Series Code: AL
Program Code: AL180226A
00:01 For most people, about half of what we eat,
00:03 keeps us alive.
00:05 It's the other half that keep's the doctor alive.
00:08 Today's program is about
00:09 that first half entitled "E for Eating."
00:13 We'll be right back.
00:36 Hi, welcome to Abundant Living.
00:38 My name is Curtis Eakins and this is my beautiful bride.
00:43 In a few months... I'm going to say my own name.
00:45 Okay, say your own name, honey.
00:46 Paula Eakins. Did they hear you?
00:49 Paula Eakins. All right.
00:51 And coming up on, at least the time of this taping,
00:54 coming up on 25 years, almost silver anniversary.
00:59 I think we're gonna make it. What do you think?
01:01 I believe so.
01:03 I believe so too. I believe so.
01:04 I'm gonna make it. I don't know about you.
01:07 What's that saying you always say?
01:08 You say, "If I go..." No.
01:10 If you ever leave me, I'm going with you.
01:13 Okay. Okay. Yeah, so...
01:14 You know, but that's a big if, but we're not gonna go there.
01:17 No, we're not gonna go there
01:18 because today we're talking about eating.
01:20 Yeah, so now, again, this is an acronym
01:23 we've been using for this series.
01:25 The acronym is Healers.
01:27 H is for herbal medicine.
01:30 E today eating.
01:32 A is adoration, music, praise, and prayer.
01:35 L is for liquids.
01:37 E is for exercise.
01:39 R is for rest,
01:40 and S is for sunlight and the Son of God,
01:45 So we're now in a second letter,
01:46 E for eating.
01:48 And we've been using the references,
01:51 three references mainly.
01:53 Reference number one is God's Word.
01:55 That is the standard truth.
01:57 God is the source of all wisdom and knowledge.
01:59 So God's Word is the standard truth,
02:00 we'll be using that.
02:02 Number two would be using
02:03 also an aspired author named Ellen White,
02:06 inspired and also the second most author...
02:10 translated in United States,
02:11 but first in United States, second in the world
02:14 according to the Library of Congress,
02:16 and then third, we will be using sometimes
02:18 scientific literature as well,
02:19 the three tiers of credibility, we call that.
02:21 Now the fourth tier is everything else.
02:24 What you heard and what you read,
02:26 And what you said,
02:28 and you know, whatever.
02:30 So we're not gonna use that too.
02:32 Yeah, so today is E for eating.
02:35 And so because you know,
02:36 there's a lot of things about eating,
02:38 and we can cover everything.
02:39 We're going to be talking about...
02:41 also a webinar we'll be doing as well to get more in detail.
02:44 But you know, we've heard so much in our travels, honey.
02:47 I mean, should we eat chocolate for the antioxidant?
02:50 What about the fatty fish for the omega-3 fatty acid
02:54 for heart disease?
02:55 Is the Mediterranean diet the best diet?
02:58 And so you drink milk for strong bones.
03:01 And should we eat mostly all raw
03:04 since cooking destroys the nutrients and foods?
03:07 And should I eat according to my blood type,
03:09 and the paleo diet, the keto diet,
03:12 Flo-Jo diet, that's coming next, whatever.
03:14 There's one, really, there's one program on the web
03:19 called Integrative Nutrition.
03:21 It purported to be the largest web-based course on nutrition,
03:26 and they cover over 80 diets, over 80.
03:32 So therefore, with this in mind,
03:34 there are so many things out there for us to diet,
03:36 so what's good, what's not.
03:38 So we really have to go to God's Word
03:39 to determine what's the best diet out there.
03:43 Well, you know, once again, when we talk about the program,
03:45 we said, make sure you have your Bibles with you
03:47 because we are going to go to the Bible
03:49 and see what the Creator,
03:50 I call Him the Master of Public Health.
03:52 MPH. Master of Public Health.
03:54 I like that, baby, the Master of Public Health.
03:56 He knows exactly what we're supposed to be eating,
03:57 and He actually wrote in the Bible
03:59 telling us exactly that.
04:01 Yes, He did. So, let's go to the word.
04:03 Okay, the word, okay, let's go to Word of God
04:05 and if you have your Bibles.
04:07 And again, every time we go through the HEALERS,
04:11 the acronym,
04:12 we're going to be opening it up with God's Word.
04:14 And let that be our foundation for our teaching for this,
04:18 today's, program as well.
04:20 Genesis 1, you know, with creation now.
04:23 And I'm gonna look at verse 11.
