Jane Birch on the Word of Wisdom


Discovering the Word of Wisdom: Surprising Insights from a Whole Food, Plant-based Perspective (Provo, Utah: Fresh Awakenings, 2013).

Academic Articles

“Questioning the Comma in Verse 13 of the Word of Wisdom,” Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture 10 (2014): 133-149.

“Getting into the Meat of the Word of Wisdom,” Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture 11 (2014): 1-36.

Meridian Magazine Series on Discovering the Word of Wisdom

“Discovering Joy!” Published in Meridian Magazine, April 15, 2014. (First article)

Meridian Series on Discovering the Word of Wisdom (Complete list of articles)

Doctrines, Principles, and Applications of the Word of Wisdom (articles series for Meridian Magazine; I consider this the first draft of a possible 2nd book)


“Are Mormons Flunking the Word of Wisdom?” Published on Flunking Sainthood, February 10, 2014.

“Stewardship in Action: Jane Birch,” Published on LDS Earth Stewardship, February 17, 2014.

“The Mormon Word Of Wisdom: An 1833 Guide To A Whole Food, Plant-Based Diet,” Published on VegSource, June 2, 2014.


 “Episode 1 – Mormon Vegetarian, The First Show!” on Mormon Vegetarian podcast. January 17, 2014.

“Discovering the Word of Wisdom: Surprising Insights from a Whole Food, Plant-based Perspective.” Presentation at the Az Whole-istic Living Conference, April 26, 2014 (Recording available for purchase).

“Jane Birch on the Word of Wisdom – Errant Comma Theory,” on FairMormon Articles of Faith podcast, posted on June 16, 2014.

 “Episode 27 – The Amazing Jane Birch Returns” on Mormon Vegetarian podcast. September 10, 2014.

“Get Waisted Welcomes Jane Birch,” a discussion on the Word of Wisdom on the Get Waisted with Rene Steelman Talk Radio Program. September 24, 2014.

“Jane Birch Interview – Episode 2.41,” The Good Word with Host Nick Galieti, November 7, 2014.

“Discovering the Word of Wisdom with Jane Birch,” Lioness Calling with Katee Payne, February 19, 2015.

Jane Birch’s Plant-based Journey on Lauri’s Lemonade Stand with Lauri Mackey, August 30, 2016


Word of Wisdom Health Challenge OPEN Facebook support group (commented posted can be viewed by anyone on the site)
Discovering the Word of Wisdom Support Group CLOSED Facebook site (comments posted can only be seen by other members of the group)


2014 Winner of the Ruth M. Stephens Article Prize (for two articles on the Word of Wisdom in Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture).

Presentations by Jane Birch

I love speaking on the Word of Wisdom. Check this out if you’d like to invite me to speak to a group.


  1. Jane,

    It’s the day after Thanksgiving, my favorite holiday and I just listened to your podcast of about two months ago where you discuss the ‘comma’ and Section 49. It has been so helpful to have the clarification of this regarding the Word of Wisdom. I gave a copy of your book to a good friend of mine this week. I will get a few more for Christmas. Thank you for your passion in this important area. I am thankful for the great nutrition guide the Word of Wisdom is and to those who speak clearly. Tonight I am roasting vegetables. Enjoy the season.


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