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The Adventists: PBS Documentary Airs April 5, 11PM
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The Adventists: A PBS Documentary

Journey Films releases a new documentary on faith and health that will air on PBS the week of April 5th. Entitled "The Adventists", the documentary appropriately airs at the intersection of Easter and National Public  Health Week.

According to Journey Films, the program is a one-hour documentary film about "a faith-group whose members are some
of the healthiest and longest-living people on the planet."

In the midst of the national healthcare crisis Seventh-day Adventists, known for their health message, are receiving a lot of attention for their healthy lifestyle and related longevity. According to MSN News, studies have shown that Seventh-day Adventists live longer compared to other Californians. Focus on healthy eating, vegetarian lifestyle, abstinence from tobacco and alcohol, and exercise are all part of the equation. "The recent study says that men who make the right choice [healthful habits] may gain more than seven years of life expectancy."

The Adventists documentary explores the birth of the Adventist faith and profiles the early and prominent figures of the Adventist health message—figures such as John Harvey Kellogg (famous for inventing Kellogg's Corn Flakes) "whose Battle Creek (MI) Sanitarium set the standard for progressive health care in the early 20th century."

The Seventh-day Adventist church owns and operates 168 hospitals and sanitariums worldwide, including the world-renowned Loma Linda University in California. In addition to these are 130 nursing homes and retirement centers, 433 clinics and dispensaries, and 33 orphanages and children's homes.

Seventh-day Adventists base their health message on the Bible, which "reminds us that the body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, and we have been entrusted with the privilege of maintaining and improving our spiritual, mental, social and physical health."

A trailer of the film can be found on the website provided below.  This event is open to the public and is free to attend.

Click on link to view the trailer --> The Adventist: A PBS Documentary

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