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They Were Also Living Souls

Feb 18, 2015  |   by: Steve Reed

“And I, the Lord God, formed man from the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul, the first flesh upon the earth, the first man also; nevertheless, all […]

Examining the Chiastic Structure of the Word of Wisdom

Feb 2, 2015  |   by: Steve Reed

Back when I was studying the Word of Wisdom in depth, I became aware of potential patterns in the text. I began to wonder if D&C 89 was structured in a chiastic form. I printed out a copy and began marking […]

Questioning the Comma in Verse 13 of the Word of Wisdom by A. Jane Birch

Jun 19, 2014  |   by: Steve Reed

The following article was published at Mormon Interpreter. I’ve been waiting for someone to do the research and put together some good information on this subject and I think Jane did a great job. She’s the author of the book Discovering […]


A Review of “Discovering the Word of Wisdom” by Jane Birch

Jan 16, 2014  |   by: Steve Reed

“…showing forth the order and will of God in the temporal salvation of all saints in the last days—…Behold, verily, thus saith the Lord unto you: In consequence of evils and designs which do and will exist in the hearts […]


The Gospel and Animals

Jun 27, 2013  |   by: Steve Reed

In an August 1972 article by Gerald E. Jones that I read recently, a powerful case was made for understanding the importance for respecting animal life. I believe that the principles expressed within this article provide valuable insight to the reasons […]


A fresh take on the Word of Wisdom

Oct 5, 2011  |   by: Steve Reed

Are we really living the Word of Wisdom as instructed? Have we been deceived by the evils and designs of the conspiring men we were warned about in these, the last days? It’s time for a fresh look on some wise words.

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Sugar, Sugar, Sugar!

May 23, 2011  |   by: Steve Reed

Some great vids illustrating the incredible amount of sugar intake we get from sodas! Bust out the sugar packets!


Can you get hooked on diet soda? via CNN.com

Apr 26, 2011  |   by: Steve Reed

Sometimes I have to laugh at people when they avoid Coca Cola like the plague because of “caffeine” and it’s “addictive qualities” and then chug liters of diet, caffeine free soda. As for me, I’ll stick to water.

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Sugar: The Bitter Truth

Jul 1, 2010  |   by: Steve Reed

Robert H. Lustig, MD, UCSF Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology, explores the damage caused by sugary foods. He argues that fructose (too much) and fiber (not enough) appear to be cornerstones of the obesity epidemic through their effects on insulin.