I personally know how difficult it is to be a Christian and come face-to-face with Paleo eating, so it was so refreshing for me to read this guest blog post from Alicia Wood a certified Holistic Health Coach from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition. Much food for thought here on how to eat for health and well-being.
I was reading Chris Kressler’s newsletter the other day and he spoke of how he believes in Ancestral Nutrition and the Paleo Diet. That got me to thinking; I also believe in Ancestral Nutrition but from a very different perspective than he, from a Christian perspective.
The Paleo argument is that we evolved, started as meat eaters, then gradually developed agriculture, that agriculture is “modern” but we should be “primitive” and not eat grains. The Paleo Diet eschews grains. Chris Kressler says he feels better if he eats no grains.
Now, first of all, if you feel better when you eat no grains, then, by all means, eat no grains. I believe we are all bio-individual and if someone feels worse from eating grains, better when they don’t, then they should obey their body’s wisdom.
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