Healthy lifestyle changes to treat and prevent diseases...
January 6, 2017
Struggling with his own illness, Dr. Don Colbert thought outside the box to overcome it. Sharing his methods, and hopefully the same positive results, his updated version of his book, Let Food Be Your Medicine, is about making changes to live a healthy lifestyle which both treats and prevents diseases. With a section on information to help make the best choices regarding inflammation, weight loss, and proper nutrition, it also includes a section on specific illnesses such as cardiovascular disease, arthritis, autoimmune, diabetes, cancer, dementia and mental illness. Concluding with appendixes on a 21-day meal plan, shopping lists, material on pesticides and mercury, as well assupplements, the material is very well organized and easily useable.
A PENNY FOR MY THOUGHTS:
As Ive already made several of the healthy lifestyle changes suggested, this newly updated version now supplies a 21 day meal plan which follows the modified Mediterranean Diet as a suggested starting point. With clear evidence of the positive effects of the Dash Diet and Mediterranean Diet, this book enhances those diets with healthy choices for food, exercise, awareness and faith. Full of really helpful information with specific illnesses and challenges organized by chapters, it provides nutritious menus, foods to avoid, and personal stories that may change your life for the better. As a New York Times best-selling author specializing in anti-aging medicine, Dr. Don Colbert has impacted many through his research and walk with God.
5 (out of 5) pennies
*I received a complimentary copy of Let Food Be Your Medicine from Worthy Publishing for my honest review*
Don Colbert in his new book, "Let Food Be Your Medicine" published by Worthy Publishing gives us Dietary Changes Proven to Prevent or Reverse Disease.
From the back cover: Choosing A Better Life
One Meal At A Time
In Let Food Be Your Medicine, Dr. Don Colbert takes a look at the most common health issues and offers simple dietary changes using a specially modified Mediterranean Diet. With a better understanding of what to eat and what not to eat, readers will know how their nutritional choices affect: -
CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE - WEIGHT LOSS - ARTHRITIS - ADHD - TYPE 2 DIABETES - CANCER - AND MORE.
Let Food Be Your Medicine includes meal plans, delicious recipes, tips on supplements, and other information to help you find an approach to food that will change your life. You can beat genetics. You can overcome. You can start today.
Most of us think God is not concerned with what we eat, but the Bible actually offers great insight and instruction about the effects of food on our bodies. Dr. Colbert introduces a revolutionary sugar detox method, combined with an anti-inflammatory form of the modified Mediterranean diet that resolves a broad spectrum of diseases, including diabetes, heart disease, dementia, cancer, and osteoarthritis. Just imagine understanding how food alone can produce mental clarity, balanced weight, and longevity. Includes meal plans and recipes.
Dr. Colbert has a brilliant idea. Since the food we ate is the cause of our current health issue then the food we will eat should be the cause of our returning to health. Did you know that, ...every single degenerative disease has inflammation as the foundation. Every single one of them! That's why an anti-inflammatory diet is essential. Dr. Colbert explains how a Mediterranean diet modified to be further anti-inflammatory can prevent or help resolve many health issues. He deals with the situation in two parts: Part One is titled "Searching For Answers". In Part Two we are "Applying For Answers". I think it is incredible some food got us into the situation we are in right now, some other food can get us out of the situation and the need for medication can be eliminated. If you have or if you know someone who has a degenerative disease then this is the book to read and use to reclaim health.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Worthy Publishing. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.
I am very impressed with this book. I have read several of Colbert's books and I think this is his best one by far.
Colbert convinced me we can make good food choices that prevent, control, cure, or manage diseases like heart disease, obesity, type 2 diabetes, dementia, hypertension, and most cancers. He is not opposed to medication but it should not be our default choice. We need to consider the foods we eat and the core issue of inflammation.
He shares his own experience of acute kidney failure while in medical school. His leg muscles were necrosed and he was told he'd never walk again. He managed to beat that but then developed a raging case of psoriasis. That began his study of diet, inflammation, food sensitivity, and food allergy.
Colbert gives us the essential elements of an anti-inflammatory diet, a modified Mediterranean Diet. He includes suggestions for specific diseases, such as arthritis and type 2 diabetes. He gives some convincing examples of how this eating plan has helped his patients.
I learned much from this book. I did not know that, ...every single degenerative disease has inflammation as the foundation. Every single one of them! (57) That's why an anti-inflammatory diet is essential. I found out about the foods that feed cancer, like sugar. I learned about process foods and why it is important to avoid them. The same goes for GMO. I was reminded of the importance of exercise, like walking 30 minutes a day. I found out how hormones affect the appetite and how to find out if I am sensitive to a particular food.
I really like this book. While Colbert advocates a Mediterranean Diet eating plan, he provides particular modifications for dealing with many diseases, like ADD, dementia, and for loosing weight. Unlike other books I've read that try to sell you their own supplements, this book has everything you need to get your diet on track. I highly recommend it for those who are looking for a long-term healthy lifestyle diet.
Food for thought: Nothing you eat is worth dying for. (145)
I received a complimentary digital copy of this book from the publisher for the purpose of an independent and honest review.