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Let Food Be Your Medicine: Dietary Changes Proven to Prevent and Reverse Disease

According to the folks representing the new book, Let Food Be Your Medicine: Dietary Changes Proven to Prevent and Reverse Disease, Alzheimer’s is one of the scariest and most emotionally-triggering degenerative diseases. But it may be easier to prevent than previously thought. If you have a family history or are worried about what it may do to you as you age, one of the first things you can do is modify your diet.

foodNew York Times best-selling author, Dr. Don Colbert’s new book Let Food Be Your Medicine: Dietary Changes Proven to Prevent and Reverse Disease introduces a revolutionary new healthy eating plan that can help you protect your gray matter.

Broken down into digestible chapters that provide specific and actionable tools, Let Food Be Your Medicine helps readers alleviate symptoms from a number of chronic ailments, including:

  • Dementia and Alzheimer’s
  • Arthritis and Autoimmune Disease
  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Mental Illness
  • ADHD and Autism

Review from a reader:  Let Food Be Your Medicine explains how a Mediterranean diet modified to be further anti-inflammatory can prevent or help resolve many health issues. After telling his story, the author presented the basic Mediterranean diet and explained the modifications he made to remove inflammatory foods. This is the basic diet that he suggests for everyone. It’s very similar to what I eat based on the nutritional advice I’ve heard lately for cancer and heart disease prevention.

He tackles more diseases than that, though: cardiovascular disease, arthritis and autoimmune disease, type 2 diabetes, cancer (both early and late stages), early stages of dementia & Alzheimer’s, ADAH and autism, and mental illness. He further modified his diet for each disease as certain foods seem to aggravate certain conditions. He provided several suggestions for what a breakfast, lunch, and dinner might look like. He also suggested things like correcting lies with truth, getting enough exercise, and so on. He also told stories about people who were helped by his diet and suggestions.

His philosophy is that drugs can help treat symptoms, but the ideal is to change your lifestyle to a sustainable, healthier one so that you can be weaned off of or at least greatly reduce the drugs you need. He maintained an encouraging tone, and his advice was easy to understand and felt do-able. Overall, I think his advice is generally quite good and helpful.



Dr. Don Colbert has been board-certified in Family Practice for over 25 years and practices Anti-Aging and Integrative medicine. He is the Medical director of the Divine Health Wellness Center where he has treated over 50,000 patients.

He is a New York Times best-selling author of books such as The Seven Pillars of Health, What Would Jesus Eat, Deadly Emotions, What You Don’t Know May be Killing You, and many more with over 10 million books sold. Dr. Colbert has been featured on numerous national media outlets such as: The Dr. Oz Show, Fox News Channel, ABC World News, BBC and has also appeared in Reader’s Digest, Newsweek, Prevention magazine, and many others.

Christine Crosby

About the author

Christine is the co-founder and editorial director for GRAND Magazine. She is the grandmother of five and great-grandmom (aka Grandmere) to one. She makes her home in St. Petersburg, Florida.

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