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MEDICAL MISSIONARY

THE HARVEST IS RIPE BUT LABORERS ARE FEW

HOLY BIBLE

The Greatest Medical Book Ever Written.

(Ps. 100:3 KJV) Know ye that the LORD he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture .

The Owner’s Manual

GOD GAVE US INSTRUCTIONS
“Thy hands have fashioned me and made me. Give me understanding and I shall keep thy commandments.” Psalm 119:73 Godly Trust Open Air Daily Exercise Sunshine Proper Rest Lots of Water Always Temperate Nutrition Genesis 2:17 Genesis 1:6,7 Genesis 2:15 Genesis 1:16 Genesis 2:3 Genesis 2:10 Genesis 2:16,17 Genesis 1:29

Presently wherever we turn we are surrounded by the latest news reports of terrorist threats, natural disasters, global problems etc and now the new buzz word, “pandemics”.

For the student of prophecy however such things should not come as a surprise, for the Bible as well as our counsels from our Churches’ end time prophet, Sister Ellen G. White already fore warned us about such impending dangers. “Men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth”. [Lk 21:26 ; Maranatha p25]

DRUGS POISON THE BLOOD “In our sanitariums, we advocate the use of simple remedies. We discourage the use of drugs, for they poison the current of the blood. In these institutions sensible instruction should be given on how to eat, how to drink, how to dress, and how to live so that the health may be preserved.”—Counsels on Diet and Foods, 303.

DRUGS ONLY WEAKEN THE SYSTEM “Many act as if health and disease were things entirely independent of their conduct, and entirely outside their control. . . Violent attacks of sickness they believe to be special dispensations of Providence, or the result of some overruling, mastering power; and they resort to drugs as a cure for the evil. But the drugs taken to cure the disease weaken the system.”—Medical Ministry, 296-297.

DRUGS AFFECT PEOPLE PHYSICALLY, MENTALLY, AND MORALLY “Physicians, by administering their drug poisons, have done very much to increase the depreciation of the race, physically, mentally, and morally. Everywhere you go you will see deformity, disease and imbecility, which in very many cases can be traced directly back to the drug poisons, administered by the hand of a doctor, as a remedy for some of life’s ills. The so-called remedy has fearfully proved itself to the patient—by stern suffering experience—to be far worse than the disease for which the drug was taken. All who possess common capabilities should understand the wants of their own system. The philosophy of health should compose one of the important studies for our children. It is all-important that the human organism be understood, and then intelligent men and women can be their own physicians. If the people would reason from cause to effect, and would follow the light which shines upon them, they would pursue a course which would insure health, and mortality would be far less. But the people are too willing to remain in inexcusable ignorance, and trust their bodies to the doctors, instead of having any special responsibility

DRUGS ENFEEBLE THE SYSTEM AND MAKE IT MORE SUSCEPTIBLE TO DISEASE “Instead of taking a course to baffle disease, you are petting it and yielding to its power. You should avoid the use of drugs and carefully observe the laws of health. If you regard your life, you should eat plain food, prepared in the simplest manner, and take more physical exercise. Each member of the family needs the benefits of health reform. But drugging should be forever abandoned. For while it does not cure any malady, it enfeebles the system, making it more susceptible to disease.”—5 Testimonies, 311.

DRUGS ULTIMATELY BRING A BREAKDOWN OF VITAL FORCES “Drugs always have a tendency to break down and destroy vital forces, and nature becomes so crippled in her efforts, that the invalid dies, not because he needed to die, but because nature was outraged. If she had been left alone, she would have put forth her highest efforts to save life and health.”—Medical Ministry, 223. DRUGS ARE SEEDS OF DEATHSOWN IN THE BODY “When you understand physiology in its truest sense, your drug bills will be very much smaller, and finally you will cease to deal out drugs at all. The physician who depends upon drug medication in his practice, shows that he does not understand the delicate machinery of the human organism. He is introducing into the machinery of the system a seed crop that will never lose its destroying properties throughout the lifetime. I tell you this because I dare not withhold it. Christ paid too much for man’s redemption to have his body so ruthlessly treated as it has been by drug medication.”—2 Selected Messages, 283-284.

