Healthcare and the Word of Wisdom: A Principle With a Promise

fruits and vegetablesIn light of recent discussions of a “healthcare reform plan” I have decided to write on Healthcare and the Word of Wisdom. I believe that the Word of Wisdom is the real solution to the healthcare problems of the world.

Since when did the federal government obtain the right to make any laws regarding healthcare? The simple answer is “It didn’t”. The Constitution doesn’t allow for the government to provide or ‘reform’ healthcare. End of discussion.

You might be familiar with G. Edward Griffin’s book The Creature from Jekyll Island : A Second Look at the Federal Reserve, an exposé on the Federal Reserve and the banking system…

Griffin has also written an excellent exposé on the medical system, World Without Cancer: The Story of Vitamin B17. This book is a must read for understanding the dishonesty and corruption in the field of drug research, the medical system and pharmaceutical companies in general.

If you have any interest in either an effective treatment for cancer, in world politics, or in politics and the medical field you simply have to read this book.

What does all of this have to do with the Word of Wisdom? The Word of Wisdom and other scriptures/teachings are God’s revealed word on the subject of healthcare.

Consider this statement by George Q. Cannon:

If objection is raised against the laying on of hands because its effects are not uniform in every case, the poet’s advice, “Throw physic to the dogs” should be followed, for there is nothing more uncertain than the results of medical treatment, and we should therefore use no drugs and fee no doctors. [“The Ordinance for the Sick,” The Deseret News, vol. 26, no. 33 (Salt Lake City: George Q. Cannon & Brigham Young Jr., 19 Sept. 1877), p. 518.]

A Principle With a Promise

The Word of Wisdom (D&C 89), the order and will of God, a principle with a promise for the weakest of all the saints, states that we shall receive health in the navel and marrow in the bones, shall run and not be weary, walk and not faint; even the destroying angel shall pass us by and not slay us…

Those are the blessings of avoiding harmful substances and consuming wholesome herbs, fruits, vegetables and grains (and very little meat, if any at all).

And why was this counsel (and DOUBLE WARNING) given?

Because “of evils and designs which do and will exist in the hearts of conspiring men in the last days”.

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27 Responses to “Healthcare and the Word of Wisdom: A Principle With a Promise”

  1. Rex Says:

    One of the reasons that we, as a people, might not reap the full benefits of the Word of Wisdom is that we don’t live it fully. Oh yes, we have our temple recommends because we don’t use alcohol, tobacco, tea, coffee, or abuse drugs, but what about the rest of it, the part about meat consumption? I’m no vegetarian, and I eat my fair share of meat, but I think about that sometimes. Will we eat meat during the Millennium, if we’re here?

  2. Claudia keyworth Says:

    Great article, I see people everyday in my clinic regarding serious health problems….
    Most of it comes from not obeying the word of wisdom. Latter day Saint seem to listen to their doctors more than they do their Bishops. I will be giving a talk this Friday on the dangers of antidepressants and alternatives at the Salem community center at 7:00pm
    I hope to get a great crowd. You see I was a legal drug pusher for some of the largest companies in the world for over 15 years. Most drugs do not heal they simply cover up the symptoms and make it far worse.

  3. spencer bingham Says:

    So President Hutner was just as much against socialism as Ezra TAft Benson though Benson is more criticized for his political statements.

  4. Tom Says:

    A couple of thoughts…first, the quote by George Q. Cannon is profound. Yes, it was uttered in the late 1800s, but still has applicability today…unless, that is, you believe that dead prophets no longer speak to us. :)

    That being said, there is a whole lot more to the Word of Wisdom than avoiding the “thou shalt not” portion of the WoW, limiting our consumption of meat, etc. I’m relatively new to Utah, in fact I’m here only on an extended break from living out east. Living out east has availed me to many, many resources aimed at improving health which are greatly lacking here in Utah. My wife and I have been dismayed at the lack of resources available for someone looking at healthy alternatives to the meatrix society in which we live.

