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EUD Health Campaign 2015

EUD Health Campaign 2015

Bern, Switzerland [V. Dufour, CD EUDNews]. February 2, 2015. God is interested in our health and well-being. This is made clear from the very first chapters of the Bible. The biblical prescription for our happiness, as found in Genesis, points to a rel

February 02, 2015 | V. Dufour, EUD Health Ministries Director, CD EUDNews

Bern, Switzerland [V. Dufour, CD EUDNews]. February 2, 2015.

God is interested in our health and well-being. This is made clear from the very first chapters of the Bible. The biblical prescription for our happiness, as found in Genesis, points to a relationship with our Creator, pure air, clean water, a vegetarian diet, companionship, physical activity, weekly rest, a life close to nature and a necessary preservation of the environment.

More than 3000 years later, science has not found better principles than those to enhance health and improve longevity. Indeed studies are pointing every day more and more to the benefits or a lifestyle that resemble to the Eden ones. The great benefits linked with the implementation of those principles can be seen in the long life, mental vitality and happiness of today’s centenarians as presented by the Blue Zones studies for instance. Among those are many Adventists that have come into the light of the media to be a testimony to the world. But those secrets of longevity are not to be the privilege of few; they have been given for each and every one to enjoy a life in abundance.

With the book “Health & Wellness - Secrets that will change your life” edited by Marc Finley and Peter Landless, the General Conference of the Adventist church has decided to place a special emphasis on health in 2015. To support this initiative, we have decided with all the Union Health Ministries Directors of Inter-European Division to run a special Health Campaign in our territory this year. This Campaign is aimed at the church members as well as the general population. It will present a comprehensive and practical approach to health as found in the health message that has been promoted by the Adventist church since 150 years.

As a matter of fact the world in which we live is no longer Eden. Every day the news are bringing reports about violence, injustice, discriminations, disasters, famines, diseases, broken relationships and massive environmental pollution and damages. In these conditions we cannot expect anymore a world completely free of disease and suffering. But the onset of many chronic and acute diseases can still be prevented through the use of the simple but powerful health principles mentioned above.

This is why through a variety of tools such as magazine ads, posters, flyers, Emails, video clips and Facebook posts, health-enhancing tips and information will be widely shared this year during this Health Campaign. The Campaign will run from January until December 2015 and present a different topic each month. All the materials will be available on our Website www.secretsofwellness.org in 9 languages to be read, watched, printed, downloaded and forwarded.

For whom is this Campaign? It is first of all for you to enjoy a better physical health, a higher level of energy, more meaningful relationships, a greater mental vigor or a renewed spiritual life. But the Campaign is not only for you. It is also for your neighbors, work colleagues, friends, relatives who long for improvements of their life and health. As Jesus, we can carry blessings by identifying with people’s interests and happiness; by meeting men, women and children in their necessities.

What better time than now?

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