Disease never comes without a cause. The way is Prepared, and disease invited by disregard of the laws of health. Many suffer in consequence of the transgression of their parents. While they are not responsible for what their parents have done, it is nevertheless their duty to ascertain what are and what are not violations of the laws of health. They should avoid the wrong habits of their parents, and by correct living, place themselves in better conditions. 

 

The greater number, however, suffer because of their own wrong course of action. They disregard the principles of health by their habits of eating, drinking, dressing, and working. Their transgression of nature's laws produces the sure result; and when sickness comes upon them, many do not credit their suffering to the true cause, but murmur against God because of their afflictions. But God is not responsible for the suffering that follows disregard of natural law.

- Ministry of Healing, p.234

 

     Intemperate eating is often the cause of sickness, and what nature most needs is to be relieved of the undue burden that has been placed upon her. 

Ministry of Healing, p.235

 "Behold, thou art made whole: sin no more, lest a worse thing come unto thee.." (John 5:14)

Some Causes of Disease are:

  • Lack of Nutritious food.
  • Gluttonous appetite (Over eating).
  • Indigestion caused by unhealthy food.
  • Harmful chemicals in processed foods like preservatives, artificial flavors etc.
  • Eating between meals and at irregular hours.
  • Lack of Exercise.
  • Not consuming enough water.
  • Dehydration of tissues by drinking Tea, coffee, Soft drinks etc.
  • Lack of Sunlight on body.
  • Consuming Tobacco products.
  • Drinking alcoholic drinks.
  • Sexual Excess.
  • Inhaling polluted air
  • Late night sleeping.
  • Lack of Handling Stress.
  • Lack of personnel cleanliness.
  • Improper dressing.
  • Harmful Drugs.

Florence Nightingale, one of the most famous nurses in history  said, "There are no specific diseases; there are specific disease conditions."