- Bland really knows the field
- Takes you on a shocking journey
- Lots of totally new information
- More specific dietary advice
- More specific prescriptions for healing
Somewhere between Shamanic healing rituals in the Brazilian rain forest and hard-core prescription drugs from Big Pharma is a middle way, where hard cold science and natural remedies meet.
A biochemist and nutrional medicin guru, Bland was a founder of Bastyr University, the first accredited university in the United States with degrees in natural medicine. Dr. Bland has authored more than 120 peer-reviewd studies and six books.
His latest, The Disease Delusion, takes us on an enlightening and shocking journey of medical discovery.
Consider this tidbit:
Most prescription drugs work on less than half the people who take them.
Bland describes the human body as a holistic system, one that requires personalized care in order to function fully. He organizes this system according to seven processes,
- assimilation and elimination
- cellular communications
- cellular transport
Dr Bland covers each process in a separate chapter.
Bland also provides a list of questions to help with self diagnosis.
Overall, this is an outstanding book.
I learned a lot from this book.
Where it falls down is that Dr. Bland is shy to give specific suggestions and treatment regimes.