The new vision of how to stay alive through better eating is gaining traction in many quarters. ), How does the Lord’s admonition “cease to find fault one with another” relate to our good health? If you’re worried about inflammatory diseases like arthritis eat alliums, especially garlic. Vitamin A isn’t just necessary for good vision, it’s a potent antioxidant essential to prevention of premature aging. We’ll be at the family home, the one with the statue of a man offering you an apple.). But unlike some of the others, Daniel refused to drink the wine and eat the improper foods that were offered. How much do you need? The reality is very little in these aisles is good for you. In recent decades, heart disease in southern Europe has declined to even lower levels as prosperity put more saturated fats on the dinner table. _______________________________________________________________________________________________. What is the source of this added protein? Your mental focus improves during fasting—as the physical appetites diminish, you get a better view of what’s important. . But are these modified oils healthy enough for long-term use? This is a Wisdom that belongs to God alone. _____________________________________________________________________________________________. It’s a big fat mess. The Lord’s laws of health were given to bless us physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. Living Words of Wisdom, is a result what I've learned in my own life's journey and is here to help make life's ups and downs a little easier to handle and understand. Taking the fat out of milk increased women’s risk of infertility—a definite health problem. Highlight the Word of Wisdom as a law of physical and spiritual health. And the evening and the morning were the first day.”  (Genesis 1:3,4). Now that's an endorsement. We also add a small amount of turbinado sugar. 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. This doesn’t count the many really dumb decisions made under the influence. It was an audacious goal:  To reform the American food culture. Warning:  Healthy eating requires home cooking. Readers have asked frequently that I print the list of 52 Healthy Changes but I have politely ignored those requests. Enjoy whole-grain breads, especially sourdough. Strong drinks are alcoholic beverages such as liquor, wine, and beer. In this case a good thing happened:  The person went on a crusade to learn how to eat, exercise, and reclaim his heaqlth. Because excess fat is such a problem in our society, I’m surprised this benefit isn’t more discussed. Word of Wisdom Living RSS; About the Word of Wisdom—A Brief Explanation: There is a natural link between religion and diet. The alliums will reduce your risk. The non-food name is the key that it may be unhealthy. 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. Marketing hype claimed a health benefit but often they were less healthy. The Church urges men to have self-mastery to control their appetites, their tempers, and their speech. Sugar and salt added to shelf life. This section, called the Word of Wisdom, tells us what to eat and what not to eat. These diseases have a common origin beginning with metabolic syndrome, diabetes, heart disease, various cancers, and, worst of all, dementia (including Alzheimer’s). vs. 5.5 Hrs.). The Mormon Word of Wisdom protected adherents from dangers a century in the future. The warning against alcohol use is likewise protective—US deaths from excessive drinking are conservatively estimated at 88,000 each year. We’ve got this covered pretty well in the Healthy Changes but they must be taken seriously. The sacred and deep things we learn will always be with us if we obey God’s commandments. _____________________________________________________________________. It took the boys about a week to decide to accept his condition. 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. After six months (and going strong!) Food Inc. makes a lot of money processing food, but we’ve sadly learning that it’s bad for our health. Encourage understanding: On one side of the board write “Commandments” and the following scripture reference: D&C 89:7–9, 12, 14, 16.On the other side, write “Promises” and the following reference: D&C 89:18–21. (See Daniel 1:3–6, 8, 12–19.). Among the many sins of Food Inc is the practice of selling what the average person thinks is healthy, rather than what is actually healthy—thus reinforcing unhealthy food fads. Here is what I learned: Please comment:  Share your experience with fasting. Some Charismatics/Pentecostals view the word of knowledge and word of wisdom spiritual gifts as the Holy Spirit speaking from one believer to another, giving revelation regarding a decision or situation. This is the personal revelation through which you can detect invisible crocodiles or hidden mines or other dangers. Now others are claiming that their use of alliums is at least part of the solution. How Diet Can Protect from Diabetes, Heart Disease, Dementia and Other Scary Diseases. According to Psalm 14:1, “The fool says in … Typically this means skipping two meals (the money saved is given to a special fund for the poor). 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). If you’re allergic to one of these tasty foods, you have to respect that. ‘When the sprint came, their lungs were clean; their systems were clean; their blood was clean, and their nerves were strong’” (Joseph Walker, “Victory on the Thames,” Church News, 20 Feb. 1983, 20). To repeat, my 100,000 word guide—my estimate of the word sum of all the weekly posts—to good health through good eating simply adds up to something your great-grandmother might have told you in just twelve words:  Eat food as close as practical to how it was first created. Those who use these gifts in that way will often say something to the effect of, “I have a word from the Lord for you.” About ninety percent of the soybean and corn crops are GMO per reports. Please comment:  Share your favorite ways of adding alliums to your diet. In the industrial age processed foods needed to last through many seasons. In a few minutes we’ll leave for lovely Midway, Utah and the annual Swiss Days celebration. He asked instead that he be permitted to keep the Lord’s laws of health and eat foods he knew were healthful. 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). When the cannon sounded, starting the mile-and-one-half race up the Thames River, it was expected that the young crew would fall back quickly. ‘This group I had was made up of inexperienced boys. (Fruit is easy to enjoy, it gets just one Healthy Change.). They will serve the same function in eternity. But we’re going to enjoy alliums more—they’re the best health value around. A recent study by the National Institute on Aging found that weekly fasting protected the brain from the effects of Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and other diseases. See here for the legumes highest in fiber. The quick answer: Enjoy traditional fats. Apr 08 2011. She’s half-Swiss you know. More and more, we’re learning to eat food harvested when it is ripe which also means more “local.”  