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Nutrition, exercise, water, sunlight, temperance, fresh air, rest, and trust in divine power--these are the basic building blocks of good health.

Did you know that members of my faith community, the Seventh-day Adventist Church, tend to live longer and have a higher quality of life, especially as they get older, in comparison with the general population? Check out the following studies reported on the Loma Linda University School of Public Health website at

Adventist Mortality Study: 1958-1966

23,000 California Adventists ages 25+. Conducted at the same time as the American Cancer Society study of non-Adventists. Comparisons were made for many causes of death between the two populations.

Key Results:

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Adventist Health Study-1: 1974-1988

34,192 California Adventists ages 25+. Investigated factors relating to the incidence of disease and mainly compared the different health habits, especially differences in diet, of Adventists.

Key Results:

Why is the town I live in, Loma Linda, California, is one of the five blue zones on earth? According to Wikipedia, "a Blue Zone is a region of the world where people commonly live active lives past the age of 100 years. Scientists and demographers have classified these longevity hot-spots by having common healthy traits and life practices that result in higher-than-normal longevity."

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Adventist Health Study-2 ~ In Progress

Questions to be answered

Some areas AHS-2 will be analyzing:

The significance of AHS-2

AHS-2 is of the largest, and most exciting health studies of its kind ever designed and will have national importance and international significance. As one of the largest health studies of Black/African Americans, it aims to help answer why Black/African Americans have a disproportionate amount of cancers and heart disease. It is estimated that 40 percent of cancers could be prevented by a proper diet. AHS-2 seeks to increase understanding of the benefits of healthy eating.

Preliminary Results

This feature film Forks Over Knives examines the profound claim that most, if not all, of the degenerative diseases that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting animal-based and processed foods.