Here's to Your Health, St. Helena!
A Healthier You is on the Way!
The September 2003 issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, one of the most prestigious publications in the nutrition field, contains a special supplement devoted to vegetarian diets based on the 4th International Congress on Vegetarian Nutrition held at Loma Linda University between April 8 and April 11, 2002. Attended by over 40 world renowned nutritionists, epidemiologists, and ecologists, the conference attracted more than 450 participants from round the globe. In the special supplement 25 articles detailed many of the positive aspects of a vegetarian regimen.
The study that would immediately gain your attention is the research report that looked at the relationship between meatless diets and longevity. Four of the six studies analyzed showed that vegetarians lived longer than people who ate meat. One study focused on Seventh Day Adventists who were questioned about their eating habits. Over a 12-year period the vegetarians in the group had a 15% lower chance of dying than those eating flesh just once each week.
Which is better? Three meals daily or a series of small meals? Check out this article from UPI.com reporting a recent study on obesity and small meals.
The St. Helena Star reported a desire by local business persons to promote HEALTH as one of our beautiful valley's commodities. With wonderful air, fine dining, natural springs and other environmental niceties, Great Health can be expected here. Learn how to harness the best and to reduce health risks at the same time. Lifestyle and nutritionally directed programs abound throughout Napa Valley, such as "in-house" St. Helena Hospital's Take TEN program and low-fee or free classes at the St. Helena Church on Main Street.
The St. Helena Seventh-day Adventist Church has long endeavored to participate in Health-Enhancing activities. From a weekly Sabbath rest, to nature hikes and fitness walks, stress-reduction classes, depression recovery, and other seminars, the members of the church take seriously God's admonition to treat our bodies as temples of the Holy Spirit.
If you are interested in learning more about health, we invite you to join our mailing list, so that you can be notified of upcoming programs.
The St. Helena Health Ministries will present several lifestyle emphases this year. Watch the activities page for unfolding links to great programs!
A Philosophy of Health by Donna Voth
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