Father of Functional Medicine

jbDr Jeffrey Bland, known as the “Father of Functional Medicine”, in his book  “The Disease Delusion” discusses how genetics are not the only factor to be considered in a person’s health or medical condition. He shares current information and research on how lifestyle, dietary and environmental factors play a part in overall health.  He stresses how supplements and exercise often take at least three months to have a positive effect on a person’s well being. Chemical drugs might work fast to suppress symptoms but they are not correcting the underlying imbalance.  In his book, he says “Drugs effective for the management of acute disease may be inappropriate for the long-term management of chronic illness…….This is the background against which the functional medicine approach of personalized lifestyle healthcare can be designed. It focuses on the treating of the cause of chronic illness-that is, imbalances in the core physiological process-not the symptoms and signs that are the effects of the cause”.

So, if you are embarking on a journey to improve your health and wellness using exercise, supplements, meditation, diet and joy, please allow some time to see improvement.  I saw improvement in my energy level after a week of taking Ningxia Red but each individual is different.

I am grateful to the following doctors and authors for their contributions to helping people in a natural approach to wellness: Lissa Rankin, Sara Gottfried, Mark Hyman, Christiane Northrup, Louise Hay, Caroline Dean, JJ Virgin, Max Highstein,David Wolfe and locally Dr Linette Beck.

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