04:26 It says here, and God said,
04:27 "Let the earth bring forth grass,
04:30 and the herb yielding seed and the fruit tree,
04:34 fruit tree, yielding fruit after his kind,
04:38 whose seed is in itself,
04:40 upon the earth, and it was so."
04:44 So look at God's Word.
04:46 During the Creation Week,
04:48 the first food group
04:52 mentioned in the Bible is not legumes,
04:57 is not whole grains,
04:59 is not vegetables,
05:01 is not nuts and seeds.
05:03 The first food group is fruit.
05:09 Now that had to... You know, now, okay.
05:13 I mean, there's a lot of new diets
05:15 and stuff in the market
05:16 where that's automatically eliminated.
05:19 Now that's a good point, honey, because so any diet,
05:23 any diet that will simply eliminate this food group,
05:28 the first one God mentions
05:31 is the automatic red flag
05:34 because this was aforementioned.
05:36 And you look at, I think, it's Revelation 21 or 22,
05:41 first verse, it talks about
05:44 the tree that bears 12 manner of fruit,
05:48 different one every month, all right?
05:50 And so therefore, God's Word is clear for us
05:52 fruit in the beginning, fruit in heaven.
05:56 Isaiah 65 talks about
05:59 we will build houses and plant vineyards
06:02 that means grape.
06:04 So fruit is from the beginning, in the middle, also in heaven,
06:09 in the New Jerusalem.
06:10 Fruit, now not to negate the other food groups,
06:13 but this one is really topping all the other food categories.
06:17 If we had to pick one, it would be fruit
06:19 because this is the first one.
06:21 You always say from beginning to end.
06:23 People say to me all the time, you know, God, you know,
06:25 "I'm gonna eat what I want to eat.
06:26 You know, I really enjoy,
06:28 God does not know what he's talking about."
06:30 Yeah, He doesn't.
06:31 Even though in the very first chapter
06:33 of the book, Genesis,
06:36 God, after He created everything,
06:38 put everything in place, the sun, the moon, the stars,
06:40 and He separated everything out.
06:42 Got the animals together, got the food together,
06:44 and then he breathed into man the breath of life,
06:48 and he became a living soul.
06:51 So everything was in place
06:52 when we showed up, everything we need.
06:55 And so I like the idea that here we find fruit
06:57 in the very first chapter.
06:58 It is.
06:59 Talking about the fact that how important fruits are.
07:02 Yes, absolutely. They are.
07:03 So it's very important for us. That's a concern.
07:06 So we also have a statement too,
07:10 the Bible mentions,
07:11 I guess you talked about
07:13 a particular type of fruits, though.
07:14 Yeah, but that's in the New Kingdom.
07:16 It says 12-manner of fruit in Revelation.
07:19 Isaiah 65 talks about the vineyards,
07:22 so we know that's a grape,
07:23 but going back to the Garden of Eden,
07:26 now it just says fruit.
07:28 It doesn't tell us what type of fruit,
07:31 just a fruit tree in the Garden of Eden.
07:34 Now if you go just with God's Word,
07:39 there's a hint as to
07:41 one of the fruits in the Garden of Eden.
07:44 It's quite obvious.
07:46 A lot of people overlook it. Okay.
07:48 It's quite obvious.
07:49 So I'm gonna go with,
07:51 let's go with Genesis 3:7.
07:56 Genesis 3:7.
07:59 So this is...
08:01 We can really assume that
08:02 this fruit was included in the Garden of Eden.
08:05 This is after sin.
08:07 "And the eyes of them both were open,
08:10 and they knew that they were naked,
08:13 and they sewed..."
08:14 Oh, wait a minute.
08:16 "Fig leaves together,
08:19 and make themselves aprons."
08:22 Okay, now wait a minute.
08:23 Okay. So if they sew fig leaves...
08:28 There may have been a fig tree.
08:30 Well, there had to be if there were some fig leaves.
08:32 Right, so therefore figs, more than likely,
08:35 had to be part of the fruit that they ate.
08:41 No figs, no fig leaves.
08:44 I'm just thinking out loud here.
08:46 Yeah, yeah, yeah.
08:47 You know, I mean, sometimes, we know that
08:49 but we kind of bypass,
08:50 "Oh, wait a minute, that's right, fig leaves."
08:52 And figs are really powerful for us,
08:55 antimicrobial, even placing figs on the wound,
09:00 in Isaiah there and on the boil as a poultice.
09:04 And so figs can be very powerful.
09:06 So we know they had at least figs
09:09 and we can assume other things too.
09:11 But at least I guess there's something about
09:13 the fruit that they had in the Garden of Eden.
