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Are you looking for a health plan that is biblically based and scientifically proven? The Maker's Diet is just that. Using a truly holistic approach to health, this groundbreaking book leads you on a journey that will change your life. 

The Maker's Diet will help you:
  • Boost your immune system
  • Attain and maintain your ideal weight
  • Have abundant energy
  • Improve your physical appearance
  • Reduce stress
  • Improve digestion
Discover how Jordan Rubin's faith-based journey from near death to vital health led him to uncover the timeless principles of the world's healthiest people. By following The Maker's Diet, your health dreams can become a reality.
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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. (Apr.) Forecast: Rubin's book has already hit the New York Times bestseller list, and has been moving steadily up in Amazon's sales rank (it was #51 at press time). Strong sales should continue among dieters and Christian readers. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780884199489
  • Publisher: Charisma Media
  • Publication date: 3/12/2004
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 6.34 (w) x 9.26 (h) x 1.17 (d)

Meet the Author

Jordan S. Rubin is the founder of Garden of Life, a health and wellness company that empowers people to attain extraordinary health. He has earned doctoral degrees in naturopathic medicine, nutrition, and natural therapies. Jordan has written three books and appeared on more than 300 television and radio programs worldwide. He has also written numerous articles for top nutritional and medical journals. He lives in South Florida with his wife, Nicki.

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THE MAKER'S DIET


By JORDAN S. RUBIN

SILOAM

Copyright © 2005 Jordan S. Rubin
All right reserved.

ISBN: 1-59185-714-7


Chapter One

From Tragedy to Triumph: My Personal Journey From Sickness to Health

Most of us enter this world with great fanfare, few problems, and no serious health problems. Unfortunately, disease catches many of us later on in life. I was an unlikely candidate for debilitating disease. My father is a naturopathic physician and a chiropractor who made every effort to help his family live the healthy lifestyle he advocated in his practice.

My mother gave birth to me at home with the assistance of four naturopathic students in Portland, Oregon, and I was given no potentially hazardous immunizations. We ate all of the "healthy foods" known at the time. When one of my friends came to our house, he said that he wished he had visited the store on the corner first to get some food he "recognized." He just wasn't too sure about rice milk, soy cheese, or tofu burgers.

I also grew up with a good understanding of the Bible because of the devotion of my parents, who attended a messianic Jewish (Jewish people who believe Jesus is the Messiah) congregation outside of Atlanta, where my family moved after my second birthday.

Throughout childhood and in high school, I was rarely ill-I took antibiotics less than five times. Since I had never been hospitalized, I had no idea what it was like to be in a hospital. I was happy, a good student, and very involved in my local messianic and church ministries.

At the age of seventeen, I went to Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida, on an academic and athletic scholarship. My extracurricular activities included a spot on the FSU cheerleading squad, campus ministry, singing in a traveling vocal group, and serving as chaplain of my fraternity.

Shattered Dreams

Disease can arrest your fondest dreams and place your life on hold-sometimes permanently. The first signs that my health was failing were periodic feelings of extreme exhaustion, which occurred during my stint as a summer camp counselor. I had always enjoyed an abundant energy level, but I actually fell asleep while riding the bus with some of my camp kids, who kept calling, "Jordan! Wake up!" It was embarrassing to say the least, and it soon became a regular occurrence.

My energy never returned, and without warning I faced an onslaught of other health problems, including nausea, stomach cramps, painful mouth sores, and recurring diarrhea. Believing these were temporary symptoms, I committed to attending a weeklong overnight camp four hours from home.

Up Close and Personal With Primitive Bathrooms

Most healthy people consider it difficult to camp out in Florida's simmering summer heat, and my unending nausea made it virtually impossible. The usual "camp chow" wasn't helping. I gulped down quarts of sugary iced tea and became well acquainted with the camp's primitive outdoor bathrooms. I literally ran to the bathroom fifteen or twenty times daily; as a result, I lost twenty pounds in seven days!

