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Saturday, June 28, 2008

Cancer, Nutrition, and the Word of Wisdom

This was a great article in the July 2008 Ensign magazine about one doctor's observations about nutrition and the Word of Wisdom.

He talks about how our health and our spirituality are interrelated and offers medical insights into what the scientific world is learning about cancer.

The Lord says, "all things unto me are spiritual, and not at any time have I given unto you a law which was temporal" (D&C 29:34).

Most people know that Mormons abstain from tobacco, hot drinks (like coffee and tea), caffeine and alcohol. Those are what I call the "no's." What is often overlooked are the things we should do.

Research indicates that a diet following the recommendations outlined in section 89 of the Doctrine and Covenants, consisting primarily of grains, fruits, and vegetables, is generally considered the healthiest way to eat.

I know our family could improve our eating habits and eat more veggies, and less meats and processed items. Hope you enjoy the article (see the link below).

http://lds.org/ldsorg/v/index.jsp?vgnextoid=2354fccf2b7db010VgnVCM1000004d82620aRCRD&locale=0&sourceId=86c33645a2cba110VgnVCM100000176f620a____&hideNav=1

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