The Maker’s Diet is a book that gives a holistic approach to health and wellness, based on body, mind and spirit, but mostly focused on following a diet rich in traditional whole foods. The author, Jordan Rubin, bases his ideas on biblical precepts and scientific resources.
He discusses the world’s healthiest and longest-lived peoples and what they ate, and the importance of the digestive tract and hygiene in being healthy.
Some other suggestions he has:
- Do not use fluoride toothpaste or mouthwash or drink fluoridated water. In his opinion, fluoride is extremely poisonous, especially the salt-based form used in toothpaste and mouthwash.
Editor’s Note: Two good natural brands of toothpaste without fluoride are Weleda and Peelu, available at www.ecoviva.com
- Do not take large amounts of artificial vitamins and minerals
- Do not swim in chlorinated pools, or drink or shower with chlorinated water.
- Avoid conventional body care and cleaning products made with harmful toxins. For natural body care, he recommends Aubrey-Organics and Mychelle. Aubrey has both hair care and skin care products, and Mychelle just skin care. For natural cleaning, Rubin recommends Bi-O-Kleen and Seventh Generation.
- Avoid toxins in your home, such as particle board, paint, carpet and decorative paraffin candles.
- Wear natural fabrics.
His list of the Maker’s Top “Healing” Foods include:
- Fish and Fish Oil
- Cultured Dairy Products, such as Kefir and Yogurt
- Olive Oil
- Soups and Meat Stocks
- Healthy Saturated Fats, such as Butter from grass-fed cows and Coconut Oil
- Raw Honey
- Wild Animal Foods, including Organ Meats
- High Omega-3 Eggs
- Cultured/Fermented Vegetables and Beverages
- Green Vegetables
His web site, www.makersdiet.com, contains more information on his suggestions and his book.