Exactly what point you wonder? I have to do some painting in Midway, but I'll also think about that book. Elder Widstoe is points out that just living the 'don'ts' (refraining from smoking and drinking coffee, tea and alcohol) is NOT sufficiently living the Word of Wisdom. We're digging our own graves with our forks. Paul calls believers to imitate God (cf. They also contain vitamins and minerals. Of 70 recipes, 54 included one or more alliums. 1 talking about this. Whole foods are healthy—they’re the stuff of life, but not for all. Share your favorite recipes. It makes the BW gag because of all the false propaganda against full-fat dairy but I love it. In fact, it was the opposite. Partly because the list keeps changing as we move along in the food reformation. The Lord has told us that “when we obtain any blessing from God, it is by obedience to that law upon which it is predicated” (D&C 130:21). (Fiber deficiency isn’t the only cause; other factors include too little exercise or fluid intake, or a diet high in dairy products.) “The unfolding of your words gives light; it gives understanding to the simple” (Psalm 119:130). Some dreamed of a day when the pleasure of cooking and dining could be replaced with quickly swallowed pills. Basically, your blood sugar can be fine (blood glucose testers are surprisingly cheap at the drugstore) but your pancreas may be working too hard to produce enough insulin because cells are becoming resistant. The Lord’s laws of health are meant to preserve our physical, mental, and emotional health. We’ve got this covered pretty well in the Healthy Changes but they must be taken seriously. The resulting trans fats were a health disaster. This Word of Wisdom prohibits the use of hot drinks and tobacco. Dr. Fuhrman recommends that your doctor supervise fasts longer than three days, you should know. Because of his obedience, Daniel was healthier than the others and had been given wisdom, knowledge, skill in learning, and visions. Healthy Change #25:  Include alliums in your dietary—daily if possible. From his research—he painstakingly established a large network among hospitals to monitor the incidence of diseases—Burkitt linked the disappearance of dietary fiber with modern diseases like constipation (the first sign of fiber deficiency), type 2 diabetes, heart disease, gallstones, and breast and colon cancers. By 1900 evidence suggests that most Church leaders were living the Word of Wisdom. An 8-year Harvard study of 18,555 women (taken from the Nurses’ Health Study II) found that the more reduced-fat milk products women consumed, the higher their risk of infertility due to reduced ovulation. Seed oils are refined using chemical solvents like hexane (a hazardous pollutant per the EPA) plus heat exposure (during hexane recovery, bleaching, and deodorization) that can harm the nature of the fats. It made a good business but these refined oils were bad medicine. Vitamins C and E are also antioxidants. Have you experienced sleep-related health issues? Our bodies house our eternal spirits. She likes garlic also (Hint: “Garlick” was her mom’s maiden name). In the beginning, our humble goal was to save the world by reforming Food Inc—those heartless purveyors of the Modern American Diet (MAD). Besides being seasonal, these foods are incredibly delicious, affordable, and super healthy. Have half of the children read the first set of scriptures and look for commandments the Lord has given us in the Word of Wisdom. Reduced fat was a silly, unnecessary, and unhealthy change. Here are some past examples:  Jell-O (basically sugar, gelatin from the hooves of animals, plus artificial flavors). The Old Testament prophet Daniel had a clear and pure understanding of the Lord’s laws of health. These lead to the chronic diseases. The most exciting nutrition news a century ago was the discovery of vitamins. (A younger person diagnosed with cancer, for example, will linger longer than an older less vigorous person with the same disease. ‘My boys were competing against crews composed of men who had been rowing since they were tiny tots,’ Kimball said. A sugary breakfast cereal, a mid-morning soft drink, and candy snacks during the day will seem the right answer. I guess I’ve made my main point in (nearly) three years of Word of Wisdom Living posts. But by the time the rowers reached the half-way point, Kimball, who was running along the bank shouting instructions to his crew through a megaphone, noticed that his charges were still running even with their competitors. But you need them as nutrients plus make everything taste better. Animal foods are not plant foods. Joseph Smith and the Word of Wisdom; Brigham Young and the Word of Wisdom; Modern day implementation of the Word of Wisdom; Handbook 2: "The only official interpretation of “hot drinks” (D&C 89:9) in