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Healthful Living, Page 68

Chapter 15—Resistance Against Disease

General Statements

297. The object of the health reform and the Health Institute is not ... to quiet the pains of today. No, indeed! Its great object is to teach the people how to live so as to give nature a chance to remove and resist disease.—Testimonies for the Church 1:643.

298. The power of the human system to resist the abuses put upon it, is wonderful.—The Review and Herald, January 25, 1881.

299. A careful conformity to the laws which God has implanted in our being would insure health, and there would not be a breaking down of the constitution.—The Health Reformer, August 1, 1866.

300. A great amount of suffering might be saved if all would labor to prevent disease, by strictly obeying the laws of health.—How to Live, 60.

The Power of the Will

301. The power of the will is a mighty soother of the nerves, and can resist much disease, simply by not yielding to ailments and settling down into a state of inactivity.—Spiritual Gifts Volume 4a, 145.

Temperance

302. In order to preserve health, temperance in all things is necessary,—temperance in labor, temperance in eating and drinking.—How to Live, 57.

Nourishment

303. The body must have sufficient nourishment. The God who gives his beloved sleep has furnished

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