Elvin Adams

Dr. Adams is a graduate of Loma Linda University School of Medicine. His MPH is from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Adams is retired from the position of Medical Director of Tarrant County Public Health in Fort Worth, Texas. He is the developer of the Best Weigh nutrition and weight loss program. He is also the author of the Handbook of Health Evangelism and Jesus Was Thin: So You Can Be Thin Too. Currently, Adams is teaching Seventh-day Adventist churches across Texas to address the epidemic of obesity that has developed in the last 20 years. He is an elder in his local church and teaches a Sabbath School class. Marie is his wife of nearly 50 years and they have three grown daughters. Adams is an avid gardener and is locally famous for the hundreds of quarts of delicious spaghetti sauce he produces each year. The Adams enjoy walking for exercise.

A Mother’s Diet Changes Baby’s Genes

A healthful diet during pregnancy results in a healthy baby.  This is common sense and universally known to be true.  But research has discovered that a woman’s diet at the time of conception can permanently impact the genetic code of her baby.   The genes of the baby are forever changed by mom’s diet before…

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Statins and Grace

Statins are an important class of medications for lowering blood cholesterol levels. Statins can help unblock arteries and reduce the risk of heart attacks and strokes. The first line of treatment for high cholesterol is dietary. Eating fewer dairy products, eggs, and red meat will often dramatically lower cholesterol levels. Statins can be added if diet alone…

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Humans Can’t Change Bad Behavioirs

It is difficult for humans to change the way they do something when they have been doing it the same way for a long time. New research on the often deadly cancer, melanoma demonstrates this frustrating tendency as described in the Bible. “Can the Ethiopian change his skin or the leopard its spots? Then may…

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Live Longer with Lower Vitamin D Levels

Studies of the role of vitamin D in human physiology indicate that vitamin D is involved in bone formation, the growth and development of immune cells, and stimulation or inhibition of blood vessels in cancer. Those who have lower levels of vitamin D are found to have higher death rates from heart disease, diabetes mellitus,…

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Head Start a Failure

Nearly one million children are enrolled in the federal Head Start program that provides preschool and daycare services for disadvantaged children. By any and nearly all measures Head Start has failed to meet any of its intended goals. Head Start was begun in 1965 as part of the War on Poverty. Head Start was designed…

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Self-restrained Children become Successful Thin Adults

Children taught self-restraint by their parents at an early age reap many benefits as they grow older. In a classic study- 4-year-old toddlers were tested to see if they could delay gratification.  A child would be put in an empty room with one marshmallow or cookie on a plate set before them. The children were…

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Infections Cause Cancer

Worldwide, there are nearly 13 million cases of cancer each year. A study published in Lancet Oncology estimates that 2 million (16%) of these cancers are caused by infectious agents. Viruses, bacteria, and parasites are known to cause human cancers. The most common organisms causing cancer are Helicobacter pylori, hepatitis B and C viruses, and the…

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Exposure to Violence Damages the Genetic Code in Children

Chromosomes are composed of DNA. They carry your genetic code and are located in the nucleus of every cell in the body. As cells divide to form new cells, an exact copy of each chromosome is placed in the nucleus of the daughter cell. The integrity of the genetic code in chromosomes is preserved by…

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Smoking Makes You Foolish

Most people know that it is foolish to smoke cigarettes. Smoking causes heart attacks, emphysema, and several kinds of cancer. Now it is known that smoking also makes you stupid.Studies in the past have indicated that smoking increases the risk of Alzheimer’s dementia and dementia caused by small strokes. Now, a new study on the…

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TV, Exercise and Depression

There are many studies that have demonstrated that the more you exercise the less likely you are to be depressed. A large study recently took a look at TV viewing and exercise in relationship to depression. The study followed nearly 50,000 nurses, ages 30-55, for a period of ten years. During this time they were periodically…

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