One great aid is the invention of the home refrigerator—the Industrial Revolution also brought good things. Hunger diminishes as the fast progresses. Depending who you’re reading, our single “healthiest food” is either garlic or onions. Of the three oracles that inform this blog, one is Scripture. With clever marketing most every home soon had a collection of vitamin pills. It makes the BW gag because of all the false propaganda against full-fat dairy but I love it. Ephesians 5:1). Fuhrman found so many health benefits to fasting that I decided to try a three day fast. Please share your experience. ), and a harmfully high Glycemic Index (from excess sugar intake and refined grains), etc. In the last century milk got more industrialized. Read more about vitamin K-2 and its role in bone health here. Because our experiences affect our bodies and spirits, we must be careful to keep our bodies clean and healthy. The most exciting nutrition news a century ago was the discovery of vitamins. The “Word of Wisdom” is a law of health revealed by the Lord for our physical and spiritual benefit. Our Daily Bread. Our bodies house our eternal spirits. Breakfast cereal sales have declined the last decade—a good thing as these are among the unhealthiest foods. Minimize refined grains that quickly metabolize to sugar, like store-bought cookies, crackers and chips. President Ezra Taft Benson told us to avoid anything or anyone who would influence us to consume any unhealthy substance: “My … brothers and sisters, in all love, we give you warning that Satan and his emissaries will strive to entice you to use harmful substances, because they know if you partake, your spiritual powers will be inhibited and you will be in their evil power. I have to do some painting in Midway, but I'll also think about that book. (We’re doing well on this, I think.). By 1900 evidence suggests that most Church leaders were living the Word of Wisdom. Here are some past examples:  Jell-O (basically sugar, gelatin from the hooves of animals, plus artificial flavors). The N. Y. Other lifestyle factors may contribute, but no medicine, to my knowledge, yields such a benefit. It felt like the spirit was screaming, “THIS IS THE WORD OF WISDOM!” It felt like the Word of Wisdom explained with medical proof. Among the substances we are warned against are strong drinks, hot drinks, and tobacco. There are also mental effects including dementia and impaired judgment. Seven basic rules: three of them prohibitions, four of them prescriptions (wholesome fruits and herbs, sparing meat, whole grains) defined our diet. 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. When insulin is high, sugar is stored as fat; when it’s low, fat is released for consumption. The effects can be serious, scientists are still figuring this out, but for some it is a grave problem affecting many organs—more extensive than just Crohn’s disease, which is pretty bad by itself. Change isn’t that easy—reforming the way one works is hard. ‘When people asked me how I managed such success with novices, I answered, “I made those boys live right,”’ he said. The primary way we gain godly wisdom is by learning God’s Word (Psalm 119:169). But I think we need a new Healthy Change that reflects the concerns raised in Wheat Belly and Grain Brain. If you exclude French fries and tomato ketchup, we average just 1-2 servings daily. A basic requirement for these products was a long shelf life. This is done for spiritual, rather than health, reasons but fasting does have health benefits. It is a natural law and will offer the same blessings to anyone who will follow it. The Lord’s laws of health are meant to preserve our physical, mental, and emotional health. So in past posts we searched the local supermarket aisles. We wanted to see whole grains, more fiber than added sugar, minimal processing, and very limited artificial ingredients/chemicals. Because of his obedience, Daniel was healthier than the others and had been given wisdom, knowledge, skill in learning, and visions. Oreos (sugar, refined flour, vegetable oil, alkali-processed cocoa, high fructose corn syrup, artificial flavor, etc.) The Beautiful Wife is bustling about packing the many things required for a trip. As excess fat is a widespread problem in America, adequate sleep in the dark may be the cheapest health aid available. The cluster contains processed soy protein, lentils, and rice starch! In the first post on grains, Staff of Life, Healthy Change #10 said:  “Enjoy a variety of whole grains.”  It’s good advice but you’ve likely noticed how hard it is to find healthy grain products. At dinner we had string beans bought at a farmers’ market. We should always avoid any other substances, including food or drink, that will create unnatural desires or cravings or upset the natural functions of our bodies. Please comment; share your thoughts about modern milk and what your family does. Yes, I love cream. The other night I sautéed a round zucchini with onions, mushrooms, and a little bacon. The purpose of this lesson is to help us better understand and live the Lord’s laws of health. 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. The quick answer:  Whole grains are the staff of life. But the produce section is overflowing with Nature's healthy bounty. There’s hidden wisdom and knowledge in that phrase in the season thereof. 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). 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). The same doctors then took blood samples from people undergoing a 24-hour fast. The CDC currently puts deaths from tobacco use at 480,000 annually. It's best if eaten fresh and keeps longer if kept cold. A landmark event came in 1902 when President Joseph F. Smith instructed stake presidents to refuse a temple recommend to “flagrant violators” of the Word of Wisdom. This Word of Wisdom prohibits the use of hot drinks and tobacco. This brings us to Healthy Change #24, which supports minimal processing: Eat whole foods, as close as practical to the form in which they were created. My plan is to follow the “century rule” and not eat recently invented factory fats (or edible oils as the industry likes to call them). The Beautiful Wife pours whole milk on her cereal—I add cream. We spoke      to this above and also here and here. But some are allergic to wheat; others are sensitive to the glutens in wheat. ______________________________________________________________________________________________. There is a current fad towards eating protein. 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