In the book, Discovering the Word of Wisdom: Surprising Insights from a Whole Food, Plant-based Perspective, Jane Birch explores the Word of Wisdom from the perspective of a whole food, plant-based diet and shares her insights into:
- What we should and should not eat to enjoy maximum physical health.
- How food is intimately connected to our spiritual well being.
- Why Latter-day Saints are succumbing to the same chronic diseases as the rest of the population, despite not smoking, drinking, or doing drugs.
- How the Word of Wisdom was designed specifically for our day.
- How you can receive the “hidden treasures” and other blessings promised in the Word of Wisdom.
- Why eating the foods God has ordained for our use is better not just for our bodies but for the animals and for the earth.
This book also contains the stories of dozens of people who are enjoying the blessings of following the Word of Wisdom and concrete advice on how to get started.
Discovering the Word of Wisdom: Surprising Insights from a Whole Food, Plant-based Perspective by Jane Birch
Table of Contents
Foreword by Rogan Taylor
Preface by Jane Birch
Chapter 1 – Awakening to the Word of Wisdom
Chapter 2 – The Flesh of Beasts
Chapter 3 – Wholesome Herbs and Every Fruit
Chapter 4 – All Grain Is Good
Chapter 5 – What about Dairy and Eggs?
Chapter 6 – Science and the Word of Wisdom
Chapter 7 – Common Objections
Chapter 8 – Stewards of Our Bodies, the Earth, and Its Creatures
Chapter 9 – Why Doesn’t the Church Tell Us These Things?
Chapter 10 – The Promised Blessings
Appendices (note the links below are to revised versions of the appendices!)
Appendix 1: More Real Mormons • Real Stories
Appendix 2: Why Start Now?
Appendix 3: Why Go 100%?
Appendix 4: Guidelines for an Optimal WFPB Diet
Appendix 5: The Easy Way to Eat WFPB
Appendix 6: Overcoming Challenges
Appendix 7: Recommended Books, Resources, Recipes
Published by Fresh Awakenings (Provo, Utah: 2013), 234 pages
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