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Deadly Emotions: Understand the Mind-Body-Spirit Connection That Can Heal or Destroy You Hardcover – October 9, 2003

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson; 5th Printing edition (October 9, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0785267433
  • ISBN-13: 978-0785267430
  • Product Dimensions: 9.4 x 6.2 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (87 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #138,480 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews


"It’s refreshing when a physician provides research to back up claims in the sometimes ephemeral field of the mind-body connection. Dr. Colbert examines humans and the multitude of illnesses that stem from wrong thought and lifestyle with a near-religious fervor that doesn’t detract from the value of this audiobook. The weaving of spiritual knowledge with scientific savvy make this especially palatable. Greg Wheatley is a straightforward narrator who doesn’t stumble over medical terms or the author’s occasional overzealousness. In general, DEADLY EMOTIONS is an eye-opening guide to our responsibility for many of the illnesses we experience and to the possibility of creating a healthier emotional state."
D.J.B.  © AudioFile Portland, Maine
--This text refers to the Audio CD edition.

About the Author

Don Colbert, M.D., a board-certified family practitioner since 1984, is the author of such bestsellers as What Would Jesus Eat?, Toxic Relief, Walking in Divine Health, and the Bible Cure Booklet Series. Dr. Colbert has developed his own vitamin line, Divine Health Nutritional Products, and hosts the national talk show, Your Health Matters, with his wife Mary. He regularly speaks at national seminars. He makes his home in central Florida.

Customer Reviews

Very informative and fairly easy to read.
M. G. Stewart
If you have been through any traumas--personal, emotional or physical traumas--you need this book.
This is one of the greatest books I have ever read.

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

169 of 181 people found the following review helpful By Dr. Thomas C. Majerus on May 25, 2004
Format: Hardcover
I read Dr. Colbert's book with more uncertainty than I expected and with some apprehension. I am skeptical of "self help" books and most seem to be good for one person-the author. However, the more I read his book the more I liked it. It goes without saying that reading a vitriolic "review," that reflects more of an opinion of the author and of Christianity than it does an evaluation of a book, shows that it doesn't take much for stress to influence a person and substantiates what Dr. Colbert offers for our consideration.
Stress and the emotions that cause stress are indeed at the root of many, if not most, of our diseases. It is a fact that nearly 90% of diseases that afflict humans are self-induced. It is amazing, given what we do to ourselves and how we treat our bodies, that we survive as long as we do. One doesn't have to be a Christian to understand the impact stress has. The Church of Scientology has available for any of us a self-administered test to evaluate the emotional state of anyone. There are workbooks, videos, self-help programs, and even medical devices to lower blood pressure increased due to stress. We have The National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder created by the Department of Veterans Affairs in 1989. Numerous programs are designed to help us manage stress, anger, depression, anxiety, fear, guilt, shame, resentment and bitterness. The diseases that are induced or influenced by our emotions are many. The psychological and emotional pressures affecting us are common to all of us. It is when these pressures overwhelm our coping measures that they adversely affect us physically. Still, we as a population are willing to drug ourselves with anything a physician is willing to prescribe.
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51 of 51 people found the following review helpful By T. Henderson on June 5, 2006
Format: Hardcover
I ordered this book with the idea that I may use some tid bits of information for a training I will be conducting over the coming months. As I started reading I began to recognize my own toxic behavior as well as that of others around me. By using these principles healing has already begun in my life.

This is an easy to read book that speaks plainly, simply, and directly regarding how the emotions and physical responses when running unchecked make you sick and dysfuctional. It is also very good about pointing out realistic answers.

Even though he references scriptures in his writings it is in no way preachy or overbearing. If you are a practicing Christian, non practicing, or another faith entirely you can read this book, not feel preached to, and benefit by it.
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29 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Connie Waldridge on October 8, 2005
Format: Hardcover
For me this book was life changing. It explained finally some of the things that have happened to me physically in a way that was very understandable and credible. I am making a concerted effort to reduce the anger and stress in my life. This book made me more aware of the consequences of that kind of lifestyle. Highly recommended especially for anyone who has one of the autoimmune diseases. You can improve your life!
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65 of 72 people found the following review helpful By ML on September 8, 2005
Format: Hardcover
Dr. Colbert is right on target with the principles illustrated in this book. Self-help gurus have been teaching these principles for years. Colbert goes one step "further" by suggesting that the changes will not be made by us, but through our dependence on, and partnership with a higher power.

Don't be fooled though! This is NOT just a book for Christians. The principles work if given time - This is the difference between this and other books. Most self-help books usually offer the promise of instantaneous changes, but "Deadly Emotions" is more of a mental exercise program, which takes some time.

Keep the book - it is not a "read through once" and resell. Why? because we have been thinking the same way for X years that we have been walking around. Even if you conquer all the problems presented here, they can come back if we're not careful.

Finally, beware the "Haters" on Amazon - someone, somewhere thinks that Hitler was a great man, Gandhi was secretly a violent man, and that the earth is flat.

The particular one within these reviews (you can pick it out easily) was written by a person that obviously never touched the book. Check out her other reviews and you will see a trend - she is just using reviews to make a political/religious statement.

A non-Christian would enjoy this book, even if they didn't "buy" all of it. It is too bad, because this book would really help that woman...
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55 of 61 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 15, 2004
Format: Hardcover
I have always considered myself a healthy person. I watch what I eat and I exercise daily. I also consider myself a pretty stressed individual. Between taking classes at the university I attend, heavy loads of homework and holding a job on top of that, things can get rather hectic. Then of course there is the stress of landing that perfect career opportunity when I graduate. But I thought all of this was normal and simply dealt with it for three years, until I read Deadly Emotions. In his book, author Don Colbert, M.D. discusses the vital link between emotional well-being and physical well-being. Most Americans do not realize that scientific evidence has proven that stress can contribute to heart disease, migraines, asthma, pneumonia and many other physical problems. Stress can even be deadly. Reading through this book literally stopped me in my tracks. But, Deadly Emotions offers solutions to the problems facing us. Dr. Colbert battles anxiety, tension and stress with powerful concepts of forgiveness, joy and peace. Deadly Emotions has the ability to save Americans from the suffering induced by stress, good news for mind and body.
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More About the Author

Don Colbert, MD, is board-certified in family practice and anti-aging medicine and has helped millions of people to discover the joy of living in divine health. He is the author of numerous books, including the New York Times best seller The Seven Pillars of Health.