27) CONSEQUENCES: What are some of the “fruits” of an unhealthy diet, that may not show up for years? Can our diet affect our countenances, appearance, hair, etc?

Prophetic Statements Brigham Young If you observe faithfully the Word of Wisdom, you will have your dollar, your five dollars, your hundred dollars, yea you will have your hundreds of dollars to spend for that which will be useful and profitable to you. Why should we continue to practice in our lives those pernicious habits […]

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06) Law: Are laws that prohibit alcohol or drugs good?

Commentary Prophetic Statements  George Albert Smith “There are those among us today who have been blinded by the philosophies and foolishness of men. There are those who reject the advice and counsel of the man that God has placed at the head of this Church. “I am grieved as I stand here and think of […]

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29) SICK: What are some things we can do when we are sick?

Prophetic Statements Joseph Smith I preached to a large congregation at the stand, on the science and practice of medicine, and desiring to persuade the saints to trust in God when sick, and not in an arm of flesh, and live by faith and not by medicine, or poison; and when they were sick, and […]

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22) TEMPLE: Is what I eat important to the Lord?

Prophetic Statements Joseph Smith We came to this earth that we might have a body and present it pure before God in the celestial kingdom. The principle of happiness consists in having a body. The devil has no body, and herein is his punishment . . . All beings who have bodies have power over […]

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07) Moderation: How should moderation in health be determined?

Prophetic Statements Brigham Young By temperance and moderation lay the foundation for the development of the mind. [1] The sisters may inquire, ‘What can we do?’ Rule your passions, and exercise faith until you can govern and control your appetites, instead of drinking tea, coffee, and hot drinks. That is one of the smallest duties […]

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34) SPIRITUAL-MENTAL: Can failure to fully live the commandments or indifference to spiritual matters cause mental instabbility?

Prophetic Statements Howard W. Hunter “Indifference to the Savior or failure to keep the commandments of God brings about insecurity, inner turmoil, and contention. These are the opposites of peace. Peace can come to an individual only by an unconditional surrender to him who is the Prince of peace and who has the power to […]

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19) In addition to diet, what else can we do?

Prophetic Statements Brigham Young We should have plenty of pure, fresh air. [1] . . . it is far healthier to walk than to ride . . . [2] Let the people be holy, and the earth under their feet will be holy . . . and every animal and creeping thing will be filled […]

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