DRUGS REQUIRE HEROIC EFFORTS BY THE BODY “Although the patient may recover, yet the powerful effort nature was required to make to overcome the poison, injured the constitution and shortened the life of the patient. There are many who do not die under the influence of drugs, but there are very many who are left useless wrecks, hopeless, gloomy, and miserable sufferers, a burden to themselves and to society.”—How to Live, 50.

JESUS OUR EXAMPLE “And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people. But when He saw the multitudes, He was moved with compassion on them, because they fainted, and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd. Then saith He unto His disciples, ‘The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few; Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that He will send forth labourers into His harvest.”— Matthew 9:35-38.

“The disciples were to have the same power which Jesus had o heal ‘all manner of sickness and all manner of disease among the people.’ By healing in His name the diseases of the body, they would testify to His power for the healing of the soul . . Thus Christ gave His disciples their commission. He made full provision for the prosecution of the work, and took upon Himself the responsibility for its success. So long as they obeyed His Word, and worked in connection with Him, they could not fail. Go to all nations, He bade them. Go to the arthest part of the habitable globe, but know that My presence will be there. Labor in faith and confidence, for the ime will never come when I will forsake you. The Saviour’s commission to the disciples included all the believers. It ncludes all believers in Christ to the end of time.”—Desire of Ages, 821-822.

“Christ stands before us as the pattern Man, the great Medical Missionary—an example for all who would come after.”—Welfare Ministry, 53. “And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all manner of sickness and all manner of disease among the people; and His fame went throughout all Syria. And they brought unto Him all sick people that were taken with divers diseases and torments, and those which were possessed with devils, and those which were lunatic, and those that had the palsy; and He healed them. And there followed Him great multitudes of people from Galilee, and Decapolis, and from Jerusalem, and from Judæa, and from beyond Jordan.”—Matthew 4:2325.

“God’s people are to be genuine medical missionaries. They are to learn to minister to the needs of soul and body. They should know how to give the simple treatments that do so much to relieve pain and remove disease. They should be familiar with the principles of health reform, that they may show others how, by right habits of eating, drinking, and dressing, disease may be prevented and health regained. A demonstration of the value of the principles of health reform will do much toward removing prejudice against our evangelical work. The Great Physician, the originator of medical missionary work, will bless every one who will go forward humbly and trustfully, seeking to impart the truth for this time.”—Welfare Ministry, 127.

“As religious aggression subverts the liberties of our nation, those who would stand for freedom of conscience will be placed in unfavorable positions. For their own sake, they should, while they have opportunity become intelligent in regard to disease, its causes, prevention, and cure. And those who do this will find a field of labor anywhere. There will be suffering ones, plenty of them, who will need help, not only among those of our own faith, but largely among those who know not the truth. The shortness of time demands an energy that has not been aroused among those who claim to believe the present truth.”—Counsels on Health, 506

THE RIGHT HAND TO OPEN DOORS—“Medical missionary work is the right hand of the gospel. It is necessary to the advancement of the cause of God. Every city is to be entered by workers trained to do medical missionary work. As the right hand of the third angel’s message, God’s methods of treating disease will open doors for the entrance of present truth.”—7 Testimonies, 59.

MINISTRY OF HEALING, pp. 126 to 128.
Many transgress the laws of health through ignorance, and they need instruction. A practice that is laying the foundation of a vast amount of disease and of even more serious evils is the free use of poisonous drugs. People need to be taught that drugs do not cure disease. The only hope of better things is in the education of the people in right principles. Let physicians teach the people that restorative power is not in drugs, but in nature. Disease is an effort of nature to free the system from conditions that result from a violation of the laws of health. In case of sickness, the cause should be ascertained. Unhealthful conditions should be changed, wrong habits corrected. Then nature is to be assisted in her effort to expel impurities and to re-establish right conditions in the system.

Pure air, sunlight, abstemiousness, rest, exercise, proper diet, the use of water, trust in divine power— these are the true remedies. Every person should have a knowledge of nature’s remedial agencies and how to apply them. It is essential both to understand the principles involved in the treatment of the sick and to have a practical training that will enable one rightly to use this knowledge. We cannot be too often reminded that health does not depend on chance. It is a result of obedience to law.

