Yesterday I was meandering through Amazon, making sure that I could deliver the prize from last Thursday’s post on Tattoo Envy straight to Gloria Richard’s computer (I can!).
That problem solved, I poked around a bit, looking for funny reviews when all of a sudden, the young boy inside me (the one with the incredibly juvenile sense of humor), prompted me to type “flatulence” in the Amazon Books section.
(I don’t question my juvenile side, I simply share it with all of you here at More Cowbell.)
Lo and behold, THIS book came up:
Who would have thought there was a book called The Bible Cure for Irritable Bowel Syndrome? Not me, that’s for sure.
I’ve talked to my higher power about a myriad of topics, but I never thought of discussing my colon.
Obviously, I’m completely lacking in imagination.
Do you know there are tons of these Bible Cure books by Dr. Colbert? This guy has been making bank on these! There’s everything from weight loss to diabetes to depression.
I’m never one to turn up my nose at holistic knowledge, so I took a gander at the reviews for this book on IBS.
Can I just say…Jackpot!?!
My two favorite customer reviews are below and, please keep in mind, I dig religion almost as much as the next gal ~ suspend your piety for just a moment while you read these. I promise it will be worth it in return for your Monday giggle.
34 of 42 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic March 16, 2004
By Slappy Da Frog <– He totally had me at the name.
For many years I suffered the agonizing pain that accompanies IBS. Little did I know that the answers to all my problems could be found within the “Good Book” that had been on my bookshelf since I was a child.
Although I had read the Bible from cover to cover, it wasn’t until I picked up Dr. Colbert’s miriculous journal that I realized Jesus wasn’t too busy healing cripples and raising from the dead to concern himself with curing explosive diarrhea as well. Taken directly from the pages of the four gospels, as well as the newly discovered Gospel According to Bucky, this book is a must have for anyone who has ever crapped their pants before making it to the John.
26 of 33 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Does not work!!!11!11!! December 8, 2009
By James Sweet
The claims in this book are false. If you grind up a Bible and consume it in pill form, it will NOT cure your IBS. Maybe I was confused because I only read the title and not the actual book, but my results have been just terrible.
I have spent over $300 on KJV Bibles, condemned myself to eternal hellfire for blasphemy, and I STILL have irritable bowels.
When I get some more money, I intend to try it again with New International Version Bibles, because I hope this will be more effective.
Here is the product description so you can see if this book might be for you:
Publication Date: April 16, 2002 | Series: New Bible Cure (Siloam)
Invite bowel regularity into your life! You don’t have to suffer the bloating or discomfort of irritable bowel syndome any longer! This easy-to-read booklet will put you on the road to better health as you discover pertinent information about your digestive process and more. Learn how to sidestep gastrointestinal disturbances and implement ideas that your doctor may never have told you!
In this concise little book, learn:
- Food triggers that affect the GI tract
- How stress plays a role in irritable bowel syndrome
- Why skipping meals and eating junk food invite trouble
- How adding fiber adds regularity to life You want to be healthy. God wants you to be healthy. Now at last, here’s a source of information that will help you get healthy–body, mind and spirit.
I completely don’t get how any of that has to do with the Bible, but I found the premise of the book fascinating and the comments hilarious.
Last, but not least, people who bought this 96 page tome, also bought a bunch of the other Bible Cure titles. Donald Colbert (no relation to Stephen Colbert) wrote most of them, but not all.
About the Author
Dr. Don Colbert is a board-certified family practice medical doctor who specializes in nutritional medicine, treating over 17,000 patients. Since 1984, Dr. Colbert has helped thousands of patients regain good health and live pain free after years of suffering.
A graduate of Oral Roberts School of Medicine, he has received extensive training in nutritional medicine. As a result, he has founded and developed his own nutritional supplement line, Divine Health Nutritional Products.
Dr. Colbert also co-hosts Golden Eagle Network’s “Your Health Matters” with his wife, Mary. They frequently lead health seminars at home and abroad, the address health and nutrition issues as guests on national talk shows and news broadcasts. Don and Mary make their home in Central Florida.
So, wowzers…is it just me, or is this series a little bit mind boggling? And six plus dollars seems a bit steep for 96 pages. I really can’t decide how I feel about it, so I’m turning this over to all of you.
Would you buy these books? What’s the wildest book you’ve seen this week? Have you found better cures for IBS? What’s on your mind today? Enquiring minds LOVE to know these things here at More Cowbell!