conditions: a systematic review and meta-analysis. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24780623,
“Meta-analysis revealed significantly fewer numbers of days of illness per person…, shorter illness episodes…, and fewer numbers of days absent from day care/school/work…”
9) Reduce stress. Scientific studies show that high stress levels make people more vulnerable to viral infections. So find ways to deal with stress (prayer/meditation, exercise in nature, music, reading, etc.)
Psychological stress and susceptibility to the common cold.
“The rates of both respiratory infection (P less than 0.005) and clinical colds (P less than 0.02) increased in a dose-response manner with increases in the degree of psychological stress. Infection rates ranged from approximately 74 percent to approximately 90 percent, according to levels of psychological stress, and the incidence of clinical colds ranged from approximately 27 percent to 47 percent…the associations observed were similar for all five challenge viruses.”
10) Eat high flavonoid foods. They are the most common polyphenols in the human diet. They are only found in plants.
Colorful fruits and vegetables are all good sources of flavonoids. Some of the best sources are: Blueberries, Quercitin, Green tea, dark chocolate. Get 1000-5000mg daily to prevent respiratory infections. You can get 1000mg from 100g of blueberries, 100g of dark chocolate, 250ml of green tea, concord grapes/juice, etc.
Effect of Flavonoids on Upper Respiratory Tract Infections and Immune Function: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.
With daily flavonoid supplementation of 0.2 to 1.2 grams/day, “Overall, flavonoid supplementation decreased upper respiratory tract infections incidence by 33%…Sick-day count was decreased by 40%.”
Concord grape juice (CGJ) is a rich source of flavonoids, Comparison of the antioxidant effects of Concord grape juice flavonoids α-tocopherol on markers of oxidative stress in healthy adults https://academic.oup.com/ajcn/article/76/6/1367/4689592
Dr. Joel ‘Gator’ Warsh runs the medical site
He has a Master’s in Epidemiology and Public Health and says that according to the CDC, influenza has infected over 40 million and killed over 40,000 people in the USA alone this flu season. Respiratory Syncytial Virus or RSV? According to the CDC, there is an average of 57,000 hospital visits a year for children under 5 and 14,000 deaths per year in adults over 65.
Some of the most common natural ways to boost the immune system include (pick a few, more is not necessarily better): Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Elderberry, Echinacea, Omegas, Probiotics, Astragalus, Propolis, Zinc, Selenium, Multivitamins, Colloidal Silver, Oil of oregano, Garlic, Turmeric.
The best way to try to prevent coronavirus or any other virus is to focus on the S.E.E.D.S.
Stress control–More stress means more risk of getting sick. Don’t watch much corporate news. It increases stress.
Environment–Make sure it’s clean and disinfect it with alcohol based cleansers regularly.
Diet is crucial–Fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, etc. have micronutrients that make your immune system stronger.
Sleep is crucial. If you don’t sleep enough, your immune system breaks down quickly.
Oranges, Pineapple, Lemons, Mangoes, and Coconut water all help boost immunity.
The Best Foods to Eat to Avoid An Outbreak
Lots of water. 2l for women. 3l for men.
Dark berries have resveratrol.
Almonds have vitamin E which helps.
Many other fruits and vegetables help boost immunity too.
FACT 2) COVID-19 IS MOST DANGEROUS TO PEOPLE WITH WEAK IMMUNE SYSTEMS (so build them up with God’s lifestyle habits)
The Corona Virus, like most viruses, is dangerous mostly to those who have weak immune systems. This means that those who have bad health habits, are elderly, are overworked with not enough sleep, have lots of exposure to viruses when weak, etc. are the most vulnerable.
Even in China, “The majority (81%) of these coronavirus disease cases were mild cases.”
Dr. Nedley states that the corona virus is more serious than the flu. But its rate of death seems to be only ~1% (after initially being higher]. A number of other viruses are much more serious.
Here is a list of other viruses and diseases that are even more dangerous.
There certainly will be viruses in the future as well, some similarly dangerous to COVID-19 or even more so. So again, the best way to protect people against viruses is to follow God’s health principles.