I had an "iron stomach" until that time. When TV commercials played for digestive products, I used to wonder what it felt like to have heartburn or diarrhea. Suddenly I "knew the feeling." These symptoms of extreme sickness and fatigue finally forced me to abruptly leave the camp. A friend had to drive me home because I was too sick to drive myself.

To spare my mom and dad concern, I delivered an Academy Award performance to hide my illness. I didn't want them to block my return to college, scheduled for ten days later. If I can just hang on until school starts, everything will be fine, I thought to myself. I just need to get back into the swing of things. I visited a local family doctor and told him about my nausea, constant diarrhea, weight loss, "cottonmouth," and fatigue. He immediately tested for viruses (including AIDS). The tests were all negative, which made sense, considering I had never had a blood transfusion or been sexually active. Finally, the doctor prescribed antibiotics and sent me home.

Lean and Mean-but Back in School

Back at Florida State University, the severe gastrointestinal problems continued although I took the antibiotics faithfully. I tried to ignore what was happening to my body, but the symptoms forced me to discontinue my extracurricular activities. I was still active in my local college church ministry, but I quit the cheerleading squad and the fraternity, and I stopped studying for my American College of Sports Medicine exam.

I dropped to 145 pounds from my normal 180 pounds, and I felt as if I was falling apart. Each night I suffered a 104-degree fever and got little sleep between endless trips to the bathroom.

My Father's Dietary Supplements

When I finally explored the nutritional collection my father had packed for me, I found acidophilus, aloe juice, digestive enzymes, fiber supplements, and many other herbal and nutritional products. I made myself believe those products would help me get well.

That was my introduction to what I like to call the "hamster wheel of alternative medicine." Through the years of searching for ways to restore my health, I have come to believe that, while alternative medicine and dietary treatments can sometimes be better alternatives to certain medications, most diets and supplements tend to "over-promise and under-deliver."

In spite of the natural supplements I was taking, my symptoms grew worse, and I was continually hungry. Food just seemed to go right through me. I usually stuck to my "healthy" diet until my friend who worked at a sorority kitchen would bring home leftovers. That sent the diet right out the window.

I lived with seven other guys, and we never missed an opportunity to give each other a hard time. We had a central message board used for jokes, harassing messages, and sometimes "constructive and hilarious criticism" for one another. One of my best friends wrote me a message that accurately reflected my changing physical appearance: "Hey, Jordan, Pee Wee Herman called. He wants his body back!" That may sound cruel, but I laughed, determined to keep a good sense of humor.

Increased Concern

I struggled to attend classes, but I avoided telling my parents how ill I was because I didn't want to leave school. One day as I walked to my music class, my hip cracked as if it had dislocated. I started to realize that something was seriously wrong.

My gastrointestinal problems had become "systemic," which means the pain spread to my joints and other parts of my body. My hip constantly popped out of its socket. I even suffered minor dislocations getting in and out of cars.

I tried different diets along with nutritional supplements after I learned the "cottonmouth" sensation in my mouth indicated oral "thrush," which is caused by a fungus called Candida albicans. My father put me on the Specific Carbohydrate Diet to help alleviate the thrush and the diarrhea.

Desperation and a Difficult Diet

Although the diet has reportedly helped some people relieve symptoms, it was difficult for me to follow-especially at college. Unfortunately, I didn't have the self-discipline to stay on such a rigorous diet for very long, and the Specific Carbohydrate Diet didn't relieve my symptoms.

Bathrooms became my obsession. Every life decision hinged on the question, where's the nearest bathroom? My friends stopped inviting me on long drives or to activities in isolated locations. Although I prayed constantly and kept a positive attitude as much as I could, the symptoms refused to cooperate, and relentless misery began to overwhelm me.

Dad Took One Look and ...

