Dr. L: What does the title of your book—The Disease Delusion—mean? Are you trying to say diseases do not exist? Dr. Bland: Not exactly. What we call a “disease” is a result of imbalance in one or more of seven core physiological processes. Let’s go back and look at our healthcare system, which is really tremendously successful in treating disease as we know it. In fact, the advances made in pharmaceuticals, and in surgery, and in immunity are major breakthroughs that have allowed for the treatment of many infectious diseases.