Food and Health

Many religions have standards about what can and can't be consumed. Collectively, the world knows that there something important about what eat. In this episode, we're going to explore that.
16 The Lord God commanded the man, saying, “From any tree of the garden you may freely eat; 17 but from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not [o]eat, for on the day that you eat from it you will certainly die.” Genesis 2:16-17 NASB

27 Health Problems Cause by Poor Diet

  1. Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  2. Alzheimer’s Disease/Dementia
  3. Coronary Heart Disease
  4. Stroke
  5. Gall Bladder Disease
  6. Osteoarthritis
  7. Sleep Apnea
  8. Respiratory Problems
  9. Endometrial Cancer
  10. Breast Cancer
  11. Prostate Cancer
  12. Colon Cancer
  13. Dyslipidemia (an abnormal amount of lipids, or fat, in the blood)
  14. Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis (liver inflammation caused by a buildup of fat in the liver)
  15. Insulin Resistance
  16. Asthma
  17. Hyperuricemia (an abnormally high level of uric acid in the blood)
  18. Reproductive Hormone Abnormalities
  19. Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
  20. Impaired Fertility
  21. Adult Onset Diabetes (Type 2)
  22. Depression
  23. Anxiety
  24. Low energy levels/fatigue
  25. Tooth decay
  26. Acne
  27. Digestive health issues

Abrahamic Faiths

Judaism

  • Food must be Kosher
  • Bible outlines clean vs. unclean meat
  • Fat is not to be consumed
  • Diary and meat can't be mixed

Islam

  • Requires halal food
  • No pork, meat must be halal
  • Halal is similar to kosher but not quite the same

Christianity

  • Technically, Christianity has Kosher laws as well, despite the fact that most Chrsitians don't adhere to them (search the blog for more info on why we should)
  • Most food restrictions in Christianity are debated, such as alcohol and caffeine

Hinduism

  • Mostly vegetarian
  • Regards the cow as sacred so meat eaters do not eat beef
  • Also stays away from fat

Sikhism

  • Many vegetarians
  • May not eat meat killed accroding to other religious laws (e.g., Kosher)

Jainism

  • Vegetarian or vegan

Rastafari

  • Vegetarian or pescatarian
  • Concered about eating quality food
  • Avoid processed foods

References

  1. Kate Eller. "These 27 medical problems are caused by a poor diet". Health News; visited July 2021
  2. Sarah Patience. "Religion and dietary choices". Independenct Nurse. September 19, 2016
  3. "For Rastas, Eating Pure Food From the Earth is a Sacred Duty". National Geographic. July 19, 2016
  4. "Poor Nutrition". CDC; visited July 2021

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Author Image Author Image I love reading the Word of God. With prayer God's Word reveals so much: from comfort to temperance, from perspective to affirmation. Digging into the depths of the Word, cross-referencing history, language and time differences, is a passion of mine. In March of 2015 I decided to go back through the Bible doing an in depth study on each section I read. Eventually I decided to share my journal of notes as I partake in this journey. I hope you are blessed by God and inspired to pursue a deeper relationship with Him. I love reading and learning about God, nature, and science. I am interested in how it all connects. The Creator's fingerprints are all over his creation. We can learn so much about Him and how we came to be by exploring the world around us. Join me as I explore the world and draw closer to the One who created it all.
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