Finally I admitted to my parents how sick I was, and they arranged a flight home for me the very next day. When I walked in, Doctor Dad took one look at me and strode into action. He took my temperature (it read 105 degrees) and put me into a bathtub packed with ice cubes. As I shivered in the ice water, confused and delirious, I didn't know what was happening, but I remember hearing my dad cry out, "My God, I don't want my son to die."

The next morning I made my first ever visit to a hospital, hoping to receive a "cure-all" prescription so I could get back to school. Instead, the "visit" lasted two full weeks! Depression set in as I lay in bed with intravenous fluids and antibiotics going into each arm. It didn't help that the incessant news coverage on TV was the Federal Building bombing in Oklahoma City.

My body was so overridden by infection that inflammation had set in. Doctors prescribed two highly toxic intravenous steroid medications and put me through every test imaginable. I received more x-rays in two weeks than most people receive in a lifetime. The radiologists scanned my upper and lower gastrointestinal tracts; I felt as if they conducted deluxe tours of my gut with a full-sized TV camera!

The results weren't encouraging. The doctor diagnosed Crohn's disease (actually, it was Crohn's colitis), an abnormal inflammation of the small bowel and colon that causes the intestinal wall to thicken. As this disease progresses, eventually the bowel channel narrows and blocks the intestinal tract, robbing it of its ability to absorb nutrients.

One of the "Chosen Few"-Victims

As an added complication, I also had marked duodenitis, an inflammation of the duodenum (the first part of the small intestine) that afflicts less than 1 percent of Crohn's disease patients. As a result, I was literally starving to death, so I was put on "total parenteral nutrition" (TPN) to put nutrients directly into my bloodstream.

Infection and pain raged through my body while emotional chaos gripped my mind as I tried to cope with this incurable diagnosis of Crohn's disease. Little did I know that my nightmare was just beginning.

My doctor said I could expect to live a "normal life," except for the lifelong need for medication and "a few surgeries." I would be able to father children, but only if I "switched medications" during the process of conception.

Facing the Facts

Though I was not familiar with Crohn's disease, I soon learned that, according to the disease's pattern, my future looked bleak. Crohn's victims experience progressive symptoms of abdominal pain, diarrhea, extreme weight loss, and perhaps premature death. I was told that medications would keep me alive, but I quickly discovered that their side effects were nearly as bad as the disease itself. Science knew of no cause or cure for Crohn's at the time, and my prognosis was very poor.

Dr. Burrill Crohn discovered Crohn's disease in the early 1900s; one of the most famous persons to be diagnosed with the disease was former President Dwight Eisenhower. No one knows for sure, but doctors estimate between 400,000 to 1,000,000 people suffer from Crohn's disease, with 20,000 or more new cases each year. At this writing, diagnoses of inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis) have increased dramatically-less than a decade after my diagnosis. According to some literature, an incredible 85 percent of Americans have suffered from some kind of digestive problem. About two out of every ten Americans have been diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome, the sales of heartburn medications are booming, and some experts predict Crohn's disease may eventually surpass ulcers as the number one digestive problem in the United States.

Embarrassed by my symptoms, I simply told my friends I was sick and avoided details. I desperately hoped to return to school. Naively, I thought the doctor's "magic bullet" prescriptions would make me well, but health by medication wasn't working. I graduated from intravenous drugs in the hospital to oral medications such as prednisone at home. The first day I took the oral form of prednisone at home, the steroid triggered hallucinations and I began crying uncontrollably. (I also took mesalamine for ulcerative colitis and the antimicrobials Flagyl and Diflucan for the chronic thrush.)

For good measure, the doctors also put me on ciprofloxacin (Cipro), the drug of choice for nonspecific bacterial infections. I topped off this medical cocktail with regular doses of Zantac for the searing heartburn caused by the other medications!

Nighttime Became My Worst Nightmare

Despite all the medications, my condition failed to improve. I still rushed to the bathroom up to thirty times a day. Most of my stools were now bloody, and the severity of the cramps made me want to pull my hair out or bang my head against the wall. But if my days were rough, my nights were worse.

