In His Latest Book, ‘Dr. Colbert’s Healthy Gut Zone,’ Dr. Colbert Says Probiotics Are Found in Many Foods, Making Room for Good Bacteria
April 12, 2021
DALLAS — In a joint report prepared by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and the World Health Organization, probiotics are defined as “live microorganisms which when administered in adequate amounts confer a health benefit on the host.” In his newest book, “Dr. Colbert’s Healthy Gut Zone” (DrColbertBooks), Dr. Don Colbert, explains in less technical terms, “Probiotics are living organisms that improve the health of your gut, specifically the good bacteria in your gut biome.”
Like fiber, the focus of probiotics is on helping the gut be happy and healthy. Although probiotics can be taken as supplements in liquid, pill, or powder form, Dr. Colbert points his readers to probiotics that are found in many different foods and side dishes, such as:
- Kefir: a fermented milk (goat milk or coconut kefir preferred)
- Kimchi: a spicy, fermented Korean dish
- Kombucha: a tea made with sugar that is fermented by bacteria and yeast
- Miso: a fermented Japanese soybean paste
- Natto: fermented Japanese soybean product
- Pickles: fermented and salty cucumbers
- Sauerkraut: a fermented cabbage
- Select cheeses: gouda, mozzarella, cheddar, cottage (feta cheese preferred)
- Tempeh: a fermented soybean patty
- Traditional buttermilk: fermented dairy drink (goat milk buttermilk preferred)
- Yogurt: with active or live cultures
In “Dr. Colbert’s Healthy Gut Zone,” Dr. Colbert writes, “Think of what probiotics do in your gut this way: (1) Probiotics crowd out the bad bacteria and stop them from colonizing; (2) This minimizes ongoing damage to your gut while increasing the number of good bacteria; and (3) The good bacteria then have room to grow and multiply, bringing healing to your gut and body.”
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 Siloam, an imprint of Charisma House.
To interview Dr. Don Colbert or to receive a review copy of “Dr. Colbert’s Healthy Gut Zone,” contact Media@HamiltonStrategies.com, Jeff Tolson, 610.584.1096, ext. 108, or Deborah Hamilton, ext. 102.