Let Food Be Your Medicine by Dr. Don Colbert, MD- a book review
I was so excited to get to review the book: Let Food Be Your Medicine by Don Colbert, MD for more than one reason. I am overweight, but I have been making healthier food choices, so I couldn’t wait to read the book to help me in this endeavor. There’s been a lot said for dietary changes and in some cases, even proven to prevent, and reverse diseases. At the least, better food choices can suspend the disease from progressing or worsening. This fact has helped thousands improve their lives!
Dr. Colbert is a New York Times best-selling author with over forty books to his credit. He is also board-certified in family practice and specializes in anti-aging medicine. What he has done is incredible. With intensive research following his own struggle with inflammation, he found that there are certain foods that affect all parts of the body. That started a long journey to figure out what the trigger foods were so he could stop treating symptoms and start treating the root causes. We are a country that heavily relies on medical training from the pharmaceutical world.
Trauma also plays a huge part because it acts like a switch that makes us susceptible to auto-immune diseases. Heartbreak, pent-up feelings like anger, rage, resentment, frustration and other toxic emotions all build up and cause a lot of internal pain and eventual disease. Discovering what foods your body reacts to and why, coupled with forgiveness therapy and trauma resolution helps us to heal from the inside out. We can reprogram our bodies to combat the horrifying diseases that torments us.
Dr. Colbert isn’t behind a desk quoting all these to-do’s and don’t do’s at us. He has an incredible back-story that started him on this quest. His extensive research, his unique insight, his 25 year plus medical knowledge and practice has led him to discover what negatively affects our health and why. He shares this journey with us and hands us the world’s best anti-inflammatory diet: the super-healthy Mediterranean Diet modified for cardiovascular disease, weight loss, arthritis, type 2 diabetes, cancer, dementia and Alzheimer’s, ADHD and autism, and mental illness. He also includes meal plans, shopping lists, and other helpful tools to assist us on our personal journeys.
“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” –Hippocrates