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Authority: Ellen G. White, Health Reformer
World renowned Writer and Reformer.
Subject: PURE AIR for - The circulation of the Blood and
In order to have good health, we must have good blood: for the
blood is the current of life. It repairs waste, and nourishes the
body. When supplied with the proper food elements and, when
cleansed and vitalized by contact with PURE AIR, it carries life
and vigor to every part of the system. The more perfect the
circulation, the better will this work be accomplished.
At every pulsation of the heart, the blood should make its way
quickly and easily to all parts of the body. Whatever hinders the
circulation forces the blood back to the vital organs, producing
congestion, headache, cough, palpitation of the heart, or
indigestion is often the result.
In order to have good blood, we must breathe well. Full, deep
inspiration of pure air, which fills the lungs with oxygen,
purifies the blood. They impart to it a bright color, and send
it, a life-giving current, to every part of the body. A good
respiration soothes the nerves, it stimulates the appetite and
renders digestion more perfect and it induces sound, refreshing
The lungs should be allowed the greatest freedom possible, their
capacity is developed by free action; it diminishes if they are
cramped and compressed. Superficial breathing soon becomes a
habit, and the lungs lose their power to expand. Thus an
insufficient supply of oxygen is received. The blood moves
sluggishly. The waste, poisonous matter which should be thrown
off in the exhalations from the lungs, is retained, and the blood
becomes impure. Not only the lungs, but the stomach, liver, and
brain are affected. The skin becomes shallow, digestion is
retarded; the heart is depressed; the brain is clouded; the
thoughts are confused; gloom settles upon the spirits; the whole
system becomes depressed and inactive, and peculiarly susceptible
The lungs are constantly throwing off impurities, and they need to
be constantly supplied with Fresh Air. Impure air does not afford
the necessary supply of oxygen, and the blood passes to the brain
and other organs without being vitalized.
In "Ministry of Healing"