The persistent nocturnal diarrhea produced chronic sleep deprivation. My bathroom visits continued 2417, occurring every forty-five minutes to an hour. Only rarely did I get more than an hour of unbroken sleep per night. For more than a year, I existed in a state of fatigue and exhaustion-and for good reason. I had an almost unheard of serum iron level of 0 despite my daily iron injections.

Iron is an essential component of hemoglobin, the oxygen-carrying protein in the blood. My low serum levels of albumin indicated I was suffering from a severe wasting disease (cachexia) as well as low immunity and rapid deterioration of all body tissues. My body just wasn't absorbing nutrition, which contributed to my starvation!

Creating More Problems!

My digestive system wasn't absorbing nutrients, a condition called "malabsorption syndrome." And so many toxic drugs were prescribed that their chemical interactions created even more problems than my disease. Taken together, it was quite a shock for a nineteen-year-old who had never been hospitalized before.

Like so many Americans, I did not understand how important the gastrointestinal tract or gut is for optimum health. The gastrointestinal system is an engineering marvel and a creative wonder. It is home to a host of bacteria and other microorganisms, some that are good for the body and some that are pathogenic or "bad."

Scientific and medical research has shown that a proper balance between these intestinal bacteria is key to long-term health. Unfortunately, the modern American diet is literally a candy store for the bad bacteria in the human gut. These bad bacteria love the same sugars, high-carbohydrates, and refined foods that we do.

The final blow to my health was caused by this bacterial imbalance in my digestive system (dysbiosis), which led to the breakdown of my body's immune barrier.

A Walking Medical Encyclopedia

Cutting-edge medical researchers now believe that life and death begin in the digestive tract. If your digestive system breaks down, you will likely encounter a host of seemingly unrelated but debilitating illnesses. In the following chart I have listed the disease conditions that were working in my body, with the hope that if you see yourself or a loved one in this profile, you will take courage that your health can be restored as mine has been.

MY PERSONAL DISEASE PROFILE

Chronic candidiasis (or yeast overgrowth): I had the highest level possible. Entamoeba histolytica, a parasite that causes amebic dysentery Cryptosporidiosis, a protozoan infection that causes severe intestinal illness Incipient diabetes (with extremely poor circulation): My lower leg was purple. Jaundice (besides other liver and gallbladder problems) Insomnia Hair loss Endocarditis, a heart infection Eye inflammation Prostate and bladder infections Extreme anemia: My serum ferritin [iron] level was 0 for over twelve consecutive months. Chronic electrolyte imbalance due to dehydration Elevated C-reactive protein indicates chronic inflammation and bacterial infection, pointing to increased risk of heart attack and stroke. Anemia indicates a shortage of red blood cells in the bloodstream. Only red blood cells carry oxygen to muscle tissues and organs. Chronic fatigue is a mysterious ailment that includes symptoms of unceasing fatigue, headaches, weakness, aching muscles and joints, and the inability to concentrate. Arthritis is marked by joint inflammation, stiffness, and pain. My immune system was mistakenly attacking itself. (Crohn's disease is thought by some to be autoimmune in origin. Perhaps my body had begun attacking my own joints.) Leukocytosis is an abnormal increase in white blood cells-especially immature cells. Malabsorption syndrome: My body was unable to absorb sufficient nutrients from food, so no matter how much I ate, I was still starving.

Things just got worse despite the treatments I had received in the hospital. I wasn't able to participate in any of life's activities. I was used to being the ringleader who gathered people together, instead, now I told my friends, "No, I can't come." "No, I really can't do that." I felt bad for my friends who called and wanted to visit. I felt I was disappointing them, along with my parents, my sister, and my grandparents. They were all suffering as a result of my illness, and realizing that filled me with feelings of guilt.

