Ellen G. White Writings

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Counsels on Health, Table of Contents

Preface 1
Preface to the second edition 4
Table of Contents 5
Multitudes in Distress 13
A Degenerate Race 18
The Violation of Physical Law 19
A Work of Reformation Needed 25
The Outlook 26
Religion and Health 28
Christ's Love a Healing Power 29
Christ's Manner of Healing 30
The Christian Physician as a Missionary 32
Effects of Wrong Habits 36
A World Unwarned 36
A Knowledge of First Principles 37
The Wisdom of God's Works 40
Govern the Body 41
Adherence to a Simple Diet 42
Purchased of God 43
Develop Ability 48
Temperance in All Things 49
The World No Criterion 51
Physical Exercise 52
Pure Air and Sunlight 55
Deep Breathing 59
Superstitions Concerning Night Air 59
The Influence of Fresh Air 60
Scrupulous Sanitation 61
Use Simple Food 63
Physical Habits and Spiritual Health 64
Nonuse of Flesh Meats 70
Avoid Gluttony 71
Lessons From the Experience of John the Baptist 72
Benevolence and Rectitude in Married Life 75
Counsels Regarding Motherhood 79
Refuse Tobacco Defilement 81
Tobacco Using Contrary to Godliness 83
A Deceitful Poison 84
Abstinence From Narcotics 85
Self-Denial and Prayer 86
Evil Effects of Tea and Coffee 87
Avoid the Use of Poisonous Drugs 89
Healthful Dress 91
The Power of the Will 94
Suitable Employment 94
Control the Imagination 95
Moderation in Work 98
Temperance in Labor 99
Order and Cleanliness 101
Frequent Bathing 104
How to Preserve Our Sensibilities 105
To a Brother 106
Relation of Diet to Health and Morals 107
The Power of Appetite 122
Faithfulness in Health Reform 127
Partakers of the Divine Nature 140
Result of Disregarding Light 141
Faithfulness to the Laws of Health 142
Healthful Cooking 143
Learn to Cook 144
A Most Essential Accomplishment 145
Unwholesome Bread 147
Changing the Diet 148
A Harmful Combination 149
Unpalatable Food 150
An Impoverished Diet 151
Extremes in Diet 153
Overeating 157
Overworked Mothers 159
Gluttony a Sin 160
Avoid False Standards 161
The Example of Christ 162
Nature a Lesson Book 164
In the Country 166
The Source of Healing 168
The Value of Outdoor Life 169
Exercise, Air, and Sunlight 173
The Original Plan 174
Close Confinement at School 175
Simpler Methods 178
A Proper Balance of Physical and Mental Labor 179
The Results of Physical Inaction 184
Physical Culture 189
Health and Efficiency 193
Periods of Relaxation 195
Sunlight in the Home 196
Prohibited Amusements 197
Exercise as a Restorer 199
Walking for Exercise 200
The Evils of Inactivity 201
Open the Windows of the Soul 202
God's Design in Our Sanitariums 203
The Church Qualified for Service 210
Living Waters for Thirsty Souls 211
Sanitariums and Gospel Work 212
Plants Needed in Many Places 214
In All The World 215
The Sydney Sanitarium to Be Educational 221
Agricultural Advantages 223
A Warning Against Centralization 224
Duty to the Poor 228
Our Southern California Sanitariums 231
The Sabbath in Our Sanitariums 234
Mammoth Sanitariums Not a Necessity 239
Amusements in Our Sanitariums 240
Encourage One Another 242
Denominational Views Not to Be Urged Upon Patients 245
For All Sects and Classes 246
Medical Treatment, Right Living, and Prayer 247
Centers of Influence and Training 248
The High Calling of Our Sanitarium Workers 250
Wholesome Substitutes 254
The Secret of Success 255
Moral and Intellectual Culture 256
Health Reform at the Sanitarium 261
Results of Faithful Effort 262
Maintain a High Standard 264
The Location of Sanitariums 265
Not Among the Wealthy 269
Not for Pleasure Seekers 271
City Conditions 273
Economy in Establishing Sanitariums 274
Advantages of Wooden Structures 279
Economy in Operating 280
Loyalty to Our Institutions 282
The Sanitarium as a Missionary Field 286
Adherence to Principle 287
To the Glory of God 288
