Discovering the Word of Wisdom: Surprising Insights from a Whole Food, Plant-based Perspective

Discovering the Word of Wisdom Surprising Insights from a Whole Food Plant based Perspective Do you want to avoid illness maintain your ideal weight and reach your highest potential both physically and spiritually You might be surprised to find the answers in the Mormon Word of Wisdom But i

  • Title: Discovering the Word of Wisdom: Surprising Insights from a Whole Food, Plant-based Perspective
  • Author: Jane Birch
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  • Do you want to avoid illness, maintain your ideal weight and reach your highest potential, both physically and spiritually You might be surprised to find the answers in the Mormon Word of Wisdom But if you think you already know what this divine revelation says, think again You ll be amazed to discover the hidden treasures brought to light through what has now been prDo you want to avoid illness, maintain your ideal weight and reach your highest potential, both physically and spiritually You might be surprised to find the answers in the Mormon Word of Wisdom But if you think you already know what this divine revelation says, think again You ll be amazed to discover the hidden treasures brought to light through what has now been proven to be the healthiest human diet, a way of eating supported both by history and by science a whole food, plant based WFPB diet WFPB vegetarian diets have been proven to both prevent and cure chronic disease, help you achieve your maximum physical potential, and make it easy to reach and maintain your ideal weight In this book, you ll read the stories of dozens of people who are enjoying the blessings of following a Word of Wisdom diet, and you ll get concrete advice on how to get started You will discover What we should and should not eat to enjoy maximum physical health How food is intimately connected to our spiritual well being Why Latter day Saints are succumbing to the same chronic diseases as the rest of the population, despite not smoking, drinking, or doing drugs How the Word of Wisdom was designed specifically for our day How you can receive the hidden treasures and other blessings promised in the Word of Wisdom Why eating the foods God has ordained for our use is better not just for our bodies but for the animals and for the earth.If you believe you know what the Word of Wisdom says, you may be amazed at what you have missed Learn why Mormons all over the world are waking up to the Word of Wisdom

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    1. I used the Word of Wisdom to lose over 150#, 11 dress sizes and over half my body weight. That was before ever hearing of this book.My experiences mirror those of the author and also those shared within the pages of the book. To me that confirms how true it is; in the mouth's of two or three witnesses.It's a non-preachy, in-your-face approach to doctrine that truly can change and improve lives. It's a pretty accurate overview of my own lifestyle.It's really too bad that as a church as a whole, w [...]

    2. I take exception to the fact that the author indicates that anyone who eats meat is not keeping the Word of Wisdom 100%. The Word of Wisdom specifically states "12 Yea, flesh also of beasts and of the fowls of the air, I, the Lord, have ordained for the use of man with thanksgiving; nevertheless they are to be used sparingly; 13 And it is pleasing unto me that they should not be used, only in times of winter, or of cold, or famine." I believe that Jane Birch has taken a very radical approach bec [...]

    3. Like most Latter-Day Saints, I paid more attention to the "do not" parts of the Word of Wisdom, than to the "do" parts. It was when I started looking for help for health problems that I found those hidden treasures. Most everything I read about inflammation recommended a whole-foods plant-based diet. The more I read about it, the more familiar the advice seemed--advice that I had skipped over time after time when reading Section 89 in the Doctrine and Covenants. I never bothered to wonder why if [...]

    4. In a world where everybody has some kind of science to back their way of eating, I found it refreshing to see scripture backed by science. I followed this read with The China Study and found it interesting to note there that the benefits of plant-based eating can allow for up to 20% consumption of animal products without wrecking the benefits of eating plant-based. My family has embraced veganism for the past year, but as we've settled into what works for us, I would most definitely describe us [...]

    5. Informative and helpful. While I admit that there are varying levels In which you can keep the WOW, I mostly agree with Birch on everything. However, some nice "clean" meat for a special occasion is perfectly fine and won't,obviously, kill you. But she does suggest that your body will let you know if it's happy or not after not eating something the majority of the time and then having it for a treat. I can say that this is 100% true being that I haven't gone 100% vegan - and most likely won't - [...]

    6. Discovering the Word of Wisdom ably explores the connection between a whole food, plant-based diet and the counsel in the word of wisdom. Birch describes the basics of of a whole-food diet and offers resources for learning more, but the book's real value for the Latter-day Saint or other interested reader is an exploration of the spiritual implications of our dietary choices. Birch’s careful explanations help apply scriptural teachings for present circumstances, representing a unique contribut [...]

