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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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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I thank the Lord for a testimony of the Word of Wisdom. I wish we lived it more fully. But even though we do not, the Lord pours out His blessings upon those who try. [“My Testimony,” Ensign, vol. 23, …

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Anything harmful that people purposefully take into their bodies is not in harmony with the Word of Wisdom. [True to the Faith: A Gospel Reference (Salt Lake City, Utah: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2004), p. 186; …

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Wo be unto man that shedeth blood or that wasteth flesh and hath no need. [Doctrine and Covenants (Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.A.: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1989), section 49, verse 21, 90.] Revelation through Joseph …

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