With humor and candid comments, Rubin challenges men and women of all ages to look at health from a brand-new perspective in a book that documents historically healthy cultures, diet secrets, and nutritional principles, including sources of whole foods that heal.With humor and candid comments, Rubin challenges men and women of all ages to look at health from a brand-new perspective in a book that documents historically healthy cultures, diet secrets, and nutritional principles, including sources of whole foods that heal.Read Less
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This book is well worth the purchase price. It gives life changing tips on how to become a healthier person. It was recommended by my doctor!
Sep 12, 2009
A good way to go back to basics
Would you put water in your gas tank instead of gasoline? Of course not, yet we put all kinds of things in our bodies. This book helps to take us back to the basic knowledge of our bodies, how they work and what keeps them or hurts them. I really recommend you pay attention to the first chapters that deal with what your body needs and what it does not. The diet at the end, I agree, is hard to follow. IT is ideal, but not always possible. But if all you take away from it is learning to care for your body properly, you will have made a major investment in your health of which you will reap benefits for a long healthy life.
Aug 9, 2007
I bought this book because I had an aquaintance who did this diet. I thought, "If she can do it, I can." Well, no so fast my friend. This was not the easy read I was expecting and certainly not the diet for someone who has to hold down a job. The reading was ok.
Publishers Weekly, 2004-04-26 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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