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Welcome to Latter-day Doctor! This is a website to discuss topics related to health and religion from the perspective of members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. We have been interested in this subject for nearly the entire history of the Church (see the Word of Wisdom for an early example).

What is the purpose of this blog? The broader culture today professes to believe in tolerance, and this belief resonates with Latter-day Saints. We believe in tolerating other people’s beliefs and practices, just as we claim the privilege of being tolerated by others (see our 11th article of faith and a post on this topic). But it is hard to tolerate what you don’t understand, so we hope that this website will promote understanding. Tolerance is a two-way street, and this is your invitation to drive down and visit our house.

This website is not an official publication of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and is not endorsed by the Church. The opinions expressed here are not necessarily the official views of the Church. If you want to read official Church content, you should visit one of the official Church websites: https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org

or https://www.comeuntochrist.org

The opinions expressed here do not necessarily represent the views of our employers.

The purpose of this website is to discuss issues related to health and religion, not to dispense medical advice. People who need medical advice should get it from their own doctors, not from the Internet. We will not be held liable for health decisions you make without counseling with your doctor.

We do not claim to speak for all of the thousands of doctors out there who are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. There are diverse viewpoints among healthcare providers, and I’m confident that you could find a Latter-day Saint doctor somewhere who disagrees with something on this site.

If you are here for the first time, I recommend starting with this post: Latter-day Doctor: 2018 Year in Review. The best way to see new posts is to sign up for email alerts, or to simply visit the site once a month or so.

Thank you for visiting. Come again!

This blog was started in March 2014 by Alan B. Sanderson, MD, who is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and a practicing neurologist. This site was originally known as MormonDoctor.com, but was renamed in August 2018.