Health Resources

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Christ Healing the Demoniacs -Image © Darrel Tank from GoodSalt.com

by Inge Anderson

Much of the work of Christ consisted of healing people of their physical maladies while offering them healing of their spiritual disease, 1 and His disciples did likewise. 2

As a church, we have been counseled that the “gospel of health” should be the “right arm” of our message. Accordingly, we are listing some selected health resources that actively recognize the relationship between Christ’s last message to the world and the “gospel of health.” These are intended to enable you to experience the “gospel of health” in your own life and prepare you to share it with others.

LifeStyle Matters

LifeStyleMatters.com (Use the “Explore” link at the top of the page.) Developed by Vicki Griffin and Evelyn Kissinger, these programs seamlessly integrate physical and mental health. Vicki is quite unapologetic about the approach and shares how even atheists have been known to appreciate the programs. The programs are relatively inexpensive, 3 and come with detailed training materials. Show more info

Neil Nedley Depression Seminar

We have had excellent experiences with the Depression – the Way Out seminar in our church. Attendees are extremely grateful. And the program lends itself well to integrating physical and spiritual wellness. The round-table discussions foster forming relationships. Show more info

CHIP – Complete Health Improvement Program

Founded by Hans Diehl, this well-tested and highly successful CHIP program (originally Coronary Health Improvement Program) is probably the grand-daddy of the modern Adventist health improvement programs. It probably added at least an extra 20 years to my own father’s life. CHIP is considerably more expensive than the Life Style Matters programs and also more expensive than the Neil Nedley programs. It takes a greater investment of both time and effort, but for those who can invest both, it is highly successful in reaching the higher classes of society. Show more info


Educate Yourself With These Resources

(Many are free)


Proof Positive: How to Reliably Combat Disease and Achieve Optimal Health Through Nutrition and Lifestyle, by Neil Nedley is a book devoted to demonstrating “Proof Positive” from the scientific literature that God’s plan for staying healthy works. It is written in language easily understood by the lay person and filled with charts, diagrams and other illustrations to make the material understandable. Many say that they find the book “hard to put down” because of its wealth of interesting information. It is also a good reference book to keep on hand, with its hefty 555 pages of text. Here’s a list of chapters:

  1. Principles For Optimal Health
  2. Good News About Cancer: It Can Be Prevented!
  3. Heart Disease: Conquering the Number One Killer
  4. Blocked Arteries: Clean Them Out Naturally
  5. The Truth About Fish
  6. One Nation Under Pressure [about stress]
  7. The Great Meat and Protein Myth
  8. Sweet Tooth, Bitter Harvest: The Sugar and Diabetes Study
  9. Melatonin: Agent for rest and Rejuvenation [Hint: Your body makes its own]
  10. Animal Disease and Human Health Risk
  11. Milk: Friend or Foe?
  12. The Frontal Lobe: The Crown of the Brain
  13. Stemming the Tide of Violence [About entertainment choices]
  14. Stress Without Distress
  15. AIDS and HIV: The Untold Story
  16. Dying for a Cigarette? Kick the Habit and Live
  17. Want a Drink? [Alcohol]
  18. Dealing With Bad Habits and Addictions
  19. Nutrition and the Environment
  20. Beyond the Leading Causes of Death

The book also includes 10 Appendices.

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Health Education Videos

Northern Lights Health Education Videos by Dr John Clark of Eden Valley Institute (free)

Health Resources at Wildwood Lifestyle Center (free)

Health Resources at Weimar’s Newstart – mainly videos when I checked. (Sep 18, 2014) More videos at the Newstart Wellness Club site. Also check out their Health Score Calculator – How healthy are you? (mostly free)

Health Education Articles

(All are free)

Health Library at Loma Linda University Medical Center

Articles on the Newstart Wellness Club site.

Counseling Sheets by Uchee Pines and Dr Agatha Thrash – counsel on treating various disease conditions naturally.

Dr Neil Nedley Health Reports: Look at the article on the left sidebar. Also see the book excerpts from Proof Positive.

Articles in the News & Articles section of Lifestylematters – clear and authoritative.

Health Education Lectures

Dr Neil Nedley on Youtube

Plant-based Recipes

Recipes on Dr John Clark’s site

Recipes from the Newstart Wellness Club site.

Recipes from the Wildwood Lifestyle Center.


  1. See Matthew 4:23, Matthew 9:35, Matthew 12:9-11, Mark 5:29-31, John 6:2, Acts 10:38
  2. See Luke 9:5-7, Acts 3:1-8, Acts 4:10-12, 1 Corinthians 12:9
  3. Prices listed on the website are retail. Churches get the bulk wholesale rate. Participants purchase necessary materials at retail rate, thus helping to cover expenses of the program.
  4. And I just have to say that the Guilt-free Gourmet Cookbooks are just about the best cookbooks for a plant-based diet. The recipes are fairly simple, and they actually taste good! Check out some sample recipes.
  5. You can also find a little more information at the Michigan Conference Health Ministries site.
  6. Incidentally the video used the “Training the Trainers” is of an event I attended live at the British Columbia Conference in Canada.
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  1. i am a real bad diabetic that needa all the help i can get, but i used to weigh 380 but doing this, that, and the other i am down to 228 but i have bad knees and i cant walk that good anymore, and i have degenerative joint disease, and my knees are shot. but i'm still trying, but i'm on a very fixed income, i get $721 a month but after i pay bills, i have hardly any money, but can i pay in installments?

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    • Congratulations, Cheryl, on your weight loss! I don't know how tall you are, but I'm guessing you're 2/3 of the way towards your ideal weight. That will help your diabetes, for sure, and it will help your knees and your walking, because they don't have to carry so much weight.

      Changing your diet to a very natural one will make a great difference. It has even helped reverse diabetes for many people. "Very natural" means eating food to as close as grown as possible. That means staying in the outside aisles of your grocery store - lots of good veggies and some fruits. Either bake whole-grain bread or buy whole-grain bread. (Whole-wheat is not necessarily whole grain. You need to read labels carefully.) Various types of whole beans are really healthy, as are a few nuts. Since good foods are not cheap, you will have to plan carefully, so there is no waste. Buy only what you need, and you will see your weight go down and your health go up. Be sure to keep regular hours of sleep, remembering that the hours before midnight are the best. Drink plenty of water (not tea or coffee). Get some sunshine every day possible, because it has many health benefits. Get some exercise every day. Since you can't walk so well right now, keep your eyes open for a used stationary bike. Some folks give them away for free. Above all, ask God to help you in your daily life, and then trust Him with your health and with your future.

      We don't offer any lifestyle retreats, but you can contact folks at some of the URLs in the article above to see if it is feasible for you to attend. In the meantime, I've added a few more resources to educate yourself at home. When you run out of things to watch, read, listen to, cook and do, let me know, and I'll add some more resources. :)

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