“Eat You Vitamin Pills” was Pres Nelson’s catch phrase when he was talking about all the changes happening in the church. The implication was that we need to take vitamins to live longer so we could see all the marvelous changes he would be making.

While this was obviously said partly in jest, I wonder if he as a physician knows that vitamins offer no benefit to healthy people, and in fact can be harmful.  With Utah being the headquarters for dietary supplements, and made easier by Senator Hatch’s 1994 bill that kept them unregulated,  is it any wonder that Pres Nelson would remind people to take their vitamins?

Most physicians and nutritionist will tell you that instead of spending money on vitamins, spend it on fruit, grain and nuts. Sounds a little like the Word of Wisdom.

All grain is good for the food of man; as also the fruit of the vine; that which yieldeth fruit, whether in the ground or above the ground

D&C 89:16

  Maybe if Pres Nelson had said “Please follow the Word of Wisdom as outlined in D&C 89, and not as we enforce it” it would actually let us live longer, and get to see what new things he is going to “restore”!