GODS’ PLAN “Give ear to His commandments, & keep all His statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon thee” Ex 15:26

Now As God‘s called out 10 Commandment keeper‘s, how will we be able to point others towards them if we ourselves are in violation of breaking the physical ones which are just as important? Let us not

fool ourselves into believing that the Lord will excuse our disobedience of them when He has plainly shown us from His inspired principle that “if you break one you are guilty of breaking all”? {James 2:10} If you further say, ―this only applies to the 10 moral laws alone ‖Exodus 15:26 stated that, ―If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the LORD thy God, and wilt do that which is right in His sight, and wilt give ear to His commandments, and keep all His statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I am the LORD that healeth thee.” Here stands an eternal promise the great physician Himself has given to us, one which still offers the blessing of healing from disease upon condition of obedience to all His laws.

Inspiration states the following regarding their use; “There are many ways of practicing the healing art, but there is only one way that Heaven approves. God's remedies are the simple agencies of nature, that will not tax or debilitate the system through their powerful properties. Pure air and water, cleanliness, a proper diet, purity of life, and a firm trust in God, are remedies for the want of which thousands are dying, yet these remedies are going out of date because their skillful use requires work that the people do not appreciate. Fresh air, exercise, pure water, and clean, sweet premises, are within the reach of all with but little expense; but drugs are expensive, both in the outlay of means and the effect produced upon the system.” [Counsels on Health, p 323]

Now let‘s examine each of these 8 natural doctors and their various applications in the process of health restoration.“Pure air, sunlight, abstemiousness, rest, exercise, proper diet, the use of water, trust in divine power-these are the true remedies.” [Ministry of Healing, p 127]

Dr. Godly Trust
“ Preserve me, o God: for in thee do I put my trust.” Psalm 16:1 We should be reluctant to put our trust in anything other than God. In many cases it is even difficult to trusts many friends and family members. Trust placed in anyone less than Jesus will inevitably lead to immediate or eventual disappointment. Trusting God means to be willing to let Him take care of you. He alone is able to keep you from falling. {Jude 1:24} The Lord says in 3John 2,“Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.‖ If you genuinely trust in God, He will give you the power you need to overcome habits and addictions that are harmful to you physically and spiritually.

When we have a trusting relationship with our Creator we tend to have less stress if any at all which is also a leading cause of disease. Stress interferes with digestion, suppresses the immune system as well as restricts every spiritual success. Resting in Jesus is the best tranquilizer as well as disease prevention medicine for: 1.It increases endorphins {Prov 17:22;16:24} 2.Strengthens the immune system. {Isa 40:31} 3.Stimulates mental blood flow circulation through daily prayer and Bible study.{Ps 50:4} 4.Reduces and even eliminate stress through claiming His promises. {Jn 14:27} 5.Encourages a good night‘s rest after actively ministering to the spiritual & physical needs of others.

Dr. Air
“… I will cause breath to enter into you, and ye shall live.” Ezekiel 37:5 Open air is the current of life, it provides the cells and the blood with oxygen. All nature depends upon air and works to produce it. While men and animals are taking oxygen from the air and giving off carbon dioxide, plants are using the carbon dioxide and giving off oxygen. When man lives close to nature, balance is maintained. Inspiration sates that, ”Every cell of your body must receive a constant supply of oxygen. In order to have good blood, we must breath well. Full, deep inspirations of pure air, which fill the lungs with oxygen, purify the blood. They impart to it a bright color and send it a life giving current – to every part of the body.” [Ministry of Healing, p 272]

Thousands have died for want of pure water and pure air who might have lived. And thousands of invalids, who are a burden to themselves and others, think tha their lives depend upon taking medicines from the doctors. They are continually guarding themselves against the air and avoiding the use of water. These blessings they need in order to become well. If they would become enlightened and let medicine alone, an accustom themselves to outdoor exercise and to air in their houses, summer and winter, and use soft water f drinking and bathing purposes, they would be comparatively well and happy instead of dragging out miserable existence. {CH 55.3}

Air, air, the precious boon of heaven which all may have, will bless you with its invigorating influence if you will not refuse it entrance. Welcome it, cultivate a love for it, and it will prove a precious soother of the nerves. Air must be in constant circulation to be kept pure. The influence of pure, fresh air is to cause the blood to circulate healthfully through the system. It refreshes the body and tends to render it strong and healthy, while at the same time its influence is decidedly felt upon the mind, imparting a degree of composure and serenity. It excites the appetite, renders the digestion of food more perfect, and induces sound and sweet sleep.--1T 702 (1868). {1MCP 116.2}

