Learn the do s of the Word of Wisdom One cannot say that to refrain from smoking and from drinking tea, coffee or alcohol is to keep fully the Word of Wisdom The many do s in the inspired document are as important as the don ts The classic book on how what we eat shapes us Savages, and nature people do not know what a tooth brush is, yet they have hard, white,Learn the do s of the Word of Wisdom One cannot say that to refrain from smoking and from drinking tea, coffee or alcohol is to keep fully the Word of Wisdom The many do s in the inspired document are as important as the don ts The classic book on how what we eat shapes us Savages, and nature people do not know what a tooth brush is, yet they have hard, white, solid teeth until they begin to use civilized man s food Learn about the laws of health one should be aware of artificially prepared products No artificial product, even though scientifically compounded, can supplant nature s food A great reference book Too many people use their scanty store to purchase foods which have been robbed of their most precious life giving elements As relevant as when it was first written Men may break the laws of health for years yet seem to feel no ill effects, but sooner or later the penalty must be paid by them and too often by their progeny Nature has no favorites.
The Word of Wisdom A Modern Interpretation Learn the do s of the Word of Wisdom One cannot say that to refrain from smoking and from drinking tea coffee or alcohol is to keep fully the Word of Wisdom The many do s in the inspired document are
Reread May 2015 From a blog post I recently wrote My early morning study as led me to ponder seriously The Word of Wisdom Since it is that time of year when the world thinks about diets and dieting I ll share a recent resource that I have discovered.As I have been restudying the Word of Wisdom I remembered that in John A Widtsoe s biography written by Alan K Parrish, which I had read several years ago, there was a lot of dialogue about The Word of Wisdom So I pulled it out Elder Widtsoe and his [...]
I think that the most amazing thing about this book is how much John Widstoe knew 50 years ago He talked about probiotics, omega 3 fatty acids, the sugar diabetes connection, keeping our bodies alkaline all kinds of things that I thought were relatively modern discoveries.I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to learn to fully live the Word of Wisdom Not because it s fun reading it isn t It is written sort of like a textbook with lots of scientific studies and statistics However, the [...]
I read the 1937 edition Widstoe provides an in depth interpretation that both sheds light on the timeless nutritional wisdom revealed in the Word of Wisdom and an era when the Church earnestly began using contemporary science to validate it s doctrine Widstoe s approach is that of treating the spirit and body as the same organism You need a healthy spirit to maintain a healthy body, you need a healthy body to maintain a healthy spirit Daily doses of fine literature along with exercise, fruits, a [...]
80 years old yet modern
This book goes over the don ts of the Word of Wisdom, but what interested me much was what he had to say about the do s Even though much of the scientific data is outdated the book was written in 1950 , the principles behind them are still sound Elder Widtsoe he was an apostle back then even said in his writing that they were just at the beginnings of nutritional science back then and that we should accept sound science as it comes, since the word of wisdom itself doesn t spell out everything f [...]
There are some good reminders in this book and I did learn a couple new things However, there is a reason this book is out of print, and probably should have remained so In the decades since this book was written many problems of that time have been eradicated and some conclusions that were drawn have since been de bunked due to continuing study in the field of health Some of the writing is written in a manner that was perhaps acceptable when it was written, but which reads as a guilt inducing [...]
Wow I can t even begin to describe what a great book this is I recommend it to anyone who thinks they ve been following the LDS code of health the Word of Wisdom 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 He show that while deaths from infectious diseases are on the decline tuberculosis, polio, smallpox, etc , diseases such as diabetes and cancer are on the rise If you re sayin [...]
I was a little skeptical of reading this book being that it is almost 80 years old I gave it 5 stars even though there s needs to be some updating about new research However the best part of this book is that it explains in simple language what and why one should avoid and eat I especially like how the author broke down specifics such as what comprises a grain of wheat, what parts of it are good bad, and why one should eat the whole of it Elder Witsoe s views and interpretation of the Word of Wi [...]
Kind of interesting to read a commentary on the Word of Wisdom Some of the science is outdated, but it s interesting how much was known in 1950 when this was published You also learn the probable origins of some of the ideas among the LDS community about how to apply the Word of Wisdom in our day The Widtsoes even eschew eating chocolate so for its fat and sugar content than caffeine and hot chocolate.
Considering how old this book is 1950 publication , I was amazed by it s modern day applicability Many of the issues of his day remain the same today processed food, too much sugar, acid forming foods, etc He does a very thorough analysis of the Word of Wisdom and includes a lot of information on specific nutrients and their roles in our health Much of his information is out dated, especially regarding dairy, but I found the book very informative.
I have read a plethora of nutrition books and I enjoyed the perspective of this book The only downside is that it was originally published in 1950 That being said, when you read the research that he cites and the concerns he shares, I thought, Have we learned nothing in 60 years Good health is pretty simple.
Excellent information Dated, since it was written in 1950, but a must read for people who are responsible for feeding their household, and for people who care about the quality of what they put in their mouths Should be read in tandem with Nutrition and Physical Degeneration the messages go together.
This was a very detailed book written in 1938 It was very interesting to me as I have delved into the health and nutrition industry Some of the simple paragraphs in this book seem to have whole research studies and individual books written about them, independent of the knowledge of this the former book This book was very interesting Everyone would do well to follow the word of wisdom
I loved how John A Widstoe knew so much about the science behind food Even though this book was written in the 1930 s, so much of it applies to our day The book gave me a lot of the info I was looking for on the do s of the word of wisdom A definate reference book to keep around
For a 50 year old book it was remarkably up to date though I can t say it was much of a page turner I think I understand the word of wisdom a lot better It wanted to make me eat better and feed my family better.
This book changed my eating habits.
Fascinating history of food, according to Word of Wisdom principles.
This was full of great information, especially having been published in 1950.
Data and research are old but overall a great book on the Word of Wisdom.