Maker's Diet.... anybody TRY it?

  1. OK so I'm a poet...

    DD is bugging me to find out if any one here has tried this.

    Some of the reviews are pretty darn good... anyone familiar with it?

    Inquiring minds want to KNOW !!!
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  2. 18 Comments

  3. by   Katnip
    Haven't heard of it. What is it?
  4. by   sjrn85
    It's a diet supposedly based on the Bible. You can find details on it at www.beliefnet.com

    I'll reserve my own thoughts.
  5. by   jnette
    hi, i am jnettes dd. its a book called the makers diet, its all organic food, it follows the bible and the foods they ate in those times... its a best seller on amazon, the book is really good, i partially through it.. just wondering if anyone out there has heard of it or tried it.
  6. by   sirI
    I have not. But, interested in some of the foods. Could you give at least a menu for one meal????

    I'm certain that possum is NOT on the menu.

    Thanks jnette's dd!!
  7. by   jnette
    here is a quick summary.... organic foods, etc.... the book is really good.


    summary of the maker's diet
    [color=#999999]jordan rubin says the kosher laws are still morally binding, no more outdated and legalistic than the 10 commandments
    by jordan s. rubin 1. the foods approved by god as recorded in leviticus 11 and deuteronomy 14 superceded “the genesis diet” found in the first chapter of the bible. god declared, “these are the animals which you may eat among all the animals that are on the earth” (lev. 11:2). abraham, moses, jacob, and jesus ate biblically clean meats. we aren’t in the garden of eden, so we all need animal protein. the bible is specific as to the type:

    a. the meat of animals with a cloven or split hoof that also chew the cud (lev. 11:3) can be eaten. this includes cows, goats, sheep, oxen, deer, buffalo, and so forth.

    b. avoid animals, such as the camel, that chew the cud but do not have cloven or split hooves (lev. 11:4). this includes, but is not limited to, horses, rats, skunks, dogs, cats, squirrels, and possums.


    c. do not eat swine (pigs). they have divided hooves, but they do not chew the cud. these are unclean animals (lev. 11:7–8). in fact, pigs are so unclean that god warns us not to even touch the body, meat, or carcass of a pig. the hebrew words used to describe “unclean meats” can be translated as “foul, polluted, and putrid.”* the same terms were used to describe “human waste” and other disgusting substances.var bnum=new number(math.floor(99999999 * math.random())+1);document.writeln("


    2. eat any fish with fins and scales but avoid fish or water creatures without them (lev. 11:9–10). those to avoid include smooth-skinned species such as catfish or eel and hard-shelled crustaceans such as crab, lobster, or clams. 3. birds that live primarily on insects, grubs, or grains are considered clean, but avoid birds or fowl that eat flesh (whether caught live or carrion). they are unclean. (see the extensive list in leviticus 11:13–19.)
    3. birds that live primarily on insects, grubs, or grains are considered clean, but avoid birds or fowl that eat flesh (whether caught live or carrion). they are unclean. (see the extensive list in leviticus 11:13–19.)


  8. by   jnette
    i am now reading the link that the girl posted and there is a lot of good info there as well...
  9. by   Katnip
    I saw it. You have to make sure your food choices are organic. That can be tough in some areas.

    I could give up the pork. Haven't had a camelburger in forever, so that wouldn't be a problem. But seafood. Can't do it. I have to have my shrimp and lobster. :wink2:

    I didn't see any specifics about portions or anything like that.
  10. by   psychonurse
    Well I had a cameburger just last week.....LOLOL tastes just like chicken....
  11. by   jnette
    Quote from cyberkat
    I saw it. You have to make sure your food choices are organic. That can be tough in some areas.

    I could give up the pork. Haven't had a camelburger in forever, so that wouldn't be a problem. But seafood. Can't do it. I have to have my shrimp and lobster. :wink2:

    I didn't see any specifics about portions or anything like that.
    Hi.. it's MOM again...

    DD just left. Yes, basically it's a super organic meal planning, without all the preservatives, refinements, and chemicals added to our foods. Her SIL is using this diet and has had great success.. not only is it supposed to be excellent for those with IBS and other gastric ailments, but the weight loss is super as well. I had never heard of it before she told me about it, and she was wanting some feedback from others who might be on this particular diet. She has gained a lot of weight on the antidepressants, and has trid Atkins, and others, so she thought she might try this. She eats VERY little meat, and won't touch seafood, so she survives mostly on unhealthy carbs.

    I think if she can try this and be successful, give it a shot. So we'll see....

