From Publishers Weekly
Riddled by immune deficiencies, Rubin spent most of his sophomore year of college coping with, among other things, a combination of Crohn's disease, intestinal parasites and fibromyalgia. His six-foot frame dropped more than 100 pounds and he sought nutritional balance in a wide variety of places. His experience and ultimate recovery—brought about by a devout faith in God and natural medicine—led him to pursue doctorates in naturopathic medicine, nutrition and natural therapies. On the heels of his national bestseller The Maker's Diet
, the thirty-year-old Rubin offers this seven-part plan for a healthy lifestyle, based predominately on dietary and hygienic precepts outlined in the Bible. After years of tinkering with his own dietary restrictions and needs, he advocates a 50-day regimen of whole foods, supplemental vitamin cocktails, fasting and functional exercise. (Responsibly, he reminds readers not to make any drastic changes in diet or lifestyle without first consulting a physician.) Nonbelievers may have a hard time balancing some of his assertions as a Bible literalist with his lack of medical degree, though contributing writer Remedios lends credibility as a general practitioner. However, no one can dispute Rubin's commitment to his faith and his lifestyle. (Jan. 10)
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About the Author
Jordan Rubin is the author of the New York Times bestseller The Maker's Diet with over 2 million copies in print. His story and his previous books have been featured on Good Morning America, NBC Nightly News, Fox and Friends, and Inside Edition, and in USA Today, Time, and Newsweek. Jordan also founded the Biblical Health Institute to empower the church to live the abundant life that glorifies God.