My Story

(Medical Licensure: Dr Anupam Gaur, MCI/15184)

I believe, UNDO your disease and Restore Optimal Health 

By undo I mean reversing your disease and making it disappear, diseases in particular chronic diseases. Chronic diseases are long-term conditions like type-2 diabetes, high blood pressure, heart diseases, neurological disorders etc. And there are millions and millions of people across geography who are already been suffering from chronic conditions like these. Indians are no different instead more inclined due to our genetic predisposition to many of them. That means, looking out amongst you now; there is the probability of finding people in here who have already been diagnosed or unknowingly waiting to be diagnosed with one of these long-term conditions. And with this I’m standing here before you, saying I can undo your diseases. I’m not a magician, I’m a mere physician what we Indians call an allopathic doctor, or the Americans call MD. The reason I say this is that I see these chronic diseases as an illusion, I feel they are not real, and diseases don’t exist, at least not in the way that we think they do. A few years ago, I too would have taken these words by someone as a surprise, but things changed. Last 20 years in the field of medicine I always felt something was missing, I moved from being a specialist to becoming a generalist (or a GP), but something was always nagging, the sense that I was just managing disease or simply suppressing people’s symptoms. And then, just 7 years ago came the turning point for me. 7 years ago, I was working as a CMO of one of India’s largest automobile companies, a company employing nearly 20000 on-role employees and equal or more on-contract. I with other doctors was responsible for their prevention and treatment of occupational & environmental health hazards and also for supervising & guiding their medical treatments.

What transpired to me?? 

ONE, I was closely involved with my patients in their health-related decisions at almost every level, their consultations with different specialists, and super-specialists and further my discussion with those specialists. They depend on me again and again for every kind of decision-making to go /not to go for different diagnostics, Surgeries and procedures, finalizing treatments and looking into options available for them. TWO, being from a research background from starting of my career and my love for analyzing & interpreting data, I was continuously observing and monitoring huge health data of employees and their health trends. Their up & down movements in the health curve. Guiding them and monitoring short-term and long-term effects. Again, a breakthrough learning experience. So, I started to learn a lot of science, a lot of science that I did not learn in medical school… a lot of science that made a lot of sense to me. So, I started applying the science, first of all with a few of my patients and I saw the amazing benefits. So, I started applying it with my other patients and do you know what happened? People started getting better, really better – you see I learnt how to resolve the root cause of their problems, rather than simply suppressing their symptoms. I got to showcase a different style of medicine, where I started working with a whole-system approach considering the whole body as one rather than looking after one organ system separately. knowingly/ unknowingly I was closely watching ‘how our healthcare system works’? Especially from a third person’s view when you are not the patient nor the treating specialist. It was an enormous experience understanding all ifs and buts, goods and flaws, learning from mistakes etc. The thing we have to understand is that acute disease and chronic disease are two different things. Acute disease is something we’re pretty good at as doctors, it’s quite simple – you have something like a severe lung infection, so in your lung, you have the overgrowth of a type of bacteria. We identify the bacteria, we give you a treatment, typically an antibiotic and it kills the bacteria. The bacteria die and you no longer have lung infection. The problem is we apply that same thinking to chronic disease, and it simply doesn’t work because chronic disease doesn’t just happen. You don’t just wake up with chronic disease one day. And there are many different causes of chronic disease. By the time we give you that diagnosis things have been going wrong for a long, long time.

My Learnings:

 We need to evolve the way that we practice medicine of aetiology not symptomatology- the Medicine that asks why, not only tells you what. We’ve got to stop applying 20th-century thinking to 21st-century problems. We need to take back control, empower and re-educate ourselves away from our fear of disease and strive toward achieving OPTIMUM HEALTH. 

A few of my learnings: 

1. Health means the health of the whole body; consider the whole body works as one, rather than looking after every organ system separately. 

2. The solution lies in resolving the root cause of the problem, rather than simply suppressing their symptoms. 

3. Disease is not the deficiency of one or more chemicals to be put in as drugs or medicine. Rather Nutrition, lifestyle and environment play major roles in individual lives. 

4. Our health is an outcome of a complex network of interconnected relationships within and outside our body, which needs to be taken care for our well-being. 

5. Through simple changes in our diet and lifestyle, one can make a remarkable impact on lifelong health and success. 

Principles & Approach 

Restore optimum health, body will heal itself. Restoring optimum health activates Innate healing capacity which reverses the disease by itself. 

1. The best cure for a disease is to “Not let it happen”. The key lies in prevention and then treatment. 

2. Treat the patient, disease will heal. We believe in a “patient-centric” approach irrespective of being “disease-centric”. 

3. Every patient is unique, so the detection and correction of imbalances in a person is also unique “to him”. A Single pill can’t work for every ill. 

4. Nutrition is the most powerful tool to heal a person, we can harness the power of nutrition to heal and balance our body. 

5. Patients are sick not because of some chemical deficiency to be taken as a pill, instead, sickness comes due to nutritional deficiencies or toxic loads.