Spirituality and Religion Archives - 500 Ways

Where Our Emotions Come From

In the times of Aristotle, the Greek philosopher, around 350 BC, people thought that the liver, not the heart, was the center of emotion. Now we know that it is not the heart, either.

You may have trouble believing that your thoughts and emotions could reside anywhere but in your brain. That’s what you were taught. But what if you were taught that your thoughts came from your belly? Might that seem just as real as what you believe now?

Seventh-Day Adventists and Disease

Members of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church have ten times less lung cancer, 40 percent less heart disease and one-fourth as many dental cavities as average Americans. Many Seventh-Day Adventists are vegetarians, some are vegans (no meat, milk or egg products), many avoid coffee, and most do not smoke or drink any significant quantities of alcohol.