Eating in accordance with the Torah means eating a Kosher diet. Some people follow the entire rabbinical Kosher diet, but I stick with what is outlined in Leviticus. Essentially, the only foods that are fit to eat are from animals that are plant-eaters. Carrion eaters are completely off limits, and that includes pigs, shellfish (of all kinds), vultures and other carrion-eating birds. Specifically we're told not to eat the flesh of any animal that does not BOTH chew its cud and have a cloven hoof. This means that deer, cattle, bison, buffalo are all good to eat, but camels, pigs and horses are not (for example).
It is *not* simple, but there is a book about it (The Maker's Diet
). The author of the book actually cured his Crohn's disease by eliminating all non-kosher foods. I cannot begin to describe how much healthier *I* feel, just in terms of GERD. I also have more energy and am more "regular".
What's interesting is that I get into arguments with people who want to talk about how God has given us everything for food, all the animals (as stated in the New Testament) and that He created them for us to eat. I tend to remind people to read the first three chapters of Genesis again. We were created as vegetarians, and then things changed at the fall. I could never do it: I love meat *way* too much for that! It has been an interesting journey of discovery though.
By the way, I am a Christian. I am a believer in Yeshua Ha-Mashiach (Jesus Christ) and I obey both the old and the new covenant documents as completely as possible. The difference between me and most is that I do not believe that Yahweh ever changed His mind about anything. Though gentiles were never held to the law, I believe that Messiah did not come to release us from the law but to fulfill it. He is the fulfillment of Torah.
Messiah is the personification of the Torah, Yahweh's gift to His people, given to us for health reasons.
Another example is Niddah, the commandment for women to have a ritual cleansing surrounding their monthly cycle. Not only does the week-long period of ritual uncleanness result in the increased likelihood of a child being produced from a union with her husband, but there is evidence to suggest that... uh... "marital relations" during menstruation may be linked to increased risk of cervical cancer.
The thing I love most about Torah is that it is the part of the Bible where everything absolutely lines up perfectly with science
BTW, Phil. 4:13 is one of my favorite scriptures