Dr. Exercise Nevertheless I must walk to day, and to morrow, and the day following” Luke 13:33 Regular exercise is very important otherwise the body becomes sluggish and bodily functions are greatly impaired and reduced. Daily exercise provides a stronger heart, healthier lungs, increased metabolism, better digestion, and the elimination of a multitude of physical ailments. “Action is a law of our being. Every organ of the body has its appointed work, upon the performance of which its development and strength depends. The normal action of all organs gives strength and vigor, while the tendency of disuse is toward decay and death.” [ Ministry of Healing, p237]

Everyone needs some vigorous physical labor every day for there are many benefits it provides. Exercise strengthens the heart decreases blood pressure by lowering the low density lipoprotein (LDL) while increasing the high density lipoprotein (HDL). It also boosts endorphins as a stress reliever, strengthens immunity by increasing white blood cells (WBC‘s) thus reducing cancer risk. Aids in healthier skin and in increased energy, digestion and regularity.

Dr. Sunshine
“ Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father….” Matthew 13:43 Human beings, like plants, need adequate sunlight. Sunshine is a powerful agent in fighting disease. It helps to relax tension, produce mental alertness, and improve the complexion (if not overexposed). Physical fitness is increased when exercise is taken outdoors. Sunshine also increases the volume of oxygen in the blood and promotes healing of wounds It is said to be one of the most effective germ killers we know – with no side effects. Ultra violet rays are antiseptic - killing bacteria, viruses, fungi, yeasts, molds & mites of all kinds. Our homes should be open to an abundance of sunlight. All rooms, espe-cially sleeping rooms, should be well supplied with nature‘s radiant rays. Also hanging your laundry in the sun not only gives them a fresh clean smell but also sterilizes.

Life is dependent on the nurturing warmth of the sun. Exposure to sunlight stimulates hormone production and improves liver function. The benefits of it is also necessary for the conversion of cholesterol into Vitamin D which in turns lowers its level. Just 15-30 minutes of daily exposure of the face and arms is enough to stimulate an adequate source of Vitamin D production in the body. The best time for sunbathing is before 10:00 am and after 3:00 pm.

Another purpose that the Lord has given to us this radiant agent is for the use of its radiating power against destructive cells in our body which if goes unchecked can become cancerous. Although we are cautioned about too much sunlight exposure causing potential harm to the skin, it is also a fact that concentrated amounts upon the entire body can destroy cancer cells as well. Unlike the harmful and usually deadly practice of chemo & radiation therapy that not only destroy the bad but the good cells as well, the sunlight nukes the bad, enhances circulation and do not leave its receiver with terrible side effects. If there is ever a time that a strong
immune system is in order is when there is a known malignancy in the body. Unfortunately with chemical and radiation interventions a very strong burden is placed upon the only real means for combating cancer that same defense system, and the end result for most of their victims is fatal. The Lord offers a less expensive, simpler, and most importantly safer way, in the privacy of your own backyard or home.

Dr. Rest “ Come unto me, all ye that are heavy labour and laden , and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28
Studies have shown that proper rest lengthens your life by 8-10 years. It not only contributes to longevity but is vitally important in the body‘s nightly restoration process. Many do not get enough rest simply because they do not have a regular time for it. The body has a built-in clock which is ―set‖ by the regularity of sleeping hours and meal times. Generally two hours of sleep before midnight equals four hours after. The recommended amount of hours of sleep nightly should be 8 hrs and in order to receive the maximum benefit of this natural tonic, retiring hours should be before 9:30 PM . Get adequate restful sleep! An early, light supper, well before bedtime and no snacking before retiring will help. A relaxing, warm bath or a hot cup of herbal tea can also help you wind down. Regular times for going to bed and awaking is also very important.