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Table of Contents

Foreword xiii
Introduction 1
1 From Tragedy to Triumph: My Personal Journey From Sickness to Health 5
2 The World's Healthiest People 31
3 Life and Death in a Long Hollow Tube: The Importance of the GI Tract 50
4 Hygiene: The Double-edged Sword 62
5 How to Get Sick: A Modern Prescription for Illness 82
6 The Desperate Search for Health 95
7 Seven Victims Find Victory 111
8 Return to the Maker's Diet 130
9 You Are What You Think 155
10 Stop, Drop, and Roll! 167
11 Biblical Medicine: Herbs, Essential Oils, Hydrotherapy, and Music Therapy 178
12 The Maker's Diet: Your 40-Day Health Experience 194
Appendix A The Maker's Diet Recipes 231
Appendix B Garden of Life Companion Guide to Healthy Living 259
Notes 296
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 20, 2006

    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 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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2012

    Highly Recommend

    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.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 2, 2011

    It's a Lifestyle, not a Diet!

    I first heard of the Maker's Diet while recouperating from surgery in September. A friend told me she had seen Jordan Rubin on tv talking about The Maker's Diet and what it had done for him. I am health conscious so I ordered the book and studied it. I had been on a vegan diet for 7 months to lower my cholesterol (my physician wanted me to go on medication and laughed when I said I wanted to try to lower it through diet & exercise), which not only lowered my cholesterol, but also lowered my high blood pressure so that I was able to go off blood pressure medication. I lost weight and felt wonderful. It was quite easy for me to adapt to the Maker's Diet as it afforded me to eat more foods than my vegan diet, many of which I had really missed. Also, I enjoy the spirituality of the lifestyle as well. As a matter of fact, the only thing I could find wrong with the program is that it should be called "The Maker's Lifestyle" as it is much more than a diet. I went on the program, thoroughly enjoyed it. I stayed on it through Thanksgiving, at which time all our dinner guests enjoyed a purely organic dinner! As Christmas approached, I totally fell off the wagon and began eating things that I knew weren't good for me. Now I feel sluggish, I feel awful after eating, have no energy, and have lots of aches. My husband (who has not followed the program, but due to circumstances beyond his control, has been eating mostly organic foods) made a comment to a friend the other day that he felt so much better when we were eating healthier. "The Maker's LIFESTYLE" is awesome and God honoring...I am going to do a cleanse and start over from the beginning. I have promoted the program to all my friends and can hardly wait to feel good again. Thank you Jordan!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 11, 2010

    Give It A Chance

    I bought the book. I followed the diet but made a few changes. I don't buy the author's products nor do I purchase only organic products. I do what I can within my own budget and it still works. I lost weight and felt better.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 1, 2010

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    Awesome

    I love this book. It was awesome. This book contained information that I had been searching for many years. The accusations that the book is a scam to sell the author's products are absurd. Dr. Rubin has always provided contact information for companies that he is not affiliated with. He provides the contact information that is needed to purchase a number of different types of products which are all natural and the majority of which are organic. I see no scam here. I can also say that the Maker's Diet makes me feel better than I ever have. I don't even catch the flu anymore, which I used to get all the time.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2008

    You Have to Start Somewhere

    This is definatly an alternative to the sick and dying society in which we support. Reading this book was one of several avenues I used to educate myself in caring for my body, mind, and soul. I had my first major blood clot 'brain' at age 21 and another serious one 'lung' at 28. There are many things I learned from Dr. Rubin. I did not feel pressured to use the Garden of Life Suppliments nor did I feel the book to be a 'scam'. You don't have to follow or even believe all that you read, but certainly learn from others experiences. I would never discourage anyone from reading this source and applying it to their own life. Life is about balance. You have to educate yourself and discern what you learn to fit your own situation.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 17, 2004

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

    Althought the maker's diet promotes low or no carb consumption, don't let that fool you. That is only a part of this wonderful diet. Most important, it understands and promotes the consumption of organic foods free of pesticides, hormones and antibiotics, all of which are the real enemy. Dr. Jordon really understands the subject and gives a great alternative. Additionally, it recommends you be spiritual by praying and that you exercise. It is a real fun diet. However, there were some things about aromatherapy and other terms I did not understand, but still, I've got the essence and I am hooked. Thank you and bless you.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 31, 2004

    I had no idea I was so smart!