    7. Although I do think some of this is a little extreme, I believe there is value in hearing and understanding other people opinions and thoughts. This book opened up my mind to the possibility that I may not be doing all I can to follow the world of wisdom. I most definitely would like the promised blessings that come from following it's teachings. I may not take the exact path of the author, but will prayerfully consider changes that need to be made in my own journey to "discovering the word of w [...]

    8. I’ve been studying the word of wisdom for a while and this book was a great addition to my study. It answered a lot of my questions. I loved when the author said, people will tell you that eating this way (whole food plant based/vegan) is radical or extreme but really what’s more extreme: eating a healthy diet? Or eating the standard American diet full of meat, dairy, and sugar that will eventually lead to you laying on an operating table having your chest sliced open for open heart surgery? [...]

    9. This is the third LDS book I've read that takes a WFPB (whole foods plant-based) interpretation of the Word of Wisdom. Much of the book is a regurgitation of The China Study and other WFPB proponents' works (like those by Dr. McDougall). But I like that the book has a great collection of quotes by General Authorities about the Word of Wisdom, animals, diet, etc. Some of them I hadn't seen before. The book includes many stories by LDS members who used a WFPB diet to reverse their health problems [...]

    10. This author has based her eating habits from D&C 89 without reading any of the other chapters of the Doctrine and Covenants. How about D&C 49:18&19? "18 And whoso forbiddeth to abstain from meats, that man should not eat the same, is not ordained of God;19 For, behold, the beasts of the field and the fowls of the air, and that which cometh of the earth, is ordained for the use of man for food and for raiment, and that he might have in abundance."It sure sounds to me that the Lord did [...]

    11. great insight to the word of wisdom and a whole food plant based diet. Such logic when you read this book why haven't we all been eating like this? I've always asked about the do's in the word of wisdom but everyone seemed to brush them off.

    12. I am a dietitian and had read the book, "How to Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease," and "The China Study." I was impressed with the books because they were scientific confirmation of the Word of Wisdom and advocate a plant based diet. I did follow these diets for about a year, I had so much energy, and felt wonderful, people told me I glowed. And then didn't follow them as strictly.A few years ago I had some health problems and I felt prompted to really read and then follow the Word of Wisdom. W [...]

    13. I would give this 3 1/2 stars. Warning: this book is exactly what it says in the title. it promotes a whole foods, plant based diet. I actually was pleasantly surprised by this book. I've read many books promoting WFPB diets and it was great reading one by an LDS author with a Word of Wisdom perspective. I have eaten this kind of a diet (+fish) for 3 months before and it was a very positive experience. I related to much of what Ms. Birch and the many testimonials described. Ms Birch is very dire [...]

    14. I would've enjoyed the book even more if I hadn't already change my lifestyle (with wonderful results) to a whole-food, plant-based (WFPB) lifestyle about about 18 months ago. Still, even though she was "preaching to the choir," I found her book thoughtful and well-researched about food from a spiritual perspective, and I'm glad I read it. The idea of WFPB shouldn't be revolutionary since the simple guidelines of Doctrine and Covenants 89 were revealed in 1833. Still, we as a people could do so [...]

    15. A short, compelling read on nutrition. The author compares the scientific information from "The China Study" with the promises of the Word of Wisdom (her interpretation of it). Every chapter ends with stories of people who have started eating a whole foods, plant based diet, and how their lives and health have benefited from it. This book left me with a strong desire to discuss it with someone (thankfully, my husband is currently reading it for that purpose), some good insight, and changes in my [...]

    16. this is just the kind of book I was looking for. I have had so many questions, and most of them are answered here with deep insights and thought-provoking scriptural references and General Conference addresses. the way that it was written, was done in such a way as to not belittle those who choose not to follow the diet, but also, done in a way that shows the effectiveness and overall difference in changing your diet can make in your life both physically, and spiritually. I feel inspired and kee [...]

    17. Loved it! The ideas were presented in such a way that wasn't forceful or condemning. Jane simply presents the reader with facts and spiritual support to what she has found, without preaching it as doctrine. You can tell this interpretation of the Word of Wisdom has blessed her life and she wants others to be aware of this option.

