Re: Nutritional Research

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Posted by Jonah on April 04, 2101 at 17:32:14:

In Reply to: Nutritional Research posted by Amelia Lake on April 04, 2101 at 09:49:22:

First, look at the entry for a doctor in the Scholars Database:

Second, here's the entry from the Resource Guide (

Health, Healing, and Medicine

Overview: Bahá'u'lláh specified that one should seek out the advice of a competent physician; 'Abdu'l-Bahá added that both spiritual and physical healing exist and should both be used. 'Abdu'l-Bahá also spoke about the future role of diet in preventive medicine and emphasized the future importance of vegetarian diets.

Primary sources: 'Abdu'l-Bahá, Selections from the Writings of 'Abdu'l-Bahá, 146-58; Some Answered Questions, 254-59. A compilation of Bahá'í scriptures on health and healing was published by Elias Zohoori under the title The Throne of the Inner Temple; a compilation by the Research Department of the Universal House of Justice, Selections from the Bahá'í Writings on Some Aspects of Health, Healing, Nutrition, and Related Matters is in both Bahá'í Studies Bulletin, 3.1 (June 1984) and Compilation of Compilations, volume I. Lights of Guidance has a section on health, 275-98.

Scholarship: Stephen Lambden and Khazeh Fananapazir have translated Bahá'u'lláh's compendium of medical advice "Tablet to the Physician," including detailed notes and possible influences, in Bahá'í Studies Bulletin, 6:4-7:2 (October 1992). Useful collections of essays on health appeared in the Special Issue on Health of Bahá'í Studies Notebook, 2.1 (April 1981) and Selected Proceedings from Bahá'í International Health Agency Conferences, in Bahá'í Studies Notebook, 4.1 (August 1985). An excellent summary of the Bahá'í approach to health is Hossain Danesh's "Health and Healing," in World Order, 13.3 (Spring 1979).

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