ACTION PROVOKING THOUGHTS
- “Keep the commandments and keep your life; despising them leads to death.” Proverbs 19:16
- “Honoring the LORD lengthens one’s life, but the years of the wicked are cut short.” Proverbs 10:27 (see also: 1 Kings 3:14, Psalm 91:16, Proverbs 3:5-8; 4:22; 11:19, 12:28, 16:24; Isaiah 38:16)
- “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, but he will inflict them on all your enemies!” Deut. 7: 12a &15 (also Exodus 15:26, Proverbs 3:7-9)
- “My health is broken because of my sins.” Psalm 38:3 (see also: Jeremiah 27:13, Isaiah 66:17)
- “You and your children and grandchildren must obey the Lord your God as long as you live. If you obey all his decrees and commands, you will enjoy a long life.” Deut. 6:2
- “If you obey all his decrees and commands,…You will be blessed above all the nations of the earth. ” Deut. 7:12,14
1000s of scientific studies confirm that good health habits are a crucial foundation for longevity, effective studying/intelligence, avoiding/delaying mental diseases, wealth, happiness, creativity and other things. Disregarding God’s health laws can cause you to lose decade(s) of life. Health helps us to be happier and being happier can help us to be ~20-30% more successful in reaching our goals. The Bible has ~50 principles of health to protect us from diseases.
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 diseases):
Many scientific studies on the Adventist diet/lifestyle are here.
of scientific studies confirm that good health habits are a crucial foundation
for longevity, avoiding/delaying mental diseases, wealth, happiness, effective
studying/intelligence, creativity and
other things. Disregarding God’s health laws can cause you to lose decade(s) of
life. Good health helps us to be happier and being happier according to former
Harvard professor Dr. Stephen Achor can help us to be ~20-30% more successful
in reaching our goals.
Research shows that these are some of the most serious challenges/crises we face now and science confirms that Bible health principles are profoundly helpful in reducing or stopping all of them.
TOP 3 CAUSES OF DEATH
- Diseases: ~41,000,000 people die per year from bad health
- Poverty: ~13-18,000,000 people die per year from poverty
- Pollution: ~12,600,000 people die per year from pollution
Nobel prize winners and experts with the Copenhagen Consensus group try to solve problems by identifying the world’s most serious crises and the cheapest/easiest solutions so that every dollar invested can bring ~$15-40 of benefits for people. Their work is admirable, but Jews and Christians pioneered almost all the major solutions/advances for human rights in many areas in history before us and that’s a huge reason why 2 billion believe in the Bible now (https://www.aish.com/sem/wp/, http://www.truth-is-life.org/GoodLifeEvidence.html).
God gave the Jews wise health principles and those who follow them live much longer than others. The Bible has ~50+ principles of health to protect us from diseases. SDAs pioneered studying these biblical health principles and why they work with science, biblical education, abolition, Sabbath, biblical economics and other doctrines. SDAs especially focused on understanding how biblical health principles work from science. And research from the WHO confirms that the best ways to prevent the most serious diseases are a good health diet (especially a vegetarian one), not smoking, clean air, avoiding alcohol and exercise. These are 5 of the 8 main principles of NEWSTART that SDAs have been talking about for over a century.
Valuable solutions that are simple for all to understand and follow are called genius by Einstein, Steve Jobs, Richard Branson, etc. 1000s of scientific studies confirm that NEWSTART/biblical gardening, biblical economic principles/principles of justice and equality, Bible family principles, environmental principles, creation science etc. are some of the simplest and most effective solutions to the world’s problems and can save millions of lives and trillions of dollars every year.
SDAs have long emphasized God’s health habits. This is far more valuable than we understand. Bad health habits cost the world ~$6.5 trillion a year. 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). 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. Health emergencies/crises are the #1 cause of bankruptcy.
No wonder James Poterba, an MIT professor, says people can double their money by their 50s by following good health habits.
James Poterba, an economics professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, told Money.
“The healthiest people in their fifties had more than doubled the assets of the least healthy, and this wealth gap only grew.” 
share how they have lost everything due to not following wise health habits
and this can hopefully be a lesson to everyone else to motivate following God’s
**“I was fit as a fiddle. At 35 I got cancer. I was making 6 figures in Atlanta saving 20% of my income. I had short term and long term disability. My employer was patient for a year and then made up a reason to terminate…I had three yrs of savings,…a great career and I lost it all due to health.“ Mary
**“[Due to a health crisis], I lost my savings, home and credit in bankruptcy.” Karol
**“I just am stunned I was so naive. I saved, had stock options, bought and sold homes on side as additional income, and maxed out 401k. We had a BMW and Mercedes and paid someone to pick up dog poop in the yard! The stupidity. Now[due to a health crisis]… I have 300.00 in savings…I tell you this not for pity but just how easy it can all go away.”
