Wednesday, August 28, 2013

The New Bible Cure for High Blood Pressure, Don Colbert, MD

Don Colbert has established himself as the source for healthy living ideas and natural ways to cure, prevent and treat numerous diseases. I first read his book on Toxic Emotions, followed by several others. I then added his cookbook to my collection of cookbooks. And most recently I received this book as a review copy. Although I do not suffer from high blood pressure I found his ideas on prevention and treatment of such interesting. It is a sad state of affairs that so many in the church are "brain washed" (for lack of a better descriptive phrase) into believing conventional medical practices are the only way to treat diseases. Colbert points out in every book that he authors that we live in a society filled with toxins - emotional toxins, environmental toxins, toxins in food, water and medications. These things were never God's intent for the human body which was intricately designed to heal itself when given the appropriate lifestyles and nutritional intake. The unfortunate part of this whole thing is that I know many who would benefit from this book - some even in our family. However, they would read it and then not commit to the changes necessary and continue down their path of unhealthy living and eating. This book does require a commitment to change some things in your life. However, they are things that probably should have been changed long before high blood pressure was developed. Again - the American mind-set of medication comes in - it is generally accepted that anything and everything can be treated with a prescription or medication. The faultiness of this mindset is logically exposed in Colbert's book - as he shows that these simply mask the symptoms but do not actually enable the body to heal and begin to work properly. This book is tiny - easy to read - short, sweet and to the point. He does not fill it with tons of philosophy or spend time defending his point of view. Rather he simply takes fact and lays it out for all to examine and choose for themselves. This is what I have always enjoyed about Colbert's writing. This is not about a fast fix, a simple three step program or any other such thing. It is about learning to take care of God's design (our bodies) by His blue print (natural ways) to enable His design to function at it's highest quality. An excellent book. Thanks to Booketeria and Siloam Publishing for this review copy.

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