the Word of Wisdom is the statement made by early Church leaders that the term “hot drinks” means tea and coffee" This is the personal revelation through which you can detect invisible crocodiles or hidden mines or other dangers. (In infants, melatonin production stabilizes in the 3rd month, enabling them to sleep through the night, at last.). Now others are claiming that their use of alliums is at least part of the solution. Your mental focus improves during fasting—as the physical appetites diminish, you get a better view of what’s important. When insulin is high, sugar is stored as fat; when it’s low, fat is released for consumption. “With their agreement secured, Kimball ‘took them in hand and … worked with them every afternoon for three hours till February.’ That month they entered a series of rowing meets against all the other colleges at Oxford. A Word of Wisdom diet focuses on wholesome(think “whole”) plant foods eaten with “prudence.” Wholesome plant foods include whole vegetables, fruits, grains, and legumes (beans, etc.). Or like it says on the toy packages:  Some assembly required. As we receive wisdom, knowledge, and understanding through the Holy Ghost, we can become more like our Father in Heaven. A thoughtful conversation about nutrition, by real people. Alliums are rich in phytonutrients like polyphenols, especially flavonoids. A premise of this blog is that as we eat and live better, we will have less need of doctors, drugs, and hospitals. . Please comment:  Share your favorite ways of adding alliums to your diet. ‘This group I had was made up of inexperienced boys. In time we may know, but for now here are some concerns with high-oleic oils: 1. A 2010 University of Chicago study of dieters found that those who got the most sleep lost twice as much fat as those with the least sleep (8.5 Hrs. Yes, I love cream. The 20th Century was a dietary disaster—we’ve said it before, but repetition is a principle of learning. What does the Lord promise to those who live His laws of health and keep His commandments? The quick answer:  Over the last century, dietary sugar consumption rose as fiber intake declined. To extend shelf life they were removed by hydrogenation. These blessings will help us strengthen ourselves and our families, serve others, and build the Lord’s kingdom. I enjoy these with lots of butter, which also slows down the GI response. In the Mormon faith, fasting is done monthly. The Lord has promised: “Whatever principle of intelligence we attain unto in this life, it will rise with us in the resurrection. Because our experiences affect our bodies and spirits, we must be careful to keep our bodies clean and healthy. It’s All OK (on national holidays). That said, we’d like to discuss a religious practice common to many faiths:  fasting. Commit yourself to obey the Lord’s laws of health at all times. If you exclude French fries and tomato ketchup, we average just 1-2 servings daily. Besides legumes, foods rich in fiber include (for details go here): Healthy Change #27:  Only pruchase foods that contain more fiber than sugar. The Word of Wisdom suggests some foods that we should make part of our diet. He show that while deaths from infectious diseases are on the decline (tuberculosis, polio, smallpox, … Packaged foods with a long shelf life are essentially dead (and may have that effect on you). A recent  Northwestern University study found that men with the lowest vitamin D had a 266% greater risk for the aggressive prostate cancer most likely to kill. The division of light from darkness was important, I believe, but in our time, with electric lighting, true darkness has been much reduced and the division compromised. The full spectrum light from sunshine was addressed last year in the post, Let There Be Light. According to Psalm 14:1, “The fool says in … So eight of the Healthy Changes encourage vegetable consumption. They won the race with ease. There’s a curious phrase in the Word of Wisdom applied to plant foods like vegetables and fruits:  “in the season thereof.”  This means that we should, as much as possible, eat foods in the season they mature. She’s half-Swiss you know. If you’re allergic to one of these tasty foods, you have to respect that. Prior posts addressed sugar; this post is about fiber. There is a current fad towards eating protein. (This week’s HC.). Melatonin is also a potent antioxidant, a protection for your DNA. Peanuts, tree nuts, milk, eggs, fish, and shellfish are good for nearly everyone, but can be deadly to a few. We may also eat the flesh of animals and of fowls of the air and use the skin of animals for clothing (see D&C 89:12–13; 49:18–19); however, we are not to kill animals for mere sport or pleasure and waste the meat (see D&C 49:21). These and all other alcoholic beverages should never be consumed (see D&C 