09:15 So fruit seem to be king of all food groups,
09:20 but not to negate the other food groups
09:22 that's missing throughout the scripture as well.
09:24 Yeah, because he goes on to speak a little bit more
09:26 about the other ones too.
09:28 In Genesis 1:29, and then Genesis 3:18.
09:31 Oh, you want to read it?
09:34 Yeah, okay, yeah, because He made the fruit tree.
09:38 Yeah, what did He tell man to do?
09:40 And he is speaking now again.
09:42 'Cause you always say, "If it wasn't important,
09:44 God will not put it in the first book of the Bible,
09:46 the first chapter of the Bible."
09:48 Genesis 1:29 says,
09:52 And God said, "Behold,
09:53 I have given you every herb bearing seed,
09:57 which is upon the face of the earth,
09:59 and every tree
10:01 in which is the fruit of the tree yielding seed.
10:04 To you, it shall be for meat." Okay.
10:07 Alright, so now we got the seed.
10:09 Right. Okay.
10:10 We got the fruit, we got the tree yielding,
10:12 and I said the other one is really funny
10:14 'cause had to study a little botany
10:15 to get into that one.
10:16 We get a lot of stuff on that one also about people saying,
10:18 "A bell pepper is a vegetable, right?"
10:21 It said seed yielding.
10:23 So that means tomato, cucumber. Oh, so a lot of them.
10:25 Yeah, sometimes we have a good journal,
10:27 is sometimes referred as fruit vegetable.
10:29 There you go, fruit vegetable combination.
10:31 Yeah, we know it, yeah.
10:32 And then he goes a little bit further, Curtis,
10:33 and he says in Genesis 3:18.
10:35 Is it after sin now? After sin.
10:36 It goes in 3:18 and He says,
10:38 "Thorns and thistles shall you bring forth
10:42 and thou show eat the herbs of the field."
10:45 Okay, now, also the plant of the ground, all right?
10:48 Comes in the vegetables. The vegetables...
10:49 The vegetables and...
10:51 And full grains and legumes. That's right.
10:52 They're coming in as well. Okay.
10:53 Yeah, so, I mean, it was really important.
10:55 We always say it's important because God said it.
10:59 Okay, God said it.
11:00 I think we have a statement
11:01 from our second tier of credibility.
11:04 Our Christian author, Ellen White,
11:06 she talks about also the diet as well.
11:09 So let's go to the screen at this time
11:11 and see what she said about the diet for mankind.
11:13 Okay. Here it is.
11:16 "The grains, fruits,
11:18 and vegetables have all of the nutritive properties
11:23 necessary to make good blood.
11:26 A flesh diet cannot do."
11:29 Counsels on Diet and Foods, page 322.
11:34 Now we're gonna haste in here 'cause time is a factor here.
11:37 And we talked about God's Word.
11:39 Honey, now let's just highlight one area of food
11:43 and it's the carbohydrates.
11:45 So we're gonna talk about this a little bit
11:47 because there's a lot of confusion for some people.
11:49 Not for all of us, for some people
11:51 about the carbohydrates.
11:52 I shouldn't eat any carbs. Carbs are just bad.
11:55 So let's walk them through this.
11:58 And now this is in our workbook here
12:00 but there's more information in the webinar.
12:02 This will give you a tease right now.
12:04 Just walk us through the different types of carbs
12:06 and see what we can do about to straighten this out.
12:09 Well, I think and also to kind of set it up
12:11 and that is the fact that
12:12 many times people come to us are clients
12:14 and they're talking about, "I don't do fruit.
12:17 I don't do starchy foods,
12:18 I don't do potatoes, I don't do rice.
12:20 I don't do bread. I'm off all of that." Okay?
12:23 But when we study about the carbohydrates,
12:25 we discover that the carbohydrates
12:27 are actually the foods
12:28 that keep giving us the energy we need
12:31 to move and have our being.
12:32 Okay. So carbs can't be eliminated.
12:34 So then we actually talk about...
12:36 Let's talk about the carbs
12:37 'cause there's three types of carbohydrates.
12:40 Three, all right? Three, okay.
12:41 The very first one is the simple one.
12:44 Now know when I said simple,
12:45 right away, you started thinking about
12:46 potato chips and cookies and candy.
12:48 No, that is not considered simple.
12:49 The simple carbohydrates are the fruits,
12:52 which God talked about already in the Bible,
12:55 and non-starchy vegetables.
12:56 Oh, see, people don't know about that part,
12:58 just know about the fruit but not the non-starchy,
13:01 that's in the simple category.
