National Geographic Photographer Presents "The Secrets of Longevity" at Oregon Conference Church

"Residents of Okinawa, Sardinia and Loma Linda, Calif., live longer, healthier lives than just about anyone else on Earth. What do they know that the rest of us don't?”

With a simple question, the cover story of the November 2005 issue of National Geographic baited readers to explore “The Secrets of Longevity.” From worldwide research and field study, Dan Buettner (author) and David McLain (photographer) crafted an article that people are still talking about—especially Seventh-day Adventists excited to see their lifestyle cited as well as Loma Linda’s health study.

David McLain is a Maine-based photographer who deeply believes in the power and beauty of the still image. With a passion for photography, he credits the sense of wonder evident in his work to his strong sense of family and the quality of life he enjoys at home with his wife and two small children.

Demand for McLain's presentations is high, especially after the National Geographic feature. Realizing the importance of his research findings, the North American Division Health Ministries Department has arranged for McLain to share his insights in “The Secrets of Longevity,” the keynote address for Health Summit West at the Gladstone Park Church (1475 Ohlson Road, Gladstone, Ore.) on Wednesday, Oct. 18, at 7 p.m. There is no charge for this presentation, and all are invited to attend.

To learn more about McLain, visit his Web site at

October 01, 2006 / Oregon Conference