THE MORNING SHOW
Dr. Jeffrey Bland
The Disease Delusion
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 ¾ of our total healthcare costs, because we’re masking these illnesses with pills and temporary treatments, rather than addressing their underlying causes. 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.
-Optimizing our environment is crucial for living to our potential of 100+ YEARS
-We are not all identical; health programs must be individualized
-Becoming an informed consumer of healthcare; taking charge of the most important thing you own which is your good health
-What is functional medicine?
-What is the ‘disease delusion’?
-Dr. Bland discusseshis mentor,Linus Pauling
-Dr. Bland’s ideas on vitamin C
-Do cheap supplements work?
-Is there a difference between ascorbic acid and food based vitamin c like camu camu?
-How do we starting addressing our own micro nutrient needs?
-Why are beans so good as an anti-cancer and good digestion food?
and so much more!
dr jefffrey bland on functional medicine, june 17, 2014