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Hardcover
288 pages
Apr 2004
Charisma House

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

by Jordan S. Rubin

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Review:

This is one book I will definitely buy for a friend, but I'm not giving up my copy. Though it reads like a novel, The Maker's Diet is packed with information. A total wrap-up of spiritual, soul, and body care, there is a lot to digest in this book.

Despite growing up in a health-conscious family, as a college student the author Jordan S. Rubin became dreadfully ill with Crohn's Disease complicated by a litany of other imbalances. Slowly and painfully, he was dying.

Rubin and his family began a long and expensive quest for health. The journey took Rubin through a myriad of alternative medicines, the best hospitals, and overseas. I was impressed with this young man's determination to stay alive and his humbleness. Even though his dad had given him countless things to try and Rubin was incredibly sick, when his dad suggested one more thing, Rubin did not get angry but humbly continued his quest.

"What I was looking for in the Bible was not purely spiritual," Rubin wrote on page three. "I was looking for answers to my debilitating health problems. What I found was man's first health plan and the only health program I will need for the rest of my life."

Titled How To Get Sick: A Modern Prescription for Illness, chapter five lists 27 ways to get sick including staying out of the sun, taking megavitamins, using fluoride toothpaste, drinking fluoridated and chlorinated water, using lots of skin care products and antibacterial soap, and visiting your medical doctor often. The section on reusing plastic water bottles lined up with recent research that paper or plastic in microwaves releases toxins into food.

It's no small item that my husband was impressed with the book. He read it aloud to me each day while I worked in the kitchen. Anyone who reads The Maker's Diet will make some enlightened changes, modifying their habits according to the pain they are in. A person with severe health challenges will probably institute many of Rubin's suggestions. Someone with moderate health issues will be encouraged to eat healthier, but probably will not change their lifestyle to the extent the author did. Everyone can begin reading labels and this book lets you know what to look for.

A radical lifestyle change involves adding a lot of new items to the diet. This may be difficult to initiate for a whole family and even cause your family to rebel. Radical changes may be expensive, or maybe not so expensive when compared to prescriptions and medical bills. Regardless, the spiritual changes in The Maker's Diet are absolutely free.

Jordan outlines a 40-day program to implement his recommended changes. He includes menus, recipes, and lists suppliers. Readers can jump into the program at phase one, two, or three.

The Maker's Diet equips readers to make knowledgeable choices that counteract harmful aspects in today's lifestyle. This book validates what God has already encouraged people to do in scripture. When we deviate from it, we reap the consequences in our physical bodies. -- June Delahaye, Christian Book Previews.com

Book Jacket:

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.