I came across The Maker’s Diet by chance and gave it a go because diets, fad or not, interest me. I had read 3/4ths of it before I misplaced it somewhere in the city. It wasn’t worth finishing from my perspective, so I didn’t bother to get it back. Here are some of my notes and impressions from the book, written in order of the content. Note: I am not religious.
- The author hit the jackpot with health problems y i k e s. But damn, he made quite a transformation. 👀
- Holy crap… Five pages into this book and Rubin has mentioned God more times than I think about dick in a day. I get that ~God is your savior~ but do you really need to mention Him every other sentence?
- Pigs are disease-spreading garbage, apparently.
- Primitive people are super healthy. Just look at their teeth!!
- Agriculture sucks. Industrialization sucks more. Best to go back to the Adam & Eve diet of eating straight off of trees.
- Each minute asleep before midnight is like four minutes asleep after midnight.
- Rubin’s grandma poos regularly!!
- The author throws down as many biblical verses as possible, relevant or not. It’s just making him look like a religious zealot. (Isn’t he tho?)
- The Jews were such clean people!! God blessed them with hygiene!
- We need to eat dirt. What kind of dirt? Well, Rubin is selling some packaged dirt at your convenience! You just need to dish out a shit ton of money. He is also selling stuff from his “cleanology” brand, which lets you clean your nails for just a dozen or so dollars!
- Showering is pointless. You gotta bathe in your grime!
- Vaccines cause autism.
- EMFs from your phone and computer will kill you.
- Synthetic fabric will kill you.
- Using hygiene products will kill you.
- Aerobic exercise will kill you.
- Any diet that isn’t God’s diet will kill you.
- Rubin said swallowing (in some cases, but who cares about context?) is not good. So, boys, stop asking me to swallow!!!!! 🙄
- Don’t eat anything with pesticides, herbicides, animal growth hormones, antibiotics or any hybridized and irradiated GMO foods. AKA everything in the grocery store. Buy from the author’s expensive natural food shops instead!
- Wow, you have an entire chapter of just testimonials. Seriously??? Waste of paper.
- On page 141, Rubin literally rewords pooping 5 times. I wish I still had my book just so I could quote it. 😿
- What Rubin experiences as mindfulness is all credited to God. What else is new?
- “Placebo is based on beliefs of falsehood, faith on truth.” Uh…
Jokes aside, The Maker’s Diet makes mostly solid points, emphasizing the importance of…
- Your gut
- Getting appropriate nutrients
- Eating naturally
- Mindfulness and positive thinking
The only thing new to me is Rubin’s argument against eating pigs. I can see how pork offers less nutritional value, since pigs eat almost everything and anything, whereas, say, cows are strictly herbivores who (should) eat grass. Other than that, this book is just a natural/clean eating diet with lots of religiosity sprinkled in. An okay read if you’re bored, but don’t go out of your way to pick this book up.
I’d give this 2 out of 5 GMO, pesticide, herbicide, antibiotics, and hybridized-free overzealous Christians.