I was definitely informed by a chemist that the cola drinks are just as harmful as tea or coffee, and his advice was to leave all such substances alone. [“Use of Cola Drinks and Playing Games of Chance,” Answers to Gospel Questions, vol. 5 (Salt Lake City, Utah: Deseret Book Company, 1966), p. 75.]

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God has given to us a land that is bounteous; every variety of food can be produced here in the greatest profusion. It only requires the exercise of the powers with which we are endowed, with proper industry, to bring …

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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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Recognizing that we can learn from our trials can strengthen our faith, even as we are in the midst of them. God does not leave us alone in our struggle to find hope. Elder Jeffrey R. Holland of the Quorum …

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One with an intelligent interest in food and good life habits is in no sense a faddist or crank. Indeed, every one should have such a sound fundamental knowledge of nutrition that it would be a very part of one-self …

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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 condition of the physical body can affect the spirit. That’s why the Lord gave us the Word of Wisdom. He also said that we should retire to our beds early and arise early (see D&C 88:124), that we should …

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[President Lorenzo Snow paid] special attention to that part [of the Word of Wisdom] which relates to the use of meat, which he considered just as strong as that which related to the use of liquors and hot drinks. . . . [President …

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without over refinement and processing—the healthier we will be. To a significant degree, we are an overfed and undernourished nation digging an early grave with our teeth, and lacking the energy that could be ours because we overindulge in junk foods.

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