Avoid using over the counter or Rx sleeping aids for inducing sleep as these are harmful and sleep thus attained, is of little benefit to your body due to the extra burden they place on the neurological & central nervous system. Lack of restful sleep is for many, the root of the ―enervation‖ that causes disease for healing and cleansing occurs only when the body is in the deep sleep cycle. Because of these factors, regularity of rest is very important. Lastly, lack of exercise, overworking, worrying, overeating and a stressed mind are among the chief causes of fatigue. A proper mental attitude that is spiritually empowered will contribute to a restful night that truly refreshes as well lead to a more productive day. By incorporating Psalm 50:4 in an early waking pattern you will be ensured a good head start too. It will become easier to go to bed early and get up early when you do it for awhile and begin to enjoy the way you feel as well.

Dr. Water “ Therefore with joy shall ye draw water out of the wells of salvation.” Isaiah 12:3
Without this life giving substance the human body would not be able to function well or survive very long. Our body is between 70–80 % water and is needed for their bodily functions such as; nourishment, cleansing, hydration, and physical & mental rejuvenation. Lots of water is needed for optimal function because almost every process in your body depends on the presence of adequate water. It is needed for: digestion, respiration, saliva and tears production, temperature control and lubrication. This vital fluid is continuously being lost in exhaled air, perspiration, and uric waste products. It is also necessary to transport energy to cells and muscles and remove impurities. It helps to produce digestive juices and promotes healthy action of the stomach and intestines and brain cells are particularly sensitive to dehydration. Many people suffer from headaches simply because they do not drink lots of water.

The kidneys and digestive organs are especially susceptible to disease if they are deprived of their adequate supply as well. Other sources that water is indirectly found are in drinks such as; teas, juices, soft drinks etc, and foods such as; soups, vegetables, fruits… Drink lots of water daily (not artificially flavored or other soft drinks and juices). Your weight divided by 16 (Weight) is the minimum number of 8oz glasses of water to drink daily. For instance, if you weigh 160 lbs, you need to drink a minimum of ten 8oz glasses of water per day. Adequate fluid intake will increase your endurance and energy levels. Get a jump start by squeezing a lemon in 16 oz of room temperature water and drink early in the morning. Not only is water needed for internal cleansing but externally as well. The skin needs to be cleansed frequently from waste material given off through the pores. If this is neglected, the body will reabsorb the toxic waste materials. The external application of water is one of the easiest and most satisfactory ways of regulating the circulation of the blood.

A daily contrast shower or bathe ending with 30 secs -1 min cold using a bath brush or rough washcloth will not only enhance circulation and your immune sys, but removes toxins as well. Foot baths and steam baths are also good for this purpose and when skillfully used, these procedures greatly assists the body in recovering from disease. So we can see now why in the Bible, water is referred to so interchangeably from physical to spiritual illustrations thus implying how important drinking and using both the physical and the spiritual water is to the Lord. {Isa 55:1}

Dr. Temperate :“ And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things…” 1Corinthians 9:25 “The great end for which Christ endured that long fast in the wilderness was to teach us the necessity of self-denial and temperance. This work should commence at our tables and should be strictly carried out in all the concerns of life. The Redeemer of the world came from heaven to help man in his weakness, that, in the power which Jesus came to bring him, he might become strong to overcome appetite and passion and might be victor on every point….” ―If the moral sensibilities of Christians were aroused upon the subject of temperance in all things, they could, by their example, commencing at their tables, help those who are weak in self-control, who are almost powerless to resist the cravings of appetite. If we could realize that the habits we form in this life be the means of saving many souls from the degradation of intemperance, crime, and death.”

Daniel 1:8-21: The example of Daniel and his companions and how they were blessed for being faithful to the principles of temperance and health reform. Daniel and his associates had been trained by their parents to habits of strict temperance. They had been taught that God would hold them accountable for their capabilities, and that they must never dwarf or enfeeble their powers. This education was to Daniel and his companions the means of their preservation amidst the demoralizing influences of the court of Babylon. Strong were the temptations surrounding them in that corrupt and luxurious court, but they remained uncontaminated. No power, no influence, could sway them from the principles they had learned in early life by a study of the word and works of God. {PK 482.2}

When a physician sees a patient suffering from disease caused by improper eating and drinking or other wrong habits, yet neglects to tell him of this, he is doing his fellow being an injury. Drunkards, maniacs, those who are given over to licentiousness, all appeal to the physician to declare clearly and distinctly that suffering results from sin. Those who understand the principles of life should be in earnest in striving to counteract the causes of disease. Seeing the continual conflict with pain, laboring constantly to alleviate suffering, how can the physician hold his peace? Is he benevolent and merciful if he does not teach strict temperance as a remedy for disease? {MH 114.1}

Let it be made plain that the way of God's commandments is the way of life. God has established the laws of nature, but His laws are not arbitrary exactions. Every "Thou shalt not," whether in physical or in moral law, implies a promise. If we obey it, blessing will attend our steps. God never forces us to do right, but He seeks to save us from the evil and lead us to the good.