    For instance…health food stores are few and far between. Grocery stores are stocked with foods containing harmful additives, while being nearly devoid of organic alternatives. Raw milk is near impossible to find. Co-ops are just as rare.

    Although LDS are generally counseled to be frugal, it seems to have come at the expense of the food they purchase and support at their local grocery stores. Instead of opting for the healthy, although likely more expensive option, they opt for those options which are the cheapest – at the risk of their health.

    Food additives such as partially hydrogenated oil, MSG, high fructose corn syrup, nitrates, etc., or even fluoride in our water, are all ubiquitous and make up an overwhelming majority of additives consumed on a daily basis here in Utah. Take a look in your pantry, at the nearest box of processed food and take a note at the number of ingredients and what those ingredients are…it’s not a pretty sight for the most part.

    It is what it is…but the spirit of the WoW, in my opinion, is about opening the pathways of revelation and preventing the clogging we see today.

    Truth be told, the WoW is much more than just a list of “do nots” an “dos”. There’s a whole list of ingredients created for either ease of mass producing foods or because it’s cheap, but nevertheless cause us to become ever more dependent on Big Pharma…a thought which is severely lacking in the general LDS community.

    Elder Packer stated it this way: “The Word of Wisdom is a key to individual revelation. If we abuse our body with habit-forming substances, or misuse prescription drugs, we draw curtains which close off the light of spiritual communication.”

    Here are a few resources for your reading pleasure:
    1) http://tpzoo.wordpress.com/2009/07/01/the-top-12-harmful-food-additives-you-need-to-eliminate-from-your-diet/
    2) http://www.wereyouwondering.com/possible-and-suspected-carcinogens-found-in-food/
    3) http://www.themeatrix.com/
    4) http://tinyurl.com/lzkowo

  5. Brian M. Says:

    If you read through the quotes on this website you’ll see that all of the prophets have been in support of the TRUTH, which is completely against socialism. They understood the true principles of Liberty… http://www.latterdayconservative.com/quotes

  6. Todd Says:

    I have been updating my 2 sites the last 4 weeks http://www.drugawareness.org & http://latterdayvegetarian.com we have put up a lot of good info on the subjects.

  7. Tom (Thomas L) Rodgers Says:

    Man was created in a garden, not the butcher shop But decieved by the god of death (and disease) we left the garden and invented entrapment, enslavement, extortion and the slaughterhouse. As long as man debases himself to the killing of and extortion from the animal kingdom (shedding the most innocent of blood) to satiate his belly and his bank account — disease, conspiracy and war will remain his nature and his lot — and he will not experience the Millennium’s blessings of health and peace, nor be permitted any of the other fruits of the Tree of Life. See Ether 8:19 and note the the words “but in ALL things hath forbidden it since the beginning of man.”
    See all of my references and writtings on http://LDSVeg.org, http://LifeSave.org and http://MemoryTransfer.org

  8. Robert McFadzean Says:

    Amen. I haven’t read Griffin’s book, so I can’t comment on it. I recommend that people read ‘The China Study’ by Colin Campbell. To me, it is a scientific explanation of the Word of Wisdom.

  9. Brandon Says:

    Rex,

    To answer your question about eating meat in the millenium, it appears we won’t be eating meat. Bruce R McConkie explained this in his book “The Millenial Messiah”. I don’t have the books here in front of me, so I can’t give the exact page. Sorry

