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Ellen G. White: The Later Elmshaven Years: 1905-1915 (vol. 6), Page 198

Chapter 16—The General Conference Address on Health Reform

Among the papers carried by Ellen White to Washington to present to the General Conference session was one entitled “Faithfulness in Health Reform.” As mentioned in the preceding chapter, she presented this on Monday morning, May 31. The subject was one that had touched much of her life, and one for which she, because of its large importance and an abundance of instruction given to her, carried a heavy burden.

She kept the matter of health reform before the church and the world in numerous articles in the Review and Herald, The Health Reformer, The Youth's Instructor, and in pamphlets and books. Christian Temperance and Bible Hygiene was published in 1890, and the compilation of Healthful Living, assembled by Dr. David Paulson, came out in 1897 while she was in Australia. Then in 1905, The Ministry of Healing, with its well-balanced presentation designed to reach both the church and the world, was published.

Testimonies for the Church also carried instruction on health-related lines.

It was a matter Ellen White mentioned occasionally in her letters. On February 5, 1908, she wrote:

We endeavor to use good judgment in determining what combinations of food best agree with us. It is our duty to act wisely in regard to our habits of eating, to be temperate, and to learn to reason from cause to effect. If we will do our part, then the Lord will do His part in preserving our brain-nerve power.—Letter 50, 1908.

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