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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“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.”
Alejandro Junger, MD, founder of the Clean Program
About the Authors
Dr. Jeffrey Bland,
a biochemist by training, founded Bastyr University in 1980, the first
accredited medical school in the United States to grant degrees in naturopathic
medicine and other allied health professional disciplines. In 1991 Dr. Bland
founded the Institute for Functional Medicine, and in 2012 the Personalized
Lifestyle Medicine Institute, a center of advocacy and promotion for
personalized lifestyle medicine and a resource for Functional Medicine
practitioners. His monthly audio magazine, Functional Medicine Update, reaches over 100,000 practitioners
worldwide. Dr. Bland earned his undergraduate degree from the University of
California (Irvine) and his doctorate in synthetic organic chemistry from the
University of Oregon. He lives in California.
Mark Hyman is a practicing family physician, a New York Times bestselling author, and an internationally recognized leader, speaker, educator, and advocate in his field. He is the director the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine. He is also the founder and medical director of the UltraWellness Center, chairman of the board of the Institute for Functional Medicine, a medical editor for the Huffington Post, and was a regular medical contributor on many television shows including CBS This Morning, Today Show, CNN, and The Dr. Oz Show.
About Brett Barry
Brett Barry graduated from Syracuse University’s television, radio, and film program and worked as an associate documentary producer for several years before moving into a career in voiceovers. In 2002, he signed with a voice-over agent in New York and began working in this field full-time. Brett’s training includes improvisational acting at Manhattan’s HB Studio, study of the Linklater voice techniques, and private coaching with some of the industry’s top voice performers. His voice can be heard on over 100 audiobooks. He and his wife Rebecca live in New York and run Silver Hollow Audio, an independent audio production studio.