Eating with wisdom: Author, blogger put Word of Wisdom into action

From gluten free and vegan to lacto-vegitarian and macrobiotic — there seems to be a different option to fit every lifestyle and possible to solve every problem.

While there is no "one-size-fits-all" diet, many religions have dietary perscriptions for their members. For members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, it's the Word of Wisdom found in Doctrine and Covenants 89.

The Word of Wisdom consists of seven base dietary rules: Avoid alcoholic beverages; avoid the use of tobacco; avoid hot drinks (understood to mean tea and coffee); eat all herbs (understood to mean vegetables) in their season; eat all fruits in their season; eat meat sparingly; eat grains, especially wheat.

An author and a blogger have developed diets and recipes around the Word of Wisdom.

Skip Hellewell, author of wordofwisdomliving.com, points out, "There is a natural link between religion and diet. Spiritual health — the first concern of religion — is linked to physical health, and physical health is most influenced by diet."

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