Are you looking for an accessible plan that will help you take back control of your health and your life?
How to Make Disease Disappear is Dr. Rangan Chatterjee’s revolutionary, yet simple guide to better health that does just that. The book is a much-needed program determined to reverse disease and help readers discover a path to sustainable, long-term health from Dr. Chatterjee, who is an acclaimed international doctor and star of the BBC program Doctor in the House.
A physician dedicated to finding the root cause of ill health rather than simply suppressing symptoms with drugs, Dr. Chatterjee passionately advocates and follows a philosophy that lifestyle and nutrition are first-line medicine and the cornerstone of good health. Drawing on cutting edge research and his own experiences as a doctor, he argues that the secret to preventing disease and achieving wellness revolves around four critical pillars: food, relaxation, sleep, and movement. By making small, incremental changes in each of these key areas, you can create and maintain good health—and alleviate and prevent illness. As Dr. Chatterjee, reveals we can reverse and make disease disappear without a complete overhaul of our lifestyle.
Chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, depression and dementia are the nation’s leading causes of death and disability. Half of all American adults currently suffer with a chronic disease, with one in four people suffering from two or more. Despite the statistics, so much confusion exists about what we can do to protect ourselves and live long, healthy lives.
Dr. Chatterjee states, “The good news is that I can make these diseases disappear. That’s right. This probably sounds like an extraordinary claim, but the reason I can make them disappear is that they’re an illusion. These diseases are not the inevitable result of aging. They are not simply our genetic fate or destiny. We do not have to suffer needlessly. The truth is these diseases don’t really exist, at least not in the way we think they do.”
His dynamic, user-friendly approach is not about excelling at any one pillar. What matters is balance in every area of your life, which includes:
— ME-TIME EVERY DAY
Every day, for at least fifteen minutes, be selfish and enjoy some time for you. Visit a café and buy coffee, sit in a room with the lights off listening to your favorite piece of music or enjoy a relaxing bath. It’s entirely up to you. But there are three rules.
— AN ELECTRONIC-FREE SABBATH ONCE A WEEK
Every Sunday, turn off your screens and live your day offline. According to a 2014 study, we touch our phones 221 times a day, starting at around 7:30am. By the time we go to sleep, we’ll have spent three hours and sixteen minutes on our device. Put it down once a week and resist any urge to pick it up until the next morning.
— RETRAIN YOUR TASTE BUDS
Remove all sugars from your cupboards and get into the habit of always reading the label on your food to check the sugar content. Over-consumption of sugar seems to alter our taste buds. As they become use to it, our bodies crave more and more.
— TRY DAILY MICRO-FASTS.
Get into the habit of eating all of your food within a twelve-hour time window. Humans evolved during periods of regular feast and famine. Our bodies are designed for going without food for certain periods of time, but modern temptations to eat are everywhere. If you fast for simply six to eight hours, your body begins to burn its own fat.
–INCORPORATE MOVEMENT SNACKING
Make a habit of doing three of four “movement snacks” five days a week. If you’ve got two minutes to spare while you microwave your lunch, do some quick jumping jacks or squats before you eat. The point is to get your heart pumping three or four times a day—but it has to be fun!
— BUILD A BEDTIME ROUTINE
Start your evening wind-down with a “No-Tech 90” as part of a set ritual. This is when you turn off all your e-devices, including computers 90 minutes before you go to sleep. Children require a bedtime routine (no stimulation, a warm bath, a bedtime story in dim light), why do we adults feel that things should be different?
Practical and life-changing, How to Make Disease Disappear is an inspiring and easy-to-follow guide to better health and happiness.