Best-Selling Author, Don Colbert, MD on the Importance of Gut Health

Dr. Colbert: ‘Your Gut Affects It All”

DALLAS — In his forthcoming book, Dr. Colbert’s Healthy Gut Zone” (DrColbertBooks), best-selling author Don Colbert, MD, asks his readers, “How is it that the gut plays such a massive role in our overall health?” New York Times best-selling author Don Colbert, MD, helps readers “unlearn” everything medical experts have been teaching about healthy eating for the last three decades and reveals the true path to digestive health through proper diet supported by nutritional supplements. Dr. Colbert’s book, which will be released on Jan. 5, 2021, is available to pre-order through AmazonBarnes and NobleBAMChristianBookIndiebound and Walmart.

It might seem a little outrageous to some people that the GI tract, which is about thirty feet long, is all that important to every part of our lives. At one level, it does seem illogical that the mouth, esophagus, stomach, small intestine, and large intestine can affect the brain, immune system, heart, body weight, and overall health.

“But imagine you have run a hot bath and are preparing for a relaxing soak after a long, hard day,” said Dr. Colbert. “A live electrical wire runs right through the water, but you have been assured that the wire has no holes. Would you get in the tub?

“Just like a wire, your gut can develop holes, and that is only one of the problems. Another issue is the fact that what we put into our mouths in the form of foods, beverages, and medications can kill off so much of the good bacteria in the gut that it takes years to regrow.”

Dr. Colbert explains that the proven and potential effects cannot be ignored because they come in the form of symptoms, ailments, sicknesses, and diseases. All of this comes through the doctor’s door at one time or another. According to Dr. Colbert, the following list of issues have one thing in common: a healthy gut can bring relief from them, reduce the effects, and sometimes heal every one of them.

  • Brain: ADHD, Alzheimer’s disease, autism, brain fog, dementia, memory problems, Parkinson’s disease, Tourette’s syndrome
  • Lung heart, and mouth: asthma, atherosclerosis, gum disease, halitosis, heart disease, high blood pressure
  • Body: allergies, arthritis, chronic fatigue, chronic yeast problems, diabetes, extreme menstrual and menopausal symptoms, fibromyalgia, food sensitivities, joint and muscle inflammation, obesity, slow metabolism
  • Autoimmune: Graves’ disease, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, lupus, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, vitiligo
  • Skin: acne, dermatitis, eczema, lichen planus, psoriasis
  • Mood and sleep: anxiety, depression, insomnia, mood swings
  • Gut: acid reflux, celiac disease, chronic constipation or diarrhea, Crohn’s disease, gas and bloating, inflammatory bowel syndrome (IBS), small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), small intestinal fungal overgrowth (SIFO), ulcerative colitis, ulcers

“What is pretty incredible—even amazing—is watching patients with one or more items on this list improve by getting their guts healthy again,” continued Dr. Colbert. “I have seen patients’ symptoms eradicated, medications discontinued, and diseases cured.”

There is no single comprehensive test to gauge the health level of your gut and its microbiome. However, the previous list of symptoms, ailments, sicknesses, and diseases is a telltale sign of your gut health. If you suffer from anything on that list, then your gut health probably needs improving.

Don Colbert, MD, was a board-certified family practice doctor for more than twenty-five years in Orlando, Florida, and most recently in Dallas, Texas. He is also board certified in antiaging medicine through the American Academy of AntiAging Medicine and has received extensive training in nutritional and preventative medicine. He is the author of three New York Times best-selling books, including “Let Food Be Your Medicine,” “The Seven Pillars of Health” and “Dr. Colbert’s ‘I Can Do This’ Diet” along with best sellers “Toxic Relief,” the Bible Cure series, “Living in Divine Health,” and “Stress Less.” He has sold more than ten million books and treated more than fifty thousand patients in his years of practicing medicine.

“Dr. Colbert’s Healthy Gut Zone” is published by FrontLine, an imprint of Charisma House.


To interview Dr. Don Colbert or to receive a review copy of Dr. Colbert’s Healthy Gut Zone,” contact, Jeff Tolson, 610.584.1096, ext. 108, or Deborah Hamilton, ext. 102.