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The Maker's Diet: The 40-Day Health Experience That Will Change Your Life Forever

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The author tells an inspirational story of how he recovered from a serious chronic illness with faith in God and perseverance. He was led to make dietary changes based on God's principles for nutrition. He espouses that adapting the Makers Diet can improve your health a...
The author tells an inspirational story of how he recovered from a serious chronic illness with faith in God and perseverance. He was led to make dietary changes based on God's principles for nutrition. He espouses that adapting the Makers Diet can improve your health and quality of life. Although I found making some dietary changes difficult, the changes I have made thus far have improved my health and encouraged me to strengthen my spiritual walk with God.

posted by 6737943 on January 29, 2012

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8 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

Shameless Plot to Sell Overpriced Supplements

You have got to be a little suspicious when a diet book that claims to be 'God's answer' to a better life comprises of 198 pgs of poorly referenced, barely hypothetical justification 32 pgs dedicated to describing an eating plan not disimilar to ALL others on the marke...
You have got to be a little suspicious when a diet book that claims to be 'God's answer' to a better life comprises of 198 pgs of poorly referenced, barely hypothetical justification 32 pgs dedicated to describing an eating plan not disimilar to ALL others on the market (ie. dont eat junk food / eat more organic) and 50+ pgs providing sales information for receipe ingredients, overpriced supplements & homeopathic oils. The author of this book is the founder of the Garden of Life company, which in most instances is the only company listed to provide the 'healing products' the diet requires to be successful (which by the way is not recognized by the FDA). Ironically, for a book that claims to be an 'inspired work', its a little disconcerting that emphasis is put on ritual instead of faith and man-made supplements instead of God's bounty. This book is nothing more than a marketing strategy of a very intelligent business owner.

posted by Anonymous on May 20, 2006

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 16, 2005

    Some Sound Concepts But Written with Bias

    The original subtitle of this 'self-help book' cum 'spiritual journey journal' was 'The 40 Day Health Experience That Will Change Your Life Forever' and for some reason that has been dropped for the more readily available paperback version. And perhaps with good reason: the new method living concept is here not limited to a 40 day experience but to a new emotional and psychological/spiritual approach to eating, exercise, homeopathic medicine, and meditation/prayer - a new lifestyle.Author Jordan S. Rubin makes this 'how to' book as much a physical biography as a health book. His inception of the recommendations he makes as to help us escape the health issues that infringe on our enjoyment of living all reference his own confrontation with Crohn's Disease as a young man. Following (auspiciously) a 'biblical diet' he found his way to health and the book he has written details his gastroenteric journey to healthfulness of body, mind, and spirit.Though his writing style often makes the reader feel as though Rubin is talking down to us, his intentions are solid, and if he veers off into religious teachings a bit too often or makes bold statements that are difficult to support scientifically, then that is all part of the crusader's image that is often encountered in books such as this.In the final analysis, Rubin does offer some sound advice about food groups, balanced meals, mental exercise, and spiritual growth that should they disappoint those who buy this book to lose weight, at least they offer healthy alternatives to some of the habits we all have that do not promote longevity much less healthy bodies. Not a book for everyone, but for those who don't mind a bit of preaching THE MAKER'S DIET can be helpful. Grady Harp

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