Manuscript Releases, vol. 8 [Nos. 526-663]


MR No. 636—Use and Non-Use of Various Foods

Meat-eating is doing its work; for the meat is diseased. We may not long be able to use even milk. The very earth is groaning under the corrupted inhabitants. We need to consider closely our habits and practices, and banish our sinful, darling self-indulgences.—Letter 73a, 1896, p. 15. (To Dr. and Mrs. Maxson, August 30, 1896.) 8MR 384.1

Soon butter will never be recommended, and after a time milk will be entirely discarded; for disease in animals is increasing in proportion to the increase of wickedness among men. The time will come when there will be no safety in using eggs, milk, cream, or butter.—Letter 14, 1901, p. 3. (To Dr. S. Rand, January 22, 1901.) 8MR 384.2

Concerning flesh meat we can all say, Let it alone. And all should bear a clear testimony against tea and coffee, never using them. They are narcotics, and are injurious to the brain and they clog the whole human machinery. It is also well to discard desserts. But we have not come to the time when I can say that the use of milk and eggs should be wholly discontinued. Milk and eggs should not be classed with flesh meat. In some ailments the use of eggs is necessary.—Letter 177, 1901, p. 8. (To “The Brethren and Sisters that Compose the Iowa Conference,” May 7, 1901.) 8MR 384.3

The food provided should be scrupulously simple. Pastry and other desserts make havoc in the stomach, and these might better be discarded. The food should be palatable and nutritious, and we do not recommend the disuse of salt or milk.—Letter 145, 1901, p. 3. (To A. T. Jones, October 19, 1901.) 8MR 384.4

Released June 21, 1978.