FACT 3) MOST NEW DISEASES ORIGINATE FROM ANIMALS (especially eating unclean animals) & COVID-19 LIKELY DID TOO
GOD’S HEALTH PRINCIPLES COULD HELP STOP MANY VIRUSES AND DISEASES FROM EVEN GETTING STARTED IF WISELY FOLLOWED
Dr. Nedley says that virtually every epidemic (SARS, Ebola, AIDS, etc) has come from eating animals that God warned against like bats, monkeys, civets, pangolins, pigs and others. Many other diseases come this way too. So avoid eating all animals God banned (and preferably avoid all meat since many studies have shown all meat does some harm to life.)
the video, ~ minute 7:00 on this).
The US Center for Disease Control has an article on this and says:
estimate that more than 6 out of every 10 known infectious diseases in people
can be spread from animals, and 3 out of every 4 new or emerging infectious
diseases in people come from animals.”
A good infographic on the animals God said are clean vs. unclean is here:
FACT 4) CHINA HAS DONE VERY ADMIRABLE WORK TO CONTROL THE VIRUS FAST
Dr. Michael Ryan, Executive Director of the WHO Health Emergencies Program, stated that
“China and Chinese scientists have performed probably the most rapid characterization of a novel pathogen in history, and that was shared immediately. Multiple sequences were shared immediately on global platforms.” and “China is doing the right things, and China is responding in a massive way….What I took away from that mission was the absolute, relentless and focused determination of the government of China to put the health of people in China ahead of anything else at this point, and to take what are significant economic and other hits in order to put the health of people first.”
But the knowledge of health and medicine that most/all scientists are using came from Jews, Christians and especially SDAs as noted above and on other pages.
FACT 5) S. KOREA IS TREATING COVID-19 VERY EFFECTIVELY
S. Korea has one of the best rates of treating COVID-19 in the world. This is partly because SDA health principles have been promoted heavily in Korea’s media in past years by Adventist doctors. Scientists say Korea may be the first nation to reach an average age of 90 because of this. They are treating COVID-19 quite effectively with SDA principles, quick identification and a multi-pronged treatment approach.
“According to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center, (South Korea’s) coronavirus fatality rate was at around 0.6 – 0.7 percent as of Monday, March 9, lower than the global rate of 3.4 percent. Dr. Lee Wang-jun. Lee is the chairman of the Myongji Hospital in South Korea and leads the Korean Hospital Association’s new Coronavirus Emergency Response Headquarters and explains some treatments they use. He basically says that they:
–continuously check medical data to deal with the problem effectively. (Korea has also tested a far higher percentage of people than almost any other nation to contain the virus.)
–use negative pressure rooms (NPRs) to contain airborne contaminants
–provide healthy meals and monitoring.
–use fever reducers
–For those having a hard time with the isolation, we provide bedside consultations and art programs such as bedside musical concerts. We treat patients psychologically and physically with daily consultations, tranquilizers, and sleeping pills, and provide special meals for those sick of eating hospital food.
A journal article on one treated case is here:
FACT 6) THERE ARE MANY MYTHS ABOUT THE CORONA VIRUS–LEARN ABOUT THEM AND DON’T WASTE TIME OR MONEY ON THEM
Dr. Oz says that masks are mostly for stopping viruses from getting to sick people. Most won’t stop the corona virus. Only the n95 mask will, but you have to seal it perfectly for it to work.
Business Insider asked the Senior Director of NYC Health + Hospitals System-wide Special Pathogens Program and a professor of epidemiology at Columbia University to debunk 13 of the most common coronavirus myths (including why masks won’t help very much).
FACT 7) SECULAR SCIENTISTS AGREE SDA HEALTH PRINCIPLES ARE INCREDIBLY BENEFICIAL FOR LIFE/HEALTH
Many secular scientists have paid tribute to SDAs for saving many lives and improving the health of the world as a result. This isn’t because of anything special about SDAs. It’s because they take God’s health and diet principles in the Bible seriously, and these massively boost immunity and drastically reduce how many viruses/diseases they get. Scientists studied SDAs and shared what they learned in many countries. This has been a major factor in dramatically helping the health of the entire world, improving lifespans by decades.
See some of what secular experts say about SDAs here.
THE ADVENTISTS AND WHAT THEY MEAN TO YOU!
SDAs have long emphasized God’s health habits. Research by the agnostic Dan Buettner with National Geographic on Blue Zones shows that Adventists are the longest living people group in America (and in many other countries too). See Buettner talk about this from ~11:30+ in this TED talk
CHINESE LANGUAGE VERSION
More details on NEWSTART are here:
A free Adventist “Amazing Facts Health Magazine”
Download is here (with many tips for good health and preventing viruses and
Many scientific studies on the Adventist diet/lifestyle are here.
