What the Church Teaches about the Word of Wisdom


James E. Faust, “He Healeth the Broken in Heart,” Liahona, July 2005

The Word of Wisdom promises that those who remember to keep this counsel and walk in obedience to the commandments “shall receive health in their navel and marrow to their bones.”

Quentin L. Cook, “Give Heed unto the Prophets’ Words,” Liahona, May 2008

As the priesthood holders of the Church, it is our solemn responsibility to follow our prophet.

L. Tom Perry, “Let Him Do It with Simplicity,” Liahona, Nov. 2010

In our search to obtain relief from the stresses of life, may we earnestly seek ways to simplify our lives.

Boyd K. Packer, “Ye Are the Temple of God,” Ensign, Nov. 2000

Your body really is the instrument of your mind and the foundation of your character.

Boyd K. Packer, “Counsel to Young Men,” Liahona, May 2009

The certainties of the gospel, the truth, once you understand it, will see you through these difficult times.

Dieter F. Uchtdorf, “Continue in Patience,” Liahona, May 2010

The lessons we learn from patience will cultivate our character, lift our lives, and heighten our happiness.

“Word of Wisdom,” True to the Faith: A Gospel Reference

The Word of Wisdom is a law of health revealed by the Lord for our physical and spiritual benefit. In this revelation, which is recorded in section 89 of the Doctrine and Covenants, the Lord tells us which foods are good for us to eat and which substances are not good for our bodies. He promises spiritual and physical blessings for obeying the Word of Wisdom.