Articles by G.K. Abbott
Fasting for short periods is physically beneficial and health promoting for those who overeat. Were it not for overeating, fasting would be largely unnecessary, and entire abstinence from food would be harmful.
There is much misunderstanding of the causes and consequences of overeating.
Perhaps no laws of physiology are more commonly disregarded than those relating to digestion.
Our second article on the links between diet and disease.
A look at how faulty food habits can lead to disease.
There is a wealth of research material delving into the laws of our being—what habits of life (in eating, drinking, working, resting, sanitation, etc.) cause disease, and what habits and practices maintain or restore health and give abounding energy of mind and body.
The first article in the series appears herewith from the pen of Doctor Abbott, well-known author and medical leader in our ranks. This article covers Section IV, on "The Proper Dietary," in the book, "Counsels on Diet and Foods."
Discarding all dairy products and eggs is another extreme which a few overzealous persons have in the past advocated.
Counsel is given regarding the unhealthfulness of partaking of a great variety of food at one meal and combining fruits and vegetables.
Applying wise nutritional advice.
The life saving results of hydrotherapy treatments and other simple methods.
Do you think we have been misled by cunningly devised fables or an old woman's dreams?
I. Making Natural Law Plain
Spiritual Reasons for Healthful Living
Forty years of medical and surgical practice, together with much study of the results of research work, has left me with some very settled conclusions regarding the reliability of scientific statements made in the Testimonies on health and medical practice.
There is always an exaggeration of affairs in a newly explored field. In the same state of overemphasis is the matter of psychosomatic medicine.
In the organized work of the conference, health education may be carried on in many different ways, all of which may be made very effectual, and each of which may have its own special advantages.
Those who try to conform their habits of eating to right principles may often be inclined to think of appetite as something to be controlled, curbed, or denied.
Many principles of health were pointed out in the Testimonies years before science could explain them.
Why do we hold evangelistic efforts entirely divorced from practical gospel medical missionary work? Have we found a better way than that in which Christ worked?