12 April 2010

Live a Healthy Life

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“Is observance of the Word of Wisdom necessary? The Brethren have long felt that it certainly must be. Observance of the Word of Wisdom is concerned with the care of one’s body, which, the Lord has assured, is of itself a temple, a tabernacle of the spirit. He has said, “Yea, man is the tabernacle of God, even temples; and whatsoever temple is defiled, God shall destroy that temple” (D&C 93:35).

The body is sacred. It was created in the image of God. It is something to be cared for and used for good purposes. It ought to be taken care of, and this thing which we call the Word of Wisdom, which is a code of health, is most helpful in doing that.” (Gordon B. Hinckley, “The Body Is Sacred,” New Era, Nov 2006, 2–5)

With the help of those words, we dive into today’s topic: Word of Wisdom. Our first contributor is Kevin Gardner, MD, who has experience dealing with the consequences that come from abusing one’s body. His article is entitled “Medicine and the Word of Wisdom”, and it is an in depth report of what to do and not to do with respect to our bodies.

We also have MoSop talking to us about the Word of Wisdom, in the article “Mormon Health Code: Smart Choice!” from the site Mormon Soprano. It’s lengthy and well researched and gives us an understanding of the word of the Lord. She says: “It teaches what is harmful, & what is necessary for a healthy mind, body and spirit!”

And since we are of the mind of doing what’s good for our bodies, why not make this delicious “Fresh Berry Soup”? It doesn’t take long, and it is refreshing, yummy and a delight for the eyes. Enjoy!

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  1. Ooo, the Berry Soup sounds so yummy. Thanks for including the article on it!