January 6

Extreme Biology

Sunday’s Big Idea

Functional Medicine

What's the secret to good health? It's no longer a secret, and it's actually fairly simple, even as good health is something that is very hard to achieve in our society today. 

According to Dr. H. Robert Silverstein, the idea is to "make the individual self-reliant so that don't need medical care." That is to say, preventive medicine can give people the opportunity to avoid expensive care, undergo invasive surgeries, and take expensive medications with side effects. 

How is this accomplished? Reduce your body fat. Eat organic foods. You need to keep a positive attitude. Do not smoke. And exercise adequately. 

Dr. Mark Hyman pushes this one step further in arguing that we need to create health, not simply aim to prevent diseases. But to do this he says you have to go cold turkey

 

  1. 1 The Great Sugar Conspiracy
  2. 2 There's No Such Thing as Disease
  3. 3 The Secret to Better Health
  4. 4 Sugar = Heroin. How to Cut Your A...
   
  1. The Great Sugar Conspiracy

    The Great Sugar Conspiracy

    Is the overconsumption of sugar the cause of chronic metabolic disease? 

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  2. There's No Such Thing as Disease

    There's No Such Thing as Disease

    We’re understanding that for the first time that diseases and the names we give things may not be that important anymore, that symptoms are emerging from this complex adaptive system we call "human biology."

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  3. The Secret to Better Health

    The Secret to Better Health

    The Medical Director of the Preventative Medicine Center in Hartford, Connecticut, H. Robert Silverstein describes the five basic activities that can make or break an individual's health.

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  4. Sugar = Heroin. How to Cut Your Addiction

    Sugar = Heroin. How to Cut Your Addiction

    The good news is that you don't have to wait for government action to take control of your own health. The bad news is it's not always easy. You have to go cold turkey. 

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