Willow Brook Seventh-day Adventist Church

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Health Ministries


Please see our church calendar for upcoming events and monthly presentations such as Walk With a Doc, Krush with Kristina, cooking classes, and an upcoming depression seminar (fall 2023) to name a few.  For questions or suggestions please contact us at wbhealthmin@gmail.com.

We invite you to listen to an interview about our ministry with Dr. David DeRose here:  


Join Burpee Strong Monday - Friday 6AM in Paden Hall from November to March.  To join sign up here:  https://www.leedaugherty.com/





Reading Recommendations

Whole: Rethinking the Science of Nutrition by T. Colin Campbell

In The China Study, T. Colin Campbell (alongside his son, Thomas M. Campbell) revolutionized the way we think about our food with the evidence that a whole food, plant-based diet is the healthiest way to eat. Now, in Whole, he explains the science behind that evidence, the ways our current scientific paradigm ignores the fascinating complexity of the human body, and why, if we have such overwhelming evidence that everything we think we know about nutrition is wrong, our eating habits haven't changed.

The Whole Foods Diet by John Mackey, et al.

This book simplifies the huge body of science, research, and advice that is available today and reveals the undeniable consensus: a whole foods, plant-based diet is the optimum diet for health and longevity. Standing on the shoulders of the Whole Foods Market brand and featuring an accessible 28-day program, delicious recipes, inspirational success stories, and a guilt-free approach to plant-based eating,  The Whole Foods Diet is a life-affirming invitation to become a Whole Foodie: someone who loves to eat, loves to live, and loves to nourish themselves with nature's bounty. This book provides an unequivocal truth about what to eat for a long, healthy, disease-free life.​​​​​​

How to Make Disease Disappear by Rangan Chaterjee

Dr. Chaterjee is a physician that follows the philosophy that lifestyle and nutrition are first-line medicine as well as the cornerstone of good health.  By making small changes you can create and maintain good health while alleviating and preventing illness.  

What to Eat by Marion Nestle 

Written in 2007, What to Eat by Marion Nestle, is a book about how to make sensible food choices that still apply today. Consider that the supermarket is ground zero for the food industry, a place where the giants of agribusiness compete for your purchases with profits—not health or nutrition—in mind. This book takes you on a guided tour of the supermarket, beginning in the produce section and continuing around the perimeter of the store to the dairy, meat, and fish counters, and then to the center aisles where you find the packaged foods, soft drinks, bottled waters, baby foods, and more. Along the way, it tells you just what you need to know about such matters as fresh and frozen, wild and farm-raised, organic and “natural,” and omega-3 and trans fats. It decodes food labels, nutrition and health claims, and portion sizes, and shows you how to balance decisions about food on the basis of freshness, taste, nutrition, and health, but also social and environmental issues and, of course, price.