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The Word of Wisdom, a code of health dealing primarily with human nutrition, was promulgated as a divine revelation in 1833 by Joseph Smith, the "Mormon" Prophet. It is a part of the religious system of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints which declares that the care of the body is a sacred duty; and it has been practiced measurably by members of the Church with very favorable results.
Three objectives have been kept in mind in the preparation of this book. First, to make clear the meaning of the Word of Wisdom in terms of modern knowledge. Second, to show that the learning of the last century confirms the teachings of the Word of Wisdom. Third, to furnish some information for the guidance, through proper nutrition, of those who seek to retain, improve or recover their health.
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It's lifestyle change, not a diet
by Catherine - reviewed on February 18, 2008
I have always known what foods should or shouldn't be eaten in promoting good health, but I never felt as motivated to to eat that way until I read this book. Widstoe was a very intelligent scientist, and his documented research proves his points for maintaining this dietary lifestyle, what I like to call an ancestral diet. Once I understood the implications of eating the modern, processed food diet that most Americans eat, I have striven very hard to change my lifestyle and eliminate those foods. His book may have been written over 50 years ago, but the principles still ring true today. I also appreciated his testimony of Joseph Smith's inspired call as a prophet of God - of which he frequently reminds the reader of throughout the book.
by Customer - reviewed on September 28, 2008
loved every word of the book