The Chaplain and His Work 289
Hold the Truth in Its Purity 290
For the Welfare of Others 291
The Workers Needed 292
Tact Essential 293
Dealing With Sentimentalism 294
The Ennobling Power of Pure Thoughts 295
Criticizing and Faultfinding 296
Results of Fostered Sin 298
Looking Unto Jesus 299
Co-operation Between Schools and Sanitariums 301
Equity in the Matter of Wages 302
Economical From Principle 303
Compensation 304
No Exorbitant Salaries 307
Helping Those Who Need Help 308
Sanitarium Workers 314
Recognition of Honest Labor 315
The Example of Christ 316
Simplicity and Economy 319
A Responsible Calling 321
The Physician's Work for Souls 331
The Sphere of Leading Physicians 337
Ready for Every Good Work 340
Bearing Witness to the Truth 343
Mind Cure 344
Christlike Compassion 347
Patience and Sympathy 350
A Messenger of Mercy 351
Physicians to Conserve Their Strength 354
A Work That Will Endure 355
Each One in His Place 360
Dangers and Opportunities 361
Dangers in Success 367
The Bible Your Counselor 369
Qualifications Needed 372
Praying for the Sick 373
Submission and Faith 377
Faith and Works 380
Gratitude for Health 382
The Physician's Influence 383
Obedience and Happiness 386
Christ's Methods to be Followed 387
House-to-House Work 391
A Plea for Medical Missionaries 392
Duties and Privileges of Sanitarium Workers 398
Cheerfulness 406
Efficiency Depends Upon Vigor 407
Integrity Among Workers 408
Steadfastness 411
A Sad Picture 412
Waves of Influence 413
The Power of Association 414
In Our Schools 419
A Lack of Economy 420
Our Influence 421
Need of Opportunity for Christian Culture 422
The Church Should Awake 425
Gospel Workers to Teach Health Reform 431
The Temperance Reform 432
At the Camp Meetings 433
A Good Work Made Difficult 434
Disseminating Temperance Principles 435
Teach With Wisdom 438
The Right Exercise of the Will 439
Sign the Pledge 441
Premature Tests 442
Keep Health Reform to the Front 443
Continual Reform Must Be Advocated 445
Sanitariums Needed in Washington and Other Places 448
Educate, Educate, Educate 449
Indifference and Unbelief 453
A Warning Against Spiritualist Physicians 454
The Ruin Wrought by Satan 460
The Canvasser a Teacher 462
Hand Out the Literature 465
The Invitation 466
Objects Lessons in Health Reform 467
Why Conduct Sanitariums? 469
The Preparation of Healthful Foods 471
Practical Piety 474
Educate the People 475
The Restaurant Work 481
Teach Children to Cook 486
Restaurants in Large Cities 487
Restaurants and Treatment Rooms 488
Closing on the Sabbath 489
Sabbath Sacredness 491
Health Foods in All Lands 492
In the Southern States 493
As a School Industry 495
The Pioneer Work 497
Medical Evangelism 503
An Illustration 508
The Breadth of the Work 509
Clear New Ground 510
Christ Our Example 511
A United Work 513
Words of Caution to a Leading Physician 519
Rebellion Against Health Reform 523
Not a Separate Work 524
The Medical Missionary's Example 526
The Gospel in Practice 530
In Faith and Humility 534
To Gain an Entrance 535
Medical Missionary Evangelists 538
Methods and Plans 540
Physicians and Evangelists 543
Work in the Cities 549
A Means of Overcoming Prejudice 553
Sanitariums as City Outposts 554
The Ministry and Medical Work 557
The Importance of a Right Example 559
The Duty to Preserve Health 563
Clear Minds 566
Social Purity 567
Exercise and Diet 572
A Reform Needed 575
A Reformatory Movement 580
Lights Amid Darkness 581
A Lesson From Solomon's Fall 582
Counsel to Physicians and Nurses 584
The Price of Health 595
Simplicity in Dress 596
Extremes in Dress 604
Immodest Dresses 605
Parents as Reformers 606
Beware of Moral Corruption 611
The Only Safety 614
Servants of Sin 615
Blinded by Sin 623
Godliness and Health 627
An Advance Step 630
Religion and Contentment 631
The Need of Consecration 633
Total Abstinence 634