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Healthful Living, Page 41

ruining their health, and not only is their health ruined, but their morals are corrupted, because diseased blood flows through their veins.—Unpublished Testimonies, August 30, 1896. Morals Corrupted.

159. Overeating prevents the free flow of thought and words, and that intensity of feeling which is so necessary in order to impress the truth upon the heart of the hearer.—Testimonies for the Church 3:310.

160. Excessive eating of even the best of food will produce a morbid condition of the moral feelings.... Wrong habits of eating and drinking lead to errors in thought and action. Indulgence of appetite strengthens the animal propensities, giving them the ascendency over the mental and spiritual powers.... Everything that conflicts with natural law creates a diseased condition of the soul.—The Review and Herald, January 25, 1881.

161. Irregularity in eating and drinking, and improper dressing, deprave the mind and corrupt the heart, and bring the noble attributes of the soul in slavery to the animal passions.—The Health Reformer, October 1, 1871.

162. If those who profess to be Christians desire to solve the questions so perplexing to them,—why their minds are so dull, why their religious aspirations are so feeble,—they need not, in many instances, go farther than the table; here is cause enough, if there were no other.—Christian Temperance and Bible Hygiene, 83.

163. A religious life can be more successfully gained and maintained if flesh meats are discarded; for a meat diet stimulates into intense activity lustful propensities, and enfeebles the spiritual and moral nature.—Unpublished Testimonies, November 5, 1896.

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