“Discovering the Word of Wisdom” Video & Extras

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Video Extras

The Johnsons’ Story: Paul and Orva

The Taylors’ Story: Rogan and Lynda

The Joneses’ Story: Shane and Michelle

Jane’s Story: Jane Birch

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See: Film Follow-up


  1. Jane! This is a beautiful and touching film. Thank you so much for carrying out your ministry this way. You are an inspiration to us all!

  2. Wonderful film. Well done ! Great to hear our modern day prophets speaking on the subject. Particularly Pres Benson. Thankyou so much for putting this together for us to share with friends and family.

  3. My dear daughter Jane. I just viewed your recently produced film and also the video you provided featuring a couple who really show great appreciation for how eating the Word of Wisdom Way has helped them achieve maximum health. I also very deeply appreciate (as you already know) how your coming in person to my and your step-mother’s home on a Sunday afternoon almost four years ago to teach me how to eat the Word of Wisdom Way brought me for the first time ever (except when I was a newborn baby) in my life to where I never ever any more experience sickness of any kind!

    Even though I will turn eighty four years of age in February of 2016, I have never in these past almost four years ever, as you already know, been sick in any way, no headaches, no colds, etc. I don’t even have any medication prescriptions, because of your having very effectively taught your “old” dad how our Lord and Savior wants us to eat as He as instructs in D&C 89: verses 10 -21. I’ve also been very successful in exercising six days a week (for fifty-three minutes at each session) and “travelling” the equivalence of four miles at each exercise session (according to a dial on the Precor Adaptive Motion Trainer I use) for over one year at our city’s Recreational Center!

    I also feel confident in predicting that you, my, and your dear mother’s eldest child, will someday will see me living well past the age of one hundred! (I trust that you will still be living then because I know that you “practice what you preach.”) With much love, Your Father!

    • what a wonderful tribute from a loving father…as if a conversation or prayer between our heavenly Father and one of His children…

  4. Great video. I was wondering if you could give me the references of the words of the prophets that you used in the video. I would love to read more of what they had to say. Thanks!

  5. I would love, love, love some of these recipes shown (and not shown) that you use and make. A cookbook would be wonderful as well! Loved the video too!

  6. Thank you so much for sharing this video. I loved it and helped me a lot with my decision to pursue my quest for whole food plant based meals. I have not been much of a meat eater and lessened it even more since my husband was diagnosed with prostrate cancer eighteen months ago. Been very careful with what we eat and reading and watching lots of videos on healthy foods. But applying this with the word of wisdom way really confirmed me to go full blast on whole food plant based meals consistently. Thank you!

    • Thanks for the kind words, Beth! I wish you the very best on this amazing and joyful journey. I’m happy to help in any way I can if there is something I can do for you. Jane

  7. New to the site😍 Has anyone tried to start this type of group in their ward? This would be an incredible resource for my ward.

  8. Jane,
    You are an answer to my prayers, literally. I know that the way I eat effects me spiritually and I have always known that food cures everything but, I was raised on processed foods, meat, and junk food and, I hate to admit, addicted to food! In addition, I didn’t know how to change my diet and be successful. Now it seems I have found the answer!

    I am 55 (embarrassingly 65 lbs over weight) and have aches and pains that I want to get rid of. I know my health will only get worse with time unless I change my ways. I want to be able to serve the Lord more fully and when the time comes, serve a mission. I know if I don’t get a handle on my health now, that won’t be possible. I just hope it isn’t too late!

    I’ve been praying to my Father in Heaven that he would lead me to the resources that I needed to make the changes in my life that were necessary. I’ve always loved vegetables and ate meat sparingly because, fortunately, that’s what I like. My downfall is sweets and junk food. I’m reading your book now and am talking to my husband about this drastic change in the way I want to start cooking for us. He’s a southern farmer and loves meats and potatoes. His health is poor. At 67 he has had one kidney removed due to cancer, a heart attack, and was recently diagnosed with diabetes, which really has opened his eyes. I think now is the perfect time to get him on board.

    I’d love to go cold turkey and start the WFPB diet today but, I feel in order to be successful I need to educate myself more, and more especially, my husband. I’m hoping tonight to get him to watch From Knives to Forks with me as I’ve never seen it before either.

    I feel very motivated and excited for this new way of eating yet scared at the same time. I don’t want to fail because I know what is at risk. I do, however, think that this time is different because of the new light in which I read Section 89 in. I want to please the Lord with all my heart.

    Just to let you know I read an article in Meridian Magazine that you had written which lead me to your website. Thank you for putting so much information online at no cost! It’s got me started!

    • Teresa: What an awesome message! You are inspiring me!! It is NOT too late for you or your husband, and you can do this!! But yes, it may take some trial and error. Satan will try to derail you and make you feel discouraged. PAY NO HEED TO SATAN’S VOICE! 🙂 I think you are wise to take this a bit more slowly and learn about the diet and figure out some recipes. The Lord will help you as He is helping so many others. I’m also happy to help you. Feel free to contact me at any time! I want to hear from you to know how you are doing. Feel free to join the Facebook groups if you need more support (see front page, right side bar.) Bless you! Jane

  9. I have been a member of the church for many years and lived the don’ts of the word of wisdom now it is time to live the dos. With the Lord’s help I can do it thankyou for bring these truths to my mind and into my life. Where I live there is an abundance of beautiful fruit and vegetables with a little effort they will be on my table and part of my every day menue. Thankyou so much. I’m on my way to a healthier me! Thankyou! Thankyou and most of all I thank my Heavenly Father for his council.

