What does the Bible say about Grains?

I have wanted to write a post for a while about Paleo and the Bible!  The more I study about the Paleo (paleolithic) lifestyle and way of eating, the more I agree with the nutritional concepts and the less I agree with it’s theory on evolution.  Here is what Wikipedia says…_

The modern dietary regimen known as the Paleolithic diet (abbreviated paleodiet or paleodiet), also popularly referred to as the caveman diet, Stone Age diet and hunter-gatherer diet, is a nutritional plan based on the presumed ancient diet of wild plants and animals that various human species habitually consumed during the Paleolithic era—a period of about 2.5 million years duration that ended around 10,000 years ago with the development of agriculture. In common usage, such terms as the “Paleolithic diet” also refer to the actual ancestral human diet.[1][2] Centered on commonly available modern foods, the “contemporary” Paleolithic diet consists mainly of grass-fed pasture raised meats, fish, vegetables, fruit, roots, and nuts, and excludes grains, legumes, dairy products, salt, refined sugar, and processed oils.[1][3][4]

I think the nutritional recommendations of the Paleo Diet are great…“mainly of grass-fed pasture raised meats, fish, vegetables, fruit, roots, and nuts, and excludes grains, legumes, dairy products, salt, refined sugar, and processed oils.”  The reason that I continue to recommend books like “Paleo Solution” is that I agree with the majority of the Paleo Lifestyle & Nutritional plan.  I agree with the end result, but I don’t fully agree with how we got there. 

My problem is with the cave-man.  You see I am not sure he ever existed.  I believe that Adam and Eve were the first humans.  They were intelligent, had language, and walked in direct communion with God, in a garden!  That’s a bit different from the image of Grok pulling his wife around by the hair. 

I will write more on this topic soon. What is the actual age of the earth?  What about the anthropological “evidence” of the paleolithic era?  What did Adam and Eve eat?  What did the Israelites eat?  What are the pro’s and con’s of the Paleo Diet?  What is beyond Paleo?  What are the implications of living in a toxic, stressful modern world?

For today… I stumbled upon a GREAT new blog!  http://www.WellnessMama.com – read her post “Does the Bible say we should eat grains?”

“I often (ok, basically always) encourage clients to ditch the grains for the sake of their health, and many do see tremendous health improvements by doing so. One question/objection I often get is “If grains are unhealthy, why are they consumed in the Bible and why did Jesus use so many references to Bread” or “Grains are the staff of life, and Jesus even called himself the “Bread of Life” so eating them can’t be bad!”

It is certainly a valid point to consider and as a Christian, it was one I researched while going grain-free. Fortunately, for those of us striving to eat as healthy as possible and to live good Christian lives, the answers aren’t conflicting.

To fully understand the factors involved though, it is important to note several things:”  Read More…

So friends, what are your thoughts so far?  Questions?  Post your comments below.  For all you Bible scholars out there I would love for you to chime in on the discussion!

(P.S. my blog is written primarily for my friends and family, if you stumbled onto this page you are most welcome here!!!  If you are not a Christian or you do not share my views, please be respectful.  Hateful or argumentative comments will not be posted.)

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