St. Augustine may lay claim to the Fountain of Youth, but in Lake Mary, you can now take 10 years off your appearance just by making a doctor’s appointment.
“Our new BBL (Broadband Light) high-frequency laser is treating skin conditions associated with aging, active lifestyles, and sun damage,” says Mary Colbert of the Colbert Institute for Anti-Aging. The medical practice has been open for three years on International Parkway following a three-decade-long stint in Longwood. “Our anti-aging efforts help our patients feel the same internally and externally.”
Mary, an accomplished author and wife of 40 years to Dr. Don Colbert, founder of the Colbert Institute, says the practice specializes in preventative and anti-aging medicine and techniques that address the mind, body, and spirit of their patients.
Dr. Colbert considers age as simply a number and that proper nutrition, supplements, and technology can make his patients look and feel young again.
“Most doctors opt for medicinal cures, but we like to get to the root,” says Dr. Colbert. “We address the whole part of a person.”
Serving Central Florida for the past 35 years, Dr. Colbert initially entered into family practice following his residency at AdventHealth. Within 10 years, his practice grew to the largest of its kind in the area. But that wasn’t what he was looking for.
“It was too busy,” Dr. Colbert recalls. “It wasn’t the kind of medicine I wanted to practice. Five-minute appointments with a script and out the door. I wanted time to treat people.”
Today, he treats patients by finding the source of their problems and learning how they developed. He then creates a custom program for each patient to follow.
“You catch a cold, but you develop a disease,” says Dr. Colbert. “When we find out why a disease developed, we have amazing results.”
Board-certified in Family Practice and through the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, Dr. Colbert splits his time between a location in Texas and his Lake Mary office. He now only sees eight patients a day, three days a week, and spends about an hour with each of them. His off days are spent writing, conducting research, hosting seminars, and making television appearances to spread the word about his findings.
Known as “America’s Number One Doctor for Faith and Medicine,” Dr. Colbert guest-starred twice on The Dr. Oz Show, appears frequently on Christian television stations, and has published more than 50 books on maintaining good health. Let Food Be Your Medicine, The Seven Pillars of Health, and Dr. Colbert’s ”I Can Do This” Diet are New York Times bestsellers. New to his plate is a weekly podcast addressing any health issue you can imagine. He is also developing Divine Health University to share his work with other practitioners so they can offer the same extraordinary care. He says the number of patients now seeking anti-aging and preventative medicine is tremendous.
It’s All About the Food
We have all heard the expression, You are what you eat. Or, as Dr. Colbert says, “I let food be the medicine to achieve a healthy lifestyle.”
Dr. Colbert has found there are nutritional answers to every disease. He knows that a change in diet lowers blood pressure. He knows there are foods that cause brain loss like MSG and artificial sweeteners. Nightshades (eggplant, potatoes, peppers) and cheese can inflame arthritis. Trans fats can lead to heart disease. He has discovered many diseases develop from having a bad gut including autism, ADHD, dementia, and Alzheimer’s. Obesity is another obstacle he frequently addresses.
“Wheat, sugar, and corn just cause people to gain weight,” Dr. Colbert says. “That’s why we feed it to pigs. It’s no wonder 40 percent of Americans are obese.”
For the past 25 years, Dr. Colbert has helped thousands of people heal themselves by simply following nutritional programs. And unlike medications, nutrients rarely have side effects. He also offers and recommends supplements that he formulated through decades of experience.
“We make a profound difference by identifying what patients are ingesting,” he says. “Many have that aha moment when they come to see me.”
Dr. Colbert cites one patient who had 30 percent of his arteries corroded even after four bypass surgeries. Under Dr. Colbert’s care, the patient’s arterial plaque was completely gone in a year. The healing power of a special olive oil high in flavonoids helped remove the plaque naturally.
“We see miracles of health every day,” says Dr. Colbert. “Whether it’s with heart disease, weight, acid reflux, memory, or arthritis. That’s why I love preventative medicine.”