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Patient Heal Thyself: A Remarkable Health Program Combining Ancient Wisdom With Groundbreaking Clinical Research

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A book by Jordan S. Rubin

Author Jordan Rubin, N.M.D., C.N.C., survived terminal Crohn’s disease. This story of his experience with alternative medicine and the cure that he eventually discovered in homeostatic soil organisms and the Maker’s Diet gives hope to everyone … see full wiki

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Author: Jordan S. Rubin
Genre: Health, Mind & Body
Publisher: Freedom Publishing Company
1 review about Patient Heal Thyself: A Remarkable Health...

Take it with a grain of dirt

  • Dec 22, 2010
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I had this book recommended to me by my doctor since I have been having so many digestive issues over the years. It's really an interesting book but as the review headline says, it needs to be taken with a grain of dirt (it'll make sense in a bit).

What it's about:

The book starts out about the story of the author, Jordan Rubin, who was battling a very severe case of Crohn's Disease. He traveled the world seeking the advice of all the world's best doctors but unfortunately was unable to find a cure.

His body was wasting away and he took a photo of himself and his emaciated body for the purpose of showing people how close to death he was once he recovered.

He explains that his father had found something called "Homostatic Soil Organisms" or HSO's that is more or less, soil from the ground. He also explains that we are all overly concerned about germs that our body isn't able to adequately develop a healthy immune system since we are disinfecting everything. He talks about how children are supposed to play in the mud and eat dirt from time to time in order to build up their immune system, but we keep them from doing that because we are concerned about the germs.

To make a long story short, these HSO's got him back to full health and spends the rest of the book explaining "the Maker's diet". He says with the help of the HSO's and other supplements, while eating a diet that our ancestors ate (one without additives, hormones, etc) that we can all reach optimal health.

The end of the book, he has specific recommendations for a number of different ailments, such as which supplements to take and which specific foods will help.

Concerns:
I had read online that the credentials that Rubin had earned were not from accredited institutions and there were claims that some of these places don't even exist. Also, I couldn't help but get the feeling that the whole book was just a big advertisement for the various products that Rubin's company (Garden of Life) sells.

Recommendation:
I think this is a good book to read and it can help you realize how bad the average American diet actually is. Eating all organic is pricey and unrealistic for most people but it's something to consider and a lot of the foods he recommends are delicious and healthy and should not be a problem for most people.

It's a quick read and the book only costed a few dollars used on Amazon.

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