Whole Grains to Improve Your Diet

Josephine Adamson, MD, MPH, CMT


wellness Wednesday blog05-20-015

More than 700 of Edgar Cayce's health readings recommended whole wheat or other whole grains, especially as a part of breakfast. Cayce reading (65-1) describes whole grains as foods that "add energy to the blood and nerve supply."


Here's a great video that explains what whole grains are and why we should choose them:




Most of us know that whole grains are good for our health, but food marketing can mislead us. Shoppers in a hurry may trust the phrases on the front of a package. By checking the ingredients list instead, we can seek the words "whole" or "whole grain" applied to wheat, oats, rye, and other grains. "Brown rice" is the term to look for when purchasing rice.


whole grain stampChoosing foods labeled with the Whole Grains Council stamp of approval is one easy way to recognize healthy whole grains.


The Cayce readings warned that we should avoid consuming too much sugar along with our whole grains. Many sugary cereals, for example, tout their whole grain content, but a closer look reveals that sugar, in its many disguises, is a top ingredient. Modern nutrition research reinforces both the benefits of whole grains and the Cayce caveat against sugar.


Making healthier food choices like choosing whole grains alone and in bread and cereals is an important way we can improve our health.


JJosephine Adamson, MDJosephine B. Adamson, MD, MPH, CMT, is the Medical Director for Edgar Cayce’s A.R.E. She received her MD from Duke University’s School of Medicine and Master’s degree in Public Health from the University of North Carolina and is a graduate of the Cayce/Reilly® School of Massage. A former director and co-owner of a medical device company, she has a wealth of experience creating and maintaining health-related non- profit and for-profit businesses. She joined A.R.E. as part of the organization’s renewed focus on the health information, one of the most important, enduring legacies from the Edgar Cayce readings. She is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the health outreach and administration and interfacing with the stellar staff of the Cayce/Reilly School of Massage—which provides a comprehensive education in the art and science of therapeutic massage—and the holistic A.R.E. Health Center & Spa—which provides holistic therapies to clients from around the world in its oceanfront Virginia Beach, Va., setting complete with a Café.