    Evidently it's working for a lot of ppl out there, and the book is a number one seller these days.
  12. by   gwenith
    So what about Kangaroo? I gather it is OFF the menu?
  13. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    I gather that this diet is pretty much the organic type, with a biblical spin to it.
  14. by   live4today
    when i first read what this thread was all about, i was going to post what i had been told about foods to eat or not eat from a "biblical" standpoint. then, instead of posting what i'd been taught, i decided to do a "google search" and "microsoft internet explorer search" regarding this subject of the "maker's diet"....which i have always known as the "garden of eden" food choices.

    to find what i was looking for, i simply entered the following words in the search engine: "what does the new testament say about eating certain foods" and found a slew of websites to research.

    i pasted and copied the following link for your viewing: (hope it shows up) http://www.biblebell.org/visitors/givens1.html


    [font=trebuchet ms, arial]new subject?[font=trebuchet ms, arial][color=#ffff66]
    [font=trebuchet ms, arial]in the following panels, i am going to briefly discuss some bible-based facts about..... food!
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    [font=trebuchet ms, arial]some folks might think that this is a startling change of subject to tack onto the preceding study about original sin. but *diet* and *sin* are closely related, in ways that you might not have even imagined.
    [font=trebuchet ms, arial]bear with me for a few paragraphs, and i think you will see why this is so.
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    [font=trebuchet ms, arial]no, they were not vegetarians[font=trebuchet ms, arial][color=#ffff66]
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    [font=trebuchet ms, arial]i know of no single word in the english language that accurately and fully describes the exact nature of the diet that god provided for adam and eve in the garden of eden. read carefully what god told them...[font=trebuchet ms, arial]god said, "see, i have given you every herb that yields seed which is on the face of all the earth, and every tree whose fruit yields seed; to you it shall be for food." -- [font=trebuchet ms, arial]gen 1.29
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    [font=trebuchet ms, arial]4 classes of stuff to eat[font=trebuchet ms, arial]
    for purposes of subsequent discussions, i will list four classes of the various food groups in the bible...

    • [font=trebuchet ms, arial]fruit and leaves - no life is lost. symbiosis, with both parties benefiting.
    • [font=trebuchet ms, arial]milk and honey - no life is lost. co-operative.
    • [font=trebuchet ms, arial]parasitic foods - blood.
    • [font=trebuchet ms, arial]life-sacrificing foods - bread, meat, and whole vegetables.
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    [font=trebuchet ms, arial]meat-eaters & veggie-eaters[font=trebuchet ms, arial]
    veggie-eaters need a large, functional appendix. why? because the appendix is a necessary part of god's design for digesting veggies.

    • [font=trebuchet ms, arial]horses eat veggies. the appendix of a horse is enlarged, and is essential to digesting large amounts of veggies, especially since a large percentage thereof is *high fiber.*
    • [font=trebuchet ms, arial]lions eat meat. the appendix of a lion is small, and plays practically no role in digesting what the lion eats.
    [font=trebuchet ms, arial]the presence of appendixes in lions and other meat-eating creatures shows that they were originally veggie-eaters. to wit...
    [font=trebuchet ms, arial][god said...] [font=trebuchet ms, arial]"also, to every beast of the earth, to every bird of the air, and to everything that creeps on the earth, in which there is life, i have given every green herb for food"; and it was so. [font=trebuchet ms, arial]gen 1.30
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    [font=trebuchet ms, arial]the existence of life[font=trebuchet ms, arial]
    god is light and is the true source of life. 1 john 1.5; colossians 1.16-17.

    • [font=trebuchet ms, arial]light is the fundamental source of all energy in the universe.
    • [font=trebuchet ms, arial]people and animals cannot eat light. plants are the means that god designed whereby light can be transformed into food.
    • [font=trebuchet ms, arial]it would be an advantage for an animal to be able to make food from light the way that plants do. but no animal can do this. on the other hand, there are no plants that possess eyes to see with, or minds to think with.
    [font=trebuchet ms, arial]apart from humans and angels, all *life forms* fall into one or the other of two categories...
    • [font=trebuchet ms, arial]vegetables -- living things that are unconscious and unseeing. they *process* light into food.
    • [font=trebuchet ms, arial]animals -- living things that can both see and think. they receive the "light of life" only indirectly from the food that the plants produce for them.
    [font=trebuchet ms, arial]our eco-system and the forbidden fruit[font=trebuchet ms, arial][color=#ffff66]
    [font=trebuchet ms, arial]in the garden of eden, adam and eve were provided vegetables for their food. but it wasn't just any kind of vegetables that they were to eat. read carefully the following bible verse...[font=trebuchet ms, arial]god said, "see, i have given you...
    • [font=trebuchet ms, arial]every herb that yields seed which is on the face of all the earth
    • [font=trebuchet ms, arial]and every tree whose fruit yields seed.
    [font=trebuchet ms, arial]to you it shall be for food." [font=trebuchet ms, arial]gen 1.29
    [font=trebuchet ms, arial]eating seeds, and fruit containing seeds, will lead to an abundance of plants and fruit. picking leaves will cause a plant to sprout. this meant that the only commandment needed was the one which forbade eating fruit from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.[font=trebuchet ms, arial]

    in a way, you might say that the events in the garden of eden dealt with the consumption of renewable versus non-renewable resources.

    in the garden of eden, god gave adam and eve every tree whose fruit yields seed [genesis 1.29b]. this could well mean that the forbidden fruit did not have a seed! consuming seedless fruit would lead to scarcity, competition, and conflict.

    pretty amazingly relevant for today's world!
    Last edit by live4today on Dec 25, '05

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