  10. Susan & Dau. Shamra Says:

    My daughter and I are so overwhelmed and delighted in these excellent comments on the wow, esp. eating meat very sparingly as the Lord has warned us not once, but three times in this very short section of the D & C. We are commanded and it is ‘PLEASING’ unto him to eat it only in times of famine, excess of hunger or cold (Winter), probably when there’s nothing else to eat. Here in Central CA. everyone, including the Saints, serve meat and have barbeques at nearly every function in the summer and have plenty of white rolls, buns etc. You never see wheat bread or rolls served here ever, only when I grew up in Arizona. I’m a young 63, and my husband is almost 71 and we just don’t attend these functions anymore in fear of being labeled weird or outcast. I’d love to bring my own ‘whole grain bread’, but yet we store wheat.
    I just don’t get it. The amazing thing is that neither one of us need to take ‘Drugs’, in spite of coercion from time to time, from the ‘Medical’ field. My husband is amazed at the many different and delicious dishes we come up without meat, daily. We are diary free too except for organic butter. It’s an exciting time to live in where hidden treasure of knowledge can reach and teach us through obedience. The better we eat, it seems the happier we are, and at peace. Eating lots of meat anytime we want, I agree, makes us sick and shortens the quality of life. We are not carnivores…… Thanks, for all the great information & Web Sites given here. Are overjoyed, we are not alone!!

  11. Brian M. Says:

    You’re certainly not alone. I have found that when people are open-minded enough to learn and understand the Constitution, proper role of government, principles of freedom, etc… their research also branches into other areas of truth – truth that has, in many cases, been suppressed by those who are either ignorantly deceived or knowingly deceiving us.

  12. Tom Says:

    Brian,

    Not to take away from your original post on Healthcare, but it must be said that the Constitution is a double-edged sword. Yes, we have it and it should be protected, but it also serves as a condemnation of sorts.

    Let me explain:
    (1) DC 101 states that the Lord “suffered” (i.e. permitted, allowed; did not forbid) the Constitution to be established. It was given by revelation to wise men, but nevertheless “suffered”. Saying that it was suffered to come about isn’t exactly a ringing endorsement. That brings this question…is it something that God really “desired”, as opposed to something he “permitted”?

    (2) The Founders based our Gov’t on forms of government and a study of Anglo-Saxons, who in turn based their gov’t on Ancient Israel…(i.e., when they were in the wilderness w/ Moses and Moses needed help governing and managing the masses who rejected a higher law).

    Joseph Smith said it this way: “When God offers a blessing or knowledge to a man, and he refuses to receive it, he will be damned. The Israelites prayed that God would speak to Moses, and not to them; in consequence of which he cursed them with a carnal law.”

    (3) Using the same terminology from DC 101, could we say that God “suffered” the Israelites to have the Law of Moses, because they did not want a higher law, because they did not want to speak face-to-face with God?

    Is it possible that the wickedness of the people of the earth and tyrannical governments were the reason that God “suffered” the Constitution to be established, in hopes that it would provide the best LAW that He really wanted?

    (4) Finally, that all being said, the Constitution is a mere Schoolmaster which should bring us to the law we all should really be obeying, that being the “law” that will bring us to Zion, the Law which governed the City of Enoch. The Constitution, for all it’s good, is only a preparatory law. The fact that we even have a Constitution is an indictment against us, which basically says that we aren’t or can’t be governed by Christ and love, so we’re given the Constitution.

    Read: 2 Nephi 2:5–6; 2 Nephi 25:27; DC 88:5-7, 11-13, 21-22.

    Ask yourself, do we worship the “law”, i.e. the Constitution, or do we worship Christ?

  13. Gary VH Says:

    Tom,

    We need to remember what else God has said about the Constitution:

    5 And that law of the land which is constitutional, supporting that principle of freedom in maintaining rights and privileges, belongs to all mankind, and is justifiable before me.
    6 Therefore, I, the Lord, justify you, and your brethren of my church, in befriending that law which is the constitutional law of the land;
    7 And as pertaining to law of man, whatsoever is more or less than this, cometh of evil.
    8 I, the Lord God, make you free, therefore ye are free indeed; and the law also maketh you free.
    9 Nevertheless, when the wicked rule the people mourn.
    10 Wherefore, honest men and wise men should be sought for diligently, and good men and wise men ye should observe to uphold; otherwise whatsoever is less than these cometh of evil. – D&C 98:5 – 10