Let attention be called to the laws that were taught to Israel. God gave them definite instruction in regard to their habits of life. He made known to them the laws relating to both physical and spiritual wellbeing; and on condition of obedience He assured them, "The Lord will take away from thee all sickness." Deuteronomy 7:15. "Set your hearts unto all the words which I testify among you this day." "For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh." Deuteronomy 32:46; Proverbs 4:22. God holds everyone responsible for the influence that surrounds his soul, on his own account and on the account of others. He calls upon young men and women to be strictly temperate, and conscientious in the use of their faculties of mind and body. Their capabilities can be properly developed only by the most diligent use of their opportunities and the wise appropriation of their powers to the glory of God and the benefit of their fellow men. (CT p. 102)

SANCTIFICATION AND PERFECTION IMPOSSIBLE
A diseased body and disordered intellect, because of continual indulgence in hurtful lust, make sanctification of the body and spirit impossible. The apostle understood the importance of the healthful conditions of the body for the successful perfection of Christian character.”—Counsels on Diet and Foods, 44.

Dr. Nutrition “And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.” Gen 1:29

In the beginning when God created man He advised them as to the best nutrition designed to keep their bodies in the best of health. To ensure a healthy lifestyle He chose the Gen 1:29 diet, “And God said, „See, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the face of all the land, and every tree with seed in its fruit; you shall have them for food.‖ God‘s original plant-based diet which consist of fruits, nuts, and grains and later added vegetables as a supplemental measure.{Gen 3:18} Today this is still the healthiest and best diet plan with its life giving properties of vitamins, minerals, enzymes and nutrients is still the best more than 6,000 years later, science is proving it, and common sense tells us it is so.

When we feed on flesh, the juices of what we eat pass into the circulation. A feverish condition is created, because the animals are diseased, and by partaking of their flesh we plant the seeds of disease in our own tissue and blood. Then, when exposed to the changes of a malarious atmosphere, to prevailing epidemics and contagious diseases, these are more sensibly felt, for the system is not in a condition to resist disease. Because those who partake of animal food do not immediately feel its effects, is no evidence that it does not injure them. It may be doing its work surely upon the system, and yet the persons for the time being realize nothing of it. The liability to take disease is increased tenfold by meat eating. The practise of eating largely of meat is causing diseases of all kinds,--cancers, tumors, scrofula, tuberculosis, and other like affections. {HL 100.4}

“Being Fearfully & Wonderfully Made” {139:14-15}
CALCIUM PHOSPHRUS IRON MAGNESIUM POTASSIUM ZINC… substance == matter Parts of the earth == elements

chemical compositions

chemical compositions

So you see, God has given us a dietary plan with a root system to absorb the elements through the roots into the foods and we in turn partake of the same elements that we are fearfully and wonderfully made from.

Proper Food. Is my diet such as will bring me in a position where I can accomplish the greatest amount of good? People cannot all eat the same things. Some articles of food that are wholesome and palatable to one person may be hurtful to another. So it is impossible to make an unvarying rule by which to regulate every one's dietetic habits. The Lord intends to bring his people back to live upon simple fruits, vegetables, and grains. . . . God provided fruit in its natural state for our first parents. All the elements of nutrition are contained in the fruits, vegetables, and grains. Grains and fruits prepared free from grease, and in as natural a condition as possible, should be the food for the tables of all who claim to be preparing for translation to heaven. Fruits, grains, and vegetables, prepared in a simple way, free from spice and grease of all kinds, make, with milk and cream, the most healthful diet. They impart nourishment to the body, and give a power of endurance and vigor of intellect that are not produced by a stimulating diet. {HL 78.5}