9/17/12

Genesis or Paleo Diet


Based on the percentage of votes we got last week a majority of people want more articles on diet. Of course by preference I'm going to start with the diet scheme I'm on right now. The rest of this week will be pertaining towards "Diet Science!" We've already covered how Fat Consumption is not necessarily bad for you, why Grass Fed is worth it, and the joy's of Raw Milk. It's time we get huddle up and actually apply this to a solid diet.

I've spent the past few months' listening to Robb Wolf's podcast's, a former biochemist, who specializes in evolutionary sciences and is a leader in the paleo community. Before we go ANY further I'm going to state that I believe in evolution, on the micro scale. Micro evolution is an organism's ability to adapt to a specific stressor through generations. For example the melanin in a human is restricted leading to a pale person. After a generation or two of living in the desert the darker skin allele, and less restricted melanin, will be passed on. Macro evolution is what I do not believe, which is what most people think when they hear evolution. Macro is the idea that a simple organism can create new and positive information over millions of years that eventually create a new organism. If you are pro macro evolution and now want to discredit everything I say that is fine, just know that I am a biology major as well and I do not "Just repeat what my preacher said on Sunday."


The Basics To Paleo:
The Genesis/paleo diet can easily be described as eating the way Adam and Eve would have in the garden. Think about how the initial human diet in the garden would have been. Food would be fruit from the tree, veggies and roots from the ground, and fresh game meat's.

The fundamentals of the diet are:

  • fresh no GMO fruits
  • Fresh no GMO veggies [organic]
  • Grass fed meats or fresh game
  • Fresh Fish
  • Root's such as potatoes
  • Organic no GMO rice
What's not allowed:
What is abandoned in the diet are dairy, processed foods, legumes, and gluten. No milk, candies, beans, or bread is allowed. These foods are not allowed because, it is theorized, that humans cannot process these due to a lack of adaptive evolution.
Why No Gluten:
Gluten is forgone because it is theorized that the human gut has not had the time to adapt to eating high volumes of grains. 1 in 133 people have Celiac Disease, extremely gluten intolerant, while 1 in 56 people suffer from some sort of symptom. When the body goes to break down the gluten head an inflammatory response occurs [1]. Most people who suffer from gluten intolerance do not show obvious signs and simply DO NOT ABSORB THE NUTRIENTS. This is caused due to an auto immune response, similar to allergies. If you want to put the percentages into perspective approximately 1 in 133 people are diabetic type I, the same as gluten intolerant.
Why No Legumes:
With beans the exact same response occurs. As we try to break down the legume the gut lining is irritated and an inflammatory response occurs. Think of your uncle after a big pot of beans; he's going to be farting for the rest of the day.
Why No Dairy:
This is a principle I actually disagree with. The cancellation of dairy is because of the number of people lactose intolerant. However, if you read the RAW MILK post you will notice the cause of lactose intolerance may be our milk processing.

Paleo/Genesis diet is also know as the anti-inflammatory diet which makes sense after you've read the above. Inflammation is a negative response the body can go through and will be covered in a later post. For now just know that it's bad.

We've covered enough for today's post and later this week we'll try and cover low-carb/keto paleo diet and regular paleo; fasting and fat loss; and carb cycling and carb night. If you have any questions, comments, or just wanna talk comment below. All questions pertaining to paleo will be answered and probably have a post responding to them as well.

  1. University of Chicago Celiac Center. (Aug. 2005) Celiac Disease Facts and Figures. retrieved (5839 S. Maryland Avenue, MC4069 Chicago, IL  60637 T: 773.702.7593 F: 773.702.0666)  http://www.uchospitals.edu/pdf/uch_007937.pdf

5 comments:

  1. You said "The Basics To Paleo:
    The Genesis/paleo diet can easily be described as eating the way Adam and Eve would have in the garden. Think about how the initial human diet in the garden would have been. Food would be fruit from the tree, veggies and roots from the ground, and fresh game meat's."

    Where did you get this? The Bible clearly does not include meat as part of the diet in the Garden. It is not until the covenant with Noah that the reference or mention of eating meat is mentioned.

    Genesis 1:28-29: 28
    God blessed them and said to them, "Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air and over every living creature that moves on the ground."
    29
    Then God said, "I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food."

    No mention of meat as food!

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    1. You mentioned man's dominance over animals and you must be forgetting the sacrifice for animal skin in the garden. After ejection from the garden the bible clearly states that they raised animals for food and sacrifice much earlier than Noah

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  2. Yes you are correct that man was given dominance over all things but this was given prior to the fall, sin, of Adam & Eve. Dominance does not mean to use as food. Genesis 1:29 & 30 is very specific as to what they could eat and meat was not one of them. In Genesis 3:7, after the fall, Adam & Eve realized they were naked and sewed fig leaves to cover themselves and it was God in Genesis 3:21 who provided the coats of skins and clothed them they, Adam & Eve, did not kill the animals or ate any of the meat. In Genesis 3:17-19 tells us that the ground was cursed and they had to eat from it all the days of their lives, & they were to eat the herb of the field and in 19 'thou shalt eat bread not hamburgers. In Genesis 4 shows us that Cain was a tiller of the ground and Able was a keeper of the sheep. When Cain killed Able that is the first mention of shed blood by the created. Yo are simply reading into scripture something that is not there. You are assuming that because Able was the keeper of the sheep they were eating meat. You mentioned that "after the ejection from the garden the Bible clearly states they raised animals for food" could you please show me where scripture says that? I await your response.

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    1. Equally are you assuming that dominance of animals rejects the idea of using animals for food. Why would they raise sheep? For clothing alone or for full use. Because the bible does not say that Christ went to the bathroom we cannot assume he didn't. He was man and still had to use the restroom but the bible doesn't say that exactly. God ordained sacrifice and eating of meat.

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  3. I am not assuming that dominance of animals rejects the idea of using animals for food, that was the person who commented on my first post, what I quoted was what the Bible says Genesis 1:28-29, kinda hard to argue with that. Your analogy about Christ is really very immature, from reading your posts I expected better. There are many animals that we harvest just for their skins and not the meat. Because my cars manual does not say to not use it to go over the speed limit does not meant I can't. There are many things that the Bible is silent on but that doesn't give us license to do them. I have attached a like that you should find very useful. You can find what people like Calvin and Matthew Henry have to say on this subject. http://www.epctoronto.org/Press/Publications_JRHughes/Why_Meat_Web.htm

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