Change your Diet, Change your Life,
Change your World!
About Jordan Rubin
Jordan Rubin is regarded by many as one of the most respected and
beloved natural health experts in America. His battle and triumph over
Crohnís disease has resonated with millions around the world and is one
of the most dramatic natural health stories ever told. A successful
entrepreneur, New York Times best-selling author, international
motivational speaker and television personality, Jordanís message of
health and wellness is a beacon to the masses looking for answers that
will help them take control of their health.
Jordan grew up in a health-conscious family. His father, trained as a
naturopathic doctor and chiropractor, taught Jordan the principles of
natural health at an early age. At age 19, Jordan--then a freshman at
Florida State University--saw his health suddenly deteriorate, including
an alarming weight loss of 80 pounds. He experienced excruciating
digestive pain and nausea before he was ultimately diagnosed with
Crohnís disease, a supposedly incurable chronic illness that wreaks
havoc on the digestive and immune systems. Wheelchair-bound and wasting
away, Jordan's weight bottomed out at 104 pounds. He was told by a
doctor that it was "the worst case of Crohn's" he had ever seen, and
that he did not expect Jordan to live much longer.
Despite this grim diagnosis, Jordan and his family were determined to
fight the disease. They sought the help of over 70 conventional and
alternative medical experts, but to no avail. After numerous
hospitalizations and nearly two years of pain and suffering, Jordan's
quest for answers concluded with a visit to a California nutritionist.
The man, who Jordan credits as the inspiration for his dramatic health
turnaround, simply told Jordan that he was not healthy because he was
not following a health plan based on the bible, proven through history,
and confirmed by science. Inspired by this advice, Jordan meticulously
studied hundreds of biblical references about living a healthy
lifestyle. He revamped his diet, relying on whole foods consumed in
biblical times: raw, organically grown whole grains, fruits and
vegetables, as well as fermented dairy, grass-fed beef and poultry. He
also added a daily regimen of probiotics teeming with beneficial
bacteria. The results were beyond anything Jordan could have hoped for.
After 40 days on a biblically based diet
The Maker's Diet, Jordan gained 29 pounds. The
health revitalization he had been praying for had finally arrived. By
his 21st birthday he was tipping the scales at more than 180 pounds,
free of the digestive problems that had plagued him for years, and ready
to reclaim his life.
Empowering Extraordinary Health Ė the Founding of Garden of Life
Jordan was deeply affected by his restored health. He promised he would
dedicate the rest of his life to sharing his health wisdom with the rest
of the world and transforming the health of the nation and world one
life at a time. Jordan wanted to provide others with the educational
resources and whole food supplements that spurred his recovery. In 1998
he founded a company that would later become
Garden of Life, now a
leading whole food nutrition company. The companyís innovative products
and commitment to efficacy quickly resounded with health-conscious
consumers; by 2004 Garden of Life was named one of the fastest-growing
privately held companies by Entrepreneur Magazine and Inc. 500.
As the companyís founder and CEO, Jordan spearheaded the formulation and
development of more than 100 nutritional supplements, many of which are
award-winning, top-sellers in the Natural Products Industry. In 2009,
Garden of Life was acquired by Atrium Innovations, a publicly traded
Canadian-based company with global branches worldwide. Jordan was
retained as Garden of Lifeís CEO and has firmly established himself as a
visionary and a leader in the Natural Products Industry.
Successful Publishing Career
Determined to share his keys to extraordinary health with as many people
as possible, Jordan embarked on a successful publishing career with his
first two books, Patient Heal Thyself and
Restoring Your Digestive
Health. It was his eye-opening book, The
Makerís Diet that spent a total
of 47 weeks on the New York Times Best Seller list and remains popular
today with more than 2.5 million copies in print. In addition,, Jordanís
has 19 other health titles. In 2008 after the publication of his book
Perfect Weight America, Jordan traveled to more than 200 cities across
the United States. As he crisscrossed America, Jordan took his message
on the dangers of obesity--and how to combat it--directly to the people.
He met them at health food stores, churches, schools farms and even in
their own homes.
In January 2011, Jordan released his first book in nearly three years,
The Raw Truth. The book pays tribute to the early pioneers of the modern
natural health movement and highlights the numerous health benefits of a
raw food diet. With an extensive resource guide, recipes, and features
on raw food chefs, cookbook authors and celebrities, The Raw Truth is
impacting the Natural Products Industry as only Jordan Rubin can!
Makerís Diet propelled Jordan into the limelight and resulted in
appearances on hundreds of radio and television programs, including Good
Morning America, CNN, NBC Nightly News, FOX News and Inside Edition. In
2004, The Food Network aired a one hour special on Jordan and The
Makerís Diet and spotlighted a church in Atlanta where a congregation
lost more than 15,000 pounds on the 40-day program. Jordanís compelling
story of his recovery from Crohnís disease captured the interest of
Christian and secular audiences alike, and has been featured in many
national publications such as Time, Newsweek, The New York Times,
Readerís Digest, People, Womanís World, First for Women,
and Martha Stewart Living. In 2004, Jordan was named one of the top 10
most influential natural health experts of the decade by a popular
natural health magazine.
Television Host and Personality
In 2006, Jordan touched millions of viewers worldwide through his TV
series, Extraordinary Health with Jordan Rubin that aired on Trinity
Broadcasting Network (TBN) and on Sky Angel satellite TV until 2009. The
inspirational show featured health tips and advice from Jordan,
testimonials from guests who suffered from health challenges and
interviews with notable authors and health experts.
A dynamic, authoritative, and engaging speaker, Jordan has shared his
message with over 300,000 people live at seminars and conferences
worldwide, including the Get Motivated seminars with Zig Ziglar, the
Hillsong Colour Conference in Australia and London, The Global Pastorís
Network, Integrity Leadership Ministry, The Messianic Jewish Alliance of
America and numerous others. In addition, each year he speaks to tens of
thousands of people at health food stores throughout the country.
Celebrity Health Coach
Jordan serves as a health coach and advisor to several celebrities and
athletes in the NFL and MLB.
Beyond Organic Ranches
was established in 2009, shortly
Garden of Life was acquired by Atrium Innovations. Jordan launched
a state-of-the-art grassland operation and organic dairy farm on nearly
8,000 acres in southern Missouri. Utilizing a mixed agricultural
platform, the new company will concentrate on 100 percent Green-Fedô
dairy, beef and other specialty foods. The ranches are farmed in
accordance with Rubinís biblical-based principles and the production
practices will be detailed in a future book, Farming for Our Future.
The primary initial product will be a new, fermented dairy beverage
derived from traditional breeds of cattle that have been successfully
bred to produce a highly digestible product that has not been available
for more than 2,000 years. In addition to dairy cows, Jordanís ranches
will eventually have several thousand dairy sheep and dairy goats,
allowing the ability to blend milk from all three species for truly
distinctive dairy products. A herd of beef cows Ė mostly Red Angus bulls
native to the region will be kept and finished on grass. When Jordanís
Beyond Organic ranches are fully operational, they will provide several
hundred jobs for people in an economically depressed region of the
Ozarks. Jordanís mission is to use every square inch of the ranches to
help provide high quality, nutrient dense, beyond organic foods to the
surrounding communities as well as the entire nation.
Jordan lives in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida with his wife, Nicki, and
their three children. They are active in their local church and Jordan
also enjoys mentoring young business.