89:5, 7). For help getting started on a healthy Word of Wisdom diet, see: “Getting Started.” Jane Birch is the author of Discovering the Word of Wisdom: Surprising Insights from a Whole Food, Plant-based Perspective and many articles on the Word of Wisdom. You get the picture. I deduced a five-step process from reading Grain Brain and Wheat Belly. This section, called the Word of Wisdom, tells us what to eat and what not to eat. Living the Word of Wisdom strengthens character and brings happiness. Fiber is essentially the structural material of plant cells. Living the Word of Wisdom Conclusion. These “hidden treasures” are revealed to us by the Holy Ghost: “For the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God … which things also we speak, not in the words which man’s wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth” (1 Corinthians 2:10, 13; see also D&C 88:11–12). Times ran an article last year, “Regular Fasting May Boost Heart Health.”  The article cited a study that found regular fasting among Mormons was associated with a 58% reduction in heart disease. He asked instead that he be permitted to keep the Lord’s laws of health and eat foods he knew were healthful. We sought to restore the olden ways of traditional cooking—the food your great-grandmother prepared but with the modern improvements—for longer lives and better deaths. He declined, saying that just hearing the list wouldn’t change anything. One more thing—I would buy cream from pastured cows if it were available. ), How does the Lord’s admonition “cease to find fault one with another” relate to our good health? Vegetables, particularly root vegetables such as yams. We are not to consume tobacco in any of its forms (see D&C 89:8). Fasting is recommended in his book, Fasting and Eating for Health: A Medical Doctor’s Program for Conquering Disease. The warning against alcohol use is likewise protective—US deaths from excessive drinking are conservatively estimated at 88,000 each year. By living these laws, we are promised many blessings. Ephesians 5:1). The "Word of Wisdom" is the common name of an 1833 section of the Doctrine and Covenants, a book considered by many churches within the Latter Day Saint movement to consist of revelations from God. It seemed as though we had discovered the essence of life in these potent molecules. Fuhrman notes that people giving up addictions, including smoking, do better if they fast. Such action is not justified by the Word of Wisdom (see D&C 49:18). At dinner we had string beans bought at a farmers’ market. The Lord’s laws of health were given to bless us physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. (Fruit is easy to enjoy, it gets just one Healthy Change.). The new vision of how to stay alive through better eating is gaining traction in many quarters. (Discernment in the use of knowledge), What are “hidden treasures”? These processing steps were added: 4. And I enjoy making stock and also Skip’s Potato Onion Soup. Tell your nonmember friends about the Word of Wisdom and urge them to live it. 3. President Spencer W. Kimball said, “For observing the Word of Wisdom the reward is life, not only prolonged mortal life but life eternal” (The Miracle of Forgiveness [1969], 211). Everyone knows about ancient sailors and scurvy from vitamin C deficiency. Do you eat better if your sleep better? Please comment:  It seems that pills aren't the shortcut to health and longevity—a healthy Word of Wisdom diet is still needed. The Word of Wisdom is the Lord’s law of health and contains commandments and guidelines for His children to live happy, healthy and spiritually receptive lives. Other lifestyle factors may contribute, but no medicine, to my knowledge, yields such a benefit. Well, he was right. Delicious. The French ate lots of buttery foods but perversely had little heart disease. This meant, however, that they were to eat and drink substances that they had been taught not to eat or drink. It’s a harsh reminder that we’re all genetically different. The CDC currently puts deaths from tobacco use at 480,000 annually. Take milk for example. Breakfast cereal sales have declined the last decade—a good thing as these are among the unhealthiest foods. General Mills—always quick to exploit these fads—has introduced Cheerios Protein. The Word of Wisdom does not promise you perfect health, but it teaches how to keep the body you were born with in the best condition and your mind alert to delicate spiritual promptings. A, If you have worrisome symptoms (you can read more. Though the FDA allows their use, some observers are uncomfortable. Our time proffers the potential for the best health in human history. In cooking, the three basic aromatics are onions, carrots, and celery. Intrigued, we pleaded with him to share the list. The “Word of Wisdom” is a law of health revealed by the Lord for our physical and spiritual benefit. I’m going to discuss it with my doctor but it looks like this: Around the world, grains are the staff of life. Our Daily Bread. He knows the things that go with this:  neuropathy, toe and foot amputation, risk of blindness, higher risk of heart disease, etc. (If you’re in Midway, stop and say hello. I had never done any coaching.’