The Disease Delusion

The Disease Delusion

Conquering the Causes of Chronic Illness for A Healthier, Longer, and Happier Life

Book - 2014
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For decades, Dr. Jeffrey Bland has been on the cutting edge of Functional Medicine, which seeks to pinpoint and prevent the cause of illness, rather than treat its symptoms. Managing chronic diseases accounts for three quarters of our total healthcare costs, because we're masking these illnesses with pills and temporary treatments, rather than addressing their underlying causes, he argues. Worse, only treating symptoms leads us down the path of further illness.

In The Disease Delusion, Dr. Bland explains what Functional Medicine is and what it can do for you. While advances in modern science have nearly doubled our lifespans in only four generations, our quality of life has not reached its full potential. Outlining the reasons why we suffer chronic diseases from asthma and diabetes to obesity, arthritis and cancer to a host of other ailments, Dr. Bland offers achievable, science-based solutions that can alleviate these common conditions and offers a roadmap for a lifetime of wellness.

Publisher: New York : HarperWave, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2014]
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780062290731
Characteristics: xiii, 409 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm


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Dec 31, 2014

Here we can see wellness as as an attainable goal. Uniquely, Dr. Bland, elaborates on how to personalize treatment of some of our most common chronic health disorders. After reading Disease Delusions, you will have a better understanding of what you can do on your own and what you need a doctor or other health care practitioner to help with.

With a focus on understanding how various body systems function we can use symptoms, labs and other information to assess and correct dysfunction. There is no need to wait for full blown, diagnosable disease.

Treatment focus is on reducing excessive inflammation, maintaining low (normal) blood sugar, managing the extremes of stress and healing happens. How to do this? Personalized healthy diet, moderate exercise, rest and relaxation, relieve toxic burden, find joy. Use herbs, vitamins, drugs, as needed, often for a limited time - not indefinitely.

Yet, no matter how far disease has progressed, there is, often, treatment that can improve health and well being. Both body and mind have the ability to heal.
Functional Medicine provides the means to think about illness with the reasonable goal of reclaiming health!


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