The Disease Delusion: Conquering the Causes of Chronic Illness for a Healthier, Longer, and Happier Life

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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.

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Overview

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.

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Editorial Reviews

Mehmet Oz
“The godfather of functional medicine elegantly explains the core tools to overcome the chronic ailments of modern society.”
Alejandro Junger
“Dr. Bland’s book should be a textbook in medical schools all over the world. I wish I had found it while I was in medical school myself.”
Dale E. Bredesen
“What the personal computer revolution did for old-fashioned mainframe computing—empowering us all—is what functional medicine is doing for healthcare; and if there is a Steve Jobs of functional medicine, it is Jeffrey Bland—visionary, innovative, and perennially two steps ahead.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062290731
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 5/6/2014
  • Pages: 432
  • Sales rank: 69,446
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Jeffrey S. Bland is known as the "father of functional medicine," a medical approach that focuses on the personalized prevention and treatment of chronic diseases. Over the past thirty-five years Dr. Bland has traveled more than six million miles, teaching more than a hundred thousand health-care practitioners in the United States, Canada, and more than forty other countries about functional medicine. He has been a university biochemistry professor, a research director at the Linus Pauling Institute of Science and Medicine, the cofounder of the Institute for Functional Medicine in 1991, and the founder/president of the Personalized Lifestyle Medicine Institute. He has authored more than one hundred scientific publications and ten books for health professionals and consumers. He lives in Seattle, Washington, with his wife, Susan, and near his three sons and their families while pursuing his hobbies of boating, surfing, and scuba diving, as well as a lifelong passion for learning.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 18, 2014

    One of the BEST natural health books I have read

    Drawing from a growing body of evidence, including the human genome project, this book paints a wonderful picture of why drugs often DON'T work for chronic health problems. Further, Dr Bland show how disease is the downstream result of chronic imbalances in everything from digestion and elimination, to cellular communication, to detoxification and other biological systems. The book concludes by guiding readers to craft a personalized lifestyle approach to create wellness.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 23, 2015

    Excellent...Dr Bland is a true expert.

    Well written.

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