. We will become better sons, fathers, husbands, priesthood holders, and disciples of Christ if we use what we have received to bless our own lives and the lives of others. “Kimball shouted his last word of counsel: ‘Sprint!’ They sprinted beautifully and within a minute had stretched out a hundred feet ahead of their nearest competitors. The non-food name is the key that it may be unhealthy. Two themes of Word of Wisdom Living call for slashing sugar intake and minimizing or avoiding refined grains. Burkitt single-handedly brought the removal of fiber by the industrialization of food to the public consciousness. Commit yourself to obey the Lord’s laws of health at all times. Take time to study this chart—for the thoughtful person, there is much food wisdom herein. The Beautiful Wife pours whole milk on her cereal—I add cream. The same doctors then took blood samples from people undergoing a 24-hour fast. Of course this means you'll buy very little of what is in the supermarket, but there are plenty of healthy choices in the produce section. Teacher Preparation. 20th Century cigarette smoking was far more harmful as the smoke was drawn deeply into the lungs; even though smoking is declining there's a hangover. “Each day of the six-day rowing competition, it was expected that Kimball’s crew would be defeated. The quick answer:  Though we eat to live, fasting can improve our health as well as the quality of of our lives. As excess fat is a widespread problem in America, adequate sleep in the dark may be the cheapest health aid available. The Lord knows that when we are physically, mentally, and emotionally healthy we can participate in activities that build us spiritually, bless others, and build the kingdom of God. If anything offered is habit-forming, we will be safe in concluding that it contains some ingredients that are harmful to the body and should be avoided” (“The Word of Wisdom,” Improvement Era, Feb. 1956, 79). Two metrics define the 20th Century damage to our dietary: the year-by-year rise of sugar consumption, and the corresponding decline in fiber intake. Food Inc. makes a lot of money processing food, but we’ve sadly learning that it’s bad for our health. In the August issue of its New Era youth magazine, the LDS church published an article titled “Vaping, Coffee, Tea, and Marijuana: Clearing up Word of Wisdom confusion.” The Word of Wisdom … Times article titled “News Keeps Getting Worse for Vitamins” provides an excellent summary. Our bodies are so important that the Apostle Paul called them “temple[s] of God” (1 Corinthians 3:17). I wanted to change right then, but my life was too crazy. 19th Century tobacco was used in messy but less harmful ways—smokeless as in snuffing and chewing, or limited-inhalation forms like pipes and cigars. Such a major change is best done in manageable steps, so we created the 52 Healthy Changes. Vitamin K-2:  K-2 is essential to bone health and widespread insufficiency isn’t discovered until it’s too late. Review Gospel Principles chapter 29, “The Lord’s Law of Health.”. The wise souls who abstained from these fashionable products earned a great wellness blessing. There is a Wisdom that is foundational to the creation of the world. Mostly we cook our own grain products—it’s cheaper and healthier. With improved packaging methods like the tin can, a new industry arose that promised novelty to the consumer and convenience for the housewife. The production of melatonin peaks in the fourth hour of sleep, which then produces other beneficial hormones that restore and prepare us for the coming day. Seven basic rules: three of them prohibitions, four of them prescriptions (wholesome fruits and herbs, sparing meat, whole grains) defined our diet. How does the Lord’s caution “cease to be idle” affect good health? But we persisted and he shared his list—an early version of the seven habits. Finally, straining is associated with the painful problem of hemorrhoids, which require no explanation. This new product has protein “cluster” added to traditional cheerios. Apr 08 2011. The reality is very little in these aisles is good for you. In a misguided attempt to reduce heart disease, influential scientists vilified saturated fats—like butter and lard—despite millennia of safe use. (The most sacred and deep things of God). Highlight the Word of Wisdom as a law of physical and spiritual health. 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