Wildwood Lifestyle Center provides educational, health, business, and evangelistic services to its local and worldwide communities. For more than 70 years, Wildwood has served as a training hub and launching pad for the expansion of lifestyle centers, educational institutions, and city missions in and around major cities and rural areas for the salvation of souls. The diverse campus with its 120 staff members includes a health food and bookstore, herb shop, an outpatient clinic, a lifestyle center with physical therapy and hydrotherapy departments, the College of Health Evangelism, and the local Seventh-day Adventist church.
Through its various programs, Wildwood is dedicated to following the divine plan in helping people gain a closer relationship with Christ and find restoration of body, mind, and soul. For example, the health food store hosts a number of cooking classes to help people in the community become aware of how foods affect their health. Additionally, the College of Health Evangelism trains medical missionaries and, in cooperation with LIGHT, sends them on local and overseas mission trips to help train other church members to be more active for Christ. By God’s grace, Wildwood will continue to faithfully serve its neighbors near and far until Jesus’ return.
compiled by Naomi Jackson OCI held its Eastern North America Retreat in Haymarket, Virginia, at the Living Hope SDA Church, November 18-20, 2016. Those in attendance were privileged to hear many thought-provoking presentations under the theme “Tidings from the East.” Even if you missed out on the meetings, you can still download the seminars for…
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yesterday · Really, just for two weeks? I am young and healthy. Beverages sweetened with low, medium and high amounts of high-fructose corn syrup significantly. Even when consumed for just two weeks by young, healthy men and women, these drinks increase the “bad cholesterol” LDL and triglycerides (blood fats) independent of body weight gain. Consumption of sugary drinks increases risk factors for cardiovascular disease in a dose-dependent manner -- the more you drink, the greater the risk. University of California - Davis. "Just two weeks of drinking sugary drinks boost risk factors for heart disease, study suggests." ScienceDaily, 22 April 2015
6 days ago · About 37% of Americans have a condition known as pre-diabetes. Individuals with pre-diabetes have blood sugar levels higher than normal, but not high enough for a diagnosis of diabetes. Within five years, between 15-30% of Americans will develop full-fledged diabetes. There are no symptoms initially...
7 days ago · Are You Sure You Don’t Have Dietary Jet Lag? Research has shown that consumption of saturated fats at certain times may "jet lag" internal clocks and stirs up inflammation in our bodies. A high-fat diet alters how our body clocks keep time, particularly in immune cells that mediate inflammation. Earlier findings show that a high-fat diet actually slows down the clocks in immune cells such that they no longer "tell" accurate time. Consumption of omega-3 fats does not have this deleterious effect. Texas A&M University. "Saturated fats 'jet lag' body clocks, triggering metabolic disorders, study shows." ScienceDaily, 6 April 2016.
last week · Nature’s Painless Flu Shot Worried about flu? But you don’t want a flu shot. A major global study finds that Vitamin D supplements protect against acute respiratory infections including colds and flu. Overall, the reduction in risk of acute respiratory infection induced by vitamin D was on a par with the protective effect of injectable 'flu vaccine against 'flu-like illnesses. A new analysis pooled raw data from around 11,000 participants in 25 clinical trials conducted in 14 countries found that protective effects of vitamin D supplementation are strongest in those who have the lowest vitamin D levels, and when supplementation is given daily or weekly rather than in more widely spaced doses. Daily or weekly supplementation halved the risk of acute respiratory infection in people with the lowest baseline vitamin D levels. There was also in a 10% reduction risk for people with higher baseline vitamin D levels. Vitamin D helps to protect against respiratory infections by boosting levels of antimicrobial peptides -- natural antibiotic-like substances -- in the lungs. Remember 50% of Americans have insufficient levels of vitamin D in their blood. University of Queen Mary London. "Vitamin D protects against colds and flu, finds major global study." 16 February 2017.
last week · Improve Your Mood with Food Eating a poor diet for just 10 days can stimulate pro-inflammatory activity from unfriendly gut bacteria. The good news is that just 10 days of consuming a high-fiber, plant-based diet improves the ability of your friendly gut bacteria to produce anti-inflammatory compounds benefitting brain and mental health. Even in healthy men, one meal of junk food creates adverse changes in the control of metabolism and inflammation. For references and more info: https://wildwoodhealth.org/wlsc/is-your-diet-making-you-depressed/