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

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Treatment of chronic diseases—diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, dementia, and many others—is responsible for 78 percent of total health-care costs in the United States. Yet instead of identifying, preventing, and addressing their underlying causes, we're managing symptoms of these illnesses with pills and temporary remedies. In The Disease Delusion, we learn how we can fundamentally change how we perceive illness and approach a cure.

Dr. Jeffrey Bland leverages a lifetime on ...

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Overview

Treatment of chronic diseases—diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, dementia, and many others—is responsible for 78 percent of total health-care costs in the United States. Yet instead of identifying, preventing, and addressing their underlying causes, we're managing symptoms of these illnesses with pills and temporary remedies. In The Disease Delusion, we learn how we can fundamentally change how we perceive illness and approach a cure.

Dr. Jeffrey Bland leverages a lifetime on the cutting edge of research and practice to create a road map to good health by helping us understand our bodies' fundamental processes and the root causes of chronic illness.

Complete with self-evaluation questionnaires and sample meal plans, and supported by the most recent advances in health science, Dr. Bland's book is indispensable for anyone determined to live long and well.

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Dr. Jeffrey Bland, the founder of Functional Medicine and the author of this provocative book, accuses his fellow physicians of dealing with surfaces, not causes. Further, he argues that their intense concentration on chronic disease symptoms leads to expensive temporary treatments that sometimes intensify patients' problems. The Disease Delusion delivers a frontal attack on a public health crisis that gobbles up dollars even as it drains our quality of life.

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.”
Daniel G. Amen
“Filled with solid science, fascinating medical detective stories, and practical tips, this powerful book can save your life.”
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.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062290748
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 3/3/2015
  • Pages: 432
  • Sales rank: 194,630
  • Product dimensions: 5.31 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.97 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Jeffrey S. Bland is known as the "father of functional medicine," and over the past thirty-five years has taught more than 100,000 health-care practitioners around the globe. 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 lives in Seattle, Washington, with his wife, Susan, and near his three sons and their families.

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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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