The Maker’s Diet is a biblically-based diet drawn from the book of Leviticus. Jordan S. Rubin, having earning doctoral degrees in naturopathic medicine, nutrition, and natural therapies, has admittedly made it his mission in life to help sick people regain their health. He was at death’s door when this diet brought him back into full health, better than he had ever known. He advises eating organic foods and foods in their least processed forms. He advocates generous amounts of fruits and vegetables along with meats, poultry, and dairy. The diet itself is a truly holistic approach. The key is to bring the whole body into good health. Only free-range poultry and antibiotic-free beef is acceptable, as well as pesticide-free fruits and vegetables. The Maker’s Diet book is chockfull of recipes to help dieters on their way to becoming healthier people. It offers a forty-day plan encompassing emotional, mental, and spiritual health. A detoxification program is offered as well as an exercise program. Rubin makes sure the whole body is affected and improved. If weight is a problem, on this diet, weight loss should be evidenced.
The forty-day plan is broken down into three phases. The first phase is more radical and restrictive in an effort to cleanse the body of toxins that have built up due to unhealthy eating habits. The dieter may experience some headaches, as he is eliminating caffeine and sugar and bringing his insulin levels back to normal. The second phase reintroduces more foods. By the end of this phase, the dieter should be feeling really good and healthier. Phase three is the maintenance phase. More foods are introduced and this is way Rubin recommends the dieter eat for the rest of his life. He notes that if a dieter chooses to go off the diet, during the holidays for example, he can easily go back to phase one or two for a few days to get his body back on track and continue on with phase three. The Maker’s Diet is faith-based, holistic, and healthy.