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New Research Allowing Doctors to Create Effective, Individual Treatments

New Research Allowing Doctors to Create Effective, Individual Treatments
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By    |   Friday, 07 June 2019 10:12 AM

Swallowing pills is a quick, painless and often ineffective way of treating disease. Current medical treatment boils down to six words; “Have disease, take pill, kill something,” says noted expert Dr. Jeffrey Bland, Ph. D, author of “The Disease Delusion: Conquering the Causes of Chronic Illness for a Healthier, Longer and Happier Life.”

“Over the past 100 years medicine has been focused on the concept of diagnosis and treatment of disease,” he tells Newsmax. “It has been assumed that once a person has a diagnosis then a specific treatment that is used for all people who have that same diagnosis will be effective.

“New discoveries about the remarkable genetic difference from person to person in how they respond to a specific drug forms the basis of what we call personalized medicine — gearing the treatment to the individual so that it is both safe and effective.”

In the future, a visit to a doctor’s office will be increasingly streamlined so that the physician has more time to know the patient as an individual.

“The vital signs and data will be already scanned from your Smart Phone or other mobile device to the ‘cloud’ and accessible without the time-consuming tests and measurements that are currently used to detect blood pressure, heart rate and blood sugar levels,” says Bland who adds that much of this technology is already in place.

“We are now wearing devices that collect data on our exercise, sleep, fitness, pulse, and body composition, 24/7. Genetic testing has gone from thousands of dollars as little as five years ago to where cost is now similar to a routine medical laboratory test. In the future, all babies will be given genetic testing to identify any potential risk factors for chronic disease so that their health care professionals can tailor their nutritional and lifestyle support to reduce or eliminate those risks.”

Bland, a pioneer in personalized medicine and the founder of the Personalized Lifestyle Medicine Institute (PLMI) in Seattle, Wash., says that this new technology will put people more in control of their own health.

“A prime example of this technology is the field of oncology,” says Bland. “Not too long ago, a person given the diagnosis of lung cancer had five years to live. Today, with targeted immune directed drugs, we are having stunning results with remission rates and cures for 50% of the people.”

Personalized medicine will also target the root cause of disease rather than mask the symptoms with medication that may have adverse side effects, he says. One example is the ability to design a dietary program that’s just right for you.

“We have ways to determine what kinds of foods will give a person optimum nutrition,” says Bland. “Our breath, for example, reveals metabolites and food sensitivities that help us gear a lifestyle plan to suit each individual.”

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Swallowing pills is a quick, painless and often ineffective way of treating disease. Current medical treatment boils down to six words; "Have disease, take pill, kill something," says noted expert Dr. Jeffrey Bland, PhD, author of "The Disease Delusion...
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