To conclude, God’s health habits are far more valuable than we understand. Bad health habits cost the world ~$6.5 trillion a year.1 Just 5 major types of disease will cost the world $47 trillion in the next 20 years (enough money to eradicate poverty for ~2.5 billion people).2 For the US, NCDs like Mental health diseases, cardiovascular diseases, cancer, diabetes, and chronic respiratory diseases will cost the US ~$94.9 trillion dollars between 2015-2050, ~$265,000 per person, or ~10.8% of all income.3 Health emergencies/crises are the #1 cause of bankruptcy.4 No wonder James Poterba, an MIT professor, says people can double their money by their 50s by following good health habits.5
NEWSTART has at least 12+ different benefits for life6. The UN (in the chart on the right) says that just avoiding smoking, avoiding alcohol, regular exercise, eating nutritious food and breathing fresh air could save over 35 million of the 41 million lives that are lost every year due to disease.7 That’s NEWSTART!
God’s health and lifestyle principles really are the best principles for the best life!
1 Spending on health: A global overview. 2012. www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs319/en/.
2 Harvard School of Public Health. “The Global Economic Burden of Non-communicable Diseases.” 2011, www3.weforum.org/docs/WEF_Harvard_HE_GlobalEconomicBurdenNonCommunicableDiseases_2011.pdf.
3 Chen, Simiao et al. “The macroeconomic burden of noncommunicable diseases in the United States: Estimates and projections.” November 1, 2018, https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0206702.
4 Mangan, Dan. “Medical Bills Are the Biggest Cause of US Bankruptcies: Study.” July
5 Olson, Samantha. “Good Health Habits May Actually Save You Money, Possibly Lead To High Paying Job” , Jul 28, 2016. www.medicaldaily.com/health-habits-save-money-high-paying-job-393010 ,
6 “The Incredible Value of God’s Health Habits.” http://blog.truth-is-life.org/health/health/.
7 “Noncommunicable diseases”, https://www.who.int/en/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/noncommunicable-diseases https://www.who.int/ncds/en/.
SDAs ARE A BLUE ZONE (a secular scientist says SDAs are #1 longest living group). This talk has Chinese subtitles.
A free Adventist
“Amazing Facts Health Magazine” Download is here (with many tips for
good health and preventing viruses and diseases):
Secular scientists say the Adventist lifestyle is best.
Many scientific studies on the Adventist diet/lifestyle are here.
I recommend checking the websites below for more updates and
advice from medical experts. I also suggest that this could be a good
opportunity to share how God’s health principles are the best protection
against all viruses and diseases. If you share God’s health principles or tips
medical experts have learned using the tools of science (which God also gave us
to use wisely), you could possibly save someone’s life! It also might lead
people to accept Jesus as their Saviour. This is the best protection against
the ultimate deadly virus, sin and the 2nd death and could help them have
eternal life forever!
A couple of the best sites on that are:
I have listed many Bible verses on the 3 major areas of salvation (sanctification, justification and rewards) and judgement (decision on genuine faith, fair justice/punishment for the wicked, rewards for works for the righteous) here:
This is a very insightful and grace based SDA pastor, pastor Jerry Arnold (who also knows the importance of God’s law, but not for earning salvation) that has a series of sermons that go into some depth on this topic. Many pastors have learned quite a lot from him. He has a great series on the issue of “Can I Know that I am saved” which deals with many aspects of grace and law as well as why God allows us to go through hard times (#13) and others. # 3-8 are especially good).
In the Service of the Master Physician,
BEST LINKS TO CHECK FOR UPDATES/BEST PREVENTION/TIPS, ETC.
LOMA LINDA UNIVERSITY INFO
GEORGIA CUMBERLAND CONFERENCE INFO
SOUTHERN ADVENTIST UNIVERSITY INFO
US CENTER FOR DISEASE CONTROL
CHINESE CENTER FOR DISEASE CONTROL
EXTENSIVE OVERVIEW OF THE COVID-19 VIRUS
Coronavirus Epidemic Update 30: More Global COVID-19 Outbreaks, Vitamin D May Aid Prevention