As I mentioned in a previous post about grains, many people are going grain-free these days.
However, the truth of the matter is that grains are part of the diet our loving Creator gave us in the beginning. Rest assured that He didn't make a mistake in giving them to us. His design is perfect!
One thing that made me realize the importance of grains is that anytime a famine is mentioned in the Bible, it's due to a lack of grains, bread, or the Word of God (which is likened unto bread!).
In one Biblical record, there were seven years of famine affecting multiple countries. Jacob hearing that there was grain for sale in Egypt, sent ten of his sons to purchase some for the family's needs.
When sending them for the second time, Jacob sent along a present to appease the govenor of Egypt (who unbeknownst to him was really Joseph, his long lost son).
He sent "the best fruits in the land...a little balm, and a little honey, spices, and myrrh, nuts, and almonds (Genesis 43: 11).
In verse 8 of the same chapter, Judah, one of Jacobs sons says, "...we will arise and go; that we may live, and not die, both we, and thou, and also our little ones." Without grains, the fruit, nuts, almonds, and spices were not seen as sufficient to sustain life!
The Bible makes such a strong case for grains that it is clear to me now:
A complete life sustaining diet includes grains.
People all around the world eat grains. Whether it be rice, rye, oats, or millet - the diet of each culture centers around grains.
I came across a quote that says "eating grains will bring better disposition, greater ambition, increased ability for work production, and greater happiness."1
Grains are good for us, and good for our brains.
That being said, there is an undeniable fact that many people are have serious health issues that seem to be linked to grains.
But knowing that the curse causeless shall not come (Proverbs 26: 2), I searched for some answers. And a few answers I did find. May it be of benefit to others who like me have been one of those chronic sufferers.
What I have learned is that grains themselves are NOT usually the problem.
There are some very key factors that cause a problem. Fortunately, there are some simple solutions that may help.
Those, I will share with you in my next post.
The Country Life Natural Foods Nutrition Seminar Cookbook, Teach Services Inc., 1996
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Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name. Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits: Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases; Psalm 103:1-3
If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the LORD thy God, and wilt do that which is right in his sight, and wilt give ear to his commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I am the LORD that healeth thee. Exodus 15: 26