“Let Food Be Your Medicine” (Paperback Edition) by Dr. Don Colbert

I REVIEWED THIS BOOK ONE YEAR AGO WHEN IT WAS ISSUED IN HARDBACK. IT IS NOW BEING RELEASED IN TRADE PAPER AND MY OPINION OF THE BOOK REMAINS STRONGER THAN EVER. THIS IS, WITHOUT A DOUBT, THE BEST BOOK THAT I’VE HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO REVIEW FROM WORTHY PUBLISHING. I AM BLOWN AWAY WITH THE AMOUNT OF KNOWLEDGE AND VALUABLE INFORMATION THAT I’VE GAINED IN THESE PAGES. PART TWO OF THE BOOK REMAINS MY FAVORITE PORTION, WHERE DR. COLBERT GOES INTO SPECIFIC DISEASES AND CONDITIONS. MY BATTLE WITH STAGE 4 CANCER HAS BEEN RE-STARTED AS OF DECEMBER 30, 2016. MY COLON REMAINS CANCER-FREE AND I THANK AND PRAISE GOD FOR THAT. MY BATTLE AGAINST THE LIVER CANCER HAS MOVED TO THE NEXT LEVEL AND, IN ADDITION TO NEW ROUNDS OF CHEMOTHERAPY, WE ARE ALSO COMMENCING GENOMIC TESTING AND TREATMENTS.
ALL THESE FACTORS BRING TO EVEN BRIGHTER LIGHT THAT ADDITIONAL THERAPIES, LIKE THE MODIFIED MEDITERRANEAN DIET, BECOME EVEN BIGGER ROLE PLAYERS IN MY OVERALL TREATMENT. DR. COLBERT IS AMAZING AND HIS BOOK IS AMAZING. I AM PUTTING MUCH MORE THAN JUST A BOOK REVIEW OPINION AT STAKE HERE. FOR THESE REASONS, I CANNOT OVER EMPHASIZE THE ABSOLUTE NEED TO OWN, READ, AND USE THIS BOOK. WISH I COULD PROVIDE COPIES TO EVERYONE I KNOW. IT’S THAT GOOD.

Original Review:
I am pleased to provide a review of this publication by well-known Christian physician, Dr. Don Colbert. “Let Food Be Your Medicine” is not a new concept. Chinese have practiced this for thousands of years. Before such things as antibiotics, our pioneer forefathers used food as medicine.

This review would have been totally different if I had written it just 24 hours ago. At about 11:00 a.m. CST this morning (11/7/16) I received a diagnosis from my doctor of Stage 4 colon cancer. Consequently, I am about to put the book to the ultimate test. I’ll decide if the book is valid or invalid by the results I experience using the ketogenic diet to create an unfriendly environment for cancer cells within my body.

Colbert covers the use of food to combat a range of diseases; including: heart disease, obesity, arthritis, ADHD, Type 2 diabetes, cancer, and more. From my own experience, I know that Colbert is spot on with regards to diabetes and heart disease. I’ve suffered from both, and have managed to not only survive, but thrive by using my own versions of his modified Mediterranean Diet.

I’m anxious to once again get a healthy eating program underway and to experience the results of cancer being stopped in its tracks.

So…. in 6 months, ask me how I feel about this book, the eating programs, and the other valuable information provided by this volume.

Colbert’s style is down to earth and is written in English, rather than some “Medicinese” journal or text book. I’ve enjoyed a number of Dr. Colbert’s books over the years. But for me, personally, the subject and timeliness could not be any better.

I highly recommend this good read and award a 5 Star Rating.

I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest and timely review. There are no other expectations or arrangements between the publisher, author, or myself. The timing of this review and my medical diagnosis is purely coincidental.

Happy reading!
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“Authentic Living” by Richard Exley

Each year for the past ‘who knows how many?’, right around Christmas time, I go through an annual process of selecting a devotional for the following calendar year. Looking back over the collection, I can see that the different points in my life can be seen reflected in my annual choices. This is not something I consciously set out to do; but that, indeed, is the result.

This year, my perspective changed, because, as a First Look Reviewer, I was exposed to a wide range of “niche type” devotionals, covering a broad band of subjects.

My experience as a devotional reader has shown me that our choices in devotional content are very personal, and very significant to us as individuals. Consequently, they become fixtures of our own personal taste.

Richard Exley is an institution. Longtime pastor, missionary, broadcaster, and author. I remember those nights, 30+ years ago, when the silky, calming and re-assuring voice sliced through the nighttime quietness to bring us the latest “Straight From the Heart”. Since then, Exley has been somewhat of an unsung, yet elusive, hero of mine.

I say all this to tell you that Exley’s devotional isn’t one of the “trendy” mass produced devotionals. It is one that lives up to its title, as it is indeed “authentic” and “deliberate”. In just a few lines each day, the passages elicit a mental and spiritual pause as one reads along. That pause causes a deeper pattern of thought and consideration. It may cause a question, or three, to bubble up inside.

But, what you get in this little annual package is a tool that will bless you, raise questions, raise doubts, raise challenges, and ultimately make you feel just a little warmer, cozier and safer wrapped in the Savior’s arms. For that reason, “Authentic Living” easily makes the list for devotions I should consider for 2017 and/or beyond.

I received an advanced readers copy of this wonderful book from the publisher, Worthy Publishing, in exchange for an honest and timely review. No other expectations extend beyond that point.

Therefore, I provide a very favorable recommendation that you go to your local Christian Bookstore and thumb through a copy. I believe that you will be glad that you did.

Happy Reading and Happy New Year.