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Discovering the Word of Wisdom: We are Not Very Different from the Early Saints! By Jane Birch

I find the history of the Word of Wisdom interesting in light of the parallels between (1) how the early Saints viewed the Word of Wisdom prohibitions before they were mandated, and (2) how the Saints today view the rest of counsel in D&C 89, which is lik

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Discovering the Word of Wisdom: Why the Preoccupation with the Prohibitions?

Learning to obey the prohibitions in the Word of Wisdom may only be a first step for Latter-day Saints.

By Jane Birch
Discovering the Word of Wisdom: LDS Leaders on the Word of Wisdom

Of course, Church leaders have spoken on many aspects of the Word of Wisdom beyond the well-known prohibitions. Here are some excerpts of the things they have said.

By Jane Birch
Word of Wisdom: Why Aren’t We Told How to Eat?

If the dietary principles (the ‘Dos’) in the Word of Wisdom are so clear, why aren’t we instructed to eat this way as part of our religion?

By Jane Birch
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By Carolyn Allen
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Learning to Let it Go

As the summer begins to wane, let go and relax! Here are 10 things we have let go of that may help you end the summer with a smile and kick off a healthy school year. It just so happens that the easiest meals of the summer are the healthiest!

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Discovering the Word of Wisdom: What About Dairy and Eggs?

Dairy and eggs are not specifically mentioned in the Word of Wisdom—neither are Twinkies or Junior Mints. I conclude that none of these are as important to our health as are plants.

By Jane Birch