    I was fortunate enough to get an advanced copy of the Maker¿s Diet in the Fall of 2003. This 40 Day Experience was freeing from things I didn¿t even know were hanging over my head. I had energy I didn¿t realize I should have, my moods stayed more even, my skin was clearer and glowing and I was able to fall asleep and stay asleep through the night. About 3 weeks into the 40 Days I was at work doing a project I had waded through before and I realized that this time things were going easier, because I was able to think more clearly. Eliminating the chemicals and hormones from my diet and keeping the nutrients I needed balanced allowed me to remember and recall more information than I had before. I actually commented to a co-worker that I had no idea I was so smart. I have recommended Jordan¿s book to members of my family and my friends who have all seen amazing results. Until you try it, you can¿t possibly know how freeing it is to change your diet not for weight loss but over all health. Instead of focusing on losing something, you can look to what you are gaining ¿ health. However, if the idea of possible weight loss could motivate you to try the Maker¿s Diet, I went from a size 10-12 pants to a size 4 during the 40 Days and my dad has lost 14 lbs during Phases 1 and 2.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 15, 2013

    There are several derogatory reviews for this book, and I have t

    There are several derogatory reviews for this book, and I have to wonder what book were those people reading? I have several different incurable and invisible illnesses, and I can tell you from my experience with reading other books, this one is different. As for the reviews where it's said that they diet is just like other books, well no it's not. You're not only advised to eliminate all pork, you're also advised to eliminate all scaleless seafood. There are also other restrictions on your food sources and things like not using vinegar to ferment foods. You're even given restrictions on heating honey.. something I haven't seen in other books.  It does to a completely different approach from other books. The Maker's Diet is based off of the food restrictions God gives in Leviticus and Deuteronomy.

    And yes, Jordan Rubin encourages you to use The Garden of Life supplements. Why? Because they are specifically formulated with God's restrictions in mind, and they have the certifications to prove it. If you take the time to research the products, you can see why they're encouraged so much. But you don't have to use them. I use supplements from a different company, and I've had extraordinary results. And as for the back pages in the book.. the man is giving you a reference guide to find companies by state or that sell products online. He doesn't own the companies. You don't have to use them! Do your own research and find local farmers and businesses in your area! It's not a scam at all when you take the initiative to do your own research.

    This book is AMAZING. I've been sick my entire life. I've never known anything else. It's only been a few weeks of following The Maker's Diet, but already I'm getting better. My body is healing, and my specialists are astounded. This diet, using oils, using supplements.. all from quality sources mind you.. it's all changing my life! I can leave the house now, I can drive the car, I can take care of my children and be a wife. This is life changing! But it does require a lifestyle change. You have to commit to it!  I am so thankful for finding this book. Give it a chance. It will change your life and your health. I'm walking proof of that and so are countless others. 

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  • Posted May 31, 2011

    Good book

    The book was so good that I insisted my wife read it. After that, I gave it to a friend. We liked what we've learned from this book. And today, we all have better diets because of this book. We couldn't afford to follow all of the advice, though some is better than none.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 23, 2009

    Excellent Book

    I have been following the Maker's Diet for the past two months and I have noticed a tremendous improvement in my health.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 4, 2007

