I am not going to delve into the opinions and information provided by the good folks on this forum on matters of health and science in another post. Instead I want to make clear that the WTBTS provided a fountain of information on this subject. Feel free to add any other misinformation you received. P.S. health warning! Don't be drinking coffee while reading this.
Dating back to the turn of the 20th century the WTBTS was actively anti medical research........ anti results and was actively disseminating false information.
The entire history of the WTBTS and it's followers is to kill themselves off sooner then later with quackery.
Lets take a quick look at the advice the Society was offering:
“Pastor Russell....discussed the mysteries of.......mental telepathy, mind reading and women’s intuition.” Golden-Age Feb 15 1925 pg 332-3 (referring to a much earlier time)
“Disease (is caused by) fermentation and heat.........not germs. GA Aug 25 1926
“....current agitation over birth control (is evidence that) the ‘New Age’ is at hand.” GA Apr 7 1926
"Many have wondered how accidents would be avoided during Christ's kingdom, since we are told that nothing shall then hurt or destroy. Most accidents are due to gravitation and its effects. Falling from airplanes... etc., may be avoided by an individual negative gravity device.
"Scientists tell us that there is enough atomic energy in a finger-nail to propel a battleship. The people of the future may carry a little of this energy around with them, and if they fall down an elevator shaft they can let themselves down easy. Then they can turn a little more on and go back up. ... No danger of falling down stairs then." - Golden Age, March 24, 1926, p. 404.
And of course everyone's favorite
“Air baths are good for preventing colds. What you do is strip naked mornings and evenings and then bob up and down for a while.” Golden-Age Feb 1926 pg 310
I'll tell you this last bit of New World health advice may be on to something! I am going to encourage my wife to try this last recommendation and I will stand by her to make sure she doesn't fall down and I will lend her a helping hand (that's the kind of guy I am) until she gets her own personal individual negative gravity device.