Anyone have any input regarding Don Colbert's book "The New Bible Cure for Diabetes?" A friend of mine bought a copy for me - and I wondered if anyone has read it. ( I guess I'm being lazy - I have plenty of fun things to read right now, and would rather skip it if it's not going to offer me new and useful information.)

Thanks for your advice!


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Comment by Mel Wright on August 5, 2010 at 2:47pm
It's probably as worthless as the cinnamon ruse.

Comment by Bubbaluv on August 5, 2010 at 3:32pm
i'm a pretty spiritual person, but he lost me at....

..."Specifically ask the Lord to heal your pancreas and
restore its ability to manufacture insulin...."

when discussing T1 diabetes.
Comment by Frances on August 5, 2010 at 3:53pm
That makes no sense. Posit the existence of a god for a minute. If you believe that he is both all good and all powerful, why did he create diabetes to begin with?
Comment by Doris D on August 5, 2010 at 4:05pm
Haven't read it nor thinking about it I really don't want to. A Bible cure for Diabetes? Huh?
Comment by SF Pete on August 5, 2010 at 5:10pm
I read the first chapter. I wouldn't go near that book with a 10 foot pole. Quack biblical medical science. He does throw in some real information like how bad high fructose corn syrup is for everyone. The rest of it made me very uncomfortable.
Comment by Miss Miss on August 5, 2010 at 5:53pm
I just got the book from a friend also. I read the first chapter and as I read the second chapter I got more uncomfortable with what it was saying so I put the book down an I will not be reading anymore of it.
Comment by Library Lady on August 5, 2010 at 7:11pm
*nod* Yep, kinda suspected it was not going to be a useful book - but I appreciate the sentiment from the lady who gave it to me... and the input from you all.

Frances... so many books have been written on your question with so many answers... Any one of which probably tackles the subject more eloquently than I could even attempt... My personal outlook is that God gave us perfection and we (humanity) screwed it up - I don't find THAT hard to swallow at all. ;)

However, I was not looking to start a religous debate.. (though I'd be happy to share my personal beliefs with anyone who would like to hear them, through mail - rather than posts...)

SF Pete... Woah! Stop the presses! High Fructose Corn Syrup is BAD????? ;)

Bubbaluv... Wow... that leads down the slippery slope of "If you had greater faith, you wouldn't have health issues." Didn't the Apostle Paul knock that theory out a couple thousand years ago?
I think I'd rather pray for the strength to manage the D - keep a positive attitude - set an example for my child that adversity doesn't have to lead to weakness and hopelessness - and maybe even for a cure for ALL of us, not just one of us. Though - I will admit - if God wants to give me a working pancreas, I'll take it! :)

Thanks all for the input!
Comment by Gerri on August 5, 2010 at 8:04pm
Reading the first few paragraphs from Duck's link was plenty for me It's geared for people with a third grade reading level. The title alone is enough to keep me away.
Comment by kelly kunik on August 6, 2010 at 6:59am
This book is snake oil, and the person who wrote it is a snakeoil salesman!
I wrote about this book extensively on my blog, Diabetesaliciousness. Here are the links:

I also "spoke" with the good Dr. Colbert on Twitter - Here's what went down - word for word.

Forgive me in advance for linking to my blog- but since your talking about the Diabetes Bible Cure, I thought it was appropriate!
Comment by The Diabetic Welfare Queen on August 6, 2010 at 7:26am
Yes... stupidity is also a disease of choice. lol


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