NEWSTART has at least 12+ different benefits for life and many secular scientists have paid tribute to SDAs improving the health of the world as a result.
These principles are what scientists call solution multipliers. If followed by large numbers of people, science shows that can they solve numerous problems that communities and civilization face including reducing deaths by 10s of millions per year due to vastly strengthening immunity to fight diseases, saving us trillions of dollars per year due to saving people from diseases and high medical costs, improving brain function, reducing pollution, improving happiness/attitude, reducing stress, improving relationships and so much more.
Nutrition–God created us to eat healthy vegetarian food that was organic and had no pesticides as the ideal (Gen 1:29; 3:18). Eating vegetarian, esp. from local farms or your own garden is one of the best ways to solve most of the problems in the world.
Exercise–Our bodies work best and increase immune function with moderate frequent exercise (Genesis 2:15)
Water–Water helps our immune system function better, improves brain function and more.
Psalm 107:8-9, Gen. 1:9-10 Isaiah 21:14, Isaiah 55:1
Water created: Genesis 1:9,10, 2:10
God provides water and water is important for health:
“You must serve only the Lord your God. If you do, I will bless you with food and water, and I will protect you from illness. There will be no miscarriages or infertility in your land, and I will give you long, full lives.” Exodus 23:25,26 (see also: Exodus 17:6 Deuteronomy 8:7)
Quarantine/purification use: “All those who touch a dead human body will be ceremonially unclean for seven days. They must purify themselves on the third and seventh days with the water of purification; then they will be purified. Numbers 11:11 (see also:Leviticus 14:8,9 15:6-8,10,12, 18 )
John 4:14 Matthew 10:40-42
Sunlight–Sunlight is the best source of vitamin D and dramatically strengthens the immune system. Genesis 1:14-19
Temperance 1 Peter 1:13, Proverbs 25:28 Galatians 5:22-3, 2 Peter 1:5-8-11,13, Isaiah 5:11, 22(alcohol).
Air–Fresh air is incredibly important for optimal brain function. Genesis 1:6-8
sleep is one of the most critical habits to strengthen your body’s immune
system and also improve brain function. Matt. 11:28, Jeremiah 6:16, Ps. 23:2,3
Psalm 4:8, Genesis 2:2-3
Trust in God–Godly faith helps people make many
wise choices, protects against mental disease and avoid many serious or even
tragic mistakes. Proverbs 3:5-6, Psalm
56:11; 62:8, Isaiah 26:4, John 14:1, 1 Tim. 6:17, Heb. 3:14, 1 Peter 4:19, 1
John 4:16, Isaiah 26:3
 World Health Organization. “Noncommunicable diseases.” June 1, 2018. https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/noncommunicable-diseases.
 “One third of deaths – some 18 million people a year – are caused by poverty.” “The facts about world poverty.” May 14, 2005. https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2005/may/15/uk.g81. Ilaboya, I.R. et al. “Causes, Effects and Way Forward to Food Insecurity.” Iranica Journal of Energy & Environment 3 (2): 181, December 18, 2011. www.ijee.net/article_64396_9d9a696fd79aacfd9d88ad31817cc1dd.pdf. Poverty is closely linked with NCDs that kill 41,000,000 a year as this WHO site shows. www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs355/en/. See also: Rosegrant, M.W., “Looking Ahead. Long-Term prospects for Africa’s Agricultural Development and Food Security”. 2005. Washington D.C.: IFPRI and “The World Health Report 2004”, http://www.who.int/whr/2004/annex/topic/en/annex_2_en.pdf.
 “7 million premature deaths annually linked to air pollution”. www.who.int/mediacentre/news/releases/2014/air-pollution/en/ March 25, 2014.
 Copenhagen Consensus “Nobel Laureates Guide to Smarter Global Targets to 2030.” https://www.copenhagenconsensus.com/post-2015-consensus/nobel-laureates-guide-smarter-global-targets-2030.
 Spending on health: A global overview. 2012. www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs319/en/.
 Harvard School of Public Health. “The Global Economic Burden of Non-communicable Diseases.” 2011, www3.weforum.org/docs/WEF_Harvard_HE_GlobalEconomicBurdenNonCommunicableDiseases_2011.pdf.
 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.
 Mangan, Dan. “Medical Bills Are the Biggest Cause of US Bankruptcies: Study.” July 2013, www.cnbc.com/id/100840148.
 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,
 “Good Health Habits May Actually Save You Money, Possibly Lead To High Paying Job” , Samantha Olson, www.medicaldaily.com/health-habits-save-money-high-paying-job-393010, Jul 28, 2016.
 “The Incredible Value of God’s Health Habits.” http://blog.truth-is-life.org/health/health/.
 THE ADVENTISTS AND WHAT THEY MEAN TO YOU! https://www.worldlifeexpectancy.com/what-adventists-mean-to-you.