    79 Therefore, it is not right that any man should be in bondage one to another.
    80 And for this purpose have I established the Constitution of this land, by the hands of wise men whom I raised up unto this very purpose, and redeemed the land by the shedding of blood. – D&C 101:79 – 8

    54 Have mercy, O Lord, upon all the nations of the earth; have mercy upon the rulers of our land; may those principles, which were so honorably and nobly defended, namely, the Constitution of our land, by our fathers, be established forever. – D&C 109:54

    It is obvious from the above that the Constitution of the United States is part of the gospel, as stated by Pres. J. Reuben Clark over 60 years ago in a General Conference.

    This part of the gospel (and the scriptures and talks by the latter-day prophets declaring it) has been rejected by many members of the Church, even in the state of Utah. To the extent that this has happened, these members are in a state of apostasy.

    As D&C 98:7 states, they have embraced evil.

    Gary VH

  14. James Watson and JoAnne Abercrombie Says:

    To Susan and Dau Shamra
    My husband and I are with you 100% on the subject of eating well.We have been vegan for 30 years and I have been a member of the LDS church for 27 years. I have been ostrasized in the wards we have been in but we do not care and we always bring something wonderful that most people like to eat and many ask for the recipe which is where I get to talk about how good it feels to feel good and more and more people are listening.I feel like I have been on a mission for 2 years and did not stop for the last 25 years and my message is very strong these days. We recently moved to a wonderful ward in Lawrenceburg,Tennessee and the people seem to be very okay with our way of life. Our last ward was a real nightmare and I am ever so happy to be in a new ward with a feeling of acceptance even when they do not live and eat like we do. But the questions are coming and the results of their trying to make changes are really impressive. One sister has lost 13 pounds and her arthritus is noticeably changed and I get a real thrill to see The Lord’s work in action.
    Had I taken the thoughts you have taken to not want to go anywhere I would not have been able to share my information or my food with others who are interested.It works to eat well as the word of wisdom states and being obedient to the commandments (verse 18) will receive great blessings which I desire to own.I have not had to see a doctor in 30 years! Not only would I not have been able to share with others but I would have greatly diminished my joy in socializing with my brothers and sisters.
    If I could give you one book to read and use it would be “The Original Fast Foods” by James and Colleen Simmons who are lds and have 10 children.He has two books and the furst was my favorite because he tells his story and gives recipes and at the end of the book he gives a comparitive read of all the religeons that have a health code and the comments from our prophets and their wives are truly great.
    Keep in touch if you want and we can talk more on the subject. Have you tried the web site Safely Gathered In for help? It is also lds and great for recipes,foor storage and helpful info for us all. No doubt we will be using it at some point down the road the way things are going in our country these days.
    JoAnne Abercrombie

  15. Chris m Says:

    I see nothing in the WoW that would cause some people to declare it a vegan manifesto. Yes we eat to much meat, I agree.( My wife fights me on this) I see no nothing that says no meat period. I also haven’t seen any thing that says no dairy products. Sparingly on meat, I also see nothing to go against hunting. I don’t believe God wants animals to be wasted for killing sake, but he also said these creatures are here for our use. I have no problem with someone wanting to be Vegan, that’s your business, but please don’t go around saying God wants us to be vegan, he never said that.

  16. Neal Grant Says:

    To JoAnne Abercrombie,

    To JoAnne Abercrombie,

    I am also a convert (about 15 years) and would never be a vegetarian. I like veggies, but i also like meet. As a convert I find it particularly sad that you have been ostracized by wards because you are a vegetarian. I find that some, even some who are born in the church. really don’t seem to understand how Jesus would have us treat each other.

    I am a strict constitutionalist who is as passionate about politics as anyone who has ever walked the earth. Yet, I have friends in the ward who are raging liberals. I would never, ever, do anything to ostracize them. Imagine if my antagonism drove them from the church. Imagine my day of judgment.

