THE BIBLICAL FOOD
by Dr. Lawrence Wilson
© March 2021, LD
Wilson Consultants, Inc.
All information in this
article is solely the opinion of the author and is for educational purposes
only. It is not for the diagnosis,
treatment, prescription or cure of any disease or health condition.
Are The Food Laws Important Today?
What To Eat
How To Eat
Christian Doctrine And Biblical The Food Laws
The kosher laws are a set of rules for healthy eating found in the Old Testament of
the Bible. They are described
mainly in the books of Exodus and Leviticus. However, some are found in other Hebrew holy texts.
Meaning. The word kosher or kashrut
in Hebrew means clean. However,
the much older Hebrew dialect called Ebre uses a
different word for the food laws.
word in Ebre is kasher. This word roughly
means one who is. It
means that the food laws help one to become who one really is. This means the food laws help one to develop. For details about development, as the
word is used on this website, read Introduction
told that the Biblical food laws were first given to Sarah, the wife of
Abraham. Sarah was a scribe and
prophetess. She was the first
prophetess of the Hebrew religion.
Sarah and Abraham were the founders of the Hebrew religion and lived
about 3500 years ago.
more controversial note, I was also told that the Biblical food laws were
changed about 1000 years after they were first written down. This was done by
members of the group we call the Rogues. It was done to slow down development on
ARE THE FOOD LAWS
Biblical food laws are still extremely important! They are not just
a relic of the past. Four
They are based upon excellent science and are scientific rules, not
They assist health in many ways and are absolutely needed for excellent health,
with no exceptions.
They promote development, which is the fulfillment of the full genetic
potential of a human being.
They have given to any nation that follows them the cleanest and safest food
supply in the world.
THE OVERALL CONCEPT
Food is sacred. This basic concept is
not taught nearly enough today! In
fact, most physicians, public health officials, school
teachers and other authorities downplay the importance of proper
was and is glaringly obvious during the Wuhan virus scare. I did not once hear a health authority
voice the common sense idea of improving one’s diet to prevent and mitigate the
effect of the Wuhan virus.
make light of eating. Do not skip
meals, do not eat in a hurry or while driving, and do not eat poor quality food
Two types of rules. The
two types of food laws inn the Bible explain 1) what to eat and 2) how to
eat. Let us discuss each of these
in more detail.
1. WHAT TO EAT
or kosher animals are those with a completely split or cloven hoof AND the
animal must chew the cud (regurgitate their food and chew it a second time).
an animal only has a split hoof or only chews the cud, then it is not allowed.
that are forbidden include the pig, camel and two older animals that are not
found much today. Others that we
believe are not allowed are bison and buffalo because they do not chew the cud.
permitted include cows, sheep, goats, lamb, and most wild game such as
antelope, caribou, deer and others.
pig products except porcine pancreatin often contain
intact eggs of trichina worms and perhaps other parasitic organisms. This occurs even when the pork, ham,
bacon, lard or other pig products are well-cooked.
some reason, parasitic infestation is much rarer among the cooked flesh of
other animals that are excellent for food such as lamb, chicken, turkey, wild
game, goat and/or beef.
of the pig, in particular, seem to slow down or even stop development. We don’t know why this occurs, but it
forbidden animals are snails, insects, and reptiles such as frogs, lizards,
rats, mice and crocodiles.
Birds. The Torah does not give the signs of a
clean bird. Instead, it lists 24
birds that are unclean. Common
ones include the eagle, osprey, hawk, vulture, raven, starling, falcon,
seagull, owl, buzzard, chameleon, pelican, stork, heron, bat and hoopoe.
Hebrew texts give a few signs of a clean bird such as having feathers, a
gizzard and a crop.
fish include those that have fins and scales.
main group of ocean, lake and river foods that are not
kosher are shellfish and other “seafood”. Shellfish includes shrimp,
scallops, oysters, clams, lobster, mussels and crabs. Others that are prohibited are eel, water snakes, calamari,
starfish and a few others.
of these creatures are bottom feeders and they are caught in coastal waters
that are highly contaminated with toxic metals. This is a bad combination. As a result, none of them are safe to eat today.
only creatures from the sea that Bible allows are fish with fins and
scales. Today, we suggest even
more restriction of food from the sea.
Due to mercury toxicity of all fish today, eat only fish with fins and
scales that are very small and preferably wild caught.
Do not eat algae. The Bible does not allow
such popular products as spirulina, chlorella and
blue-green algae. In our
experience, these are toxic for the liver. It is best to avoid these products, no matter how nutritious
they are, and no matter what other benefits they may offer.
by the way, is not in the same class of one-celled plants as those mentioned
above. It is fine to eat and we
recommend it for everyone.
