The Disease Delusion – Interview with the Founding Father of Functional Medicine – Dr Jeff Bland

2.inddIn April I had the great opportunity and privilege to interview non other than Dr Jeff Bland, the founder of the Institute for Functional Medicine. Everyone suffering a chronic illness including Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME would benefit from understanding the principles laid out in Dr Bland’s accessible new book The Disease Delusion. For practitioners, whether you originally trained in conventional healthcare, or started your career with alternative and complementary methods from the outset, everybody has something to gain from truly understanding the principles and key messages from the functional medicine “movement.”

Dr Jeff Bland was the first to connect all the dots and articulate what amounts to no less than a paradigm shift in conceptual understanding about health and disease.

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What’s the right diet for optimum health and energy? The Mediterranean, Paleo or Vegetarian & Vegan Diet?

VegesEvery year the Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM) runs its annual conference in the USA. IFM is increasingly becoming the world-leading centre for doctors and healthcare professionals of all kinds who want to work on the causes of disease, and not just treat symptoms, and incorporate, diet, lifestyle and a “systems” approach to health. This year I got many opportunities, but one in particular was covering the debate between three world leading experts on “what’s the right diet or optimum health?” Is it the Mediterranean Diet, the Vegan/Vegetarian Diet or the high animal protein Paleo Diet??

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Limbic System Rehabilitation

BRAINOn the subject of the limbic system, this is a great educational video by Annie Hopper, a limbic system rehabilitation specialist. She runs in-house courses in Canada and the USA, and also has a home DVD training course…

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The Limbic Kindling Model of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME

cover.inddMy limbic kindling model of chronic fatigue syndrome/ME has now been reprinted from first appearing in CAM magazine in February 2014 on Cort Johnson’s CFS advocacy site. To read it in full click here…

 

 

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23andme – You are Not a Victim of Your Genes!

DNAWith the explosion of genetic testing that has now become available due to the 23andme lab testing, it’s time to elaborate more on what this testing is and how is may help us all maximize our health potential.

Firstly, 23andme is a lab that was set up by a cofounder of Google (called that name because humans have 23 pairs of chromosomes). Perhaps because she probably didn’t need the money, and hopefully because she believes everyone has the right to access information about their own ancestral genetic profile, you can literally have millions of “SNPs,” or genetic polymorphisms checked out for just $99 (or about £150 from UK including postage costs) and a simple saliva sample.

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Saturated Fat and Cholesterol is Not the Major Issue for Health

HeartbeatAs many of you may have gathered from reading my website posts on diet or having consultations with me, I’ve been saying for many years now that saturated fat should NOT be excluded from people’s diets, that it is not the “demon” it has been made out to be in the popular press – and the same goes for cholesterol for that matter.

Unfortunately the drug and food industries need you to think otherwise because they are highly invested in, and profit from, the false hypothesis that saturated fat and cholesterol causes heart disease – the number one cause of death in the industrialised world.

Every now and then a paper is published in a respectable mainstream journal that helps “myth-bust” this corporate sponsored dogma. Just this month an eminent cardiologist wrote a paper in the British Medical Journal called Saturated fat is not the major issue – many of you can go straight to this paper and read it for yourselves to get the full story and see all the related scientific references.

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Help with going Dairy-Free

What is a Milk (casein) Sensitivity?View details

A casein sensitivity means your immune system is sensitive to certain proteins found in cow’s milk products—it is nothing to do with missing digestive enzymes. Many people lack the digestive enzymes to digest the sugar in milk known as “lactose.” This is called “lactose intolerance” and means that ALL dairy products including cow’s dairy, goat, sheep and buffalo dairy must be avoided. Symptoms of people who are lactose intolerant would be an immediate gastrointestinal reaction on consumption of all dairy. Symptoms would be digestive pain and discomfort, irregular bowel movements, bloating and so on.
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Lasers, Dr Todd Ovokaitys and Laser Enhanced Nutrition

In November 2012 I managed to get an article I wrote on the front cover of CAM Magazine, one of the main trade journals for practitioners of Complementary and Alternative Medicine in the UK on the subject of lasers, health and the amazing work of Dr Todd Ovokaitys. To read the article as it appeared in full in the magazine click here:  DrTOvokaitysArticle

This post below and the post on How Light Speaks to DNA covers more on this subject, plus I expand below on why some of Dr Todd’s work is particularly relevant for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME patients.
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