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Excitotoxins Cause Damaged Minds

Author: Jean Handwerk
Publish date: Jun 29, 2009
Summary: Excitotoxins cause physical and spiritual destruction. Learn about the main types of exitotoxins and what can be done to avoid them.

God communicates with us via our minds—through our frontal lobe’s reasoning ability. If certain food ingredients are known to kill brain cells, then eating those foods will inevitably result in decreased ability to communicate with the Holy Spirit. The issue of food, therefore, is serious and has eternal consequences.
The Enemy tempts us with attractions involving our five senses—especially taste. Many cautionary words are found in Scripture and Inspiration regarding appetite. Our food choices not only concern our physical health, but also our spiritual well being. Neglecting our bodies and being careless in our stewardship of Christ’s sacrifice for us is sinful.
With the precious health message given us, Christians should be among the healthiest people on Earth. The divine plan has been so plain that no one need be confused on the matter:
Grains, fruits, nuts, and vegetables constitute the diet chosen for us by our Creator. These foods, prepared in as simple and natural a manner as possible, are the most healthful and nourishing (Ministry of Healing, 295-296). 

Simple combinations of nuts and grains and fruits, manufactured with taste and skill, will commend themselves…(Counsels on Diet, 268).
Some food ingredients directly interfere with our minds and bodies. These ingredients are known as neurotoxins, because are toxic to the nervous system. They’re also called excitotoxins, because they overstimulate brain cells to the point of cell death.

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Adventist-NAD-sexualityNAD Approves Statement on Human Sexuality

The document says the North American church seeks to offer “unconditional love and compassion to everyone.”

he North American Division of the Seventh-day Adventist Church proposed a “Statement on Human Sexuality” at its year-end meeting on Oct. 29. After more than two hours of discussion, several revisions were incorporated into the statement, and the statement was approved on Nov. 2 by a vote of 74-17.

“Practical and compassionate theology,” one executive committee member said in describing the statement.

The document says the Adventist Church in North America seeks to “follow the model of Jesus” and offer “unconditional love and compassion to everyone.”

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Adventists to Open Free Mega-Clinic in Spokane Next Week

Some 1,500 volunteers will care for 3,000 patients on the eve of an ASI convention.

Some 1,500 volunteers — nearly twice as many as organizers had sought — are gearing up to provide free Seventh-day Adventist healthcare to an expected 3,000 patients at a two-day mega-clinic in the U.S. state of Washington next week. The “Your Best Pathway to Health” event — the third mega-clinic over the past two years in the United States — will be held from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Aug. 3 and 4 at the Spokane County Fairgrounds and serve as an introduction to the weekend ASI National Convention, which opens Aug. 5. “The mega-clinic is a thank-you gift to the community for allowing us to hold the convention in their beautiful city,” said Dr. Lela Lewis, president of Your Best Pathway to Health, a service of ASI, or Adventist-Laymen’s Services & Industries. Thousands of Adventist entrepreneurs and other businesspeople will join church leaders in Spokane, a city of about 209,000 people, for the annual ASI convention. Lewis said the 1,500 doctors, nurses, dentists, massage therapists, chaplains, and other volunteers who have signed up for the mega-clinic far exceeded her hopes of gathering at least 800 volunteers. The goal is to provide 1,500 people on each of the two days of the clinic with access to a wide-range of free services, including primary medical care, minor surgeries by appointment, dental care, vision, mental health, women’s health, physical and occupational therapy, nutrition and lifestyle coaching, and clothing, including both men’s suits and wedding dresses.

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