    The atonement is here for ALL!!!! I am sorry that happened to you! Everyone should be made to feel welcome in the kingdom of heaven.

  17. Jim Turner Says:

    I have a question what about those of us that love meat. I don’t like legumes. They taste disgusting to me. So where else am I going to get the large amounts of protien I need to keep weight off. When I eat according to the WOW I get fat. With my genetics and my motablism I get in the best shape when I have some carbs mostly green veggies and More protien usually in the form of chicken, turkey, and lean beef and venison. WHen I have done the vegitarian diet I loose the appitite for quite quickly.

    What do you do about the taste? I eat meat because it tastes better, keeps me full longer so i don’t over eat. I also get in better shape. I have tested it and that is how it works for me. I follow a diet along the lines of the south beach diet.

  18. Michelle Curtiss Says:

    For those of you who suggest we must abstain entirely from meat, may I refer you to 1 Timothy 4:1–9 as it speaks of our day regarding the use of meat in our diet.

    1 Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;

    2 Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron;

    3 Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth.

    4 For every creature of God is good, and nothing to be refused, if it be received with thanksgiving:

    5 For it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer.

    6 If thou put the brethren in remembrance of these things, thou shalt be a good minister of Jesus Christ, nourished up in the words of faith and of good doctrine, whereunto thou hast attained.

    7 But refuse profane and old wives’ fables, and exercise thyself rather unto godliness.

    8 For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come.

    9 This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptation.

    Let us not, as the children of Israel, look beyond the mark and find it a stumbling block. As we listen to the living prophet we will know what to do and when to do it. We may not eat meat in the millenium, I am not sure, but as we look at verses 12-13 of D&C 89, we know what we are to do now with regard to meat.

    12 Yea, flesh also of beasts and of the fowls of the air, I, the Lord, have ordained for the use of man with thanksgiving; nevertheless they are to be used sparingly;

    13 And it is pleasing unto me that they should not be used, only in times of winter, or of cold, or famine.

    I agree that as a people we eat too much meat considering the limitations the Word of Wisdom commands. Let us use prudence in keeping our physcial bodies healthy, that our spirits may be healthy as well, I pray.

    Though Section 89 says is is not by way of command “In 1851, President Brigham Young proposed to the general conference of the Church that all Saints formally covenant to keep the Word of Wisdom. This proposal was unanimously upheld by the membership of the Church. Since that day, the revelation has been a binding commandment on all Church members. ” http://www.lds.org, Ezra Taft Benson, “A Principle with a Promise,” Ensign, May 1983, 53.

  19. Bonnie Says:

    I have not read G Edward Griffin’s book about the Fed, but I have heard him speak about it and I am very impressed with his knowledge and foresite. However I was not aware of the ‘World without Cancer’ book and I will have to get a copy. I have really studied and researched about vaccines & drugs . . .the big scam and injustice that has been perpetrated against us.

    D&C 89:4 . . .: In consequence of evils and designs which do and will exist in the hearts of conspiring men in the last days, I have warned you, and forewarn you, . . .

    It is sad to sit in church and watch what young mothers & grandmothers give to their children to snack on. The processed cereals loaded with sugars, artificial synthetic fortifying vitamins known as the ‘killer B’s’ , food colorings, and other unrecognizable ingredients, marshmellows, pure refined sugar, candy ect. You can watch as they first give these snacks and watch the kids go from somewhat calm to hyper to wound up ready to explode. Another thing that is very annoying is when the Primary leaders give candy as treats to the children. Let alone at school. The General Leadership of the church have encouraged us NOT to use treats in church. But to nourish with the word of god and unconditional love.

    If these parents only knew the benefits of healthy foods such as dried fruits and nuts ect.

