Stress Less

 
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No one likes to feel stress! So then why are americans the most stressed people in the world? Best-selling author, Dr. Don Colbert discusses why this epidemic is out of control and exposes this culprit behind may debilitating and damaging diseases. Using scientific evidence, testimonies of patients, biblical principles, and proven theories, Colbert presents successful strategies for conquering stress that will challenge and convince readers to make life long changes. TOPICS INCLUDE: Healthy body image Physically active lifestyle Overcoming hurtful teasing Nutritional lifetime eating habits Feeling loved Making good food choices QUESTIONS INCLUDED: Are we really hooked on adrenaline? How does cortisol really affect the human body? Are my relationships stressful? What nutritional changes do I need to make today?

Customer Reviews:

  • "Who you gonna call? STRESS-BUSTERS!!!!!!!!!
    Dr. Don Colbert has performed a priceless public health service by publishing this work on how to stress less.

    Using concepts from Drs. Albert Ellis, and Hans Selye, Dr. Colbert not only shows how toxic stress gradually and insidiously takes over your life, but also how to combat it; with a mixture of rational-emotive-behavioral concepts, excercise, and proper nutrition to include vitamins and supplements.

    This book is written for anyone who struggles with the scourge of stress and feels that their life is spinning out of control as a result. After reading this book, I was immediately filled with hope and strength, secure in the knowledge that with prayer, and following Dr. Colbert's spirit-filled suggestions, I will be able to effectively manage stress in my life.

    This is not some cheesey self-help book that promises that your life will be all sunshine and roses. Rather, it is a practical, scientific, as well as spiritual look at one of the most nefarious public health menaces of this modern age: STRESS!!!!...more info
  • At Last a Doctor That Includes the Spiritaul with Western Medicine
    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!...more info
  • Good Book But Religion Biased
    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....more info
  • Excellent Stress Book
    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....more info
  • Love the explanation of metabolic syndrome; dislike biblical references
    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!...more info
  • Stress Less -- FOR SURE
    After dealing with stress, illness and chronic pain I decided to "get healthier". I got a trainer and consulted a nutritionist. I was told what to do and after a year I didn't feel any "healthier". This book explained what the trainer and nutritionist attempted to do in such a way that I not only understand what is happening but why and how it happens. After putting these principles into action in just a few weeks I had less pain, had begun to loose weight, and understand that stress is "all in my head" and I can control it with my thoughts. Thank you Dr. Colbert!...more info
  • Stress Less
    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....more info
  • Good Book But Religion Biased
    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....more info
  • This is a practical, wonderful book
    I am a medical student at Oral Roberts University, and I began to read this book because of it's practicality and the widespread amounts of stress I see in people everywhere I go. I began to read this book, and it is so good, that it is my inspiration for my senior paper - the etiology of stress as it relates to physical ailments and various life-threatening diseases. You really feel Dr. Colbert's sense of empathy and love for people. He writes with understanding. Happy reading!...more info
  • Misleading Cover and Jacket
    The front cover and jacket flap of this book suggest a straightforward general treatment of stress, but are quite misleading. In fact, this book has a distinctly Christian focus and uses Christian references including Scripture very frequently in the course of providing guidance. I have no problem with that angle per se, but--not being a Christian myself, and therefore not gaining very much illumination from the author's lengthy Biblical exegeses--I would have appreciated a clearer and more straightforward "preview" of it up front.

    My other issue with the book is the very broad and necessarily somewhat superficial treatment of the issue of stress. The author is likable and knowledgable but he touches on many issues--nututrition, sleep, emotions, values, priorities, etc.--that he is not able to delve into any in real depth or to add anything new...most of his suggestions about supplements, hormones, cortisol, etc. have already been treated in much more detail in other books. This book is therefore a good introduction to managing stress, but the reader may well need to go further to truly understand most of the subjects touched on....more info

 

 
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