Dr. Colbert Shares the Secrets for Long and Healthy Living

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Abby Trivett

In a brand-new Beyond the Article interview with Charisma Magazine Online, Dr. Don Colbert shared the secrets for long and healthy living that may come as a shock to some.

One of the key tenets that Colbert discussed were the problems surrounding gut issues.

“We find most autoimmune disease begins in the gut, and we’re seeing so many gut issues,” Colbert said.

Colbert says the first place where most gut issues come from is prescriptions.


“Doctors prescribe a lot of medications that affect the gut, like antibiotics kill off the good bacteria,” Colbert says. “Anti-inflammatory meds for arthritis create leaky gut and ulcers and gastritis as well as proton pump inhibitors and acid block emit create bacterial overgrowth in the small intestines where bacteria should not be present.”

Colbert has detailed the keys on how to successfully execute healthy lifestyle patterns and gut health in his latest book, Dr. Colbert’s Health Zone Essentials, which uses the best of his ‘Zone’ series books. The book, which highlights some of the same topics as Colbert’s January feature Charisma Magazine Online article, provides understanding and information for fiber intake, and the power of pre and probiotics, something he discussed in more depth during his interview.

“Fermented foods have lots of probiotics in them, and the probiotics help to support the immune system, and they literally help to train our immune system” Colbert says. “God’s put these powerful foods on the grocery shelves, yet most people are not eating these powerful foods. They’re eating foods high in sugar and high in saturated fats and high in the processed and refined carbs and trans fats and all these bad fats, and as a result it’s hurting our immune system.”


Colbert believes that it is by sticking with foods that have the power to boost our immune system we ultimately see happier and healthier guts.

“When we can start to repair and restore our immune system by eating probiotic foods or taking probiotics and prebiotics and resistant starches and polyphenols as well as fibers, which fibers help feed the good bacteria as do prebiotics. So, all of these together help to restore the GI track which is the gut,” Colbert says.

Colbert also shares how focus on the brain is key for a greater, healthy living. For those who want to focus on losing weight or for more dynamic brain functioning, Colbert encourages viewers to attempt intermittent fasting.

“For those who need to lose weight of for those who want to protect their brains, there’s hardly anything more powerful than intermittent fasting,” Colbert says. “When you practice intermittent fasting you not only burn off excess fat, you lower your sugar, you lower your insulin levels, you start to decrease your hemoglobin, A1c, and you start to reverse pre-diabetes and even diabetes.” While many are starting the new year off with aspirations to change their lifestyles around, it’s important to remember that it’s not the fad trends that will make the difference, but rather the positive, long-term ones that will bring about lasting change.


Abby Trivett is a marketing copywriter and coordinator for Charisma Media.

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Abby Trivett is copywriter for Charisma and an editorial intern.


Dr. Don Colbert (Charisma Magazine YouTube)

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