Dallas First Church of Seventh-Day Adventists Health Ministry

Information and events about Dallas First Church of Seventh-Day Adventists Health team!

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Something to consider when making a meal

Color your plate like a rainbow for a varied nutritional diet :-)


Carrot benefits

[09/01/15]   Coke has 44 grams of sugar in a medium cup (21 oz) = 11 teaspoons of sugar in a single serving (21 oz)

This important bit of information is your key to converting grams into teaspoons. Four grams of sugar is equal to one teaspoon. To be precise, 4.2grams equals a teaspoon, but the nutrition facts round it to four grams.

How to Minimize Sugars in The Diet

Avoid these foods, in order of importance:

Soft drinks: Sugar-sweetened beverages are awful, you should avoid these like the plague.

Fruit juices: This may surprise you, but fruit juices actually contain the same amount of sugar as soft drinks!

Candies and sweets: You should drastically limit your consumption of sweets.

Baked goods: Cookies, cakes, etc. These tend to be very high in sugar and refined carbohydrates.

Fruits canned in syrup: Choose fresh fruits instead.

Low-Fat or Diet Foods: Foods that have had the fat removed from them are often very high in sugar.

Dried fruits: Avoid dried fruits as much as possible.

[05/30/15]   Happy Sabbath friends! Richardson SDA young adults at Cross connections will be doing a homeless ministry outreach on June 6th for the homeless. We will be making homeless kits(basic package with toiletries). You are invited join us and volunteer and/or share this opportunity with others. If you know of anyone interested in helping please forward this to anyone. Thanks.
Time and location TBA.


We are looking for health professionals in the community to help with a local health fair. If you are a doctor, nurse, mental health care professional, physical therapist, dentist, or any other medical professional we would love to utilize your gifts and talents to help the White Rock Lake community, please private message me or like this post to get in contact with us. Also if you are interested in serving or volunteering and are not medical staff please let us know too, we'd be happy to have you on board. Thanks in advance!


Your Best Pathway to Health

Wow! Such a great way to share God's love with others through helping people with their medical needs.

Here is a video report on the visit of San Antonio Mayor Ivy Taylor to the Your Best Pathway to Health event on April 9th. She spent nearly an hour talking to patients, thanking volunteers and experiencing what a tremendous effect this event is having on the city.

[03/29/15]   Us

A few symptoms of diabetes that you should know
By Souti on April 10, 2009 | Filed Under Diabetes

Diabetes or blood sugar is quite a common problem across the globe, but before getting tense about the fact that we may have this problem we need to be sure of it & we need to know the symptoms of diabetes, through which we can decide our further steps.

• You can experience an extreme thirst. It can occur because of extra absorption of glucose.

• Very frequent urination is one of the major symptoms of blood sugar. Body cells fail to absorb the water you are consuming and in turns it makes the excess glucose.

• You can also feel drowsy & tired because of blood sugar. Inability of body to breakdown the food causes the loss of energy.

• Diabetic patients can also experience the excessive hunger because of extra insulin secretion.

• Through sugar loss (because of excessive urination) diabetic patients can also experience weight loss.

• Headache is another symptom that can also occur with body pains & muscle aches.

• Extra blood sugar can also cause the several eye problems.

• At the early stages patients can experiences various skin disorders along with yeast infections.

• Stupor of toes & fingers is another sign of diabetes that might be experienced by people suffering from blood sugar.

• Depression or mood swings can also occur, because of the high blood sugar level & people can get more confused.

Talk with your local doctor if you have any of the symptoms mentioned above.

[03/29/15]   Over $10 Million in Free Health Care to be Made Available To San Antonio Residents Within 72 Hours. Free Mega Medical, Dental & Eye Care Clinic at the Alamodome on April 8-10

March 19, 2015 (San Antonio, TX) – More than 1,500 healthcare professionals and volunteers will operate a no-cost medical and dental clinic in San Antonio, Texas on April 8-10, 2015. Over $10 million in free health-related services will be offered to residents of San Antonio at the Alamodome. The event is organized by Your Best Pathway to Health, a service of Adventist-Laymen’s Services & Industries (ASI), in partnership with the Seventh-day Adventist Church, Adventist Health System and other entities.

Your Best Pathway to Health is working closely with San Antonio’s Department of Public Health and Office of the Mayor. Free on-site services will include primary care visits, women’s health services including pap smears, general surgery, pediatrics, immunizations, root canals, crowns, fillings, extractions, dental cleaning, pharmacy, eyeglass fittings and examinations, STD screenings, medical massage, physical therapy, x-rays, laboratory services, haircuts, chaplaincy services and a free meal.

In an effort to serve as many San Antonio residents as possible, media outlets are encouraged to alert residents that services will be offered on a first come, first served basis. No insurance and no identification are required.