2. HOW TO EAT
Torah states “do not cook a lamb in its own
milk”. Some Hebrew people
interpret this to mean do not mix meat and dairy products at the same
meal. We are not sure this is a
correct interpretation of the Bible.
orthodox Hebrew rule to have two sets of dishes – one for meat meals and
one for dairy meals – we consider unnecessary.
Drain the blood from an animal before eating it. This rule is applied today almost universally, so
it is rarely a problem. It was
well known, however, even thousands of years ago.
is best not to gorge oneself on the blood of an animal, as is done by some
tribes in Africa, for example.
Blood not only contains infections in some cases, but it contains an
essence that is not that healthful.
Inspect and bless all food.
Inspecting all food before it is sent to markets is a very excellent
idea. We do not think it requires
a rabbi, but it does require a specially trained food inspector.
rule does not mean that meats and other foods need to be inspected by the
government. Private inspection is
fine, provided it is honest.
Wash your hands thoroughly before cooking and
before eating. This is a very
important rule that is not done enough, in our view. It helps prevent many serious and even fatal diseases that
take the lives of thousands of people around the world every day.
Do not refreeze meats. This is a more
modern rule, since freezing food was not done thousands of years ago. It is important because many people
have freezers in their homes.
time one freezes meat, it bursts the cell walls
more. This causes more bacterial
contamination and tends to make the meat a little less safe.
“fresh” meats are flash frozen at the slaughterhouse, and transported to the
supermarkets in a frozen state. At
the supermarket, meat can be stored frozen until it is ready to sell. It is then placed in display refrigerators,
where it slowly thaws. The
expiration date is added at the supermarket based on when the meat begins to
method of transporting and selling meats protects the consumer from a lot of
illness. The kasher
principle is do not take that thawed meat and refreeze it. We think this is a very good rule.
a lot of certain vegetables is vital for rapid development. Most important are all the onions
(including leeks, shallots, scallions, boiler onions, cipollini
onions and pearl onions), carrots, daikon or white
radish, rutabaga, Brussels sprouts, broccolini, red
cabbage, green beans and a little ginger, celery, garlic, horse
radish root and an occasional slice of golden beets.
vegetables can be eaten once or twice a week if you wish, but not more. We call
these occasional foods.
vegetables that are really fruits.
These all have seeds in them, such as squashes, cucumbers, tomatoes,
peppers, eggplant, okra, and potatoes (the “eyes” of the potato are the seeds).
Cooking. Also important is that the vegetables
need to be cooked until they are soft, but not overcooked. The only food to eat raw is healthful
dairy products. Also, meats should
not be cooked much – just enough to kill most of the bacteria that tend
to grow on them.
needs to be a special category of foods that are special and needed. They
1. Sardines or similar very small fish. These
are needed for their content of vitamin D and omega-3 fatty acids. These fish also contain many other
2. Lamb. This is an important
meat. If you don’t like the taste,
add natural salt to it and you won’t taste it as much.
3. Blue or purple corn. The
souls tell us corn did not originate in South America, as we are taught. It existed in the Middle East, as well,
until the rogues got rid of it there.
was re-introduced in South America and spread from there around the world. It is an ancient food and one very
needed for development. The souls
say the method of preparing it was also originally given in the Hebrew holy
texts and is similar to the blue corn tortilla chips we have today.
4. Cooked vegetables.
5. A paste made by grinding almonds and a seed
similar to our sesame seeds.
6. A green plant that was grown inside a special
machine. The Zohar, one of the older
Hebrew holy texts, describe this machine in some detail. The Zohar
even provides diagrams of its design and how it worked.
machine contained a bacteria that converted a mixture
of grains and other food into a highly nutritious food somewhat similar to
History Channel on television has a program about this machine, which they
called “the manna machine”. It has
nothing to do with manna, but the machine was real and was given to Abraham and
the early Hebrew people. Later, it was taken away by the rogues.
is a nutritious food, but it slows development. The only exception is dried Botija olives or a few black, kalamata olives, and eat only 2 or 3 per week if you
fruit makes the body more cold or yin
in macrobiotic terminology, which slows development. Fruit also picks up a lot of toxic potassium from the
superphosphate growth stimulants falsely called fertilizers, and this harms
NUTS AND SEEDS
and sesame seeds contain chemicals needed for development. They need to be ground up because nuts and seeds in their whole form are difficult
to digest. We do not suggest
eating whole nuts or whole seeds.
such as wheat, rye, oats and barley are allowed in the Biblical kosher
laws. However, today most are
hybrids and not as healthful.
