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.

Is Refined Fiber Good for You?

Refined Fiber White flour is produced by removing bran and germ from whole kernels of wheat. The bran fiber that is removed from wheat is indigestible, but it carries a majority of the vitamins and other micronutrients found in wheat. “Refined” white flour is so nutritionally compromised that “enrichment” is needed to add back selected…

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Sunshine for Children’s Eyes

Nearsighted people have what is called myopia. They need glasses to clearly see across the room or to see objects in the distance. Some people opt for Lasik eye surgery which largely corrects myopia by changing the surface curvature of the cornea.

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TV Viewing Ups Risk of Cancer and Heart Disease

The association between the time spent viewing TV and the development of obesity and diabetes is well known. In a study just published, researchers in Australia discovered additiional hazards of TV viewing. This study tracked TV viewing and disease development in 8800 adults followed for nearly 7 years.

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Are You a Glutton?

Have you noticed how everyone is getting fatter? Nearly two-thirds of adults in the United States are overweight or obese. I think we need to begin to use the words "glutton" and "gluttony" more. Gluttony was one of the church's seven deadly sins two or three hundred years ago. The entire list includes: Lust, gluttony, greed,…

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