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After nutritional consultant Rubin (Patient Heal Thyself; etc.) nearly died from an inflammatory bowel disease that caused him to lose 50 pounds and suffer severe pains, he devised an approach to health that combines wholesome eating with a heavy dose of faith. Indeed, while Rubin presents scientific evidence of his plan's effectiveness and detailed lists of recommended supplements and foods, the diet's religious aspect is fundamental. The 28-year-old Rubin bases his diet on a "Biblically-correct lifestyle," recommending the consumption of organically grown foods and frequently referring to the Bible on matters ranging from personal hygiene ("If the Maker has a preference, it might be the use of ritual bathing that combined bathing... with sprinkling") to getting tattoos ("Scripture warns against piercing the skin"). To help readers avoid disease and live healthily, Rubin lays out a three-stage plan. The first stage-somewhat restrictive, akin to South Beach-prohibits virtually all commercial dairy products, chlorinated tap water, many fats and oils, and all carbohydrates ("While it is true that the people of the Bible consumed a diet that contained liberal amounts of... carbohydrate foods, they were higher-quality, lesser-processed carbohydrates, therefore much easier to digest"). More foods are introduced in subsequent weeks, and those following the diet may eventually incorporate red meat, carbs and saturated fats into their regimens. Rubin's program will be difficult for many, as it calls for drastic changes in the way they go about their lives. However, his approach is unique and provides a refreshing, holistic antidote to many of today's fad diets.
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I bought this book as a gift and it was very well received by the recipient.Published 16 months ago by Susanne Skene
this book gives u good insight to food which is very good for you. it explains why u should abstain from certain foods which makes sense. Read morePublished 21 months ago by thomas hiebert
I recommend this book for anyone suffering from IBS, Crohns and Colitis. It is definitely worth reading & may help you to improve your health.Published on Jan. 7 2013 by Dale James Mogck
I personally thought the book was good, and had many terrific insights into healthy and Biblical eating habits. Read morePublished on Aug. 24 2005
I read "Patient Heal Thyself" and noticed the same thing. It will recommend not eating seafood but then in the latter chapters, it would include seafood as the... Read morePublished on July 19 2004 by yuko
Jordan Rubin has questionable degrees. Use any search engine and read the articles on the degree mills.
$42.5 million, that's how much Rubin made last year selling products. Read more
Just got acquainted with Dr.(?) Jordan S. Rubin's lucrative business of selling (for Money) a multitude of products all of which "... Read morePublished on July 14 2004
I am so grateful for the life-changing principles brought forward in this book. I strongly disagree with the reviewer who calls this diet a "fad. Read morePublished on July 14 2004
The makers only make people fat. Diet boloney!
I guarantee you, the same fatties that will be on this diet will be on a different diet next year. A new fad diet. Read more