If you saw a room with an overflowing sink and a wet floor, would it make more sense to mop up the water or to turn off the faucet?
Turning off the faucet, of course, because that would treat the root cause of the problem.
Treating the root cause of disease through lifestyle is a part of our SDA heritage and one of our passions at HAH. Since the 1950s, research on Seventh-day Adventists has shown that they enjoy lower rates of chronic diseases and are less likely to die early, despite living in areas where chronic diseases are prevalent. Furthermore, research shows that as much as 80% of diseases are the result of lifestyle choices.
Whether it’s weight loss, proper nutrition, stress management, or diabetes, we’ll get to the root of the issue and help you solve the problem from there.
Come visit us as HAH and let us partner with you and take charge of your health!
Our choices determine who we are.
The lifestyle choices we make play a powerful role in determining our health. Some things lie outside of our control, but there are also many factors, in fact crucial ones, that remain within our ability to choose. The acronym, NEWSTART, outlines 8 simple remedies that can help us thrive. Each element represents an opportunity to take a step towards a healthier you. The choice is yours.
Food fuels our bodies. Research is revealing that the optimal fuel for our bodies is a whole-food, plant-based diet.
Our bodies were made to move. Regular physical activity can help us feel better, think better, sleep better, and live longer.
Pure, clean water is the best beverage we can drink. Drinking enough water can help decrease infections, chronic diseases, and some cancers.
Sunlight helps our body produce Vitamin D, a crucial hormone for our health, especially our bones. The sun can brighten our mood as well as our day.
Even healthy things can be unhealthy if taken to the extreme. And there are some things that are unhealthy no matter what. Temperance, or self-control, helps us stay balanced on our journey.
We can survive weeks without food, days without water, but only minutes without air. Proper breathing of clean air is essential for health.
Rest is the key to restoration. Our bodies and mind need daily rest during sleep as well as a weekly Sabbath day of rest to focus on our relationship with God and His work.
Trust in God
Trust in God has been linked to improved physical and mental health. More importantly, a living relationship with God can help us overcome life’s biggest challenges, including optimizing our health, because we can place our faith in Him, who is able to meet all our needs, “exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think”.