  10. Oh my goodness! I cannot express the pure JOY I felt in watching this film!! I am LDS and I have been eating a WFPB diet for 4 years now and came to this way of eating after reading “The China Study” and watching “Forks Over Knives”. The data presented immediately impressed me and I decided to fully commit to eating a WFPB diet in the hopes of avoiding some of the health issues (mainly cancer) my family has had. I mainly got information from blogs and websites in the vegan community. I quickly realized that a plant-based diet is in complete alignment with the Word of Wisdom and I have wondered why as members we have typically focused on abstaining from alcohol, drugs, coffee and tea but failed to adhere more closely to the rest of the revelation. I honestly have not personally known any other members of the Church who are embracing the Word of Wisdom in this way (most of my friends think I’m a bit crazy!) so it was just a thrill to see your film and realize that you are out there! Thank you for sharing what you are doing so that others can see the blessings which come from eating this way. I personally have experienced so many blessings from being plant-based such as maintaining a low but healthy weight, having great digestion (for the first time in my life!), being active and fit (we hike, bike, ski, and scuba dive), and getting creative in the kitchen where I LOVE to create healthy, delicious food (I’ve written 2 WFPB cookbooks). I also feel so happy to be a better steward over the Earth’s resources and all of Heavenly Father’s creations. It is strange to say but eating this way truly puts me more in touch with nature and animals and fills my soul with gratitude for the planet we live on. Seeing your film just reconfirmed to my heart that I am on the right path! I would love to connect with more members who are also discovering the many benefits from eating a plant based diet so I’m so grateful to have found your website!!

    • Dear Laurie: I was very excited to see your message. It is wonderful you’ve been doing this on your own! To locate other Mormons may be living near you who are interested in a whole food, plant-based Word of Wisdom lifestyle, check out the WFPB Mormon Map! You can email people living near you and introduce yourself: https://goo.gl/k4tleH (To find someone, type your state or country into the search bar, or click directly on the map!). Be sure to add your name to the map! https://goo.gl/KLWo5w. I will also email you! Jane

      • I just listened to your film for the second time and is better the second time–perhaps because I am farther along my WOW eating than I was at that time and it made a difference. Thanks so much for all you are doing in helping us to understand the many things you do about the Word of Wisdom and our eating in this way.

  11. I don’t know how I stumbled across your site but I was looking up the Word of Wisdom in hopes of getting some inspiration regarding my health. I believe I have found what I have been needing. I recently lost 32 pounds but have been missing carbs and limiting them and feeling run down. I would love all the help I can get. Thank you for blessing me with your time in putting this website together.

    • Wonderful, Katherine! I hope you are finding what you need. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me: Contact Jane. I am happy to help in any way I can. Also consider joining the Facebook groups (see home page, right side bar). Jane

  12. I have felt the spirit so strongly since I have opened up my heart and mind to this new way of life! Thank you, Jane, for everything you have worked so hard to share with the world.

    I have one plea: PLEASE show me where I can find the recipes to the foods shown in your latest video (the short film)! They look oh so delicious and I desperately need help getting started since I just decided to start this yesterday. I am looking for a super delicious recipe to try tonight to get us (my husband and I) started and the ones featured in the video literally made my mouth water!



    • Hi Charly: I’m excited for your journey and encourage you to press forward with a perfect brightness of hope. I do not have the recipes from the video, but there are hundreds of excellent whole food, plant-based recipes that are easy to find. Even if someone gave you their favorite recipes, it would stay take time for you to find what works for you and your family and for your taste buds to change. Here are some recipes to get started: WFPB Recipes. Just take it a day at a time, try one recipe here and then there and over time you’ll find plenty you enjoy. You can also join the Facebook group where we often share favorite recipes: Discovering the Word of Wisdom Support Group.

  13. I am so happy to find this group. I have been on this path many years and been very much alone with it and have slid backward. I need the support of others who don’t think I’m crazy. I also converted to the LDS church 36 years ago. My husband never did. I am richly blessed in many ways, but could REALLY use this connection. Thank you Jane and others.

  14. I have tried various things to lose some weight. I have for the most part eaten healthy (so I tell myself). Some programs I have tried hurt my stomach and are very pricey. I weigh 160 lbs! At my height, I should be 135 lbs, according to standards. People don’t believe me that I weigh 160. I tell them it’s mostly in my Latina butt. 😂.

    All kidding aside, I’ve started studying my scriptures and re read my patriarchal blessing. Now with the passing of President Monson, it made me think. One area in my blessing states to study the Word of Wisdom and promises me a healthy, long life.

    I looked up all the ages of the Prophets and their ages at passing away. We know they all followed the WOW. “Duh!”, I told myself. They all lived somewhat long lives, with the exception of Joseph Smith, at an average lifespan of 86+ years.

    This was divine intervention. God was telling me that the answer is right in front of me! I’m studying the WOW and going to share with my kids to learn from it as well.

    I stumbled onto your website. I can’t remember how but I’m glad I did! I’m sharing on my FB! Thank you!

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