Your Roadmap to Wellness

Summary: Learn what functional medicine is and how it may help you reclaim your health and vitality.
Air Date: 9/6/14
Duration: 60
Host: Michael Roizen, MD
Guest Bio: Jeffrey S. Bland, PhD
A mentor to Dr.’s Mehmet Oz, Joel Furman, Mark Hyman, and countless others, Jeffrey S. Bland, PhD is the father and face of Functional Medicine. He has traveled more than six million miles around the world, meeting with some of the world’s most brilliant leaders in the health science field, and has taught physicians, allied health care providers, biomedical researchers, and health-conscious consumers about the transformation in preventing chronic illness through this new model of healthcare. A biochemist by training, Dr. Bland was the first member of the Board of Trustees for Bastyr University in 1980, the first accredited school of naturopathic medicine in the U.S. to grant degrees in naturopathic medicine and other allied health professional disciplines.

Dr. Bland founded the Institute for Functional Medicine, as well as the Personalized Lifestyle Medicine Institute, a center of advocacy and promotion for personalized lifestyle medicine and a resource for Functional Medicine practitioners. He has written widely on a range of subjects, and has been a guest on hundreds of radio and TV interview shows. 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 he has a doctorate in synthetic organic chemistry from the University of Oregon.
  • Book Title: THE DISEASE DELUSION: Conquering the Causes of Chronic Illness for a Healthier,Longer and Happier Life
Your Roadmap to Wellness
For many people living with a chronic illness -- from asthma or diabetes to arthritis or cancer -- it can sometimes feel like treatment just masks the symptoms with pills and short-term fixes.

But how do you get to the bottom of things?

Functional medicine might be the way.

Dr. Jeffrey Bland joins Dr. Roizen to explain what functional medicine is and how it may help you reclaim your health and vitality.

Dr. Bland's new book, The Disease Delusion, offers a toolkit for understanding why we suffer and how to get on the road to a lifetime of wellness.

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