    18. I am so excited about this book. It's a truth that I can live with and believe in. I've already started. This is not the most well written book, but it's an easy and quick read with a wonderful message for those who are willing to consider and open their spirits willingly.

    19. I have been changed forever by the work of Jane Birch! I stumbled upon a YouTube video and had to find out more. I’ve been reading stories on her website and gained friends in the Facebook group. This book is wonderful, inspiring and so needed in our time!

    20. The number of recommendations by knowledgeable individuals in the front of the book is extremely impressive. The rest of the book confirmed what the expert witnesses said about it. This book is filled truth, easy to read, and interesting. There is no need for me to write a long review about it.This book makes me wish I could give it 5 stars in multiple areas. (Quality of writing/interesting, Relevance, Quality of the information, worth rereading, etc.)

    21. tho I might disagree on a few details, her advice is right and spot on. this is a great introduction to any LDS wanting to get started on a healthy plant based diet. many reviewers claim that she makes an illogical jump between what the scriptures say and her position advocating a whole foods plant based diet, however I respond by saying that we can be plant based and be perfectly aligned with the scriptures. the scriptures like this book are useful guidelines and however should not replace crit [...]

    22. Jam-Packed With TRUTH!!!Jane has brilliantly summarized from modern science and scripture why it is an incredible (on more levels and to a greater degree than most can even imagine) blessing for humans, animals and the environment to eat only whole-plant foods. (Unless we're in a situation where we need an animal to save us from starvation of course).

    23. I was up and down on this book.The beginning was thought-provoking, and the author makes a strong argument for cutting meat out of our diets as a way to follow the Word of Wisdom. She discusses the scriptures, the common definitions of words like 'herb' at the time they were written, and more.I felt like the middle didn't use the same pattern. She focused on things that the Word of Wisdom doesn't discuss, and tried to interpret the scripture to support her personal views. For example, she sugges [...]

    24. As a professor of biochemistry (now retired), I incorporated principles of weight management and nutrition into many of my courses. I read the scientific literature on these topics and shared the information with my students. At the same time, I had my own struggles with weight and heart disease. Therefore, it was a joy to read this book and realize how scientifically sound it is. In addition to teaching biochemistry, I also taught (about once a year for 12 years) a university course on the Doct [...]

    25. I was led to this book while doing some personal research on Doctrine and Covenants 89:12-13, which states, "Yea, flesh also of beasts and of the fowls of the air, I, the Lord, have ordained for the use of man with thanksgiving; nevertheless they are to be used sparingly; and it is pleasing unto me that they should not be used, only [=except] in times of winter, or of cold, or famine." I had read this passage many times in my life but had always just skimmed past it before. But now I was curious [...]

    26. Disclaimer: I helped edit this book. In fact, reading this book was so powerful that one week after reading the draft manuscript of this book, I ate my last meal containing egg and dairy products and cleaned my kitchen of non-whole-foods-plant-based foods.I could not put this book down. I found it completely fascinating and was amazed to find that the concepts rang true to me. I am a skeptic--in this age of conflicting dietary information, I want scientific research to back up all nutrition clai [...]

    27. This book was a well written, thoughtful analysis of the Word of Wisdom. I have recently rediscovered the divine wisdom in the Word of Wisdom's positive admonitions--our diet should be based on vegetables and fruits, along with whole grains, meat limited to times of famine and cold when vegetables aren't available (or best of all not eaten at all, it is "pleasing' to God for us to refrain). This book takes a broad look at the benefits of living these principles. It covers improvements in health, [...]

    28. I was inspired. This is a very simple and direct book. The Word of Wisdom is subject to many different interpretations, and this is only one side, but I don't think you can go too wrong with it. I read this over the summer (as I was on my own path back to vegetarianism and healthier eating). I was slowly reducing my dairy intake at the time as well, and her words helped me to make a more drastic change. I quit cold-turkey, and I think her words were helpful in that respect. I often found that he [...]

    29. This book is teaching me so much about the Word of Wisdom. The Lord gave Joseph Smith the WoW in 1833 long before there was knowledge about nutrition. What it says jives with today's nutritional knowledge. As Dr. Ray G. Crowley has said, " it came from a highly advanced and infallible source of intelligence beyond this earth." (Birch, J Discovering the Word of Wisdom, p. 56.) I put this book down when my life became hectic and very busy. I've picked it back up this week and hope to have it finis [...]

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