Word of Wisdom

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Word of Wisdom

  1. (Mormonism) The health code contained in the Doctrine and Covenants. It specifically prohibits the consumption of alcohol, tobacco, hot drinks (usually interpreted/construed as coffee and/or tea), and excessive amounts of meat.
    • 2005 July, James E. Faust, quoting Marion G. Romney, “He Healeth the Broken in Heart”, in Liahona[1], page 2:
      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.”
    • 2007 May, John B. Dickson, “Commitment to the Lord”, in Ensign[2], pages 14-15:
      As a young man he decided that he would always keep the Word of Wisdom and never use alcohol or tobacco.