No appointment is necessary, other than surgical procedures, which require pre-surgery visits. Surgical patients are asked to call 1-888-44-Pathway (1-888-447-2849) as soon as possible to register for free surgery.

Additionally, Your Best Pathway to Health will host a special tribute program honoring San Antonio mayor, Ivy Taylor and other civic leaders on Saturday April 11 at 3:00 p.m. The tribute event will take place at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio.

San Antonio residents can obtain more information at YourBestPathwayToHealth.org or by calling 1-888-44-Pathway (1-888-447-2849).

Media Contact:
Costin Jordache
[email protected]
2820 Willow Ave
Clovis, California 93612
Ph: (559) 347-3030

[02/07/15]   Want to prevent colds, coughs and sickness this season?
Go for a walk and exercise daily.

The following is taken from Ellen G. White.

There is no exercise that will prove as beneficial to every part of the body as walking. Active walking in the open air will do more for women, to preserve them in health if they are well, than any other means. Walking is also one of the most efficient remedies for the recovery of health of the invalid. The hands and arms are exercised as well as the limbs.—The Health Reformer, April 1, 1872. HL 130.2 Morning exercise, in walking in the free, invigorating air of heaven, or cultivating flowers, small fruits, and vegetables, is necessary to a healthful circulation of the blood. It is the surest safeguard against colds, coughs, congestions of the brain and lungs, inflammation of the liver, the kidneys, and the lungs, and a hundred other diseases.—The Health Reformer, May 1, 1872. HL 130.4 Healthy, active exercise is what you need. This will invigorate the mind.—Testimonies for the Church 2:413. HL 132.2
582. There will be increased vitality, which is so necessary to health.—Testimonies for the Church 2:529. HL 132.3
583. Not only will the organs of the body be strengthened by exercise, but the mind also will acquire strength and knowledge through the action of these organs.—Testimonies for the Church 3:77. HL 132.4
584. The more we exercise, the better will be the circulation of the blood.—Testimonies for the Church 2:525. HL 132.5
585. If physical exercise were combined with mental exertion, the blood would be quickened in its circulation, the action of the heart would be more perfect, impure matter would be thrown off, and new life and vigor would be experienced in every part of the body.—Testimonies for the Church 3:490. HL 132.6 EGW


Cultivate a positive attitude with morning devotional and time with God to combat negative feelings and emotions.

How emotions harms your body


Nutrition in a cup! Start the day with a green smoothie.

Green Smoothie with Pears & Avocado ( recipe) ...


2 pears
1 avocado, flesh scooped out
1½ cups / 35g firmly packed baby spinach
1 cup / 250 ml water
2 tsp. minced ginger
1 ½ Tbsp. freshly-squeezed lemon juice
10-20 mint leaves (to your taste)


Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Enjoy.


Benefits of walking

Benefits of walking.

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[01/07/15]   Upcoming Health Seminar

David Lee, MD from Arlington Internal Medicine Group, Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital Center for Diabetes Education will be presenting 3 FREE health seminars.

January 10, 2015 at 4 PM: Reversing Type II Diabetes in 2-8 weeks

January 24, 2015 at 4 PM: Chronic Inflammation in Diabetes, Coronary Artery Disease & Dementia, Scientific explanation of longevity among SDAs.

February 7 at 4 PM: Fasting to the Fountain of Youth-Latest recommendations by the National Institute of Health on natural “anti-aging.”

All seminars are free, open to the public and will be hosted at Richardson SDA Church 1201 W. Belt Line Rd., Richardson, TX 75080

[12/18/14]   Some people have used Vicks V***r rub for years for everything from chapped lips to sore toes and many body parts in between. But one usage is getting a lot of attention lately because studies show that it works. Although scientists discovered this remedy, they are not sure how or why it works, but it does. To stop night time coughing, you put Vicks V***r rub generously on the bottom of both feet at bedtime, then cover with socks. Even persistent, heavy, deep coughing will stop in about 5 minutes and will stay suppressed for up to 8 hours of relief. Studies show that it is more effective in children than some of the strongest prescription cough medicines on the market today. In addition, it has a soothing and comforting effect that brings on a sound and peaceful sleep.

sciencedaily.com 12/16/2014

Vitamin D deficiency, depression linked in international study

"Seasonal affective disorder is believed to affect up to 10 percent of the population, depending upon geographical location, and is a type of depression related to changes in season...starting in fall and continuing through the winter months." Make sure you're getting enough sunshine and/or taking a vitamin D supplement to combat the upcoming winter blues.

sciencedaily.com Vitamin D deficiency is not just harmful to physical health -- it also might impact mental health, according to a team of researchers that has found a link between seasonal affective disorder, or SAD, and a lack of sunlight.

healthdigezt.com 12/01/2014

Stunning Health Benefits of Himalayan Pink Salt | Health Digezt

Table salt is stripped of most minerals. Switching to pink Himalayan salt has many benefits such as lowering blood pressure, strengthening bones and eliminating toxins from the body. Check out the link and make the switch.

healthdigezt.com Have you heard about the amazing Himalayan crystal salt that comes directly from the Himalayan Mountains? It is packed with some pretty amazing benefits and is

[11/12/14]   HEALTH FACT: Strawberries have the highest total antioxidant power among major fruits & protect from cancer-causing, blood vessel-clogging free radicals.

