Monday, January 4, 2016

Let Food Be your Medicine by Don Colbert, MD

Have you ever heard that food has the ability to heal or harm? Do you believe that food can change the course of your life and your health? Don Colbert, MD is a New York Times Best Selling Author and in his latest book "Let Food Be Your Medicine" he shows how dietary changes have the ability to prevent and or reverse medical disease. Overall, I found this book to be easy to read, simple to understand and fascinating information. Some of the insight Don offers was information I already knew, but most of his knowledge was things that I was not aware of. He talks about the right kind of foods for your body for ADHD, Autism, Cancer, Alzheimer's, Dementia Type 2 Diabetes, Autoimmune Disease, Arthritis, Cardiovascular Disease, losing weight and other topical issues.

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 As a reader, I love when an author gives advice based on their experience and in this case, Don's own medical practice, which gives more validity to his viewpoints, arguments, and testimonies. I also love the tidbits of information scattered throughout the book in small boxes on diet, health, cravings, factoid, and lifestyle. I found these to be helpful. As a runner, this book was very helpful in learning foods to avoid with inflammation issues and cardiovascular issues. 

 Overall this book has a ton of great information to give, but it's up to you and me to decide every day what kind of food choices we want to make. We have the power to make food choices that will bring life or death every single time we eat something. The author in no way suggests that you genetic factors don't predispose you to illnesses, but they are not the final word; you get the choice.

 Also, with everything, moderation is key. It doesn't mean that you should not have a sweet here or there; it means that you need to choose wisely. I enjoyed the wisdom that came from Don Colbert, and I believe he has some valid points. Since I am not a medical professional, you should consult with your physician before seeking any medical advice concerning illnesses and the treatment of such. 

 Thank you to Worthy Publishing for allowing me to review this book. I was not compensated for a positive review, but given a complimentary book for review.

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