    There is a very good cook book that a lot of you may be interested in. It is called “NOURISHING TRADITIONS – The cookbook that Challenges Politically Correct Nutrition and the Diet Dictocrats by Sally Fallon. This book is loaded with great info on foods. (7.5″ x 9 3/4″ x 1 1/2”) It is NOT just recipes. And it may be a shock to some people, since it does not use proccessed or refined food ingredients. The Introduction tells all about Nutrition, fats,carbs, proteins, milk, vitamins, ect. . . . On the sides of each page it gives history info on different peoples during different wars and how or what they were eating either gave them strength or weakened them. It tells how food was preserved by fermenting and how that helps your digestion. . . It has a section every so often on the sides of the pages called ‘Know your ingredients’ which lists the ingredients of popular proccessed bottled or packaged foods. Then it has a section in the back that gives you the answers. It tells about & how to make stock & soup. Among the different sections there is a section on snacks, finger foods, feeding babies as wells as Tonics & Super foods. This book would be VERY familiar to our great & great grandparents ( & on back) even alot of us would perhaps recognize a traditional food, dish or beverage from within these pages.

    She tells and explains why we need to eat certain foods. It is VERY hard to get all the nutrients vitamins and proteins that you need without eating meat conservatively. She supports “The Weston A. Price Foundation for Wise Traditions in Food, Farming and the Healing Arts” http://www.westonaprice.org/ Weston A. Price in the early 1900’s was a dentist who realized that the healthier people ate the healthier there whole mouth and body structure was. He went on a tour around the world to many primitive areas where they still ate their traditional diets and had not been polluted by the American Diet. He went to area’s that were well balanced as well as areas that were vegetarian, the eskimo’s where they eat only meat and blubber, ect. He explains about their diet and why they were so healthy.

    Thank you. I appreciate all the info on this website. And the great comments.

  20. Trestin Meacham Says:

    Great site I’m going to bookmark this! Love the videos and the Quotes

  21. Dave Conrad Says:

    The Lord gives His definition of “sparingly” with great clarity in verse 15.

    …a related topic — of extreme import to our health right now:

    Go to my youtube channel (dconrad000) and see a recent, extremely hard hitting interview on the absolute fraud and danger of vaccines — and learn about a simple tool to viralize the truth about vaccines. The more people that know the truth, the harder it will be to force these vaccines on those of us that would rather put our trust in God, eating right, our own immune systems, natural remedies, faith & prayer — rather than on Big Pharma and their veritable witches brews.

    You may also google the phrase – Infowars: They Want To Inject My Kid With What?

    Dave Conrad
    Manti, UT

  22. KN Says:

    The JST in the footnotes of D&C 49:21 is quite a compelling argument for not eating meat. It says: JST Gen. 9: 11 And surely, blood shall not be shed, only for meat, to save your lives; and the blood of every beast will I require at your hands.

    The editors of the footnotes felt compelled to put the Genesis JST in that section of the D&C to clarify the easy misconceptions associated with D&C 49 (he who fobids to abstain from meat is not ordained of God)

    And regarding the similar Timothy quote, it never will be a commandment. That’s what Paul is condemning. Rather, it is an invitation to live a higher law.

    Those of us living that part of the WoW really want others to enjoy the benefits and we may come across as preaching that the lord is forbidding it as an element of worthiness. That just isn’t the case.

  23. Darlene Burgi Says:

    I agree with you Brian. The Word of Wisdom is the answer to our Health Care. The Word of Wisdom teaches taking responsibility for our own health. It teaches us the needed fuel for our bodies and it also teaches us the things we should avoid — we learn about some of our body’s antagonists. THE MAIN THING WE LEARN is the importance of taking care of our body, as doing so effects our choices, performance and happiness in this life, and perhaps the life to come. This does not mean we will never need help in taking care of our body. It only makes it much easier to receive that help when the need arises and in the end helps in taking care of the bodies of ALL our brothers and sisters . . . . through example and increased opportunity (no overload) and other ways you will become aware of as you think about how obeying the Word of Wisdom is the Lord’s Heathcare . . . .

