Food and Health

Season 3
Episode Number
Release Date
July 7, 2021
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 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

  1. Asthma
  2. Hyperuricemia (an abnormally high level of uric acid in the blood)
  3. Reproductive Hormone Abnormalities
  4. Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
  5. Impaired Fertility
  6. Adult Onset Diabetes (Type 2)
  7. Depression
  8. Anxiety
  9. Low energy levels/fatigue
  10. Tooth decay
  11. Acne
  12. Digestive health issues

Abrahamic Faiths


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


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


  • Technically, Christianity has Kosher laws as well, despite the fact that most Christians 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


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


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


  • Vegetarian or vegan


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


I believe that all religions and cultures trace their origin back to Adam and Eve. While I believe the Bible to be the true and preserved Word of God, I believe that we can find bits of truth in other religions and cultures. The purpose of this series is to examine the themes that remained universal to highlight universal knowledge--in this case, the pattern of watching what we eat.

References and Footnotes

  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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