95th out of 100 books — 47 voters
Eat This And Live: Simple food choices that can help you feel better, look younger, and live longer!
by Don Colbert
From the "New York Times"-bestselling author of "The Seven Pillars of Health" comes this guide that teaches readers what the Bible has to say about food. Dr. Colbert gives his recommendations on which foods to eat heartily, eat in moderation, or avoid all together. Full-color throughout.
Paperback, 192 pages
Published December 9th 2008 by Siloam
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Fork over Knives, Eat to Live, they all speak to eating healthy to survive and that most of what ales us is about what we eat. Which is very true, our diets need to swing towards the vegan side as much as possible but not be completely there, if that makes sense. The nice thing about Dr Colbert's work is that he tries to make the information appealing to read by providing nice pictures and a bit of a sense of humor. I also like that he shows a practical side to his eating suggestions by saying t...more
This is the best, most helpful, straight forward nutrition book ever. I read it in one day. It gives practical advice that can be applied immediately. From what to eat, what to buy, and how to boost your health, this book has enough to kick start a new way of living and eating!
The research and information about nutrition that went into this book is astounding. Colbert really condensed a lot of great information into a very compact book (it's shorter still when you consider that it's mostly images of healthy foods) but the weird religious elements seem so random and crammed into every chapter. If the author skipped the evangelical aspects of how god wants us to be healthy and how he gave us vitamins, it would have been a much stronger recommendation.
There is quite a bit of good advice but it isn't easy to sort out the valid from the opinion. One surprise was it was at times, seriously heavyhanded with the religious justifications that often seemed out-of-place. That's always a major warning flag to me, even though it appears we both claim Christianity as our faith.
I thought this was a great book - somewhat along the lines of the "Eat This/ Not That" series, but focusing more on healthy, whole foods and not on choosing the lesser of two evil junk food choices. Very informative, easy to read and lots of fun graphics along the way.
This would be a great gift book for someone just starting on the journey away from the Standard American Diet and into healthier eating. It is very basic and not too radical, and very easy to read and understand. Very pretty book, too. Lots of eye-catching photos.