Therefore, they are not needed for development and we classify them as
foods for occasional use only.
exception is blue or purple corn, which is very old and difficult to
hybridize. It contains a number of
nutrients needed for development.
our experience, the best way to eat blue or purple corn is in the form of blue
corn tortilla chips and not as a cereal, popcorn or as fresh corn on the cob.
We know the chips are often salty and greasy, but the vegetable oil seems to
preserve the nutrients the best.
MORE RULES FOR EATING
Sit when you eat. The Bible is not
specific about this. However, we
find it to be a good rule and we discourage people from eating while standing
up, while standing in front of the refrigerator, while driving a car and while
working at a desk even if you are sitting. It is best to have a special place to eat such as a dining
table or counter.
Eat alone or with just a few people most of the
time. Do not eat with large groups of people most of the time. This is to keep the noise level down
and allow one to relax.
know that at some work locations one can only eat in the cafeteria or dining
room, but if this is the situation, try to find a quiet time or quiet place to
When eating, keep your thoughts happy and positive. This
rule is not in the Bible, but we consider it very important. For example, it is not best to scold
children during meals or even to correct their eating
habits too much during meals. Discipline children away from
meals so they will relax during meals.
is also best to keep conversation light and happy during meals. It is not the time to discuss deaths,
disease, financial hardship and other problems, ideally. Businessmen violate this rule all the
time, some would say unavoidably.
However, it is a good rule.
Do not text or talk on the phone while eating. This
is a very recent rule that we like.
Unfortunately, some parents allow children to bring their cell phones to
the table and the children text under the table or even take calls at the
table, as do some adults.
Have family meals. This
is another rule needed today. In
Biblical times we think it was known and practiced routinely. Today, we hear of many people who do
not eat with their families or even with friends. We think this is not as good, especially for children.
applies particularly to what are called latchkey children and is definitely a
bad nutritional habit. Parents are
not at home and they tell children to just go into the refrigerator and “find
something to eat”. Usually, it is
junk food, old food, reheated food, and not very nutritious.
Children’s meals need to be made fresh and
carefully supervised. If no parent can be present at meals,
then it is best to have a babysitter come in to cook and supervise children’s
Eat only when relaxed. Do
not eat when very anxious or upset.
This is another excellent rule.
Chew each bite at least 10 times so that you eat
slowly. This is another important rule today. Many people bolt their food and are in
a hurry at mealtime. This causes
choking, as does talking too much during meals. It is also bad for digestion.
Few leftovers. Ideally, cook food fresh
each time you eat or at least once daily.
If you must have leftovers, do not keep food for more than two days.
No touching food while cooking it. Keep
hands out of the food.
Do not drink with meals. This
practice tends to dilute the stomach acid and damages digestion.
Stop before feeling full.
Rest a few minutes before the meal and at least 10
minutes after a meal.
If possible, always eat in a quiet, peaceful
WHAT ABOUT THE
CHRISTIAN DOCTRINE THAT THE BIBLICAL FOOD LAWS NO LONGER APPLY?
believe this teaching is not that of Jesus and was
changed by Emperor Constantine in 325 AD at the Council of Nicea. We say this in part because it
conflicts with Matthew 5:17-20. In
this passage, Jesus says:
not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come
to abolish them, but to fulfill them.
For truly, I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not an iota,
not a dot, will pass from the Law until all is accomplished.”
passage certainly seems to indicate that the Biblical food laws still apply.
WHAT ABOUT AGRICULTURAL
CHEMICALS SUCH AS PESTICIDES INSECTICIDES AND CHEMICAL FERTILIZERS?
the use of toxic agricultural chemicals is not Biblically acceptable or clean. The reason is the chemicals damage the
food, in all cases, and they worsen human and animal health. They also damage the environment and
literally kill entire species of wildlife and plants.
of a toxic chemical might be needed once in a while in an emergency, but their
widespread routine use is a horror.
WHAT ABOUT RAISING
ANIMALS IN HUGE FEEDLOTS (these are called CAFOS or concentrated animal feeding operations)?
do not think this practice is acceptable according to the Bible. The animals are not fed their natural
food and they are all quite unhealthy.
realize that these mega-farm practices help keep the price of food low so more
people can afford meat. However,
they are not healthy farming and ranching practices.
IS VEGETARIANISM BEST?
people say that the Bible suggests a vegetarian diet because in Genesis the
Bible states that God gave mankind “every herb bearing fruit” as food.
do not think this means that one must be a vegetarian. Indeed, in later books animals are
listed as clean foods and highly recommended. We agree with this perspective.