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Integr Med (Encinitas). 2016 Dec;15(6):14-16.

Kidney Disease: Personalized Lifestyle Health Care Makes a Big Difference.

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Jeffrey Bland, phd, facn, facb, is the president and founder of the Personalized Lifestyle Medicine Institute in Seattle, Washington. He has been an internationally recognized leader in nutrition medicine for more than 25 years. Dr Bland is the cofounder of the Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM) and is chairman emeritus of IFM's Board of Directors. He is the author of the 2014 book The Disease Delusion: Conquering the Causes of Chronic Illness for a Healthier, Longer, and Happier Life.


We cannot solve the kidney disease problem through the building of more dialysis centers or by providing a greater number of kidney transplants. We must find a way to implement effective lifestyle management programs if we truly want to bend the curve and decrease the prevalence of kidney disease. The solution to the chronic kidney disease challenge lies in the skilled application of personalized lifestyle health care. Achieving this goal represents a tremendous opportunity for multidisciplinary collaboration and integration.


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