The Vault

Gluten: The Facts and The Fad

I never quite understood what gluten was til my wife came into my life — she has celiac disease, which hasn’t resulted in huge changes in my life, but now unless I’m buying just for myself, I try to be a bit more aware of the breads and grains that I buy: No more whole wheat purchases for family consumption! Not a big deal, by any means, and it keeps my wife’s insides from tormenting her.


Lab-Grown Meat: Mmm Mmm Good

Every moving thing that liveth shall be meat for you; even as the green herb have I given you all things. 4But flesh with the life thereof, which is the blood thereof, shall ye not eat.

Genesis 9:3–4, King James Version

I’ve yet to hear one argument from a vegan or vegetarian which could convince me that eating meat is an immoral or otherwise negative practice. Simply put, animals are a gift, explicitly given to us by Yahweh for meat, provided that the blood is removed and cooked out, for “the life of the flesh is in the blood” (Leviticus 17:11a, KJV).