I have discussed two of the three main dietary pillars of the Word of Wisdom: (1) Wholesome plants are ordained for our constitution, nature, and use and (2) Animal flesh should be eaten sparingly and preferably only in times of need. This week, I begin to address the third main pillar: (3) All grain is good and ordained to be the “staff of life”.
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In this week’s article, I will discuss healthy fats and vegetable oils. If processed foods are not the “wholesome” foods God refers to in the Word of Wisdom, what fats are healthy and how much do we need?
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In this week’s article, I will be exploring the relationship between processed foods and food addiction. (I’ll be addressing the biological process of how our bodies deal with food, but it is important to recognize the powerful emotional component of food addiction.
In the last two articles, I’ve been examining the “flesh of beasts,” including the Lord’s advice in D&C 89 that we eat meat sparingly and only in times of need. Of course, the counsel about animal flesh is just one part of the Word of Wisdom. The other injunctions are equally interesting.
Most of us already believe that if the entire world gave up alcohol and tobacco, this one act would have ENORMOUS health consequences. It shouldn’t be too surprising to learn that following the rest of the Lord’s counsel would have equally dramatic results.