Interesting Bible-Based Diet

by Jen on October 3, 2005

Jordan Rubin is a cool guy. He teaches people how have better health by following the health laws found in the Bible.

When Jordan was just 19, he was suffering from a list of debilitating conditions, including intestinal parasites, abdominal pain, chronic diarrhea, liver problems, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, arthritis, prostate and bladder infections, irregular heartbeat, eye inflammation, and chronic depression.

Jordan was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease. Though he was not familiar with the disease, he soon learned that his future looked bleak. He was told that medications would keep him alive, but 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 his prognosis was very poor.

After both conventional and alternative medicines failed him, and after 70 health professionals in seven countries put him through more than 500 different — and often bizarre — treatments, he was sent home in a wheelchair to die.

His world changed when his father contacted an eccentric nutritionist who said he believed Jordan was ill because he was not eating the diet of the Bible.

For the first time in his long battle, he saw some improvement in his health after integrating the nutritionist’s program with his own findings about nutrition and health from the Bible.

Jordan believes his survival is a true testament to the power of his faith in God and the revolutionary health program he calls The Maker’s Diet. In the seven years since his recovery, he has not shown any symptoms of the disease that nearly took his life.

Jordan’s new book, called “The Maker’s Diet” builds upon the Bible-based diet that healed him.

Here’s what Jordan says about The Maker’s Diet: “Most of us eat great quantities of food frequently, based on convenience. In fact, the entire fast-food and TV-dinner industries have flourished due to our fast-paced lifestyles that demand we eat convenience foods.

Unfortunately, the Creator didn’t design our bodies to operate at optimum levels on junk food, fast food, or prepackaged foods prepared in microwave ovens. His laws that govern our entire human nature, including our health, bring consequences when violated, whether or not we accept the fact that they are still in place.
Just 100 years ago, the average American diet was dramatically different.

All of God’s laws are like His law of gravity — they can’t be changed. Our Creator specifically designed us to function best on The Maker’s Diet. In order to benefit from His plan, we must examine exactly which foods are unclean, unhealthy, or unacceptable according to both God and science.

Just 100 years ago or less, the diet of the average American was dramatically different from what we call table fare today. Widespread corporate mono-agriculture with concentration on single-crop specialties and chemical fertilizers and pesticides was unheard of then, so the typical diet consisted mostly of fruits, vegetables, wild grain and seeds, fish, meat from wild animals, and raw, unpasteurized dairy products.

Today, we’re living to eat, rather than eating to live! But The Maker’s Diet can help you change that. Experience the vibrant health the Creator designed just for you.”

There’s a new website that talks about The Maker’s Diet and what to eat when following it. CLICK HERE to go there.

Jordan Rubin also started the company Garden of Life which makes what I think are the best vitamins and supplements I’ve found. Their vitamins are expensive but when I can afford them I buy them. They contain not only vitamins and minerals but also important herbs, fruits and vegetables, and other supplements which we all could probably use more of. You can find Garden of Life products at quality health food stores and vitamin places like The Vitamin Shoppe.

{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

Anonymous October 6, 2005 at 2:16 pm

The fact that eating fewer processed foods and more organic produce is good for your health is hardly rocket science. What is interesting, however, is that following Jordan Rubin’s epiphany that he should share his dietary know how with others, he decided to charge them for the privilege.

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Jen October 6, 2005 at 2:58 pm

There is no good way to get a message out to millions of people without it costing money. Even on the internet it’s hard to get many people to come to your website without it costing money. Is he supposed to shoulder that cost himself and go broke? No, he passes the cost on to the person who wants the information and tries to make a living in the process. That’s the way the world works.

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Saskia October 7, 2005 at 9:51 am

Dear Jen, I would like to say thanks for the informative website you maintain. I have found many things that have been useful to my own life, especially the modestee. In response to the comments left by anonymous and yourself, I agree with you that Jordan Rubin has a right to make a living from the knowledge he has gleaned from his experiences but at the same time am I not convinced either that his diet is not more than a clever marketing scheme based on common sense.

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Kirstin October 7, 2005 at 3:22 pm

I made the original comment, I wasn’t really suggesting that Jordan Rubin should shoulder the financial burden of spreading his message. Rather, I guess I thought it would be a good idea if people looked a little deeper at his motivation, and indeed his qualifications.

For instance where do his qualifications actually come from? Doing a quick citation search I can’t find a single paper written by this man in a credible peer reviewed paper. In addition the website for his purported N.M.D university ( The Peoples University of the Americas in Puerto Rico) states that they are in the process of seeking accreditation and do not offer courses. Why is this, have they never been accredited, have they had it revoked? Either way it doesn’t look to good for ‘Dr’ Rubin.

I won’t dispute the fact that his nutritional plan has some merit, however especially on a website that gives usually sensible and pertinent advice to teenage girls, I believe it is very important to look behind the hype when it comes to fad diets written by people with dubious qualifications, biblically based or not.

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Anonymous June 7, 2006 at 10:28 am

Lik you said kristin, his diet is hardly rocket science…So even if he didn’t graduate from an accredited university, if people can’t figure out his “common sense” diet on their own, let him make his living:)

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Anonymous August 3, 2006 at 4:35 pm

Peer review has no place in the world of the Heavenly Father! If we think too hard, we will lose out on the guidance that only prayer can provide.

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Ishtar March 16, 2007 at 8:53 pm

Jordan is pretty close to on the money here…however he got all his info from the renouned Weston A Price. I am a certified nutritionist and by far his work and research is the most compelling and convincingly accurate.

I encourage all women/men to read Weston Price’s book Nutrition and Physical Degeneration, Pottengers Cats by Francis Pottenger is another good one.

http://www.westonaprice.org

http://www.price-pottenger.com

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Ishtar March 16, 2007 at 8:54 pm
leila December 11, 2008 at 4:14 pm

In response to the idea that certain things are just “common sense”, pretty much everything in this world is really just common sense to somebody. Everything that Christ taught was “common sense”, so then why would the lord have prophets write scriptures. My guess is that everyone has to learn “truths” in their own way and be able to come to their own personal revelations. If everything was just given to us then I don’t think we would be as inclined to follow that which is just handed to us. Having a testimony of something is not something anyone can give us, but something that we study and ponder and pray about. So I think the idea of this book is great because there is always something to learn and ponder and pray about for our own lives. The credibility thing I think is just an self imposed road block stopping people from learning things from “the least of these”.

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