Healthy living

We are all trying to feel and look our best.  It's really been known since the beginning of time that eating right and being active are the means to feeling good.  But we humans have been known to wander off this path  to satisfy the moment.  There is something about getting older that tends to remind us of these facts which have conveniently been tucked away in the back of our minds.  We start to remember these facts because our clothes no longer fit, or the doctor scolds us for what's in our blood.  The trick then is to not only remember these facts, but to live and believe them consistently.  So knowing is not enough.  We must do.

It's really the same for any principle of happiness. A full conversion, body and soul, is necessary for success.  Unfortunately, the health industry is bursting at the seams with info and everyone telling you a different way to go.  Many of them contradict each other and even do harm.  Thankfully, God has given us a brain to reason with.  He also has given us a health code to live by so as not to be led astray.  Ancient scriptures show us that His diet plan is a simple one.  And in modern times, it is no different.

Doesn't it make sense that the God that made our bodies would give us instruction on how to take care of it?

The following are links to information on God's law of health, which we Mormons call The Word of Wisdom.  Some of the books are not religiously based, but follow the same basic teachings.

Online information:

Word of Wisdom, D&C 89
lesson on the Word of Wisdom
The Word of Wisdom: The Principles and the Promises, by Elder Boyd K Packer
BYU diabetes research confirm Word of Wisdom
Denise lost 150 lbs following the Word of Wisdom
Scriptures in Bible and Doctrine and Covenants speaking towards health
Cancer, Nutrition, and The Word of Wisdom
A Mormon blog full of information and recipes

My favorite Books:

Discovering the Word of Wisdom: Surprising Insights from a Whole Food, Plant-based Perspective
The Word of Wisdom: Discovering the LDS Code of Health
The China Study
The Word of Wisdom Food Plan: A Medical Review of the Doctrine


The World of Wisdom: Seasonal, Grain Based, Low Animal Product, Whole Foods Recipes
Starch Solution
The China Study Cookbook

Disclaimer:  I am not a vegetarian nor does The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints teach that we should be a vegetarian.  But we would all do well if we took the word "sparingly" more seriously.