Item description for Stress Less by Don Colbert...
Overview Bestselling author Dr. Colbert uses scientific evidence, testimonies of patients, biblical principles, and practical proven theories to equip readers to make lifelong changes for overcoming stress.
Publishers Description Do you want a stress-free life? Americans are the most stressed people in the world--between 75 and 90 percent of all visits to primary-care physicians are due to stress-related disorders. Best-selling author Dr. Don Colbert explains why this epidemic of stress is out of control, and he exposes stress as the culprit behind many debilitating and killer diseases. Until now there has not been a book that has offered "all the pieces of the puzzle"--now Stress Less addresses stress from a mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual standpoint. THIS BOOK WILL ANSWER THESE IMPORTANT QUESTIONS: What leads to adrenal fatigue?How does cortisol really affect your body?Are your relationships stressful?Do you rehash hurtful memories?How can using relaxation and exercise help reduce your physical, mental, and emotional strain?How can you experience the peace of God?Using scientific evidence, anecdotal stories, biblical principles, and practical proven theories, Dr. Colbert, who "lived, walked through, and overcame extreme stress," will challenge and convince you to make lifelong changes. You can live in harmony and peace
Awards and Recognitions Stress Less by Don Colbert has received the following awards and recognitions -
Christian Retailing's Best - 2006 Winner - Health category
Citations And Professional Reviews Stress Less by Don Colbert has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Ingram Advance - 04/01/2005 page 125
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.4" Width: 6.3" Height: 1.1" Weight: 1.36 lbs.
Release Date May 24, 2005
Publisher CHARISMA HOUSE #135
ISBN 1591856116 ISBN13 9781591856115
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More About Don Colbert
Don Colbert, MD, is board certified in family practice and in anti-aging medicine. He has also received extensive training in nutritional and preventative medicine, and he has helped millions of people to discover the joy of living in divine health. In addition to speaking at conferences, he is the author of the New York Times best sellers Dr. Colbert's "I Can Do This" Diet and The Seven Pillars of Health, along with other CBA best sellers such as Eat This and Live!, Get Fit and Live!, Eat This and Live! for Kids, Stress Less, Toxic Relief, the Bible Cure series, Living in Divine Health, Deadly Emotions, and What Would Jesus Eat?
Reviews - What do customers think about Stress Less?
Stress Less May 9, 2008
I have read several of Dr. Colbert's books and have enjoyed and benefited from each of them. This one is great. My wife has our first copy underlined and highlighted so much that I bought this one for me to read and then for us to share with others. Recommend it to anyone that is feeling the stresses of life, which should include everyone.
At Last a Doctor That Includes the Spiritaul with Western Medicine Aug 2, 2007
I was surprised at all of the insight the Doc put into this book with his personal experiences and health issues. The biblical references were very poignant and added a clarity to issues discussed that for lack of better example would make Homer Simpson go "DOH". Bible and science working hand in hand. What a concept (I dont know why this stressed some of the reviewers out so much). When the medical community concerns itself with only our physical self and ignores the spiritul we are only getting half treated. Even many research institues are studying the positive effects of prayer and why those who meditate heal so much faster than those who dont. Deals with our current state of society and our consumer mentality of more more more which is the cause of many an ailment. While some matters were more common sense that we ignore, and some information for self help book readers may have been covered somewhat, it was nice to have it all tied together with more meaning explained. I felt as if this guy really cares for people and not just out for a best seller. I thought it was so helpful that I am buying several copies to give to my stressed out friends. Happy unstressing!
Excellent Stress Book May 12, 2007
As someone who has been plagued by stress for years, I would definitely say that Colbert's book is a must-read. Lots of good wisdom and practical tips.
Love the explanation of metabolic syndrome; dislike biblical references May 7, 2007
I really liked reading parts of this book that were the medical/psychological connection between health and wellness. Syndrome X (metabolic syndrome) explained very well and the "why we get fat" thing was interesting and understandable and how stress plays a part. I really disliked all the biblical references. Was he "preaching." or writing a self-help book, or a medical-based theory or a psychology book on stress. Can't quite tell what his real purpose was in writing this book. His bias towards religion turned me off!
Good Book But Religion Biased Feb 19, 2007
Unlike many other books in the same genre, Stress Less doesn't attempt to sell the author's practice or any exclusive treatment plan. Dr Colbert first explains how adrenal burnout can occur and affect a person's health in ways which may not be directly attributed to a single, treatable disease. He goes on to offer a lot of stress reducing thoughts, behaviour and habits which don't cost anything. I give him 3 stars for that.
There are also recommendations for exericses, supplements, including herbal supplements. This is one area which is completely outside the scientific paradigm of Western medicine and I think, it's best that doctors not trained in TCM do not make any recommendations in this area. Miracle herbs like ginseng may work wonders for some, but it can do more harm than good for people whose bodies are not suited to it.
Advising patients to renew THEIR OWN FAITH may be good advice, but I'm not very pleased with Dr Colbert's religious bias. It's all right if he tells us how being a Christian has helped him personally, but I don't think he should persuade others to embrace HIS faith. Spirituality helps to relieve stress, but it does not need to have a religious bias.
Preaching Christianity is one thing I didn't expect from this book. But quite predictably, followers of the same faith gravitate towards this spot in cyberspace, lending support to their star by casting negative votes for any reviewer who doesn't think that the book is greater than others written by followers of other faiths.