In Part I of “The Flesh of Beasts,” I examined the Lord’s counsel in D&C 89:12–13 of the Word of Wisdom. In these verses the Lord does not command us to give up animal foods (so relax, dear readers!), but He does ask us to use them sparingly. Clearly, this advice is counter to what many of us believe is true of a healthy diet. In this article I will examine why the Lord would counsel us to rely on plant foods for our nutrition.