The Maker's Diet: The 40-day health experience that will change your life forever Paperback – Mar 16 2005
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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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To the guy who wrote questioning if he was a doctor...Did you even read the book? I don't think you did. He has his certifications and boards that he is a member of. He wouldn't be able to call himself a Doctor if he wasn't. Also did you know that every single health product (anything that's not manufactured by a drug company) has those two disclaimers "..has not been evaluated by the FDA" and "products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease." If you have no proof of it not working then I don't think you have the right to be putting Dr. Rubin down. He has helped many people overcome many health problems. As a side note, almost none of the modern day drugs cure any disease or maladies, they're just bandages and it doesn't treat the root cause.
I encourage everyone to read this book. It makes sense and will be beneficial to many people who want to lead healthier lives. He does recommend his products, which he has every right to do, but it is not mandatory. Read the book and make up your own mind about it. At first I was a little skeptical, but I read it, and from some of the changes I've started to make in my eating habits, I have seen a difference (I'm not talking about weight), and I have not yet taken his products, but I think I may try the Primal Defence.
This book does not claim to help you lose "20 pounds by this summer !!" It has certainly helped me lose weight as well as alleviate my digestion problems. It has given me the energy that I didn't have before I started with this diet. Yes, organic foods are a bit more expensive and this diet does require a change of lifestyle, but hey...so does cancer and other diseases...so take your pick. It's about how to lsoe weight (if you need), live healthier and prevent health problems in the future for you and your family.
The Maker's Diet begins with Rubin's inspiring story of his battle with severe Crohn's disease. His doctors called his case the worst they had seen. During college, Rubin went from the picture of health to death's doorstep-6'1 and weighing 111 pounds due to digestive problems related to Crohn's disease. Rather than giving up after over a year of sickness, Rubin clung to his faith in God and sought one more solution. The final try was a man who had developed a Biblically-based diet and health plan. This early version of the Maker's Diet saved Rubin's life and led to his complete recovery and healing over the course of several months. He includes astounding before and after pictures of himself that demonstrate the diet's effect.
This experience inspired Rubin to enhance the Biblically-based diet through additional research and create Garden of Life, a health and wellness company.
Rubin's in-depth analysis of the typical American's diet compared to what he considers to be a healthy, nutritious diet impacted me. In the recent weeks since reading the book, I have changed my grocery shopping and eating habits to better follow the book's general guidelines for healthy eating.
Rubin emphasizes the benefits of natural and organic foods in contrast to the nutritional deficits found in processed and engineered foods.Read more ›
Now go get yourself HEALED!
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I bought this book as a gift and it was very well received by the recipient.Published 18 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 24 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
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