  24. Marvin Hall Says:

    The purpose of government is to compel the citizens to obey a code of private morality or in other words to be just. Justice is the main purpose of government because justice preserves freedom. Justice is simply allotting to each man the exact amount of freedom he deserves thus preventing one man from injuring another man’s freedom.
    . There is a strong tendency for individuals, groups and government to violate moral principles and therefore the need of good government.
    If all men were perfectly just there would be no need for government to compel them to live a private code of morality. We would need no national defense or court systems etc. Since none of us are just and none of us are perfect we need the Constitution to protect us from each other. I think we always will need a Constitution of some sort even if we become perfect just in case we decide not to remain perfect and for the sake of order. God no doubt has a system of justice that is solidly in place now and forever whereby he can bring about justice where and when ever it is needed. Otherwise things could get out of hand in a hurry. Star Wars?
    The principles of the Constitution which preserve freedom and justice will definitely be around forever. I highly doubt the Constitution as presently written will be needed in the Celestial kingdom, but its principles of freedom and justice for all will be.
    Perhaps this is what Tom had in mind in his blog.

  25. jema Says:

    To the person who said they get fat if they eat as suggested in the WOW… this may be the case if you are using white flour products (which is in everything we buy) and sugar. The Lord didn’t say white flour, but WHEAT. Whole wheat is NOT the same as white flour, which has had the bran and germ removed (80% of the vitamins went with it) not to mention that the final product has also been bleached! Buy and store whole wheat. Buy a grinding mill with milling stones and grind your own wheat at home. After 1 year, I’ve eliminated ALL white flour from the house. I bake bread only with whole wheat flour ground at home and when baking sweets, I only use whole wheat flour as well in all recipes. Love it!! Noticed tremendous health benefits such as more energy, lost weight, 4th pregnancy and birth the easiest from the other 3. Eliminated chemicals from the diet and eat a lot of salads. Drink green smoothies now — see greensmoothiegirl dot com. Started sprouting. Eliminated milk from the diet and as a result, the children are not sick with the green snot noses several times every year. Reducing meat and cheese from the diet. Feel better than I did 10 years ago. This is an ongoing process. But we love it!! I will never go back to the meat-all-3-meals, fast food, white flour, junk drinks, sugar, chemical food days again!!

  26. Jennifer Says:

    Jema, I agree with what you said… However, in regards to your milk issue, most people these days drink milk from the grocery store – pasteurized/homogenized. THAT is the problem. If you drink local organic (grass fed cow) fresh raw milk that hasn’t been processed, you just might see your mucus problems (and other issues) subside. Many people who switch over to raw milk get rid of all the problems they were having with store milk.

    Elder John A. Widtsoe wrote a book called “The Word of Wisdom, A Modern Interpreptation” revised & published in 1950. He addressed pasteurized milk twice in the book & it’s a definite NO NO. Just google “dangers of pasteurized milk” & you’ll come up with loads of references for this information. Some sites you can read more about it are http://www.westonaprice.orghttp://www.naturalnews.comhttp://www.realmilk.comhttp://www.healthyhomeeconomist.com & many others.

    I believe every LDS home in America (or the world!) should have & read a copy of his book on the Word of Wisdom. There are VERY few things that don’t apply to today – like margarine being equal to butter. (Back then, they solely used natural vegetable oils for margarine. Now, it’s the near sister to & only 1 molecule away from plastic)… So a few things have changed. But overall, this book is AMAZING!!!

    And the one who said above following the WOW makes you fat… Then you are missing something. If you are truly following it the way it is spelled out (I suggest you order Elder Widtsoe’s book from Deseret Book) – then you will lose weight, feel better, & your life will change. COMPLETELY.

  27. Stevan Says:

    “The Constitution doesn’t allow for the government to provide or ‘reform’ healthcare. End of discussion.”
    The constitution didn’t “allow” for a national military either, so why aren’t you complaining about the nation’s #1 money pit? If the people want universal health care, what’s the problem?

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