Some people avoid caffeine by switching to decaffeinated coffee. However, several medical investigations over the last decade have shown that between 40 and 50 percent of decaffeinated coffee drinkers have gastrointestinal difficulties, such as ulcers, colitis, or diarrhea. (Goulart, 1984.) …

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It is the same in other directions. We fail to set a proper example before our young people. If I were to send for a doctor, what would be the effect upon my children? Why, they would say, “That is the course my father took, and he is an Eider in the Church and a man of experience; he sent for the doctors, and why should not I? My mother was a good woman, but when one of the children was sick, she sent for a doctor; she did not trust to the ordinance alone; and shall we not send for a doctor? Must it all be faith and no works?” How often do we hear this sort of reasoning?

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A vegetarian, Joseph Fielding Smith in 1978 delivered a strong denouncement of killing for sport and advanced humaneness in general, quoting the previous prophets extensively. Noting that “it was important the animals be on the earth” he called the destruction …

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Healing the Sick Elder Dallin H. Oaks Of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles We have this priesthood power, and we should all be prepared to use it properly. In these times of worldwide turmoil, more and more persons of …

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The Word of Wisdom is so familiar that we can get through this in a hurry, except for a few neglected patches. First, it’s a greeting, not by commandment or constraint, but a word of wisdom, the order and will of God for the temporal salvation for all Saints in these last days. The covenants you make are eternal, but you’re not going to be worried about tea, coffee and tobacco in the world hereafter. In the ages to come I don’t think smoking will be a serious problem with any of us. In fact, it isn’t even now, as far as that goes. It’s a temporal law to supply us during this life, and this is the way it was taken.

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Revelation in a Changing World Elder Boyd K. Packer Of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles Boyd K. Packer, “Revelation in a Changing World,” Ensign, Nov 1989, 14 Following baptism, one is confirmed a member of The Church of Jesus …

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Neither the Church nor the world at large can hear too much about the Word of Wisdom. [Teachings of the Presidents of the Church: David O. McKay (Salt Lake City, Utah: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2003), …

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This Word of Wisdom came to us from the Father of us all, the God of heaven, for our blessing and the blessing of all who would observe it. I regret that we as a people do not observe it …

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There are many hot drinks. It is admitted that continuous taking of excessively hot substances into the mouth and stomach is harmful to health. It is well, therefore, to avoid such practices. . . . But is there some reason why we should …

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The harmful effects of the cola drinks have been mentioned many times. But other drinks are often marketed that contain caffeine. Buyers should know well the products they are purchasing. [“I Have a Question,” Ensign, vol. 4, no. 3 (Salt Lake City, Utah: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, March 1974), p. 23.]

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