Adventism, as a religious denomination, offers a lot of positive things. Sure, it’s a bit wobbly when it comes to the IJ but find the good and ignore the not so good. The health message is certainly one of those positives. No better overall approach to healthy living than what is found in the writings of EGW. Regardless of their origin, they offer what is generally a sound scientific approach to a healthy lifestyle.
The Mormon’s have a relatively small amount of counsel on healthy diet which includes a minimum of flesh eating and avoidance of harmful substances. Luther suffered from a myriad of health issues which probably impaired his judgment at times and shortened his usefulness in the world. He actually wrote about healthy diet in his Genesis commentary:
"…. and thou shalt eat the herb of the field; Gen. 3:18
"This passage seems to me to give sufficiently strong proof that Adam did not live on butter, milk, eggs, cheese, meat, apples, and pears, but on vegetables and seeds, such as peas, beans, fennel seeds, millet, rice, spelt, and the like. What a glorious feast to spread before his guests as he gave away a daughter, or at the wedding of his children, when the only food he could provide was herbs!
Such was the frugality of this early period: the most ordinary and simple food with water. Now an awful gluttony has come over the world. Now it is not enough to prepare all kinds of meat for one’s pleasure; but they mix meats with fish, add spices, and attempt the unnatural perversion of using condiments to sour those foods that are sweet by nature, and to sweeten those that are sour" (LW vol.1, 210).