Saturday, May 21, 2016

Planet Heal Thyself by Jordan Rubin

Rubin is concerned about a sustainable earth and our healthy eating. He shares his own story of being diagnosed with severe Crohn's disease. Facing a radical surgery, he turned to diet and recovered. That inspired the passion he shares in this book.

He explains why the planet needs to be healed and what he is doing on his organic farm in Missouri. He believes our bodies mirror the degeneration happening all over the planet. He wants to see that degeneration reversed, both in our bodies and on the planet.

Rubin promotes a healthy eating plan. He writes about sprouts, organic foods, composting, food allergies, and more. He warns about the impact of the use of fertilizers and pesticides, GMO foods, and gluten. He includes good information on the nutritional value of foods and the role of supplements.

I like his emphasis on permaculture, creating sustainability in this age of consumerism. He shares what is being done on his farm to prevent water run off and soil erosion. He also encourages purchasing foods in packaging that reduces the environmental impact on our planet and contributes to soil building.

That's just a part of all that Rubin has included in this book. His is a refreshing message in this era of fast foods and packaged foods. He really made me think about the foods I eat, their source, their packaging, and their effect on my body. I learned a great deal from this book, including the difference between “100% Organic” and “Organic.” That was a bit surprising.

I recommend this book to those interested in a healthier life and a healthier planet. You can find out more at

My rating: 4/5 stars.

Jordan Rubin is a New York Times bestselling author, TV personality, motivational speaker, organic farmer and founder of Garden of Life, Beyond Organic and Get Real Nutrition. He resides in Missouri, California, and Florida. He and his wife have six children.

Destiny Image, 256 pages.

I received a complimentary copy of this book through The Book Club Network for the purpose of an independent and honest review.

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