ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

True Remedies 1: Pure Air

Updated on April 27, 2012
glendoncaba profile image

Glendon and his wife have led church ministries, conducted empowerment seminars, and travelled to faraway places on business and vacation.

Photo by Glendon Caballero
Photo by Glendon Caballero

The following is an oft-quoted statement attributed to Ellen G. White, outstanding author and speaker whose ministry shaped the modern Seventh-day Adventist Church.

Pure air, sunlight, abstemiousness, rest, exercise, proper diet, the use of water, trust in divine power--these are the true remedies. Every person should have knowledge of nature's remedial agencies and how to apply them. It is essential both to understand the principles involved in the treatment of the sick and to have a practical training that will enable one rightly to use this knowledge. (Ministry of Healing, p.127)

Hidden (or revealed) in this apparently simple statement is the most powerful formula for optimum health and healing going all the way back to the Garden of Eden. Eight vital components of good health are mentioned:

1. pure air

2. sunlight

3. abstemiousness (temperance)

4. rest

5. exercise

6. proper diet

7. the use of water

8. trust in divine power

This is the first in a series of eight articles covering the eight great steps to health and happiness that are outlined above.

Pure Air

Where do you live? If you are reading this on the internet chances are you live in an urban or suburban environment. Many large cities are notoriously polluted. With exhaust gas emission being regulated in some parts of the world this problem may not be a bad as early in the 20thcentury. But truth is if you desire optimum health for you and your family you should choose to settle in the country or as far from the city as you can in order to enjoy the best air. Given that the cities with their overcrowding, their expertise at creating and disposing of wealth, and their vices, you are even better off spiritually moving your family to a country location, where this is both possible and prudent. I mean you have to be practical and at the same time have eyes of faith.

But the country living theme is for another article. Here we are promoting the countryside as the place to enjoy fresh air, for we know that plants are the natural factories for oxygen. I love the seaside breeze too. And holistic rumour has it that some of the oldest persons live on high mountains, must have something to do with air as well.

Now that we have covered the general environment, let’s talk about the house itself. Some persons keep their doors and window closed because they are afraid of insects or animals, including the anthropoid kind. You need to ventilate your house especially the bedroom. You body requires oxygen to burn food and repair tissues. Your brain needs a ready supply of oxygen to carry out its function. Open those heavy drapes and let in the sunshine and fresh air. Protect yourself with insect screens and burglar bars if you must, but allow fresh air into your house, and sick room.

Zooming closer home, the air might be country fresh and renewed by circulating through your house, but you won’t benefit much with shallow breathing. When anxious or working on sedentary chores we tend to breathe very shallow. So every now and then catch yourself and do 10 or more deep breaths. Exercise trains the body to breathe deeply.  

Have you noticed that while this article is not on sunshine of exercise they play a significant role in the body’s use of air?

Patients in hospitals should be made to exercise as much as possible and be encouraged to breathe deeply where these activities are not injurious to the disease condition.

Here is an insight into my life; five ways I enjoy fresh air in my own personal effort to enjoy a healthy lifestyle:

  1. Put on my garden clothes and get my tools and work for an hour or two in my backyard garden. Guess what, the fun continues when I reap and eat and share my bananas, cassava, papaya, otahiti apple, sweet potato and occasional vegetables.
  2. Swimming in the Caribbean Sea.
  3. I always make sure that my bedroom is ventilated.
  4. I pause ever so often in the day and do a series of deep breaths.
  5. I live 2,000 feet above sea level in the majestic mountains of Mandeville in the Jamaican countryside. Have to endure some bauxite pollution but the cool fresh mountain breeze in my area is not laced with caustic soda like those near the mud lake or the Kirkvine plant. Mind you I am prepared to live in a big city if necessary, but for now I count my blessings.


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)