24 Nov TED Talk: How to make diseases disappear by Dr Rangan Chatterjee
What if we could actually make a disease disappear? Dr Rangan Chatterjee thinks you can. Often referred to as the doctor of the future, Rangan is changing the way that we look at illness and how medicine will be practised in years to come. He highlighted his methods in the ground-breaking BBC TV show, Doctor In The House, which brought him much acclaim from patients, his contemporaries and the media.
Rangan’s 15 years of clinical experience in the NHS includes internal medicine, immunology and general practice. A pioneer in the emerging field of progressive medicine, he also uses techniques from other disciplines he has studied, including movement kinetics and functional medicine.
His learning was accelerated when his own family members fell ill. Rangan is now helping people to take control of their health by addressing the root causes of their illnesses. This isn’t often achieved in 21st-century health care, as we see with the steady increase in the rates of chronic disease.
Rangan is a super-generalist, who looks at all the possible factors that can influence wellness or illness. His talk is a testament to how our thinking around the concept of disease needs to change to help form a roadmap for future healthcare.