    Crohns Disease August 04, 2007

    Here are the facts. 4 years ago I was diagnosed with Crohn's Disease. The prescription givin to me was Colazal which offered some relief. I was taking 9-10 'each' capsules a day at about $500.00 a month! My Doctor said there was little hope for recovery and I will probably get worse. Four months ago my wife bought me The Makers Diet. I scoffed at it but reluctantly started to read it. I became facinated with his adventure. Two weeks into the 'Diet' I noticed my need for Colazal wasnt there. As of August 03, 2007 I have been off Colazal for 2 months! Let me say it again, I have been off Colazal for 2 months with no complications. I spoke to my Doctor last week to share the news and he was astounded! We spoke about 1/2 hr. and he left from the room and immediatly got on the phone and told someone everything I said. Thats is my testimony. Good luck

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 12, 2007

    To the review before this...

    Don't be so pessimistic...If you had actually read the book, you would know that the diet does not 'require' you to buy the particular supplements that Garden Of Life sells, they are simply recommended. This is a great book that shows the proper way to incorporate a Mediterranean/biblical diet into a regular lifestyle.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 3, 2005

    unbelievable, great !

    This is a wonderful and insightful book....it helped me tons.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 5, 2005

    The Maker's Diet

    The Maker¿s Diet is the most balanced book I¿ve ever read concerning the topic of health and wellness. Over the past 15 years I¿ve read so many books that give guidelines on how to stay healthy, or become healthy. The books have ranged from focusing on the physical, emotional or spiritual, but very few have incorporated all three parts. The Maker¿s Diet presents a holist approach and therefore gives insight into how to make it a part of your entire life, it doesn¿t just address eating. Most books present a plan that is extremely difficult to maintain for any period of time because they are so far from how most of us are accustomed to living and eating. I believe that The Maker¿s Diet gives a wonderful common sense approach to living. What I especially like about The Maker¿s Diet is that it is founded on the Bible. I believe that it is no accident that what God told the Israelites what to eat and what not to eat, so many thousands of years ago, still applies to all of us today, regardless of your spirituality. I encourage everyone to not only read this book, but to incorporate the principles into your life. It is a must read for those searching for health, as well as a balanced lifestyle.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 19, 2004

    Don't Waste Your Money

    This book is 'pie in the sky' pardon the pun. The only way someone could follow this diet is if they lived next to a health food store in a sunny climate. I would have to quit my job, move to the south and raise goats and sheep, have a garden, and raise bees and this diet still wouldn't work. I thought I would try day 1 and see what it is like. You can't do day 1 unless you buy all these different supplements from the author's company. This book is essentially an advertisement for all the products he sells. What a gimmick! I want my money back!

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 22, 2013

    Highly Recommended

    This is a very encouraging book and the story about the author is amazing. There are a lot of facts on how food effects our bodies and it also covers other issues that effect us too. I'm already ordering more books for family members.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 26, 2007

    One Big Scam

    Beautiful jacket cover. Catchy title. And that is where it ends. I tried to keep an open mind, but when he even dismissed integrative medicine I quit reading. This book is essentially an advertisement for all the products he sells. What a gimmick! I want my money back!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 3, 2005

    This book can change your life!

    I felt like Jordan was right there with me coaching me as I read this book. He is passionate about helping others to regain their health. This is different from other 'diet' books in that it really gets down to the nuts and bolts of healthy living.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 5, 2005

    I am healthy because of this book!

    I can¿t recommend this book enough- following the health plan in the Maker¿s Diet has restored health and hope to my husband and me. It has literally changed the way we do life- in every aspect. The first part of the book is a comprehensive explanation as to the way that our bodies work, and how we are killing them through our lifestyles! After reading this book, I felt quite convicted that it had taken a serious illness before I invested a passing thought in the consequences of my diet, my hygiene, exercise, etc¿ My husband and I are sleeping better, feeling so much more energetic, and my illness is 85% healed! We feel like we are investing in our futures- our future health, and the health of our children. We want to be living in vibrant health until our dying day- and we know we are on the right track with the health plan offered in the Maker¿s Diet!

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