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Are you fixing the plumbing, or building a mansion? Part 2 of 2

At church Sunday, someone was making an announcement about a care center that wants us to bring them snacks for the mentally handicapped residents: “The care center staff said they want HEALTHY treats, like fruit snacks and Gushers.” I don’t know what Gushers are, but the fact that they have a brand name is a […]

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vaccines, part 3 of 4

Jennifer asked, in response to my recent blogs on immunization, about her son going on a church mission. The LDS Church requires a service or proselyting missionary to be current on shots–even seniors. This blog entry applies only to LDS people concerned about vaccines who want to go on a mission or send a child […]

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Mormon and vegetarian

LDS (Mormon) friends, check out this article by GSG reader Brett Wilcox about his “coming out of the closet” at church about being a vegetarian. Most interesting to me is the health benefits he and others received shifting to a plant-based diet: http://www.vegsource.com/news/2010/03/mormon-word-of-wisdom-and-vegetarianism.html

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home teachers with heart disease

In the LDS (Mormon) church, we have this program called home teaching. The church doesn’t like anyone to be without a support system. So two assigned “home teachers” come once a month, with a message, support, and sometimes treats that usually their wives made. (A similar program, visiting teaching, assigns you two women who also […]

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Weston Price Foundation versus The China Study

A yahoo group I belong to, “Natural LDS Women,” is having a debate about the “science” of the Weston Price Foundation, versus The China Study.” A recent poster said that with scientific “facts” so conflicting, you really just have to pray about it and go with your gut. “LDS” means Mormon (my religion), and in […]

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Thoughts after BYU’s Education Week, and hope for young moms

Part 2 of 5 In a very huge curriculum across all topics, I found next to nothing on nutrition. I should really teach at Education Week. Somebody make that happen and I’m there.   On Friday, though, I went to a class called Stocking A Healthy and Convenient Pantry.  Please make careful note of the […]

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I am teaching a 12 Steps class in July, and final comments on the Word of Wisdom

On Friday, July 17, from 6:30 to 8:30 at Classic Books and Gifts in Lehi, I have been asked to teach a 12 Steps to Whole Foods class.   Here’s the link to sign up: http://classicbooksandgifts.ning.com/events/12-steps-to-whole-food-eating I have taken some time off of teaching classes but am getting back into it, with my new book […]

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being a CONSCIOUS plant eater

Yesterday, wow, I sort of mindlessly posted on my Facebook page (find me as Robyn Openshaw-Pay or GreenSmoothieGirl) a group called “No More Blood On My Plate.”   Wow.   The response that followed could only be described as a war.   I didn’t even participate in the discussion. (The whole conversation was just NOT. […]

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the rest of the Word of Wisdom

Here’s the rest of the body of scripture known as the Word of Wisdom.   Tomorrow I’ll comment on my theory about why  the scripture  doesn’t talk about soft drinks, sugar, refined foods, etc. (beyond the obvious fact that the scripture predates the invention of those  ”foods”).   And I’ll comment on some of the […]

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more on the Word of Wisdom

I have this secret little hobby at church.   I love to hear the lessons on this scripture, the Word of Wisdom, and  mentally collect all the ways that, almost invariably, the teacher or people in the class find ways to rationalize their way out of having to actually adhere to those last two verses. […]

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