Counsels on Diet and Foods Author:Ellen G White This is a 1938, a posthumous compilation from her voluminous writings which was reprinted in 1946 with a dark red hardcover. In these works Ellen White gave the Western world one of its most eloquent, most profound and far reaching statements of the relationship between proper maintenance of the physical body and the pursuit of the spiritual lif... more »e, an area generally neglected by Christianity. Her theology was Christ-centered. She taught that to violate the natural laws of the body by improper diet and unhealthful living injures both the body and the spirit. More than a century of nutritional research has, without exception, confirmed the correctness of Ellen White's teachings on diet and health, which are as timely and relevant today as ever.
White expanded greatly on the subject of health and nutrition, as well as healthy eating and a balanced diet. This was unusual for her day, and a lot of her ideas were very new to people at the time. When White began speaking and writing about proper nutrition and healthy lifestyles in 1864, the average life expectancy in the United States was 32 years of age. Meals were served three, four, and even five times a day, were highly spiced, contained lots of meat, were laden with rich gravies, fried foods, and topped off with a huge amount of pastries which contained high amounts of sugars and fats. In her book Counsels on Diet & Foods, she denounces these suicidal eating habits, and gives counsel on the right foods and in what moderation. She also warns against the use of tobacco, which was medically accepted in her day.
(Some of the) Table of Contents
6 Chap. 2 - Diet and Spirituality
8 Chap. 4 - The Proper Dietary 325
9 Chap. 5 - Physiology of Digestion 298
10 Chap. 6 - Improper Eating a Cause of Disease 339