The Story Behind the
Maker's Diet Book
CONQUERING AN INCURABLE ILLNESS
Jordan Rubin's Story
In 1994, Jordan Rubin
was a healthy, active 19 year-old college student, when he was diagnosed
with Crohn's colitis, a sometimes fatal "wasting disease" characterized
by long-term inflammation of the bowel.
As in most chronic conditions, Jordan's immune system began to fail. He
suffered from intestinal parasites, severe Candida, extreme anemia, food
allergies, diabetes, excruciating abdominal pain, chronic diarrhea, poor
circulation, liver problems, chemical sensitivities, chronic fatigue,
fibromyalgia, arthritis, insomnia, hair loss, prostate and bladder
infections, irregular heartbeat, eye inflammation, and chronic
depression. Jordan's weight dropped from 180 lbs to a low of 104 lbs at
a height of 6'1". Jordan visited over 70 health professionals from more
than 7 countries and tried more than 300 supplements; however, his
illness did not respond to conventional or complimentary medical
In 1996, after a two-year battle, Jordan stopped using all supplements,
ceased visiting doctors and began an intense study of nutrition. His
diet consisted of nothing but whole, living, enzyme and probiotic rich
foods and one nutritional compound he later named
Primal Defense HSO (Homeostatic Soil Organisms)
Probiotics. In Jordan's case, the HSO's™ detoxified his
intestinal tract, increased his ability to absorb nutrients from food,
and boosted his immune system. Moreover, the HSO's™ turned really
aggressive against pathological molds, yeasts, fungi, and parasites of
all types, which permeated his gut.
Within four months, Jordan's weight returned and his body began to heal
itself. In 2016, it has been twenty years since his recovery and he
exhibits no symptoms of the disease that almost took his life. Jordan is
now dedicated to sharing the health secrets that brought him "back to
life". Read more about Jordan Rubin's health recovery in his book "Restoring
Your Digestive Health."
Jordan S. Rubin NMD, PhD, CNC
Garden of Life, Inc.
Dr. Jordan S. Rubin founded
Garden of Life, Inc. in 1998 after battling a severe case of Crohn's disease that nearly ended his life. When conventional and alternative
medicines failed and left him wheelchair bound with little hope for survival, he took matters into his own hands. By incorporating a whole foods diet regimen and
studying its effects on the digestive system, he was able to totally reverse the symptoms of Crohn's disease. Today, the 28-year-old credits his complete recovery and
vibrant health to an enduring faith in God and to a revolutionary health care program he calls "The Maker's Diet."
"The Maker's Diet" is based on enjoying whole foods in their natural states just as our ancestors did thousands of years ago. Jordan's extensive research led him to
believe that poor dietary habits and a departure from the whole, unblemished foods consumed by our ancestors are to blame for a myriad of modern illnesses, diseases and
ailments. After years of clinical tests and studies, Jordan founded
Garden of Life in order to share his knowledge with the world. His mission is twofold - to help
those who are suffering from illnesses and diseases and to also educate healthy people about how they can live longer lives.
Inspired by his vision to improve world health, Jordan formulated a proprietary line of more than 30 whole food nutritional products designed to help people take charge
of their health. He also co-developed a proprietary probiotic fermentation process known as Poten-Zyme™, the cornerstone of
Garden of Life products. Because the
products are unlike anything else in the health food products marketplace, Garden of Life has experienced phenomenal growth and is currently a $50 million dollar
company. With Jordan at the helm, Garden of Life has rapidly experienced 100 percent year-on-year growth with the goal of becoming a $100 million company.
Since his recovery, Jordan has devoted much of his time to sharing his wisdom with the public. He has dedicated his life to teaching others about his dynamic health
programs, including The Maker's Diet and the Guts and Glory Program, both of which are historically documented and scientifically proven. These programs are also the
focus of his books, including Patient Heal Thyself! A Remarkable Health Program Combining Ancient Wisdom with Groundbreaking Clinical Research (Jan 2003, Freedom
Restoring Your Digestive Health: How the Guts and Glory Program Can Transform Your Life (May 2003, Kensington Publishing); and
The Maker's Diet (April 2004,
Well known as a health expert for Generation X, Jordan has appeared on more than 100 television and radio shows, including Your Health with Doug Kaufmann and Healthy,
Wealthy and Wise. He writes a monthly column for Mind and Muscle Power and The Doctor's Prescription for Health Living, and has written for or appeared in a number of
respected health journals, including: Townsend Letter for Doctors and Patients; Doctors' Prescription for Healthy Living; Nature's Impact; Health Counselor;
Chiropractic Products; Health Supplement Retailer; Mind and Muscle Power; Well Being Journal; Natural Health and Wellness; Total Health; Whole Foods; Magical Blend; and
Natural Beauty & Health.
Jordan's professional affiliations include serving as a permanent guest professor of Nutritional Biotechnology at Peoples University of Americas School of Natural
Medicine, a member of the Royal Society of Health in London, and a sponsored member of the New York Academy of Sciences.
Giving inspiration to those in need, Jordan regularly speaks at gatherings of The Cancer Victor's Group, Crohn's Disease support groups, various ministry organizations
around the world, as well as consumer health expos and industry trade shows.
Despite his busy schedule, Jordan continues to serve as a nutritional consultant for a number of celebrities, professional athletes and doctors. He has personally
worked with the late Dr. Bernard Jensen and continues to work with some of the world's most renowned naturopathic physicians on a number of research projects.
Jordan earned the designation as a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine from Peoples University of the Americas School of Natural Medicine, and most recently earned a PhD in
Nutrition from Academy of Natural Therapies. He is also a Certified Nutritional Consultant, a member of the American Association of Nutritional Consultants, and a
member of the National Academy of Sports Medicine. He resides in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, with his wife, Nicole.
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Background on Dr. Jordan S. Rubin's Disease and Survival
In 1994 at 19 years of age and standing 6'1" tall, Jordan's weight fell from 180 lbs to a shocking 104 lbs in a matter of months. As his immune system began to break
down, he suffered from a list of debilitating conditions, including intestinal parasites, severe candida (fungal infection), extreme anemia, food allergies, diabetes,
excruciating abdominal pain, chronic diarrhea, poor circulation, liver problems, chemical sensitivities, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, arthritis, insomnia, hair loss,
prostate and bladder infections, irregular heartbeat, eye inflammation and chronic depression.
After both conventional and alternative medicines failed him and 70 health professionals in seven countries put him through more than 500 different - and often bizarre
- treatments, he was sent home in a wheelchair to die.
Jordan fought his way back to vibrant health through determination and a
refusal to "give in" to his disease. He believes his survival is a true
testament to the power of his faith in God. In 2016, it has been twenty
years since his recovery, he has shown no symptoms of the disease that
nearly took his life.