[11/03/14]   HEALTH FACT: A new study from Scotland determined that taking 800 IU of vitamin D per day can reduce the risk of heart failure in older adults by up to 25%. Vitamin D comes from exposure to sunlight, salmon, tuna, eggs, and dietary supplements. Make sure you're getting enough each day, stay blessed!


Dallas first SDA paired up with Richardson SDA at the Veggie Fair. Wanted to share an update of people that want personal Bible studies and more health information. Praise God! Let's continue to pray for this ministry and the people interested.

[10/19/14]   One more hour to come check out the booth


Dallas first SDA health team and Richardson SDA Cross Connection's Booth at the Texas Veggie State Fair. We handed out free health literature about juicing, mental health, simple steps to live better, plant based nutritional guides, and gave out 400 ministry of healing books and glow tracts. It was a beautiful day. We planted some seeds. Looking forward to next year!

texasveggiefair.com 10/17/2014

TVF2014 Vendors and Exhibitors

http://www.texasveggiefair.com/#!tvf2014-vendors/c22t3 Come out Sunday to see us at the Cross Connections booth between 11 AM - 6 PM. It's a free event for the entire family! Plus you can bring your dogs. :-)

texasveggiefair.com Vendors selling Vegan food and products and exhibitors at the 2014 Dallas Texas Veggie Fair

texasveggiefair.com 10/08/2014

Texas Veggie Fair

http://www.texasveggiefair.com/ Dallas First Church of Seventh-Day Adventists Health Ministry and Cross Connections at Richardson SDA Church will be handing out free health related books and literature at a booth on Sunday October 19 from 11 AM to 6 PM at Reverchon Park (3505 Maple Ave. Dallas, TX 75219. Come say hi and pick up a free book!

texasveggiefair.com Dallas, Texas. Sunday Oct 19 2014. Celebrating plant-based, eco, animal welfare with food, vendors, live music, speakers, demos, beer garden, games and more.

[09/21/14]   Join us tomorrow for Let's Move Day at 830 am! See you there!

Arbor Hills Nature Preserve
6701 W Parker Rd, Plano, TX 75093


We conquered 9.4 miles. Praise God! See you all at Arbor Hills Nature Preserve in Plano next Sunday at 8:30 -9:30 for Let's Move Day. It'll be a shorter exercise this time. Bring dumbbells if you have any so we can burn more calories.

[09/14/14]   Hi all! We're meeting tomorrow at the Bath House at White Rock Lake at 8:30 AM for a walking group. We hope to cover about 9 miles or so. Here is the address: 521 E Lawther Dr, Dallas, TX. See you there!


Join us for a day of health and wellness at Arbor Hills Nature Preserve in Plano.

The North American Division has set aside Sunday, September 21, 2014 as Let’s Move Day. Our goal is to get as many people possible involved in physical activity on that day!

Date and time: September 21 8 A.M.-10 A.M.

Located on the western border of Plano, Arbor Hills Nature Preserve is a 200-acre park featuring vast areas of natural beauty for walking, jogging, hiking, orienteering, and other outdoor activity. Bring your bike, canine friend, or feel free to hike. See you there!



Food for thought...


We want to offer free plant based cooking classes once a month starting in August. Please comment below about what day and time works best for you. Thanks!


Our health team is representing Switzerland with fresh fruit kabobs and chocolate fondue. Come support us tomorrow!


Have you ever had a hunger to help others who are
unable to help themselves?

The Hungry to Help campaign would like to help you with
that inner hunger you have, to help those in need! Please join us as we partner with the Irving SDA Church, in feeding our hunger to help, by donating backpacks and ponchos to the homeless.

All the basics, such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, deodorant, body lotion, wet wipes, hand sanitizer, and more are great ways to help out the homeless... or give to women’s shelters.

Event will take place after service on Saturday, March 29th. See you there!

“In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.” Matthew 5:16


DFC Health Team invites all bicycle riders interested in a 10 mile ride to join us every Sunday at 12:30 P.M. Weather permitting. We meet at the gravel parking lot at 5298 W. Lawther Drive, Dallas at White Rock Lake. Please contact Lynn at [email protected]. Please email to confirm meet up group due to weather.


Dallas First Church of Seventh-Day Adventists Health Ministry's cover photo


Congratulations Wilshaw on winning the final prize of the fitness challenge! The prize is an 8 week health seminar program! Thank you everyone for your participation!


Congratulations Katrina on the fitness challenge!




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