13:03 And the reason it's called non-starchy is because
13:05 when you cook those foods,
13:06 they does not give off a thick residue
13:08 like you would if you did your beans
13:10 or something that has a flour or potatoes,
13:13 they give off a starch, all right?
13:14 So now we're talking about things like green beans,
13:16 okay, peas,
13:18 they don't have a starch that comes off of them.
13:20 Okay. They're called the non-starchy.
13:21 Carrots, non-starchy, that's the first one, simple.
13:25 Second one is so important and key also to our body
13:28 is the complex group.
13:30 Complexity, that means that
13:32 if you were to take any of these foods
13:33 and put them under a microscope,
13:35 you would see a lot of webbing
13:37 and exchange is going on there, okay?
13:39 Which means it takes this food,
13:40 then a longer time to get through the body system.
13:42 And these foods will actually include things like
13:44 your whole wheat bread, whole grain, whole grain rice,
13:48 you know, sweet potatoes, okay.
13:50 Legumes, peas.
13:51 Legumes, they're all a part of that complex
13:54 because they stay in a system a longer period of time, okay?
13:58 And so the last one, that's very, very important
14:01 and very, very key to us.
14:02 Well, when I say key,
14:05 let me just straighten that one out.
14:07 When I say important to us,
14:09 I'm talking about the ones that people just like,
14:11 "I ain't getting off of that, Paula," but anyway.
14:13 Important for us to know but not to eat.
14:16 The refined group,
14:17 refined or processed, or process.
14:20 Now we talk about refined or process.
14:22 We talk about the fact that these are your...
14:26 I'm getting mixed up.
14:27 We were talking now about potato chips
14:29 and cakes and pies and cookies and candy.
14:33 Refined, they say,
14:34 "If it's made from a plant, it's good for you."
14:39 But if it was made in a plant,
14:41 you might want to rethink that one.
14:42 Okay, so let's recap that. All right.
14:44 So, again, number one,
14:47 you got the simple carbohydrates.
14:50 Fruit, non-starchy vegetable. That's right.
14:54 That's one. Yes.
14:56 Second, complex carbohydrates,
15:00 whole grains, legumes, peas, etcetera, all right.
15:03 Then you got the third group, the detrimental kind,
15:06 refined carbohydrates,
15:09 white bread, white rice,
15:13 potato chips, cookies, cakes,
15:14 you know, all that, that's refined carbohydrates.
15:17 A lot of people,
15:18 they put carbohydrates in one boat.
15:21 I'm not eating any carbs at all without making a distinction
15:26 between the three different types.
15:28 You know, I know in our program...
15:29 So we have a conference called Defeating Diabetes,
15:33 and you do that part
15:34 where we have a lot of carbohydrates,
15:37 a lot of foods on the screen,
15:40 about 10 of them,
15:41 and you ask the audience,
15:42 "Okay, how many of these 10 foods
15:44 are carbohydrates?"
15:46 Some people will say, "Oh, six or maybe eight."
15:49 All those foods are carbohydrates.
15:51 I know.
15:52 Cut my oat, the greens and all that
15:54 and carrots and things like that,
15:55 and people may not be aware
15:57 that these are carbohydrates.
15:59 They're absolutely surprised when they see that.
16:00 Number one, they are thinking,
16:02 "Well, I don't think spinach is one.
16:04 Oh, I don't think nuts and..."
16:05 But we do that just to get them going,
16:07 get them start to understand.
16:08 By the time you're done, they understand the simple,
16:12 complex, and the refined, all right?
16:14 Yes, okay.
16:15 Now I think the time to go to kitchen, but again,
16:17 those who want to get more information about this,
16:20 just email us for the webinar at info@AbundantLivingtv.org
16:26 and we'll be doing a webinar that goes more into
16:29 this E for Eating in the near future.
16:31 What about my garden?
16:32 Well, I know the time is of the essence,
16:34 maybe we will put up there.
16:36 Okay, well, I was looking at the time.
16:37 I'll tell you what.
16:39 Let's show the picture of the garden
16:40 and then we'll go in the kitchen.
16:41 I'll talk about it out there. Okay.
16:43 All right, let's go to the screen.
16:44 And this is a project that my wife has.
16:45 So let's go to the screen and look at...
16:47 I said my wife's garden,
16:48 but it's also our garden as well.
16:49 Let's go to the screen at this time.
16:51 You owns the garden. Y'all garden.
16:53 And so that is my garden, and I'm in a special project.
16:58 And so when we go into kitchen,
17:00 we will talk a little bit more about that
17:01 as we're preparing our Angel Hair Tomato Toss.
17:06 Yeah, get your paper and your pencil
17:08 and meet us in the kitchen.