Why Good Health is More Than the Absence of Disease with Dr. Jeff Bland – #363

Great Health is Subjective to Each Person. How Can YOU Get Healthy?

Jeff Bland joins JJ today as they discuss the difference between disease care and health care. They discuss what today’s healthcare industry is good at, as well as the challenges that exist. Jeff talks about Big Bold Health and what his message is all about. They will also discuss ways to implement healthy lifestyle choices with the goal of you being in the best possible health for you. Jeff Bland founded the Institute for Functional Medicine and hosts the Big Bold Health Podcast.

Freebies From Today’s Episode

Get Jeff’s free downloadable 30-Day Food Plan by going to jjvirgin.com/bigboldhealth.

Main Points From Today’s Episode

1. There is a difference between disease care and health care. Disease care is best for injury and trauma.

2. Health care is hugely personal. A health plan must be customized to each individual.

3. Health is much more than the absence of disease. It’s about living in a way that allows you to do the things you want.

Episode Play-By-Play

[4:50] How Dr. Jeff Bland transitioned from being a professor of biochemistry to being the Father of Functional Medicine

[8:35] What is Big Bold Health?

[10:40] What is the difference between disease care and health care?

[11:27] The term “prevention” is a ripoff, it’s hard to quantify it without actually getting sick or diseased or injured.

[12:30] People need something concrete that they can feel and sense.

[13:20] It’s hard to birth a health care system out of this type of system.

[14:00] We need to really define this term, so we can objectify it as minutely as we do the term disease.

[15:30] Health is much more than the absence of disease. It’s about living in a way that allows you to do these things.

[16:50] Four aspects of function

[18:30] Health is for the individual. It’s personal to each person. So, to improve health for each person, we need to remove this factor.

[24:00] Disease care has its appropriate place, for things like injury or disease. Health care needs to be given as much focus for these types of issues for things we can self-correct.

[24:55] What you can measure and monitor, you can improve.

[25:35] When the human genome was defined, a lot of pharma people felt disillusioned by this.

[26:11] The way our genes express themselves in our lives is hugely variable, based on this factor.

[29:30] Discussion of Dr. Jeff’s Mediterr-Asian inspired food plan that includes a free download (see above.)

Action Steps:

  • Imagine what amazing health looks like for you personally. Create a detailed vision of where you want to be.

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