Let Food Be Your Medicine by Don Colbert, MD – Book Review

Let Food Be Your Medicine

Let Food Be Your Medicine – Book Review

In the Introduction to Let Food Be Your Medicine, Dr. Don Colbert makes a rather shocking statement:

You CATCH a cold or the flu, but you develop heart disease, obesity, diabetes type 2, dementia, hypertension, most cancers, and most health problems from the food choices you make.

Although that seems like bad news at first glance, that’s actually good news, he explains, because:

You can make good food choices that control, cure, or manage these very diseases – and not only are the diseases treatable, they are preventable as well!

If leading a healthier lifestyle is important to you – and if managing or ridding yourself of an existing health condition is on your list of goals for the New Year – than you should make it a priority to read Let Your Food Be Your Medicine – Dietary Changes Proven To Prevent Or Reverse Disease as soon as possible!

Let Food Be Your Medicine is one of the most important health books that I have read in quite some time. In this book, Dr. Colbert explains why inflammation is the root cause of most chronic diseases and provides us with solid dietary, nutritional and lifestyle changes we can make to counteract the inflammation in our bodies based on a modified, Mediterranean diet.

Dr. Colbert speaks from personal experience. In the first few chapters of this book, he chronicles his early years in medicine – a time when events in his personal life led him to develop “the heartbreak of psoriasis”. He spent ten years and $750,000 attending medical conferences and researching every traditional and non-traditional medical lead he could find until he was finally able to rid himself of this terrible disease.

As a result, Let Food Be Your Medicine addresses nutritional factors such as how food has changed over the years due to pesticides and genetically modified organisms (GMO’s) and why we need to consider adapting an anti-inflammatory diet for optimal health. He also notes that physical and emotional trauma often play a factor in the development of illness and that spiritual healing through prayer and forgiveness can also play a role in our health.

Sometimes, I come across health books that sound good but seem impractical to use. Not this one! Let Food Be Your Medicine has helped me clarify some of the medical advice that my own physician has been telling me for years and has provided me with a practical way to put his instructions into use.

I highly recommend this book to you and suggest that you read it with a pen in hand!

I rate this book 5 out of 5 stars,

About Don Colbert

Don Colbert MD

Don Colbert, M.D. has been board certified in Family Practice for over 25 years and practices Anti-Aging and Integrative medicine. He is a New York Times Bestselling author with over 10 million books sold. He is the Medical Director of the Divine Health Wellness Center in Orlando, Florida where he has treated over 50,000 patients. He is also an internationally known expert and prolific speaker on Integrative Medicine.

Dr. Colbert is on the Medical Advisory Board for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. He has been featured on Dr. Oz, Fox News, ABC World News, BBC, Readers Digest, News Week, Prevention Magazine and many prominent Christian TV programs. He is also the radio host of his syndicated program “Dr Colbert’s Health Report.” Dr. Colbert formulated Divine Health to meet the public’s demand for higher quality supplementation. Dr. Colbert believes in treating the whole person; the mind, the body and the spirit.


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Disclosure: I received a copy of this book from Worthy Publishing for review purposes. However, the opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own.

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11 Responses to “Let Food Be Your Medicine by Don Colbert, MD – Book Review”

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  1. Anne says:

    This book is invaluable and such a wonderful resource. It is true and I follow that thinking even though I do have problems with genes that are a not great.

  2. This one sounds good! Mediterranean-style diets work well for me and make me feel good.

  3. Di says:

    Firm believer in this as preventative! I’d also suggest reading a new book by Dr Gregor on “How not to die” eye opener!

  4. Pili says:

    That is my kind of book. I belive our body is the most perfect machine it has been ever “built”, but if we don’t treat it the best way we can it can be damaged. And it’s true our Mediterranean diet helps a lot as we eat lots of vegetables, some raw some cooked, pulses and cereals, and less meat.

  5. This sounds like a fantastic book! We will have to check it out for sure. Thanks so much for sharing on the Healthy Living Link Party! We hope to see you back soon 🙂

  6. This sounds like a good read. I’ve experienced such great changes by cleaning up my diet in the last six months! Thanks so much for sharing this at Booknificent Thursday on Mommynificent.com!

  7. This sounds like a very interesting book! Our food choices do play such a huge role in our health as well as how we feel on a day to day basis. Thank you for sharing this review with us at Hearth and Soul – I know a lot of us will want to read this book!

  8. I believe in the importance of disease prevention and the power of a healthy diet and lifestyle so I am so delighted that you shared your thoughts on Let Food Be Your Medicine with us at the Plant-Based Potluck Party! I plan to check this out. Thank you so much for sharing your gems and for your support! I’m Pinning and sharing All the best, Deborah

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