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Title:
The disease delusion : conquering the causes of chronic illness for a healthier, longer, and happier life
Author:
Bland, Jeffrey, 1946-
Personal Author:
Edition:
1st ed.
Publication Information:
New York : Harper Wave, 2014.
Physical Description:
xiii, 409 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Summary:
"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"--
Language:
English
Contents:
pt. 1: The context. The disease delusion and the chronic-illness conundrum ; The biological breakthrough that is changing everything ; The functional medicine revolution: winning the battle with chronic illness -- pt. 2: The seven core physiological processes. Assimilation and elimination ; Detoxification ; Defense ; Cellular communications ; Cellular transport ; Energy ; Structure -- pt. 3: Personalizing your health-management plan. A new approach to your health ; Developing your baseline program ; Personalizing your health-care management program ; Your health-care revolution -- Appendix A: The baseline seven-day eating plan -- Appendix B: Glossary of scientific terminology -- Appendix C: Resources.
ISBN:
9780062290731

9780062290748
Format :
Book

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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.


Table of Contents

Mark Hyman
Forewordp. ix
Introduction: Chronic Concernsp. 1
Part 1 The Context
1 The Disease Delusion and the Chronic-Illness Conundrump. 15
2 The Biological Breakthrough That Is Changing Everythingp. 43
3 The Functional Medicine Revolution: Winning the Battle with Chronic Illnessp. 75
Part 2 The seven core physiological processes
4 Assimilation and Eliminationp. 101
5 Detoxificationp. 119
6 Defensep. 145
7 Cellular Communicationsp. 165
8 Cellular Transportp. 189
9 Energyp. 211
10 Structurep. 233
Part 3 Personalizing your Health-Management Plan
11 A New Approach to Your Healthp. 263
12 Developing Your Baseline Programp. 275
13 Personalizing Your Health-Care Management Programp. 289
14 Your Health-Care Revolutionp. 321
Appendix A The Baseline Seven-Day Eating Planp. 327
Appendix B Glossary of Scientific Terminologyp. 343
Appendix C Resourcesp. 361
Notesp. 365
Acknowledgmentsp. 389
Indexp. 395

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