|With humor and candid comments, Rubin challenges men and women of all ages to look at health from a brand-new perspective in a book that documents historically healthy cultures, diet secrets, and nutritional principles, including sources of whole foods that heal.|
Jordan Rubin suffered from Crohn's disease (an inflammatory bowel disease) that was so severe it nearly killed him. Desperate for a cure, he devised a diet based on biblical teachings. Stressing the importance of organically grown, unprocessed foods--processed foods, of course, were not available to Moses and Abraham--he also recommends avoiding shellfish and pork, and suggests an intensive 40-day change in diet that begins with severe cutbacks but allows, gradually, for the introduction of red meat, fats, and carbohydrates. In addition to diet, Rubin interprets biblical advice on other aspects of living, such as bathing practices and environmental concerns. And underlying all his advice is his religious faith, which permeates his program. Rubin is the founder of the Garden of Life line of vitamins and nutritional supplements, which he suggests may be helpful in following his diet plan.
Can't recommend it highly enough!9/7/2005
I was in a health crisis and getting to the point of hoplessness when I got my hands on the Maker's Diet. My mother in law gave me a copy of this book, which is essentially an explanation of the way we Americans do life, and how it is killing us! Before I became sick, I took for granted everything that I ate and did as "healthy". I figured that I didn't have any health problems, so I must be healthy! Little did I know that a stomach sickness that would leave me bed ridden for months was coming- and over a half dozen doctors did not have any answers, or any hope for me. I had gotten to the point where I could not eat without being in severe, doubling over pain when I discovered the Maker’s Diet. After 40 days on the plan, I am happy to say that I am 85% healed, and my husband, who had no known health conditions, has more energy than ever! I recommend the Maker’s Diet to anyone who wants to invest in the health of themselves and their children!!!